Using Calculator Efficiently

Using a Calculator Efficiently Lesson Plan
Using a Calculator Efficiently Lesson Plan
Using a Calculator Efficiently Lesson Plan
Using Calculator Efficiently

What's Included

  • Smart Notebooks Presentation
  • Activ Inspire Flipchart
  • Lesson Plan
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  • Differentiated Worksheet

Using Calculator Efficiently

The start of the lesson reviews basic calculator operation using the order of operations and place value to calculate the largest product possible. The development phase builds on this by introducing the squared, square root, brackets and fraction buttons on a scientific calculator.  Students then use the rules of BODMAS to break down the calculations and round their solutions to an appropriate degree of accuracy.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
  • All students should be able to use the fraction and brackets functions on a calculator.
  • Most students should be able to use the fraction, root, power and brackets functions on a calculator.
  • Some students should be able to use any combination of the fraction, root, power and brackets functions on a calculator.
View online lesson
Lesson Downloads
Download PowerPoint Download Notebook Download Flipchart Download Worksheet
Scheme of Work Link
Properties of NumberFractions and Decimals Higher 
IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD

You may also like...

Indices with Negative Powers

Students learn how to calculate the reciprocal of a number and evaluate indices with negative powers.  As learni...

Indices with Fractional Powers

Students use reciprocals to evaluate indices with fractional and decimal powers.  Using square and cube numbers ...

Highest Common Factor and Lowest Common Multiple

Using prime factors and Venn Diagrams students are able to calculate the highest common factor and lowest common...

Prime Factor Decomposition

Students learn how to break down a number using its prime factors and write the result using index notation.  As...

Mr Mathematics Blog

Solving Inequalities using a Number Line

Students should be able to represent the solutions to an inequality on a number line, using set notation or as a list of integer values.  Here’s how I teach using the balance method for solving inequalities using a number line. Matching inequalities, Number sets and Number Lines At the start of the lesson students recap […]

Practical Tips for Using Mini-Whiteboards in a Mathematics Lesson

In this blog I will share some practical tips for using mini-whiteboards in a mathematics lesson.  I use mini-whiteboards nearly every lesson because they help the students show me the progress they are making.  When I understand what the misconceptions are I am able to address them in subsequent examples as part of my feedback.  […]

Showing Progress during a Mathematics Lesson

Demonstrating student progression during a mathematics lesson is about understanding the learning objective and breaking that down into explicit success criteria. Using Success Criteria Take, for example, a lesson on calculating the area of compound rectilinear shapes. The intended learning objective was written on the main whiteboard. Success criteria were used to break down the individual […]