# TechnoEntrepreneur 2013/2010

 TechnoEntrepreneur Includes: Teacher Guide Student Workbook Letter Template Floor Plan Template Excel Template Newsletter Template Professional Letter Sample Floor Plan Sample Excel Sample Workbook Newsletter Sample Review Questions Skill Reviews Extension Activities Parent Letter Certificate

## Microsoft Office Lesson Plans

 Students make connections to mathematics in the real world by becoming restaurateurs. They use Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to develop a restaurant concept, raise investment funds, design a floor plan, and report financial data.

To start, students learning about Microsoft Excel. They complete a worksheet to label the parts of the window. In addition, they follow instructions to learn how to select cells, columns, and rows, as well as how to enter data into a cell.

 Once familiar with some basic spreadsheet skills, students survey their peers to learn about food preferences. The survey results are then entered into a spreadsheet template and then transformed into a pie graph. This information is used to determine the type of cuisine to serve at the restaurant. View Lesson Plans

## Session 2 Professional Letter

 To open their restaurant, students need money. They learn how to write a professional letter to request start up capital for their business venture. The letter is made using a Microsoft Word template that is provided with the TechnoEntrepreneur resources. In addition to learning how to write a letter, students also acquire the skills to copy a graph from Microsoft Excel into Microsoft Word. This graph is used to illustrate why the restaurant concept will be a success. View a professional letter created in Microsoft Word

## Session 3 Drawing Tools

 Students receive news that investors have approved their proposed restaurant plans, subject to a floor plan design. In preparation, students are introduced to the drawing tools in Microsoft PowerPoint. They learn how to draw shapes, create text boxes, and insert clip art. Moreover, they acquire advanced formatting techniques such as how to apply a customized style, rotate, flip, align, and group objects.

## Session 4 Design a Floor Plan

Following illustrated instructions, students create a floor plan of their restaurant in Microsoft PowerPoint. The plan must include:

 reception area dining room kitchen bathrooms

 Learning Objectives use mathematics to solve real world problems conduct a survey to guide decision making organize survey data in worksheet graph data in a line and pie chart communicate ideas in a letter to investors draw a floor plan layout using Drawing Tools use Currency Style and Decrease Decimal calculate sum and average copy and paste data between programs create a newsletter with clip art and spreadsheet data

## Session 5 Calculate Business Earnings

 With the restaurant open to the public, students now use Microsoft Excel to calculate their monthly and yearly financial earnings. They learn how to write advanced formulas to calculate sum and average. The information is then summarized in a line graph.

The Excel lesson plans in TechnoEntrepreneur include sample files to provide exemplars to students.

## Session 6 Investment Opportunity

 The restaurant is a success! Using a provided template, students design an Investment Opportunity newsletter to promote their venture. They incorporate the technology skills and data completed during this project, such as the floor plan, graph, and financial report to persuade potential investors.

## Optional Activities for Microsoft Office

 Challenge your students. Have them extend their learning by completing these fun Microsoft Office activities. Design a Menu: Write mouth watering descriptions. Design Your Logo: Make a logo for the restaurant. Dream Bedroom: Use drawing tools to plan a layout. Be a Critic! Describe a visit to the restaurant.

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