Tapping into mathematics
Tapping into mathematics

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Tapping into mathematics

Learning outcomes

By the end of this free course you should have:

  • 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.


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