With the clearly written explanations and exercises in this manual and its accompanying diskette, students will enhance their understanding of statistical concepts while they are learning the basics of Microsoft Excel. Written with the first-time Excel user in mind, STATISTICAL EXPLORATIONS WITH MICROSOFT EXCEL offers step-by-step instructions. Students learn how to get started on Excel, read and draw boxplots and histograms, and work with Chart Wizard. This manual is ideal for professors who want to integrate a lab component into their courses. With the manual's lab exercises, students use their newly acquired Excel skills to solve problems and--in the process--sharpen their understanding of many concepts and ideas essential to the mastery of introductory statistics.