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Description

Do you have a graphics or scientific calculator? If so, this free course, Tapping into mathematics, will help you to understand the different functions and facilities available.

With a focus on arithmetic, you will learn what a powerful tool this type of calculator can be.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Started to become familiar with your scientific or graphics calculator and its use in investigating everyday problems;
  • Developed good practice in relation to calculator use;
  • Be able to use your calculator for the following:
  • Arithmetic involving the operations of +, −, ×, ÷ and the use of brackets;
  • Squaring and square rooting numbers;
  • Reciprocals and powers of numbers;
  • Calculations involving percentages, large and small numbers, scientific notation and ;
  • Be able to understand the concepts of a mathematical function and its inverse (doing and undoing), rounding answers appropriately, fixing the number of decimal places displayed by a calculator, storing numbers in a calculator memory.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:10:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:10:00
    • Setting up your scientific or graphics calculator 00:10:00
    • Second functions 00:10:00
    • Home screen 00:05:00
    • The four rules of arithmetic 00:10:00
    • Points to note 00:10:00
    • Setting the number of decimal places 00:10:00
    • Some calculator conventions 00:10:00
    • Bracket keys 00:10:00
    • Editing 00:07:00
    • Some calculator puzzles 00:10:00
    • Squares and other powers 00:15:00
    • Checking the receipt 00:10:00
    • Value Added Tax (VAT) 00:10:00
    • Check the till VAT 00:05:00
    • Percentage increases and decreases 00:15:00
    • Comparing price rises 00:15:00
    • An investigation 00:10:00
    • Water, water everywhere 00:10:00
    • Nor any drop to drink 00:10:00
    • Scientific notation 00:30:00
    • Getting the feel of big and small numbers 00:15:00
    • More short investigations 00:20:00
    • Introduction 00:15:00
    • Square roots 00:30:00
    • Square rooting a negative number 00:07:00
    • Reciprocals 00:10:00
    • The pi key 00:10:00
    • Consolidation 00:20:00
    • Benefits of using a calculator 00:10:00
    • Speed 00:05:00
    • The screen 00:03:00
    • Editing 00:03:00
    • Accuracy 00:05:00
    • Memory 00:03:00
    • Information 00:03:00
    • Graphs and diagrams 00:03:00
    • Programs 00:02:00
    • Flexibility 00:03:00
    • Ease of use 00:03:00
    • Convenience 00:03:00
    • Power 00:03:00
    • When to use the calculator 00:10:00
    • Conclusion 00:10:00
    • Next steps 00:10:00

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