How to Solve Equations on a Calculator Video


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What kinds of problems do scientific calculators NOT help you solve?

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1. For the math problem 4.1 + (5.12 - 3.12) * 2.1 - 0.43, which operation will a scientific calculator do first?

2. How much of a problem do you still need to solve manually even if you use a scientific calculator?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this assessment, we'll ask you a series of multiple-choice questions related to using a scientific calculator in order to solve equations. Quiz questions are covers general knowledge about using a calculator to solve equations and applying that knowledge to specific problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz is to see how much you know about:

  • Using a scientific calculator
  • Kinds of problems a scientific calculator can solve
  • Order of operations when using a scientific calculator
  • Solving equations manually
  • Buttons on a scientific calculator

Skills Practiced

In this quiz you'll practice the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve scientific calculator practice problems
  • Critical thinking - apply what you know about calculators in order to determine what parts of an equation need to be solved manually when using a scientific calculator
  • Information recall - recall what buttons are on a scientific calculator

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about using a scientific calculator you can view our, How to Solve Equations on a Calculator lesson. This lesson will cover the following items:

  • Using a scientific calculator on a test
  • Differences between calculators
  • Why you need to isolate the variable manually
  • Performing other functions with a calculator