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What is a spreadsheet

  1. 1. Session 6 Spreadsheet Assignment Introduction to creating a classroom spreadsheet.
  2. 2. Outline of Session 6 <ul><li>What is a spreadsheet? </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Excel </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to simple spreadsheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Actual spreadsheet. </li></ul><ul><li>List of resources and classroom projects using spreadsheets. </li></ul><ul><li>Download a sample spreadsheet from the web to practice on. </li></ul><ul><li>Work on U.S. Census spreadsheet assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>Post spreadsheet file to web. </li></ul><ul><li>Modify standards.htm to include Spreadsheet Assignment link (NETS Standard I. A.). </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a spreadsheet? <ul><li>A simple way to think of a spreadsheet is as a blank sheet of paper with columns and rows . Each intersection of a column and row results in a cell where data can be recorded. </li></ul><ul><li>A spreadsheet application is a software program in which you can enter words and numbers as well as formulas to calculate numbers. A spreadsheet might be used by accountants to keep a ledger or by a teacher to create an electronic grade book. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike the paper version the computer version can automatically manipulate, calculate and display data . </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a spreadsheet?
  5. 5. What is a spreadsheet? <ul><li>Blank sheet of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Columns (A - IV) (IV = 256) </li></ul><ul><li>Rows (1 - 65536) </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheets (1 - ?) </li></ul><ul><li>Cell is the intersection of a column and a row. (Cell “F13” shown in red at the right.) </li></ul><ul><li>Cell coordinates are in the form of column/row “F13”. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Microsoft Excel <ul><li>Current dominate spreadsheet application. </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials and templates for Excel available at: www.microsoft.com/education/ </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum number of rows and columns. </li></ul>“ Microsoft Excel has a limited number of rows and columns that you can use in a single worksheet. […] By default, Excel is limited to 65,536 rows and 256 columns. You cannot exceed the maximum limits of features in Excel. For example, you cannot increase the number of worksheet rows beyond 65,536.” Microsoft Knowledge Base Article – 321148 (3/23/2004)
  7. 7. Introduction to simple spreadsheet.
  8. 8. Introduction to simple spreadsheet. <ul><li>Cell D12 selected on Sheet 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Function: =SUM(D5:D12) </li></ul><ul><li>Three different charts representing the data. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Actual spreadsheet from EDUC496. <ul><li>From: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Excel to Analyze Data: an example </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates data organization, missing data, charts, and using the following data analysis formulas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mean [ =AVERAGE(C4:C24) ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mode [ =MODE(C4:C24) ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Median [ =MEDIAN(C4:C24) ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum [ =MAX(C4:C24) ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum [ =MIN(C4:C24) ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Range [ =C37-C40 ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Countif [ =COUNTIF(C4:C24,&quot;>3&quot;) ] (Occurrences of) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. List of resources and classroom projects using spreadsheets. <ul><li>Almost Everything You Need for Using Spreadsheets in the Classroom (www.ncwiseowl.org) </li></ul><ul><li>Condensed from postings from the EDTECH listserv at H-NET.MSU.EDU </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shopping Spree – online toy shopping with imaginary currency. Calculate: total cost = price + taxes + shipping + other. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manage the class Scholastic Book Order. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investment tracking and analysis for a semester. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graphing M&M’s and Lucky Charms. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. End of presentation. Things left to do… <ul><li>Download a sample spreadsheet from the web to practice on. Click for sample spreadsheet with notes Click for sample spreadsheet with graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Work on U.S. Census spreadsheet assignment. Click for image of spreadsheet assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Complete assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>Post completed spreadsheet file to web. </li></ul><ul><li>Modify standards.htm to include Spreadsheet Assignment link (NETS Standard I. A.). </li></ul>
  12. 12. The End <ul><li>Go to: www.unca.edu/education/educ311/ </li></ul><ul><li>SESSIONS and ASSIGNMENTS select Spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>OBJECTIVE : Create the assigned spreadsheet. </li></ul>

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