As you are probably aware, the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will run February 7-23. Are you going to acknowledge the Olympics in your Computer Applications or Introduction to Business courses? Are you looking for a Microsoft Excel lesson plan on the Olympics?
One of our product development team members stepped up to the plate (or maybe it was the curling ring...) and created a project for Microsoft Excel lesson plan that involves the Olympics. This is what we like to call just-in-time curriculum development!
In this Microsoft Excel lesson, students will investigate whether or not all the time and money spent by the U.S. on the Winter Olympics has helped improve the performance of the athletes. The students need to determine if the percentage of medals won by the U.S. Winter Olympic team has been improving over the years.
The students will start by researching the medals won by the U.S. and the total medals awarded during the Winter Olympics. Next, they’ll enter this data into Microsoft Excel, determine percentages and then graph and analyze the results. Two additional challenges are also included in the activity.
We believe you will have the most success if you start with the template and customize for your own students. Feel free to send us a note if you have feedback, comments or questions.
About Sarah Layton
Sarah has been with AES since 1998, first serving as a curriculum developer, and now as a customer support analyst and content creator. She is committed to helping instructors gain experience and confidence using our solutions and to providing excellent customer care. Sarah has a bachelor’s of arts degree in English and technical writing from the University of Delaware. In her previous professional life, she was a writer, editor, and publisher in both the hospitality and advertising industries. She lives in Lititz, Pa., with her husband, two children, and the best old dog ever, enjoying every moment of the chaos they all create.