K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

Excel Chart - School Sports Equipment Expenses

Create an Excel Chart Showing Sports Equipment Expenses

Instructions: Students shop for sports equipment for their school. Students should spend as much as they can without going over $200.


Students create a spreadsheet using items chosen from the Sports Equipment Price List. Students format the numbers with dollar signs (currency). Students use a simple formula (SUM) to calculate the total cost and create a chart illustrating their expenses. Students may add clipart or related images.

Grades 3+




Download: excel-sports-equipment-expenses-chart-finished-example.xlsx


Download: excel-sports-equipment-price-list.pdf



Download: student-instructions-sports-equipment-expense-spreadsheet.pdf


Download: rubric-for-spreadsheet-with-chart.pdf



Sports Equipment Expenses Chart - Finished Example:



Sports Equipment Price List Example:

Fantasy Sports Equipment Price List



Student Instructions:



Excel Spreadsheet Rubric for Grading Assignments:

Spreadsheet Rubric



Make a Chart in Excel - A Two Minute Tutorial

This video shows you how to make a chart like the one in this assignment. It shows you how to increase the font size, widen a column, merge and center the title, format numbers with the dollar sign, total a column of numbers with autosum, create the chart, and change the colors of the chart column bars.

This video is available in HD.


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