Ch 4: Using Scientific Calculators in Calculus: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Using Scientific Calculators chapter of this College Calculus Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the use of scientific calculators. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of scientific calculators.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding material from college calculus will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding solving equations on a scientific calculator or working with graphing on the calculator.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about scientific calculators.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra math learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Using Scientific Calculators chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Using Scientific Calculators chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What is the difference between degrees and radians on a scientific calculator?
  • How can I calculate sine, cosine and an inverse trigonometric function on a calculator?
  • What do I need to know about exponentials and trigonometric functions on a calculator?
  • How do I solve equations numerically on the calculator?
  • How do I solve systems of equations by graphing on a calculator?

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Using Scientific Calculators in Calculus: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Radians & Degrees on the CLEP Scientific Calculator

1. Radians & Degrees on the CLEP Scientific Calculator

In this lesson, we'll review online calculators, in particular the CLEP online calculator. Review the difference between radians and degrees, the order of operations and scientific notation on the CLEP calculator.

Trigonometry Functions & Exponentials on the CLEP Calculator

2. Trigonometry Functions & Exponentials on the CLEP Calculator

In this lesson, review how to use the history on the CLEP calculator as we calculate sines, cosines and the inverse trigonometric functions. Finish by exploring exponentials and logarithms.

Solving Equations on the CLEP Scientific Calculator

3. Solving Equations on the CLEP Scientific Calculator

In this lesson, learn how to use the Solver function of the CLEP calculator. With calculators, you can solve equations numerically (find a number answer) even when you cannot solve the problem explicitly.

How to Solve Equations by Graphing on the CLEP Scientific Calculator

4. How to Solve Equations by Graphing on the CLEP Scientific Calculator

In this lesson, review how to graph equations with the CLEP calculator. Given a function, find the maximum and minimum values over a range and the roots of the equation. Learn how you can use this to solve a system of equations by graphically finding intersects.

Radians & Degrees on a Calculator

5. Radians & Degrees on a Calculator

While we may have a tendency to think of angles solely in terms of degrees, the truth is that radians offer a useful way of looking at them. However, being able to switch between the two is crucial for making the most of having a calculator.

Trigonometry Functions & Exponentials on a Calculator

6. Trigonometry Functions & Exponentials on a Calculator

Despite the fact that you've probably used a scientific calculator since middle school, it's really only in high school and college that you learn what all the keys are for. In this lesson, we look at trigonometric functions and exponential keys.

How to Solve Equations on a Calculator

7. How to Solve Equations on a Calculator

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to use a basic scientific calculator to help you solve your mathematical equations. You will learn how a scientific calculator makes it easier to calculate your mathematical expressions.

Solving Equations by Graphing on a Graphing Calculator

8. Solving Equations by Graphing on a Graphing Calculator

One of the most useful aspects of having a graphing calculator is to be able to use it to solve equations. However, the word 'solve' has multiple potential meanings, as this lesson will demonstrate.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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