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...

Prime Factor Decomposition

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

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...

Indices with Fractional Powers

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

Indices with Negative Powers

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

Mr Mathematics Blog

Getting Ready for a New School Year

When getting ready for a new school year I have a list of priorities to work through. Knowing my team have all the information and resources they need to teach their students gives me confidence we will start the term in the best possible way.  Mathematics Teaching and Learning Folder All teachers receive a folder […]

Mathematics OFSTED Inspection – The Deep Dive

Earlier this week, my school took part in a trial OFSTED inspection as part of getting ready for the new inspection framework in September 2019. This involved three Lead Inspectors visiting our school over the course of two days. The first day involved a ‘deep dive’ by each of the Lead Inspectors into Mathematics, English […]

How to Solve Quadratics by Factorising

The method of how to solve quadratics by factorising is now part of the foundational knowledge students aiming for higher exam grades are expected to have.   Here is an example of such a question. Solve x2 + 7x – 18 = 0 In my experience of teaching and marking exam papers students often struggle with […]