# Surf for More Math

## Lesson 5 - Number Patterns in Spreadsheets

Use the following interactive activity to encourage your child to have
fun on the Web while learning about number patterns in spreadsheets.

### Goal

Create and identify patterns in spreadsheets.

**Builds Upon**

Student Book pages 14-15

**Instructions for Use**

Spreadsheet
lets students practice using a spreadsheet by selecting and editing
a cell, entering values into a cell, and exiting a cell without changing
the contents.

To use Spreadsheet, click on a cell to enter values. To edit the cell,
select it, enter data, and then press the Enter key. To exit a cell,
press the Esc key. To perform a calculation, start the contents of the
cell with an equals sign ( = ). To reference cells, simply use the column
and row location of the cell, such as A1, D7, or B65. To reference a
range of cells use a colon ( : ) between two cell references, such as
A1:C9, D8:D20, or B1:F1.

Ask your child to solve the following problem:

Each student ticket to a school concert costs $4.00 and each adult
ticket costs $6.50. Create a spreadsheet to show the cost of 1 to 10
student and adult tickets.