These sites offer numerous ideas for doing classroom projects that include the use of Microsoft Excel. There are many examples of using timelines, graphs, and probability charts for a variety of fun activities. Many sites offer step-by-step instructions or allow you to download a pre-formatted spreadsheet and change it to fit your needs. Also includes Excel tutorials. There is also a link to eThemes Resource on Math: Bar, Line, and Picture Graphs.
There are several online activities to help you learn how to use Excel with your students. "Simple Graphing" will show you how to make a simple graph with Excel. Also includes instructions for timelines and a probability experiment.
Learn all about spreadsheets, including their history and vocabulary. Click on "Class Activities" and then choose a subject area. The data in these spreadsheets can be manipulated so you can see how the graphs change. Try the crossword puzzle and the quiz.
This site is full of helpful information about Excel. Scroll down to the sample spreadsheets. Click on them and enter new data (remember to hit return) to see how the answers change. Also, don't miss the ideas for "Fostering Literacy with Excel." NOTE: This site contains ads.
These sites include examples of different types of graphs such as bar, line, and pictographs. Many of the sites are interactive and demonstrate how graphing works. Also includes several hands-on activities.