Independent work by students – no prep needed by teacher. Just print a copy of the tutorial and worksheet for each student and watch them learn how to use their calculators well. This step by step Exponents and Roots Tutorial, with images of the calculator and the relevant keys, guides students to independently become 100% comfortable with their calculator. The aim of the tutorial is DIY for students. Print the tutorial, hand it to students and watch them be able to …
1. Calculate the square and square root of all numbers.
2. Calculate any higher power than 2 of any number.
3. Calculate any root other than the square root of any number.
4. Do complex computations with all exponents and roots using their calculator.
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This calculator tutorial and worksheet series addresses the challenge of a classroom full of students who have a variety of different calculators. The series contains eight of the most popular calculators used in US Middle Schools.
TI-30Xa, TI-30XIIS, TI-30XS Multiview, TI 34 Multiview, TI-36X Pro, Casio fx-300ES Plus, Casio fx-300MS Plus, Casio fx-300MS
Square root, Square, Cube Root, Cube, Powers of 2, Powers of 3, Exponents, Raising numbers to powers, raising numbers to exponents, Taking the roots of whole numbers
When should students use a calculator in mathematics? When fluency with mathematical procedures without the help of a calculator are well established, students should be able to use calculators with more complex mathematical problems, real-life applications and calculations involving very large and small numbers.