Lesson Plan Overview for Excel
Overview
This series of lessons will give the student basic expertise with Microsoft Excel. There are a total of fourteen lessons. When finished, students will be able to use Excel to: calculate basic functions such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, use formulas, make graphs, sort data, correctly use time and date, do minimum and maximum numbers and do "if . . .then" statements.
Day 1 | Technology Standards Covered In This Unit: Standard 1:
Fundamental Operations |
Teacher | Student |
Use the whiteboard to draw a spreadsheet. Label the rows and columns. Explain the following terms: | Students will participate in the discussion |
Cell, cell reference, row, column, formula, graph, + - * and /, formula bar | Teacher will call on students to ascertain understanding |
Explain how to make a formula | |
State Standards | |
Standard 3: Technology Productivity Tool | |
Day 2 and 3: Spreadsheet Assignment 3 and 4 | |
Explain to students how to access SSAssg3 on the website | Students will complete the graphing assignment and show it to the teacher for a grade. |
Review with students how to format text in a spreadsheet | |
Review with students how to adjust the width of cells | |
Assist students as needed | |
Grade Assignments | |
Day 4 : Spreadsheet Assignment 5 | |
Explain how to access SSAsg5 and use the PowerPoint. | Students will complete SSAssg 5 |
Have students to SSAssg5 and show to me for a grade | As each assignment is finished, show the teacher for a grade. |
Day 6: Formula Introduction | |
Pass out the required paper for SSAssg6 | Students will use the PowerPoint on the website to complete the assignment, filling in the missing blanks on the paper as they go. |
Review how to use the website for this assignment | Show the teacher when finished for a grade. |
SSAssg7 - The Budget | |
As students finish SSAssg7 satisfactorily, they will go directly to SSAssg7, The Budget. | Students will complete SSASsg7, The Budget, and show the teacher the completed assignment when finished. |
Teacher will assist as needed | |
Students will show the teacher their completed assignment when finished | |
SSAssg8: Minimum and Maximum | As students complete SSAssg7, they will move to SSAssg8, Min and Max |
As students finish SSAssg7 satisfactorily, they will go
directly to SSAssg8, Min and Max Students will show the teacher their completed assignment when finished. |
When finished, they will show the teacher for a grade. |
SSAsg17 Final Graphing Review | |
SSAsg18 Calculating Payments using the PMT function | |
SSAsg19 Last of the "must do" assignments. A review of all formulas. | |
SSAsg20-23 are all enrichment and require various degress of analysis and synthesis to complete independently. | |