This post was edited by diana cost on Sep, 2007

I plan to use an excel lesson with my students. I will have them create spreadsheets in the computer lab and then experiment with the graphing programs to come up with a sales presentation for their bumper car designs.

In this lesson, students will create a manual table from data they collect using hands-on tile manipulates and paper design patterns. The lesson asks students to imagine they are Amusement park design engineers who have been asked to create several floor designs for bumper car rides. They are to then calculate the number of floor tiles and rails for each of the eight designs. They do this by laying 1-inch tiles on the paper patterns for each design. Students then estimate the cost of each design material and the total price. I will have students bring their rough draft to the computer lab, copy their data into excel, and then design a graph for their data.

Diana Cost

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I plan to use an excel lesson with my students. I will have them create spreadsheets in the computer lab and then experiment with the graphing programs to come up with a sales presentation for their bumper car designs.

In this lesson, students will create a manual table from data they collect using hands-on tile manipulates and paper design patterns. The lesson asks students to imagine they are Amusement park design engineers who have been asked to create several floor designs for bumper car rides. They are to then calculate the number of floor tiles and rails for each of the eight designs. They do this by laying 1-inch tiles on the paper patterns for each design. Students then estimate the cost of each design material and the total price. I will have students bring their rough draft to the computer lab, copy their data into excel, and then design a graph for their data.

Diana Cost

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