The course describes some of the main features of a scientific calculator and encourages you to use your calculator, both for everyday arithmetic and for more complicated calculations that use the function keys as well. Key sequences, which describe which keys to press, are included in all the activities, so you can try out the ideas straightaway

A scientific calculator is a type of electronic calculator, usually but not always handheld, designed to calculate problems in science, engineering, and mathematics. They have almost completely replaced slide rules in almost all traditional applications, and are widely used in both education and professional settings.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the basic functions on your calculator
  • understand which calculator functions are needed for a given problem
  • understand what may go wrong when entering calculations and know how to fix them
  • apply knowledge of calculator functions to a range of mathematical calculations.

Course Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Getting To Know Your Calculator 00:05:00
Using Your Calculator For Negative Numbers 00:05:00
Section 2: Scientific Notation On Your Calculator
Powers And Surd 00:05:00
Trigonometry Ratios 00:05:00
Section 3: Logarithmic Operations On Your Calculator
Natural Logarithms And The Power Of “e” 00:05:00
Quiz 00:10:00

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