Using the Calculator DVD
Using the CalculatorDVD
This award winning series helps students to build confidence in their ability to "do math" and develop the knowledge and skills required to become mathematically literate. In this lesson a calculator is used to perform arithmetic operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. With the standard calculator a whole-number division yields a decimal answer if there is a remainder, and fraction problems also yield decimal answers. The TI-12 Explorer calculator is introduced. This calculator allows the student to obtain the answer to a whole number division problem in quotient/remainder format. This device also provides fractional answers to fraction problems. The calculator can then convert these answers to simplest terms. Students will learn to "Add & Subtract" and "Multiply & Divide" fractions using a calculator. Plus "Add & Subtract" and "Multiply & Divide" decimals using a calculator.