Introduction to Microsoft Excel
This assignment walks students through the creation of an Excel spreadsheet, step by step. It includes numerical fills via copy, creation of fixed and relative formulas, formula fill via copy, some summary functions, and an introduction to making scientific graphs.
Context for Use
Necessary Knowledge: Basic computer skills.
Situated in Course: For non-majors course it is assigned prior to other work that requires calculations. For the majors courses, it is given as an optional assignment along with a geological assignment that uses Excel, to be used at the student's discretion if he/she is not conversant with Excel, or needs a refresher.
Description and Teaching Materials
The assignment, including a PDF version and an HTML version are included here, as well as a key.
PDF Version of Assignment (Acrobat (PDF) 94kB May28 13)
HTML Version of Assignment (HTML File bytes May28 13)
Answer Key (Excel 2007 (.xlsx) 57kB May28 13)