# Introduction to Math and Spreadsheets

These lessons will assume you are using the ClarisWorks(R) spreadsheet for
Macintosh. Most of the examples can be done with other spreadsheet software as
well.

To view the examples in these lessons, you should set your Web browser to use ClarisWorks as a helper
application.

A spreadsheet is a very powerful computerized ledger. Today, most spreadsheets
can also make graphs of their data.

If you use your math, there's all sorts
of things you can do with a spreadsheet.

### Graph a spiral...

### or a few parabolas.

### Build a scale model of the Great Pyramid...

### or find the biggest box you can make from a sheet of cardboard.

### Oh, and you can plan the budget for a picnic, too.

An excellent listing of references and links can be found at the
Spreadsheets in Education page at the
University of Vienna.

The North Carolina
Department of Public Instruction has
lesson plans for spreadsheets.

Planetary data in the examples, "How much would I weigh on Mars?" and "Scale
Solar System Model" is from Bill Arnett's web site,
The Nine Planets, where you will find loads of data, information, and pictures.

Go on to Spreadsheet Basics
Return to main Mathematics and... page.