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Maths Calculator Skills

Overall rating 5 out of 55 (19 ratings)

Last updated 10 September 2014, created 27 September 2011, viewed 14,390

A lesson created to support pupils in getting to know and use their calculator ahead of GCSE exams. Includes starter & plenary group memory exercises, pair activity to find buttons using co-ordinates and then individual task to work through different buttons needed at GCSE. The slides are More…aimed at Higher paper candidates but could be used for foundation by removing the Higher topics. Instructions on what to print out for the lesson are on the last slide. NOTE: This is based on using a Casio FX 83/85GT calculator but could be adapted for other models.

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  • Powerpoint documentActivity
    Getting to Know your Calculator.pptx (171kb, Powerpoint document)
  • Powerpoint documentActivity
    Using a Calculator.pptx (445kb, Powerpoint document)
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Engagig lesson for what can be a dull topic! Well done!

from loumagoo, 10 September 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Fantastic! Thank you.

from MrRizk, 10 March 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

An amazing resource!

from cardigankate, 13 February 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Absolutely tremendous. Will be using this with year 8 middle-low ability today during our calculator lesson.

from modonovan, 31 January 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5


from mickw1965, 09 January 2014
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