This lesson is a detailed example of how Microsoft Excel can help not only statisticians, but the regular student complete tasks in a way that is functional, efficient and easy to read. It is a fantastic tool that helps the student build an appreciation and awareness of how to communicate properly in math. This lesson will allow students to reflect on the topic of “mean” within Data Management and encourage them to clarify and build on their mathematical arguments.
Lastly, this is a perfect way to bring technology into your teaching and make it a useful trip to your school computer lab. This introduction to Microsoft Excel is also an invaluable experience for your students who may not be computer literate or have proper access in their home.
I have included a step-by-step instructional sheet for teachers to hand out to their students. This easy to follow sheet will help teachers who are not that comfortable with Microsoft Excel and help build their confidence as well...