
 Tools
for Calculating:
 Spreadsheets


 Spreadsheets provide number crunching
for mathphobs. They give users a chance to
make calculations, try out new ideas, and
visualize the results.

 Explore topics for spreadsheet
projects.


 Spreadsheet
Activities

 Activity One: Build a Spreadsheet
 Do some online comparison shopping. Explore the
following sites and compare the price of three items.
Make a simple spreadsheet that lists the place, the
item, and the price. An easy place to start is with
the titles of three books, movies, or CDs.

 Activity Two: Compare weather in two
places
 Use a weather site and compare the high and low
temperatures in two places. What's the difference?
What's the average?

 Activity Three: Use Online Calculators
 Create a short activity using an online
calculator.

 Activity Four: Create a Spreadsheet
 Use a spreadsheet as a calculator to estimate.
 How many books in the library?
 How many seats in the auditorium?
 How bricks on the building?
 How many "keyboard keys" in the computer
lab?
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Project Page
Developed by Annette
Lamb, 7/99. Updated
10/99.
