Topic 10: Spreadsheets

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What is a spreadsheet?

It is a piece of software which is used to work out calculations. They can handle all the financial calculations for a large business, they can work with statistics and calculate probability or other statistics.


  • All you will need to know is how to use and identify basic formula and functions on a spreadsheet
  • i.e. how to add two cells, take away the values in two cells, multiply and divide


  • A function does a very specific job within a spreadsheet. For exmaple, SUM will add up a set of numbers for you. AVERAGE is another common one which will give you the average of a set of numbers


  • You start with an equals and then…


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