Education Technology

CellSheet™ App

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This App provides the capabilities of a spreadsheet. Students enter data and text in cells, create cell formulas, and use built-in functions in cells.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Use the CellSheet App and find simple compound interest
  • Enter the principal amount and the interest rate in cells A1 and A2
  • Create a column to list years up to 10 and a column to display the balance amount
  • Use absolute reference and enter the formula to calculate the balance after 1 year
  • Copy the formula to other cells
  • View the balance amounts after each time period
  • Change the principal amount and interest rate and view the updated balance
  • After the Activity

  • As a class, discuss difficult concepts