Lesson 5

If you only use your calculator to spell words… calculator funny

From this point forward, you have permission and are expected to use your scientific calculator for math calculations not just for making creative phrases!  This is exciting news!!!  Do you have your $8 to $15 scientific calculator handy?  If not, you need to stop reading this and go and get your calculator.  This week you will learn to use your calculator to help with calculating exponents and simplifying expressions by using order of operations.  Isn’t math great?!

The following tutorial is only if you need help finding/using the exponent button on your scientific calculator.


The following tutorial will provide clarification on simplifying expressions using order of operations.


The following link to view a tutorial that will show you how to do Exercise 2.1 Part C #22 & #24 (this week’s Portfolio Project). Life Plan Part 2 Help 

If you need additional practice beyond what is in the textbook, print off the following worksheets & answer keys: Exponents Extra Practice Worksheet and Order of Operations Extra Practice Worksheet.