**SPREADSHEETS**

**AS A MINDTOOL**

**This
is a lesson plan created as a project for my Pedagogy and Design classes at
Cambridge College. I will be incorporating this lesson into my Capstone project,
a graduation requirement that I am working on.**

**I created a lesson
using spreadsheets as a mindtool for high school Algebra 1 students. Students
should follow the lesson plan and create a system of inequalities and a profit
equation from information given to them in story form. They will then use
Excel to create graphs from the inequalities. Based on Linear Programming
concepts, students will find the corner points of the graph and find the maximum
profit of the given scenario.**

**This project has a
link to an Excel
tutorial for those students that have not learned how to use this spreadsheet
program. Click on the arrow to start the lesson...**