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Introduce Students to Microsoft Excel! Teach basic spreadsheet skills using the easy to follow lessons in TechnoBiz. Perfect for elementary students!

TechnoBiz 2013
Price $40.00 

TechnoBiz 2010
Price $40.00 

TechnoBiz 2007
Price $40.00 

TechnoBiz Upgrade 2013
Price $20.00 

TechnoBiz Upgrade 2010
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TechnoBiz Upgrade 2007
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TechnoBiz Includes:

Teacher Guide

Student Workbook

Excel Bingo Materials

Excel Template

Word Template

Excel Workbook Sample

Candy Color Report Sample

Review Questions

Skill Reviews

Extension Activities

Parent Letter

Certificate


Samples:

Survey Lesson Plans

Color Survey Spreadsheet

Student Report



Spreadsheet Lesson Plans

TechnoBiz Icon Elementary students analyze candy preferences to develop a plan to improve candy sales. Emphasis is placed on learning spreadsheet skills including how to organize, graph, and calculate data.

Session 1 An Introduction to Excel

The spreadsheet lesson plans in TechnoBiz begin with an introduction to terminology. Students complete a worksheet to identify the parts of the spreadsheet window. Afterwards, they follow step by step instructions to select cells, enter text, and format the appearance of a worksheet.

Students apply these skills to play a game of Excel Bingo. This game provides a fun way of learning to identify cell references by filling a Bingo card with color. Provided with the spreadsheet lesson plans are detailed Bingo instructions, score sheets, and Bingo tags.


Session 2 Color Survey

Students must solve a real life problem: The Yum Yum candy company is losing sales due to unpopular candy colors.

To develop a solution, students conduct a survey of their peers about color preferences. Then they follow detailed instructions to organize their findings in an Excel template.

Spreadsheet Lesson Plans - The sample lesson plans show students how to conduct a survey to solve a real life problem. The survey results are entered into an Excel spreadsheet template.
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Session 3 Graph the Survey Results

TECHNOBIZ: Increase candy sales. Develop a plan with the help of Excel.

Students graph the survey results and write a summary to explain the findings. They learn to:

  • format a bar graph
  • label a graph
  • interpret the data

Sample Spreadsheet

Session 4 Research Candy Packaging

Students predict the number of each color of candy in a package. Afterwards, they count the actual amount. Following illustrated instructions, students organize the data in an Excel worksheet.




Learning Objectives
  • use mathematics to solve real world problems
  • organize survey data in worksheet
  • analyse the results of a survey
  • predict outcomes and compare to actual results
  • select data with mouse, enter and tab key, name box
  • format the content of a cell
  • graph data and analyze the information
  • calculate totals using the AutoSum feature
  • make a comparison chart
  • write a report to communicate a solution to a problem

Session 5 Graph Package Results

Students create a comparison graph of the candy packaging. They summarize the findings to compare their predictions to the actual results.


Session 6 Write a Report

Students develop a plan for changing the content of a candy package. Using a template provided in the spreadsheet lesson plans, they outline their solution in a Microsoft Word report.

The report includes:

  • description of the problem
  • color survey graph
  • candy color graph
  • proposed solution

Spreadsheet Lesson Plans - To complete the TechnoBiz project, students write a report including the survey graph and a plan for the solution of the candy problem.
View Sample Report


Optional Spreadsheet Lesson Plans

Included with the spreadsheet lesson plans are challenging enrichment activities:

  • Guess the Picture: Fill cells with color.
  • Secret Messages: Guess the code.
  • Shopping Spree: Buy toys and total expenses.
  • Sports Survey: Practice graphing skills.


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