Project Includes

  • Teacher Guide
  • Student Workbook
  • Customizable Resources
  • Assessment Tools
  • Extension Activities
  • Sample Files
  • Templates
  • Parent Letters
  • Certificates


Technology Integration: Business Studies, Language Arts, Math, Visual Arts
Technology Skill: Desktop Publishing, Graphics, Spreadsheet, Word Processing
Program: Excel, PowerPoint, Word
Includes: Spreadsheet Lesson Plans using Excel: Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Review Questions, Extension Activities, TechnoEntrepreneur Parent Letter, TechnoEntrepreneur Certificate, Summary of Skills Checklist, Newsletter Checklist, Newsletter Marking Sheet, Excel Workbook Sample, Investment Letter Sample, Floor Plan Sample, Newsletter Sample, Entrepreneur Excel Template, Professional Letter Template, Newsletter Template

Session 1: Business Survey
Graph the results of a survey about restaurant type.
Session 2: Professional Letter
Request start-up capital in a professionally written letter.
Session 3: Drawing Tools
Practice drawing with Microsoft Word shapes and drawing tools.
Session 4: Design a Floor Plan
Create a restaurant floor plan in Microsoft Word.
Session 5: Calculate Business Earnings
Calculate restaurant earnings easily using spreadsheet formulas.
Session 6: Investment Opportunity
Promote the restaurant venture using a newsletter created in Word.

Optional Activities for Spreadsheet Lesson Plans using Excel

  • Design a Menu: Write mouthwatering descriptions
  • Dream Bedroom: Use drawing tools to plan a layout.
  • Design Your Logo: Make a logo for the restaurant.
  • Be a Critic! Describe a visit to the restaurant.

Spreadsheet Lesson Plans using Excel for Middle School Students

Integrate technology into a mathematics graphing or entrepreneurship unit. Students launch a business venture and promote it.

  • Relate mathematics to real-world situations
  • Develop problem-solving strategies
  • Use technology to conduct investigations
  • Organize survey data in a worksheet
  • Graph data and analyze the information
  • Format content in a spreadsheet
  • Calculate financial data using formulas
  • Draft a persuasive letter to generate investors
  • Design a floor plan using digital tools
  • Produce a newsletter to endorse a business prospect

Thank you for the fantastic curriculum!

E. Natale,
Parlin School,

Customer Reviews

Students make connections to mathematics in the real world by becoming restaurateurs. They use Excel and Word to develop a restaurant concept, raise investment funds, design a floor plan, and report financial data. Use spreadsheet lesson plans to teach essential skills to middle school students.

Thank you for the fantastic curriculum!

E. Natale,
Parlin School,