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Lets Learn About Spreadsheets

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What is a Spreadsheet?
A spreadsheet is used for storing information and data. Calculations can be performed on the data in a spreadsheet. Microsoft Excel is the most common spreadsheet application, although there are other spreadsheets available.

Parts of a Spreadsheet

This is a COLUMN.
Columns are labelled with letters.

Parts of a Spreadsheet

This is a ROW
Rows are labelled with numbers.

Parts of a Spreadsheet

This is a CELL
Each cell has a unique CELL REFERENCE

Parts of a Spreadsheet

The CELL REFERENCE of this cell is

E4

Parts of a Spreadsheet

The cell that you are currently clicked in is called the ACTIVE CELL. It has a thick black line around it. Any text you type will go in this cell.

Parts of a Spreadsheet

A LABEL is a piece of TEXT that you add to a spreadsheet to help describe the numbers.

Parts of a Spreadsheet

These are all LABELS.

Parts of a Spreadsheet

A VALUE is a NUMBER that you type into a spreadsheet. It is a number that you already know.

Parts of a Spreadsheet

These are all VALUES.

Cell Referencing Quiz


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Quiz Instructions
To complete this quiz you have to drag objects around on the screen. Make sure you practice this several times before starting the quiz.
1) Click on an object to pick it up. 2) DO NOT keep the left hand mouse button pressed. 3) Click again to drop the object.

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Move this object from here. To here

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A 1

I
Put Scooby in cell B4

2
3 4

5
6 7 8
Check Answer

9
10

A 1

2
3 4

B4

5
6 7 8
Next Question

9
10

A 1

I
Put Bart in cell G9

2
3 4

5
6 7 8
Check Answer

9
10

A 1

2
3 4

5
6 7 8
G9

Next Question

9
10

A 1

I
Put Bugs in cell H6

2
3 4

5
6 7 8
Check Answer

9
10

A 1

2
3 4
H6

5
6 7 8
Next Question

9
10

A 1

I
Put Homer in cell C9

2
3 4

5
6 7 8
Check Answer

9
10

A 1

2
3 4

5
6 7 8
C9

Next Question

9
10

A 1

I
Put Buzz in cell I3

2
3 4

5
6 7 8
Check Answer

9
10

A 1

G
I3

2
3 4

5
6 7 8

9
10

Using Formulae in Spreadsheets


A
1 2 3 5 6

Lets add the numbers in cells A3 and B3

Using Formulae in Spreadsheets


A
1 2 3 5 6 =

Lets add the numbers in cells A3 and B3 All formulae start with an = sign

Using Formulae in Spreadsheets


A
1 2 3 5 6 = A3

Lets add the numbers in cells A3 and B3 All formulae start with an = sign Then put the cell reference of the first cell

Using Formulae in Spreadsheets


A
1 2 3 5 6 = A3 +

Lets add the numbers in cells A3 and B3 All formulae start with an = sign Then put the cell reference of the first cell +

Using Formulae in Spreadsheets


A
1 2 3 5 6 = A3 + B3

Lets add the numbers in cells A3 and B3 All formulae start with an = sign Then put the cell reference of the first cell + The cell reference of the second cell

Using Formulae in Spreadsheets


A
1 2 3 5 6 11

The correct answer will now be displayed when you press ENTER

Using Formulae in Spreadsheets


A
1 2 3 5 10 6 11

If you change one of the numbers used in the calculation

Using Formulae in Spreadsheets


A
1 2 3 5 10 6 11 16

If you change one of the numbers used in the calculation

The answer is automatically updated

Using Formulae in Spreadsheets


Sum Symbol Used in a Spreadsheet Example

Adding

= A1 + B2

Using Formulae in Spreadsheets


Sum Symbol Used in a Spreadsheet Example

Adding Subtracting

+ -

= A1 + B2 = A1 B2

Using Formulae in Spreadsheets


Sum Symbol Used in a Spreadsheet Example

Adding Subtracting Multiplying

+ * (star)

= A1 + B2 = A1 B2 = A1 * B2

Using Formulae in Spreadsheets


Sum Symbol Used in a Spreadsheet Example

Adding Subtracting Multiplying Dividing

+ * (star) /

= A1 + B2 = A1 B2 = A1 * B2 = A1 / B2

Quiz on Formulae
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A 1 2 3 4 5 6 12

Drag the correct symbols and cell references onto the spreadsheet. Create the formula to ADD the two numbers in the spreadsheet and put the answer in cell C4

/ - + = * B3 A1 B3 A4 C4 D6 B4 B5

Check Answer

A 1 2 3 4 5 12
A4

+ 8

B4

=A4+B4

6
Drag the correct symbols and cell references onto the spreadsheet. Create the formula to ADD the two numbers in the spreadsheet and put the answer in cell C4

/ - + = * B3 A1 B3 A4 C4 D6 B4 B5

Next Question

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 20

15

Drag the correct symbols and cell references onto the spreadsheet. Create the formula to ADD the two numbers in the spreadsheet and put the answer in cell D5

/ - + = * B3 A2 D5 A4 C4 D6 B4 D6

Check Answer

A 1 2 3 4 5 6
A2

20

+ 15

C4

=A2+C4

Drag the correct symbols and cell references onto the spreadsheet. Create the formula to ADD the two numbers in the spreadsheet and put the answer in cell D5

/ - + = * B3 A2 D5 A4 C4 D6 B4 D6

Next Question

A 1 2 3 4 5 6

100 10

Drag the correct symbols and cell references onto the spreadsheet. Create the formula to SUBTRACT the lowest number in the spreadsheet from the higher number and put the answer in cell A6

/ - + = * B2 A2 D5 A4 D4 D6 B4 A6

Check Answer

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 =B2-D4
B2

100 10
D4

Drag the correct symbols and cell references onto the spreadsheet. Create the formula to SUBTRACT the lowest number in the spreadsheet from the higher number and put the answer in cell A6

/ - + = * B2 A2 D5 A4 D4 D6 B4 A6

Next Question

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 23

10

Drag the correct symbols and cell references onto the spreadsheet. Create the formula to MULTIPLY the two numbers in the spreadsheet and put the answer in cell D6

/ - + = * B2 A2 A3 A4 D4 D6 C4 A6

Check Answer

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 23
A3

*
C4

10 =A3*C4

Drag the correct symbols and cell references onto the spreadsheet. Create the formula to MULTIPLY the two numbers in the spreadsheet and put the answer in cell D6

/ - + = * B2 A2 A3 A4 D4 D6 C4 A6

Next Question

A 1 2 3 4 5 6 30

10

Drag the correct symbols and cell references onto the spreadsheet. Create the formula to DIVIDE the number in A1 by the number in B2. Put the answer in cell C3

/ - + = * B2 A1 A3 A4 D4 D6 C3 A6

Check Answer

A1

A 30 /

B
B2

1 2 3 4 5 6

10 =A1/B2

Drag the correct symbols and cell references onto the spreadsheet. Create the formula to DIVIDE the number in A1 by the number in B2. Put the answer in cell C3

/ - + = * B2 A1 A3 A4 D4 D6 C3 A6

Next Question

A 1 2 3 4 5 6

5 6 7

Drag the correct symbols and cell references onto the spreadsheet. Create the formula to ADD all the numbers in the spreadsheet. Put the answer in cell D1

/ - + = * + B2 B3 A3 A4 C4 D6 D5 D1

Check Answer

A 1 2 3 4 5 6
B3

D
=B3+C4+D5

C4

+ 6 + 7
D5

Drag the correct symbols and cell references onto the spreadsheet. Create the formula to ADD all the numbers in the spreadsheet. Put the answer in cell D1

/ - + = * + B2 B3 A3 A4 C4 D6 D5 D1

Quiz Complete
Now complete the worksheet to check you understand