Creating a Household Budget
In this Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum PowerPoint module, students create a household budget by tracking and tallying their expenditures over a month-long period. They compare their results to an individual living in the Seattle/Tacoma area, as well as a local average. Students use Microsoft Excel to create a spreadsheet to track their own expenditures, and use pie charts to compare their data to that of others.
The module was prepared for an English as a Second Language class to promote conversation about a numbers-laden subject of wide practical interest to the students in the class.
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
PowerPoint SSAC2005.HG179.SB1.1-student version (PowerPoint 138kB Apr18 07)
The module is a PowerPoint presentation with embedded spreadsheets.
If the embedded spreadsheets are not visible, save the PowerPoint file to disk and open it from there.
This PowerPoint file is the student version of the module. An instructor version is available by request. The instructor version includes the completed spreadsheet. Send your request to Len Vacher (email@example.com) by filling out and submitting the Instructor Module Request Form (Acrobat (PDF) 91kB Aug20 12).