Students should be able to understand and make use of a prepared spreadsheet.
Students should be able to:
Spreadsheets are useful tools for individual or group work, and are widely used in industry and commerce. Students should understand what a spreadsheet is, how easy it is to manipulate variables, and should see the effects of this manipulation.
Students are introduced to the concept of a spreadsheet and the components in a spreadsheet. They manipulate a spreadsheet by changing values in cells, and will also, perhaps, change formulas to see the effects. Graphs, based on the values entered in the cells, may be generated automatically. Students should also be able to understand the various uses of a spreadsheet in daily tasks.
Minimum necessary resources:
Computer systems for group work, spreadsheet software;
Optional extra resources:
Liquid crystal display panel and overhead projector;
All other A-Units
Demonstrations; student-centred, hands-on activities.