What is a spreadsheet?

During this lesson students will understand that a spreadsheet is a computer application which allows users to organise, analyse, and store data in a table. They will begin to realise the importance of data headings. Students will answer questions about a spreadsheet, and then create their own questions that can be answered using a given set of data.

Video

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Worksheet

These slides will take you through some tasks for the lesson. If you need to re-play the video, click the ‘Resume Video’ icon. If you are asked to add answers to the slides, first download or print out the worksheet. Once you have finished all the tasks, click ‘Next’ below.

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Quiz:

What is a spreadsheet?

This quiz is to assess your learning during this lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.What are the headings in this spreadsheet?

Please refer to this spreadsheet to answer the following questions.

1/4

Q2.How much do apples cost?

2/4

Q3.What is the third data heading in the table?

3/4

Q4.What is the most expensive fruit on the spreadsheet?

4/4

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

What is a spreadsheet?

This quiz is to assess your learning during this lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.What are the headings in this spreadsheet?

Please refer to this spreadsheet to answer the following questions.

1/4

Q2.How much do apples cost?

2/4

Q3.What is the third data heading in the table?

3/4

Q4.What is the most expensive fruit on the spreadsheet?

4/4

Lesson summary: What is a spreadsheet?

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