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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 Exponents and Roots Worksheet (with complete Key) gives students practice to become fluent using their calculator. The worksheet concisely reviews the steps contained in the Exponents and Roots Tutorial. The worksheet should be used in conjunction with the Exponents and Roots Tutorial. The aim of both the Tutorial and the Worksheet is to assist students to independently become 100% comfortable with their calculator. The aim of the worksheet is DIY for students.

The worksheet can be used as teacher assessment, peer assessment or self assessment at the end of a fractions and decimals unit of work.

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, Assessment, Teacher Assessment, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment, Peer Assessment, Self Assessment

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.