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MS Excel

4:15pm – 5:00pm: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 & Wednesday, September 24, 2008

National Technology Standards for Teachers:


• Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
o c. communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital-
age media and formats
o d. model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use
information resources to support research and learning
• Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
o a. participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve
student learning;

Teachers Will:
• Manipulate a premade spreadsheet in order to practice formatting cells.

• Analyze a set of data by using several formulas: sum and average.


• Create a spreadsheet displaying made up test data


Procedure:
1. Open the spreadsheet entitled Excel Training Sept 08
2. Work with Sheet 1 – First rename it to PSSA Data.
a. Resize columns
b. Wrap text; alignment
c. Add gridlines
d. Change font
e. Color cells
f. Merge cells for titles
g. Find the sum and average of the various columns and rows.
3. Work with Sheet 2 – Rename it “Presidents”
a. Resize columns.
b. Color the headings
c. Add gridlines
d. Insert columns between the name parts; insert a column before column A – use the concatenate
formula.
e. Hide columns
f. Insert a column after zip – use concatenate again except insert a column between city/state and
add a comma; show how to drag/copy by pulling down the small black box in the corner of the
cell
g. Sort the data by L Name field even though it is hidden
4. Work with Sheet 3 – Rename it “Cookie Sales”
a. Resize columns
b. Format the “price column” to show as currency with 2 decimals
c. Add a column between quantity and price to determine the number of dozens sold
d. Determine the total amount earned; determine the overall total earned
e. Create a bar graph showing the cookies sold and showing the amount of money earned for each
cookie (highlight the first two columns, then press the control key and highlight the money
earned column)
5. Create their own spreadsheet and graph using the following data: Race for Time

Fname MI Lname Trial 1 Trial 2 Trial 3 Race Time


John P Smith 4.25 mins 3.47 mins 4.10 mins 3.50 mins
Less T Lane 4.07 mins 3.45 mins 3.37 mins 3.30 mins
Jim P Jones 4.15 mins 4.05 mins 3.35 mins 3.45 mins
a. Create the spreadsheet in sheet 4 – call it “race”
b. Insert a column between columns between Fname, MI, and LName; place a space in the cell and
copy it down the columns.
c. Insert a column before the Fname column and use the concatenate formula [=concatenate(B2,
C2, D2, E2, F2)] to create a column called Name
d. Then hide columns B, C, D, E, F
e. Insert a column between Trial 3 and Race Time – call it Average Trial Times
f. Find the average of the 3 trials [=average(g2,h2,i2)]
g. Then create a graph of the trials.
h. Next create a graph of the average trial and the race time to see how their trials compared to their
actual race time. Who won the race?
Closing:
• Discuss how they can use Excel in their classes or do use it currently in their classes.
Assessment:
• Monitor the teachers while they are performing each of the tasks described above; help when needed.
• Review their independent work (task 5) to check that all items were completed.

• Ask teachers to email me activities they do in their classes in order for it to be shared with others later in
the year.
• Teachers will complete the ACT 48 evaluation page.