TechnoCandy

Item Number: JNR-CANDY

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

Technology Skill: Data Management, Spreadsheet, Word Processing

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

Includes:

Spreadsheet Lessons: Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel Lesson Plans with Problem Solving Activities, TechnoCandy Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities

Handouts and Assessment Tools: TechnoCandy Parent Letter, TechnoCandy Certificate, TechnoCandy Skill Summary, Report Checklist, Report Marking Sheet, Spreadsheet Quiz

Samples: Spreadsheet Workbook, Report, Package Design, Report Template, Package Template


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 Spreadsheet Lessons:

  • Play Spreadsheet Bingo: Practice spreadsheet skills.
  • Have Fun with Cell References: Foster creativity.
  • Experiment with Sum: Compare calculations.
  • Explore Pie and Line Graphs: Make different types of graphs.
  • Draw Packaging: Design a candy package.
  • Make a Survey: Ask a question. Display results. (Google only)
Conduct a Survey
Research Candy Package
Recommend a Solution
Spreadsheet Lessons for Beginners

Spreadsheet Activities for Beginners

Elementary students learn technology and math skills through problem solving in TechnoCandy. The spreadsheet activities connect mathematics to a real-world situation that is simplified to make it understandable for 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

Customer Reviews

Spark student interest with engaging spreadsheet and word processing lessons for beginners. Students investigate a problem by conducting a survey and researching candy packaging. Then they develop a plan to boost candy sales by adjusting the color of candies in a package. TechnoCandy spreadsheet lessons show students how to organize, calculate, and graph data. Based on the evidence, students recommend a solution in a written report.


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5.0

This is my second year to use Techno Candy. The students enjoy it, it is a very good lesson to introduce spreadsheets. They learn how to insert, charts and graphs, which will be beneficial later on in math or science classes.

michele , whitney, whitney middle school

5.0

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.

google sheets lessons reviewer

C. Wong,
Big Little Matrix,
Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia


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