Students completed their very first spreadsheet this week. We didn't start with a small and simple spreadsheet, but one which was large and complex. I threw them into the water and all the students proved to be champion swimmers.
Each student started with a list of household items they believed to be essential to setting up their first apartment or dorm room. As students gathered information from various store websites, they learned about manufacturers and descriptions. In the process, many students learned and commented on the cost of essential household items. Many had no idea things could cost so much.