How many Worksheets can I Create within one Workbook? Prior to the release of Excel 2007 users could only create 255 within one workbook. However, since the release of Excel 2007 users can now create as many worksheets within one workbook as the memory of the computer can handle. Even if the user does not have access to one of the newest versions of Excel such as Excel 2007 or Excel 2010, they can still make as many worksheets as they would like, but earlier versions of Excel will require more workbooks.
As far as using worksheets for busy work, the verdict is in. It is destructive to classroom learning to assign worksheets to simply keep students occupied. Busy work creates monotony, causes boredom and increases the likelihood of behavior problems. To know if you are on the right track with worksheets in your classroom, answer (honestly) these simple questions: Do my students groan when I hand out a worksheet? (The answer should be no.) Are my lesson plans based on worksheets? (The answer should be no.) Do I feel anxiety if I don't have worksheets copied? (The answer should be no.) Are students excited about learning in my classroom? (The answer should be yes!).