Instructional Video

Solving Real-Life Problems in Excel

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Jane has 20 bananas and gives 16 away; how many are left? Microsoft Excel can help with that! A video provides a brief overview of the software program. Viewers learn how to use planning, basic math, and knowledge to solve real-life problems using Excel software.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Challenge students to write original word problems and use Excel to solve them 
  • Provide graphic organizers for note taking
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires speakers and projection if playing for the class, or a computer and headphones for each learner
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Text and graphics help explain complex information 
  • Narration is slow-paced, clear, and easy to follow 
  • None
Common Core