## Get the most from your calculator

Below are a vast array of instructional materials designed to help students understand their calculator and become practiced at carrying out various calculations. These resources are duplicated in the student area of the project maths website so that students may use them for themselves.

### New Resource! – Calculator Instructional Videos

**Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)**
Learn to use your calculator to calculate LCM

**Prime Factors & HCF**
Learn to find prime factors and find HCF

**Calculating Means**
Learn to find the mean of a dataset

**Random Integers**
Learn to generate random integers

**Table Function for Graphing**
Use your calculator to find couples for plotting a graph

**Combinations**
Learn to calculate the number of combinations

**Standard Deviation**
Learn to calculate standard deviation

**Correlation Coefficient**
Learn to calculate correlation coefficient

**Logarithms**
Learn to use your calculator to calculate logs

**Verify Mode**
Learn to verify solutions on your calculator & see where it's useful in the classroo...

### Casio Calculator

### Sharp calculator

### Why use calculators?

Used appropriately, calculators are an invaluable tool in today’s maths classroom. They can be used to promote deeper understanding of many maths concepts for example in investigating the properties of numbers or in speeding up rote calculations as part of a much deeper learning activity. It is important that students are proficient in using their calculators and it is also important that students understand the calculations they are doing rather than blindly keying in figures. Students should be encouraged to develop checking strategies so that they have some way of recognising an answer as being reasonable or not. Here is a brief overview of the importance of calculators to students’ maths education.