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TechnoKids TechnoCandy

  • Publisher: TechnoKids
  • Grade Level: 3-6
  • Platform: Win
  • Item #: JNR-CANDY

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Investigate a problem, conduct a survey, and propose a solution using Google Sheets or Excel spreadsheet lessons.

Project Includes:
Teacher Guide, Student Workbook, Customizable Resources, Assessment Tools, Extension Activities, Sample Files, Templates, Parent Letters, Certificates
Tech Integration:
Business Studies, Language Arts, Math, Visual Arts
Tech Skill:
Data Management, Graphics, Spreadsheet, Word Processing
Google, Microsoft 365, Office 2019, Office 2016, Office 2013, Office Online
Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides

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Spark student interest with engaging spreadsheet lessons and word processing for beginners. Students investigate a problem by conducting a survey and researching candy packaging. Then they develop a plan to boost candy sales by adjusting the color of candies in a package. TechnoCandy spreadsheet lessons show students how to organize, calculate, and graph data. Based on the evidence, students recommend a solution in a written report.

  • Authentic Spreadsheet Lessons for Kids
    Students build technology skills with a real-world task: how to improve declining sales at a candy company. The inquiry approach engages children and provides a meaningful and highly motivating learning opportunity.
  • Create Powerful Learning Experiences
    Hook student interest and reinforce curriculum objectives with active learning. As students research the problem using a survey and then design a solution, they build problem solving strategies, grow their critical thinking skills, and develop creativity.
  • Easy-to-Follow Instructions
    Resources include a Teacher Guide and Student Workbook with illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Additional tools provided are customizable assessment files, optional extension activities, templates, and sample completed projects.
  • Stem Integration Lesson Plans
    Create a blended learning environment. Combine technology with math: organizing data, problem-solving, graphing, calculating, and sorting. Connect mathematics to everyday challenges. Make spreadsheets relevant with a fun and practical project.
  • Create Confident Risk-Takers
    Making decisions using simulations promotes essential personal skills. To prepare students for the future, build personal qualities such as perseverance, self-management, initiative, and responsibility. 

Features & Benefits

Spreadsheet Activities for Beginners

Elementary students learn technology and math skills through problem solving in TechnoCandy. The spreadsheet lessons connect mathematics to a real-world situation that is simplified to make it understandable for children. Students are challenged to develop a solution that will increase candy sales. This project can be used to develop critical thinking, teach inquiry and analytic research methods, and build problem solving strategies.

  • Connect mathematics to everyday life
  • Investigate a problem using spreadsheets
  • Conduct a survey and research packaging to collect data
  • Develop a plan based on evidence
  • Recommend a solution; explain reasoning in a written report
  • Organize data in a spreadsheet using multiple sheets
  • Interpret results using a single and double bar graph
  • Format cells to make data easy to read
  • Calculate data using formulas
  • Sort data alphabetically and numerically   

Assignment 1 Spreadsheets and You

Recognize the practical application of spreadsheets. Set a goal for learning.

Assignment 2 Explore Spreadsheets

Learn spreadsheet terminology and acquire basic skills.

Assignment 3 Understand the Problem

Grasp the challenge facing the candy business. Formulate a plan to collect information.

Assignment 4 Conduct a Survey

Administer a survey about color preferences to research the problem.

Assignment 5 Record Survey Results in a Spreadsheet

Organize survey results in a spreadsheet. Format the data to make it easy to read.

Assignment 6 Calculate Survey Data

Compute totals using the Sum function.

Assignment 7 Graph the Survey Results

Represent data in a column chart. Customize the chart style. Interpret the survey results.

Assignment 8 Research the Candy

Investigate candy packaging. List predictions and actual amounts of colored candies.

Assignment 9 Record Research Results

Organize data in a new worksheet. Calculate totals using the Sum function.

Assignment 10Make a Comparison Chart

Sort data. Create a double bar graph. Edit the title, legend, and axes. Analyze research findings.

Assignment 11 Report Solution to the Problem

Recommend a proposal based on the evidence. Support reasoning using graphs.

Assignment 12 Submit the Report

Verify the report is complete using a checklist. Revise the content. Print or share the document.

System Requirements

Google, Microsoft 365, Office 2019, Office 2016, Office 2013, Office Online
Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides