Watch the video and explore the diagrams below to learn about calculators and how to use them.
Click on the question mark buttons in the interactive diagrams below to see the names of the buttons on a calculator. For a more detailed explanation of the buttons and what they do, open the Calculator Buttons chart. - open in a new window
Click on the type of calculator to see the diagram:
The list of commonly used calculator buttons was adapted by The Learning Portal in part from Getting to know your calculator in the course Using a scientific calculator from OpenLearn, used under a CC BY NC SA license. It is available under a CC BY NC SA license.
Math textbooks are a bit different from textbooks for other subjects; they cover a lot of information very concisely, so you have to read them carefully. Here are some strategies to help you use your math textbooks effectively:
Math involves a lot of specific procedures and details. It would be difficult to remember everything you learn in class, which is why it’s important to have good notes. Here are some strategies for taking notes and organizing them to be the most useful.
Watch the video and read the instructions below.
How to Take Class Notes was created by The Learning Portal and is available under a CC BY NC SA license. It was created using the following sources:
Getting the Most From Your Math Notes in College Success by Lumen Learning, used under a CC BY license.
Homework is an important task for learning math concepts. It is an opportunity for you to apply and practice techniques that you learned in class to make sure that you really understand them. Here are some tips for your math homework:
Attribution: Homework tips were adapted by The Learning Portal from Doing Your Homework by Saddleback College, used under CC BY SA. They are available on The Learning Portal under CC BY SA.
Mistakes are inevitable. The trick is to view mistakes as steps on the road to getting it right. Approach mistakes in the following ways:
Watch the video below for an example of a growth mindset.
Attribution: How to learn from mistakes from The Learning Portal was adapted from The Serious Truth About Silly Mistakes- open in a new tab and Wrong But Not Stupid by Ben Orlin- open in a new tab on Math with Bad Drawings- open in a new tab, used under CC BY NC- open in a new tab. It is available on The Learning Portal under CC BY NC- open in a new tab.