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!).
What are the Parts of a Worksheet? Worksheets consists of four primary parts. A cell is the most commonly used part within an Excel workbook. Cells are where users can enter data to be used within formulas and charts later on. Each Cell consists of a Column and a Row. A column is all the cells in one vertical line in the worksheet. Column names can be seen across the top of a worksheet. A row is a collection of cells in line horizontal across a worksheet. Row names or Values can be seen scrolling down to the left of the worksheet.