SPREADSHEETS          
  What is a Spreadsheet?

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Examples of Spreadsheets

A spreadsheet is a large blank sheet made up of rows and columns, which is used for quick and easy calculations. In times past, calculations were done on a paper ledger sheet.
In, 1978, Mr. Dan Bricklin, an American business student got tired of adding columns of numbers, and having to add them again and again when only a few changes needed to be made. He contacted a computer programming friend and betweem them they created the first spreadsheet, called Visicalc, written for the Apple 11 computer.

                                         Paper Ledger                                          Computer Spreadsheet

                           

 

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Teacher Guidelines

Examples of Spreadsheets