Party on a Budget
Tech Integration Classroom Project
Subject: unknown subject
Application: Excel 2010
The process for creating the Party Budget spreadsheet in Microsoft® Excel 2010 is described below. The Completed Project Movie shows you what the example project might look like. The tutorial movies that follow demonstrate, step-by-step, how to construct a spreadsheet using information provided in the resource packet. This project can be easily modified for creating other spreadsheets that can be used to manipulate data collected about any subject under study. For a complete project description, including goals, objectives, and materials needed, see the Project Overview.
What's in a Project?
Each project provides:
- Project activity guide
- Copy of the completed project
- All the resources needed to recreate the example project
- Step-by-step tutorial movies that walk students through the project
- Assessment rubric
Information for Teachers
This project can be easily modified or adapted for other subject areas or other skill levels.
All example files, an assessment rubric, and information about adapting and extending the example project are included in the resource materials available for download with this project.
Creating Your Own Project
We'll begin by creating a new spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. The first section will demonstrate how to enter and format labels and values as well as saving. In the second section, we'll be creating and formatting a pie chart, using the data that has been entered into the spreadsheet. The tutorials in the final section will demonstrate the power of the spreadsheet tool in financial decision-making.