Computer Activities: Teaching with Spreadsheets, Grades 5-8

Computer Activities: Teaching with Spreadsheets, Grades 5-8

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From creating bar graphs to compiling the totals for a sales chart, students can use spreadsheets to compile and graphically represent key data. This activities workbook shows how to teach spreadsheet functionality and features in the most effective way. A wealth of activities and exercises demonstrate how to create a grid, change type in a cell, enter area equations, and other basics of working with spreadsheets.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 7.62mm | 294.83g
  • Linworth Publishing, Incorporated
  • Worthington, United States
  • English
  • 1586830813
  • 9781586830816
  • 1,952,644

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"This book provides the classroom teacher with concrete examples and step-by-step instructions for meaningfully infusing the use of spreadsheets into the curriculum. The text provides instruction for both a Windows platform and a Macintosh platform. The book is divided into three parts. Part one is a review of computer basics using dialog boxes, file management, key commands, and text selection. Reproducible activities are provided for each of these areas. Part two begins with introductory lessons on spreadsheet basics and has 35 easy to implement reproducible activities. The activities start with simple tasks and progress to more complex ones. Some of the concepts and skills students will learn are how to collect and compare statistics, calculate area, create grids, create temperature spreadsheets, design budgets, and make reading graphs. Part three contains basic notes and simple activities to familiarize students with painting and drawing tools common to many software programs. Vocabulary and basic notes are provided at the beginning of each section. A resource list of Web sites is provided at the beginning of each lesson that would be useful to librarians. Index. Highly Recommended." - Library Media Connection
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About Carolyn M. Zellers

Carolyn M. Zellers is an educator from Brewster, MA. Her published works include the Computer Activities titles.
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