What's the formula?

In this lesson, we will begin to use formulas to produce calculated data. We will learn that the type of data in a cell is important (e.g. numbers can be used in calculations whereas words cannot). Then we will create formulas to use in our spreadsheets using cell references

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which format is best for the data held in a column with the data heading Discount?

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Q2.Which format is best for the data held in a column with the data heading Number of items sold?

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Q3.Which of these would make suitable column headings in a spreadsheet for a local supermarket? (Tick all that apply)

Select two (2) boxes

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Q4.Which number format has been applied to this piece of data? 12:05:00

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which format is best for the data held in a column with the data heading Discount?

1/4

Q2.Which format is best for the data held in a column with the data heading Number of items sold?

2/4

Q3.Which of these would make suitable column headings in a spreadsheet for a local supermarket? (Tick all that apply)

Select two (2) boxes

3/4

Q4.Which number format has been applied to this piece of data? 12:05:00

4/4

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What's the Formula?

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Q1.What does this operator mean in a spreadsheet / ?

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Q2.What does this operator mean in a spreadsheet * ?

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Q3.Give the cell reference of the colored cell

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Q4.The Subtotal column in the spreadsheet section below has been calculated using a formula. Which cell could be changed to change the value shown in D2?

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What's the Formula?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What does this operator mean in a spreadsheet / ?

1/4

Q2.What does this operator mean in a spreadsheet * ?

2/4

Q3.Give the cell reference of the colored cell

3/4

Q4.The Subtotal column in the spreadsheet section below has been calculated using a formula. Which cell could be changed to change the value shown in D2?

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Lesson summary: What's the formula?

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