# Spreadsheet Tutorial 1: Formulae, Functions, and Averages

###### Description

In this activity, students use the built-in functions in Excel or Google Sheets to calculate the mean and median. Students apply what they learned to a dataset beak measurements of Galapágos finches.

The activity serves as an introduction to spreadsheet programs. It describes the basic organization of a worksheet, how to organize and format data, how to perform simple mathematical calculations, how to use built-in mathematical functions, and how to select and manipulate a range of numbers.

You may download the Excel version of the activity or access the Google Sheets version.

###### Student Learning Targets

Using spreadsheet functions, calculate the mean for a set of measurements.

##### Details

analysis, calculation, column, data, formula, function, Galapágos finches, range, sorting, variation

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##### Curriculum Connections

Math.N-Q.1, Math.F-LE.5, Math.A-SSE.3, Math.A-REI.3, Math.S-ID.5, Math.S-IC.3; MP1, MP2, MP4, MP5