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Having fun with pocket calculators and negative numbers

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Memorandum

5. a) 108

b) 9

c) 13

d) 68

e) 14

f) 4

g) 48

h 72

i) 200

j) 18 000

k) 20

l) 9

m) R238

n) R6 080

o) 54

Leaner section

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Activity: fun with the pocket calculator [lo 1.9.2

Fun with the pocket calculator

1. Did you know that pocket calculators are also able to “speak”? Take you pocket calculator and key in the following: 0,65 + 0,1234 =

Now turn your calculator upside-down. What do you read?

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In this module we will be learning how to use the pocket calculator effectively in order to make calculating easy.

2. DID YOU KNOW?

5 000 years ago the Babylonians designed a counting frame that they called an abacus. The Chinese still use a variation of this counting machine. Their abacus consists of beads that are moved along the rods of a counting frame.

In 1642 Blaise Pascal, who lived in France, designed a counting machine that was operated by turning knobs, but it was too expensive to produce.

Charles Babbage, a British mathematician, began working on a steam-driven analytical engine in 1830. For 37 years he worked on this engine that was able to do a variety of calculations, but died before he could finalise the design.

3. LET’S DO REVISION

Work with a friend and find the following keys on your pocket calculator:

AC = Deletes everything, including the memory
C = Clears the screen
CE / CM = Clears the memory
Min / M / M+ _____________________________________
STO = Stores in the memory / adds
M- = Subtracts from the memory
RCL / x M _____________________________________
MR / RM = Recalls the memory
O m / O m = You did not clear the memory

Does your pocket calculator have another key that must be pressed to do the above? Write it here:

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4. DO YOU STILL REMEMBER?

We have pocket calculators and scientific calculators.The latter are used for more complicated calculations.Compare your pocket calculator with those of your classmatesto see how they agree or differ.

5. Before we continue working with the pocket calculator, we are going to use some brainpower! Complete the following mental calculation test as quickly and accurately as possible:

a) 12 × 9 = __________

b) __________ × 7 = 63

c) 48 + __________ = 61

d) __________ - 18 = 50

e) 63 - __________ = 49

f) (12 × 8) + __________ = 100

g) 8 × 3 × 3 = __________

h) __________ ÷ 8 = 9

i) 80 × 40 = __________

j) 300 × 60 __________

k) 500 ÷ 25 = __________

l) one third of 27 = __________

m) R2,38 × 100 = __________

n) R6,08 × 1 000 = __________

o) __________ ÷ 6 = 9

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Complete by colouring in the appropriate block:

This was GOOD AVERAGE POOR work!

Assessment

Learning Outcome 1: The learner will be able to recognise, describe and represent numbers and their relationships, and to count, estimate, calculate and check with competence and confidence in solving problems.

Assessment Standard 1.9: We know this when the learner uses a range of techniques to perform calculations including:

1.9.2: using a calculator.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Source:  OpenStax, Mathematics grade 7. OpenStax CNX. Sep 16, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11075/1.1
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