Education Technology

What Is Your Grade (Part 1)

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will use the CellSheet Application and set up a spreadsheet. They will determine the mean of a set of values and find a minimum value to be added to a set of values to obtain a given mean.

Before the Activity

  • Set up the CellSheet on the calculator using the TI Connect™
  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print pages 1 - 6 from the attached PDF file for your class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the pages to your class.

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Open the CellSheet Application on the calculator
  • Create a new CellSheet file
  • Enter the four test grades in the cells
  • Use the formula and calculate the average grade
  • Enter different test grades for the fifth test and determine the average grade
  • Identify the fifth test grade for which the average grade is a particular value
  • Create a new template to find the mean of six test grades
  • Use your new skill to solve more problems on the CellSheet Application
  • After the Activity

    Students will complete the worksheet and answer questions. Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary