Activities for Introducing Spreadsheets

Activities for Introducing Spreadsheets

After lots of requests it’s finally here - a collection of 10 activities to help introduce children to entering formulae into spreadsheets. Starts at the basics of cell referencing and using simple formulae, moving onto more complex formulae (e.g. SUM, MIN, MAX, AVERAGE) and ending with some modelling problems and maths investigations for children to complete. I WOULD LOVE TO READ ANY FEEDBACK / COMMENTS YOU HAVE :-) Topics also included: Interpreting data.
Simon_H
Animal Classification Lesson Plan

Animal Classification Lesson Plan

A lesson plan for pupils to collect data and create a database about the animals in the Leafcutter Wildlife Park. Pupils discuss the differences between animals and decide on keys to collect data on. They then explore the Leafcutter Wildlife Park online to collect the data and create a database.
beaumoa01
ict level grids

ict level grids

Tick sheet for the ICT strands split into levels 1-5 as well as a general section for those just starting
inq
NRICH - Sorting Shapes

NRICH - Sorting Shapes

Sorting, Properties of Shapes Key Stage: 1 ★ Can you find some collections of shapes that go together? Can you think of a name for your collection? This problem provides an opportunity for children to sort and categorise, both of which are important mathematical processes. This open activity challenges children to find their own categories and then name them. This means it is a good way to introduce specific vocabulary associated with properties of shape, or to remind children of relevant mathematical language. This resource has comprehensive teachers' notes and resources, linked from the problem page. This includes possible approaches and key questions, as well as possible support and extensions. The file attached is a HTML file, which, when opened, automatically redirects you to the problem on the NRICH website.
nrich_maths
Pictogram: Favourite Snack

Pictogram: Favourite Snack

This is an interactive resource. Ask pupils to collect data and display the information in a pictogram. (Drag the icon at the bottom of each column into the empty squares.) The data for favourite snacks could be collected within the class, from other classes or even from home. Note: This is a Flash activity and may not work on all devices and browsers. We recommend IE.
TESiboard
Using a database

Using a database

An introduction to data handling. Instructions are given on how to create a new database and how to search, sort and graph from database using Information Workshop. The data file 'Survey&' and relevant worksheets are available to download.
NGfLCymru
Quiz maker - all subjects - 10 languages

Quiz maker - all subjects - 10 languages

This excellent website has many resources but the quiz maker can be used for ANY SUBJECT. The quizzes have ten questions with multiple choice answers (made up by you) and can be saved and played online by the pupils or on an IWB. There is a primary/SEN version which is more colourful and a secondary version that looks a bit more grown up. There is a choice of ten different languages that can be used
feelingchilly