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Mathematical interactions: Getting started

Kissane, B. and Harradine, A. (2000) Mathematical interactions: Getting started. Shriro Australia Pty Limited, Chatswood, N.S.W.

Abstract

As its title suggests, this book is intended to be a resource to help you to start using your calculator effectively.

If you have never used your calculator at all, we suggest that you begin by working through the first few pages of this book with your calculator at your fingertips. Expect to make a few mistakes here and there, as the calculator is a very sophisticated device, and is capable of doing many more things than we will use in this series.

If you have used the calculator before, you might still find it useful to refer to the book, in case there are things described here that you have not yet encountered.

If you are an experienced calculator user, you may need to refer to the book only for particular purposes (such as to find out how to enter a program into the calculator).

Many details of the more sophisticated aspects of using your calculator (such as statistical work) are dealt with in other books in this series. This book is only intended to be the first step.

As well as advice on how to use the calculator, there are a few mathematical interactions for you to try, for which answers have been provided. These will allow you to make sure that you understand thoroughly how to use the calculator in the ways described.

In addition to this book, there are other resources that you may find useful if and when you get stuck. Your fellow students and your teacher are likely to be the quickest way of getting the help you need. There is also a very detailed User’s Guide that comes with each calculator; you may be able to find a copy of this to use, particularly when you have a little experience with the calculator.

We hope that you find this book a useful assistant for your early work with the calculator.

Publication Type: Book
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Shriro Australia Pty Limited
Copyright: 2000 The Authors
Notes: NSW General mathematics - Preliminary Course
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/6315
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