The zyBooks Approach
Less text doesn’t mean less learning.
This zyBook provides an exceptionally-interactive introduction to Spreadsheets, with numerous embedded learning questions, animations, and auto-graded exercises. Unlike many books on the topic, this material emphasizes high-level skills, like applying concepts and analyzing systems, that are crucial for students to succeed in science, engineering, and related disciplines. This material does so through matching and multiple choice questions that apply definitions and demonstrate the utility of a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets are common across platforms, devices, operating systems, etc., so this material was created to provide a general overview of skills that translate across Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Apple Numbers, and other spreadsheet programs.
As with other zyBooks, a key benefit of such interactivity is that students learn more, and come to class more engaged when points are given for completing the interactive activities beforehand. Instructors can quickly see which activities have been completed by students.