ERIC Number: ED159480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Your Electronic Hand Calculator. How to Get the Most Out of It.
Designed for use by students at beginning high school through adult levels, this manual contains seventeen lessons on uses of the electronic hand calculator. Within each of the eight sections lessons presented include objectives, procedural information, examples, and problems to be solved. Following an introductory lesson to the calculator, section 2 provides lessons on three fundamental operations: addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and powers and roots. Section 3 lessons are on decimals and percents: rounding off numbers, fractions to decimals, and percentage. Two lessons on special features are given in section 4: multiplication and division by a constant, and memory. Section 5 covers order of operations: basic operations and parentheses. In section 6, special keys are presented: key, negative numbers and sign-change key, reciprocal key, and exchange keys. Section 7 has two lessons on the presentation of numbers: significant figures and scientific notation. Review problems are provided in section 8. Selected answers to problems presented in the various sections are appended, and an index is provided. (JH)
Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, Electronic Equipment, Equipment Utilization, Guides, Mathematics Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education
New Jersey Vocational-Technical Curriculum Laboratory, Building 4103, Kilmer Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 ($5.50 plus postage)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Curriculum Lab.