Purpose: Students will actually realize how much time they spend on activities in a given 24-hour period.
Goal: The student will:
- Record your activities for a 24-hour period, grouping them into categories.
- Place their data in a circle graph (pie chart).
- Find information on the Internet that would give you suggestions of how to
manage their time better.
- Make deductions of how you can spend your time more wisely using the
information you got over the Internet and your data.
Previous Knowledge: Basic Spreadsheet Skills, Basic Math skills - addition, division
Materials: Worksheet - 'Time Management'
- Online Access
- Calculator - (on computer - optional)
- Computer paper
- Basic Spreadsheet skills
- Converting whole number data to percents, to decimals and to percents
- Adding percents or decimals
- Converting percents or decimals to degrees in a circle
- Converting minutes to hours in percent and decimal form
Time Required: 2 - 3 weeks depending on your students
- Plot your activities for a 24-hour day. Record these activities in MSWorks or any other SS program that your class is using.
- See attached table for an example of how to do this.
Also, see the category section to classify which category each activity goes in.
- Below the activities that are recorded on your SS, list the categories you personally used, then next to each category have a cell to add all cells of that category together, a cell to add all percents together and a cell to add all decimals together.
Do this for each category. Then have a cell to add all categories together, a cell to add all percents together and a cell to add all decimals together.
- Highlight all of your categories and formulas and click on your chart tool button and make your pie graph (chart).
- Access the internet to find ways in which you can improve your use of time. Read this information!
URL's to access on-line:
- Ten Tips for Better Time Management
- Write a three-fourths to one page paper on how you can use your time more wisely making reference (not plagiarism) to what you read on the Internet.
- Print our your SS file, your graph (chart), your three-fourths to one page paper.
- Turn in to your teacher.
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