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Note: This online workshop is Part 2 of a two-part series that serves as an introduction to a new set of digital literacy math packets. Participation in Part 1: Surveys & Data is not required, but it is encouraged for educators to better understand the scope of the packets.

The CCRS Math Practice 5 states "Mathematically proficient students consider the available tools when solving a mathematical problem. These tools might include pencil and paper, concrete models, a ruler, a protractor, a calculator, a spreadsheet..." 

Have you ever used spreadsheets in your math class? Do you think students need to be at a certain math level to work with platforms like Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or Desmos? In this two-part workshop, we'll begin by using handwritten work and then extending that work to explore the value of technology to advance our understanding and reasoning even further.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ABE teachers and administrators at all levels of math ability and comfort

In Part 2 of this workshop series, you'll learn how to investigate familiar math topics including patterns, in-out tables, and functions. We will examine activities from a lesson found in the new Digital Literacy with Spreadsheets packet, which all participants will receive at the conclusion of the workshop. Participants also will have access to the online workshop materials used throughout the session.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Create a table and/or graph of a linear function using a spreadsheet
  • Investigate patterns, in-out tables, and functions in the context of converting Celsius to Fahrenheit
  • Use the starting amount and rate of change of a function to create an equation, with pencil and paper and with a spreadsheet
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

United States

PD Center
SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
Digital Literacy
Learning Disabilities
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy