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Checking Your Work with a Calculator

In this worksheet, students first try to work out the problem without a calculator, and then they work it through again using a calculator.

'Checking Your Work with a Calculator' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Mixed Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet, you must use a calculator to answer these questions.

 

Example

 

Work out £3.41 + 56p.  Give your answer in £s.

 

Answer

 

We must NOT work out 3.41 + 56 as one amount is in £s and the other in pence.

 

The answer is to be given in £s, so we change everything to pence.

 

56p is the same as £0.56

 

On the calculator, we add 3.41 + 0.56 = 3.97

 

The answer is £3.97.  

 

N.B. The answer is not 3.97 but £3.97

Make sure you put units in all the questions where either the question has them, or the questions asks for them.

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