1 Week 1 Overview

As a new employee, you have been asked to learn about spreadsheets. The first task is to learn the vocabulary and how the information displays on a spreadsheet. Next you will practice building a practice worksheet from a blank form followed by using a spreadsheet to create your personal budget.

Learning Outcomes: The student will:

  • Understand spreadsheet vocabulary
  • Be able to label elements of a simple spreadsheet
  • Be able to create a spreadsheet from a blank form by
  • Enter and edit data in columns and rows
  • Understand how to use the AutoSum key, as well as a simple formula


  1. Spreadsheet Components – review the terms used for spreadsheets
  2. Concepts Quiz. Using the Spreadsheet Components, take the concepts review quiz. (12 points)
  3. Building a Spreadsheet – Information on how to create a spreadsheet.
  4. Test Scores Assignment. Create your first spreadsheet (5 points)
  5. Personal Budget Assignment. Create a Personal Budget based on what you have learned. (10 points.)

Submitting your work:

  1. When completing each task, make sure to save your document to the desktop or your personal storage unit (memory stick, jump drive, etc.)
  2. Click on the underlined word(s) at the top of each assignment. An “emaillike” format appears with the number of points possible in the upper left corner.
  3. Find the box “Browse My Computer.” Click on that and search for your saved document.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. For additional help, please see the EXTRA HELP folder in the CONTENT area called “How to Submit Your Work.”


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