INTRODUCTION TO SPREADSHEETS
A spreadsheet is used to make calculations. Text, numbers and formulas can be put into cells. The formulas refer to cells and do the sums.
Many kids are frightened by spreadsheets because they think that a lot of maths is involved. There is nothing to worry abut, as all you have to do is make the sums by referring to different cells. The computer does all the hard working out for you.
Check out the example sheet below:
Print out the worksheet and complete it in a spreadsheet program, such as MS Excel.
This task should take you 1 hour to complete.
You can put words, numbers or formulas into cells
You can click and drag between the column letters to make the cells wider
Cell A1 is ready to receive something
Spreadsheets are simple & useful handout