work·​sheet ˈwərk-ˌshēt How to pronounce worksheet (audio)
plural worksheets
: a sheet that is used in making preliminary plans, auxiliary computations, notes, or comments as a guide in doing some piece of work
An electricity worksheet is simply a piece of paper listing all of your household appliances with their wattage.George Johnson
: a specially prepared sheet, pamphlet, or booklet containing data of assistance in planning and accomplishing some piece of work
Filers should retain the worksheets and needn't attach them to returns.Scott R. Schmedel
: a working paper used by an accountant to assemble figures for financial statements of a business
: a sheet of paper on which are printed exercises and problems to be solved by a student
If kids forgot how to do a math skill, the spiraling structure meant it would come around again soon, either in a lesson or on a worksheet.Linda Perlstein
: a leaf or page in a workbook
: spreadsheet
When the response file is loaded, a spreadsheet is created automatically. You can then change different values in the worksheet to perform what-if calculations.Charles Rubin
When you load the program, the worksheet (the grid in which you enter your figures) appears on screen.Edwin T. Moore

Examples of worksheet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The woman said her daughter had one point taken off on the assignment for her answer to what the slave’s living quarters would be, the worksheet showed. Kate Linderman, Miami Herald, 22 Mar. 2024 The school faces lawsuits over decisions that day that allowed the gunman to stay in school after meeting with a counselor, the dean of students and his parents over a disturbing drawing on a math worksheet. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 15 Mar. 2024 The parents were brought in after the school saw a drawing of a gun the shooter made on a math worksheet, according to the prosecution. Liam Quinn, Peoplemag, 5 Mar. 2024 To reach a verdict in the civil corruption trial against the National Rifle Association, jurors had to wade through a 17-page worksheet and agree on 60 questions — a lengthy task that may indicate why deliberations lasted five days. Melissa Chan, NBC News, 23 Feb. 2024 In the moments before school officially begins, a first-grade class silently eats breakfast while listening to a Curious George audiobook about Mount Rushmore; an eighth-grade class silently cuts out shapes from geometry worksheets. The Arizona Republic, 28 Jan. 2024 From an educational perspective, interactive language models can accelerate the creation of draft lesson plans, practice worksheets and take-home assignments. Gaurav Tewari, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Even before school officially starts, teachers find ways to engage students, which often involves reviewing worksheets. The Arizona Republic, 28 Jan. 2024 The parents were notified after the school saw a drawing of a gun the shooter made on a math worksheet, according to the prosecution. Liam Quinn, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Time Traveler
The first known use of worksheet was in 1892

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“Worksheet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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