SPREADSHEETS WHAT & WHY? WHAT IS A SPREADSHEET? • A grid of rows and columns containing numbers, text, and formulas ANOTHER EXAMPLE TYPES OF SPREADSHEETS • Microsoft Excel • Corel Quattro Pro • Other programs are disguised spreadsheets like Quicken and Microsoft Money. HOW SPREADSHEETS MAY BE USED • To solve problems that involve numbers, for example – To calculate a grade in a class or your GPA – To prepare and evaluate budgets – To figure out interest and payments on loans WHY USE A SPREADSHEET? • Quickly calculate complex formulas • Accurately calculate small or large amounts of information • Easily update information without recreating everything else • Rapidly create charts or graphs (Click on smiley face to link to Excel) ☺ THE END!