The handouts are the actual activities that will be printed and handed to the students. See the Terminal Velocity Handout or go to Free Sample. They outline the objectives, give brief discussion, and provide the instructions for the students to construct the mathematical model, problem solving spreadsheet, or simulation after opening a blank spreadsheet. The handouts also have assessment questions to engage and challenge the students solving problems on a spreadsheet and evaluate student understanding of the objectives of the lesson. In addition there are formula writing assessment questions ("Development Questions") to emphasize formula writing retention and to guide the students' understanding of the spreadsheet programming language. These are skills that are becoming increasingly essential and will continue to do so in the future.
The handouts have been designed over several years and been through several revisions in order to require minimal teacher experience. Student data has been used to improve these activities over several years. Ease of use and student results have always been the top priorities.