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A spreadsheet is a table containing rows and columns. Values and formulas can be added to each cell. If you change one value, it impacts the others. This makes it an excellent tool for trying out ideas called "what-if scenarios".

Many educators use spreadsheets to record grades and keep budgets. An electronic spreadsheet is a software program that allows you to create and manipulate spreadsheets electronically

Spreadsheet Software. Many software packages can be used to create spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most popular tool for producing electronic spreadsheets. Available for both Mac and Windows, this powerful program is relatively easy to use. Other spreadsheet software includes Appleworks, an integrated package.

Use the following off-site resources to learn more about spreadsheet software:

Microsoft Excel


Funding for this project was provided through a grant from Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) from the US Department of Education.
Principal Investigators
Dr. Berhane Teclehaimanot, Principal Investigator & Assistant Professor, College of Education

Created 2/03. Last Updated 4/06.