Tools for Calculating:

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 Background
Spreadsheet Basics
The Software
Spreadsheet Strategy
Identify Data
Create Questions

Spreadsheet Topic Ideas

Spreadsheet Topics
Explore Spreadsheet

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Comparison Shop


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.
Start with these:
Also try these:

Food Finder
History Studies
Health Science
Spreadsheet Project Ideas

Spreadsheet Ideas
Locate Lessons
Use Data Generators

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Try some web-based calculators:
Try these formulas for spreadsheet projects:


Do Experiments
Water Bottle Project
Sound Detectives
Now you see it...
Keeping warm

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Create Spreadsheets


Conduct a science or social studies experiment and analyze the results on a spreadsheet.

  • Identify a problem and gather the data.
  • Create a file in Microsoft Excel.
  • Develop the layout.
  • Enter formulas.
  • Enter data.
  • Analyze the data.
  • Try some "what-ifs".
  • Draw conclusions.


Developed by Annette Lamb, 7/99.