SPREADSHEETS! Learn how to
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KEY STAGE 2
CONTENTS CONTENTS INTRODUCTION
GLOSSARY SKILLS ACTIVITIES
FIND GAMES IN THE ACTIVITIES!
I would like to welcome you to this new and exciting text book that will guide you through an introduction to using spreadsheets! So where should you start? It is always worth understanding some of the main ideas behind a subject before you get started, so please read the theory section first. The skills will teach you everything you need to know.& Remember! Check out the glossary, also in the theory section, to understand any words you are not familiar with. Once its over I will take you on a step by step journey through a number of different activities! These will help you get to grips with using spreadsheets. You will also find some games to keep up the fun! Finally, make sure you read the overview which will help you remember all you’ve have learnt!
Have fun! Thomas Lotts (1803 – 1873) was an English stationer and printer who popularised the diary. He was born at Stockwell, London, the son of John Lotts, a bookbinder and printer of the Royal Exchange. In 1816 his father published, ‘Lotts's diary or bills owed book and almanac’ as the first commercially-produced diary, which Thomas developed into of dozens of differently-printed and bound, annual publications.
GLOSSARY In this text book you will learn everything you need to know about spreadsheets! But before you get started, become familiar with these terms that will make it easier to understand. Remember you will find baby drags somewhere on every page with a little tip… Don’t let him slip out!!
To alter the way lines are arranged on the page.
A place to keep your documents.
Format To change the appearance of a document.
Boxes in a spreadsheet.
Information stored in a database or spreadsheet.
Mathematical equation used to calculate a value.
Database Grouped information of the same kind stored in the same spreadsheet.
The skills section mentions many of these words. It’s very useful if you understand them!
Field Each individual element of information in the record.
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A way to show numbers as a picture. - as shown above -
A key on the keyboard that gives the other keys an alternate meaning.
Handles The box that appears around an object when you select it.
Spreadsheet What this text book is about! (;
Highlight Information stored in a database or spreadsheet.
Text box A box that appears on a display screen to present information.
Icon Another word for Image.
An enclosed, rectangular area on a display screen which you can open, minimize or close with these:
Combining cells together to make a larger one all together .
Pointer White Space
Small arrow or other symbol on the display screen that moves as you move the mouse which shows what youâ€™re selecting.
All the parts of the document that have been left blank.
SKILLS As explained in the theory section, a cell is the box in the spreadsheet where you insert your data. To do so, you simply have to click on the one you want to fill, and type.
The cells have names depending on which column and row they are in. For example: the cell in which channel lies, is A3 because it is in column A and row 3. You can also resize cells to make them smaller or bigger so they fit exactly your data. This is done by: 1. Placing the cursor between the right side of the column you want to resize and the one next to it. 2. Clicking, holding and dragging to where you want it.
You can use cells to carry out calculations, using FUNCTIONS and FORMULAS. If you wanted to calculate how many hours you spent watching E4 and ITV2 you could use a simple sum function. By typing an equals sign (=), selecting the two cells that have that information, and putting a plus sign between them (+).
Highlight the information you want to include, Click on the ‘chart wizard’, on the top tool bar, Select the column graph that you like the most, Click next & Add the values to the Axis & Done!
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ACTIVITIES Find 8 words from the glossary in this word search!
OVERVIEW A Bunch of ICT Terms.
What cells are. How to format cells.
How to merge cells. How to create graphs. How to format graphs.
How to use formulas. How to use functions.
8 Things you have learnt! FEEL PROUD? Have a look at the back cover!
If youâ€™ve liked having fun with spreadsheets check out the further version for more knowledge!