Instructional Activity# Introducing Spreadsheets

Lesson 2. Unit 9. Grade 7 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources15 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 2, Unit 9, Grade 7. The purpose of this activity is for students to learn about formulas in spreadsheets through hands-on experience. This exploration prepares students for using a spreadsheet to calculate the cost of recipe ingredients in the next activity. Explain what spreadsheets are and how they work, including the following features: A spreadsheet is a computer program that lets you organize information in a grid of rectangles, called cells, and to do calculations.