In my tutoring I am continually surprised by how little most students know about their calculators.
It is true that most students know the basics: the four operations, the exponent key, the square root key, the Pi key, and maybe some trig fundamentals, like sin, cos 60 and tan. But aside from these basic keys and keystrokes, many students have little to no idea what the other keys do.
The funny thing is that there are so many keys and keystrokes that students would just “love” if they only knew about them.
So to help students out a bit here, I’m starting an occasional series whose name is just below.