Item Number: JNR-CANDY

Technology Integration: Business Studies, Language Arts, Math, Visual Arts

Technology Skill: Data Management, Spreadsheet, Word Processing

Program: Excel Online, Excel Survey, Google Apps, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Office 365 Online, Word Online

Includes: Google Apps or Office 365 Online Lessons with Problem Solving Activities, TechnoCandy Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities, Report Template, Package Template, TechnoCandy Parent Letter, TechnoCandy Certificate, TechnoCandy Skill Summary, Report Checklist, Report Marking Sheet, Sample Spreadsheet Workbook, Spreadsheet Quiz, Sample Report, Package Design samples

Assignment 1: Spreadsheets and You

Recognize the practical application of spreadsheets. Set a goal for learning.

Assignment 2: Explore Spreadsheets

Explore Google Sheets or Excel Online to learn spreadsheet terminology and acquire basic skills.

Assignment 3: Understand the Problem

Develop an understanding of the problem. Make a plan to collect information.

Assignment 4: Conduct a Survey

Conduct a survey about color preferences.

Assignment 5: Record Survey Results in a Spreadsheet

Organize survey results in a spreadsheet. Format the data to make it easy to read.

Assignment 6: Calculate Survey Data

Calculate data using the Sum function.

Assignment 7: Graph the Survey Results

Graph survey data. Interpret the results.

Assignment 8: Research the Candy

Investigate candy packaging. Record predictions and actual amounts of colored candies.

Assignment 9: Record Research Results

Organize research results in a new sheet. Calculate totals using the Sum function.

Assignment 10: Make a Comparison Chart

Sort data. Create a comparison graph. Analyze research findings.

Assignment 11: Report Solution to the Problem

Recommend a solution to the problem based on the evidence. Use graphs to support reasoning.

Assignment 12: Submit the Report

Complete a checklist. Submit report.

Optional Google Apps or Office 365 Online Activities:

Play Spreadsheet Bingo, Have Fun with Cell References, Chart Activities, Explore Pie and Line Graphs, Draw Packaging, Make a Survey

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Spreadsheets for Beginners

Spreadsheet Activities for Beginners

Have your elementary students learn through problem solving. The activities in TechnoCandy, connect mathematics to a real-world situation that is simplified to make it understandable to children. Students are challenged to develop a solution that will increase candy sales. This project can be used to develop critical thinking, teach inquiry and analytic research methods, and build problem solving strategies.

  • Connect mathematics to everyday life
  • Investigate a problem using spreadsheets
  • Conduct a survey and research candy packaging to collect data
  • Develop a plan based on evidence
  • Recommend a solution and explain reasoning in a written report
  • Organize data in a spreadsheet using multiple sheets
  • Graph data in a single and double bar graph and interpret results
  • Format cells to make data easy to read
  • Calculate data using formulas
  • Sort data alphabetically and numerically

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Spreadsheet and word processing lessons for beginners. Activities have elementary students develop a plan to boost candy sales by adjusting the color of candies in each package. They investigate a problem by conducting a survey and researching candy packaging. A spreadsheet is used to organize, calculate, and graph data. Based on the evidence students recommend a solution in a written report.

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It was a nice way to introduce Google Sheets to my 3rd - 5th graders!

Pam V, Everett, WA USA, Forest View Elementary

I love the content and easy to follow instructions.

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Big Little Matrix,
Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia

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