Not Just for Computation: Basic Calculators Can Advance the Process Standards

  • Not Just for Computation: Basic Calculators Can Advance the Process Standards

    Laura Moss, Barbara Grover
    Using two real-world situations, this article describes in detail how the use of basic calculators can be the basis for an instructional strategy. Student worksheets are provided that require student to first estimate, then record the calculator key strokes used to arrive at their answer. By completing this activity, students will explore the fraction, decimal, percent relationships as well as explore the meaning of the remainder in division. Additional real-world situations are provided.