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September 2021 MTCA Virtual Session – Can we Use a (Broken) Calculator
September 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
|Join us for dinner & mathematics!|
Please join us via Zoom this evening, September 30 for our first MTCA of the 2021-2022 school year.
Please join us at 6 pm to eat dinner together remotely (each person will need to provide their own dinner).
Our session will begin at 6:30 pm.
We request that you register so that we have the needed information for your CPE certificate.
|Jason Ermer will lead our September 2021 MTCA Session|
Can We Use a (Broken) Calculator?
If only we math teachers had a dollar for every time we were asked, “Can we use a calculator?” In this session, calculator use is not just allowed, it is required. There is a catch, however! (Isn’t there always?) Each of my customized calculators is “broken” such that only a few of the buttons work. Given a particular calculator’s limitations, what values can and cannot appear on the screen? Given a target value, how can we display that value with the minimum number of (broken) button-presses? From a simple premise, we will discover a surprising variety of opportunities for exploration!
|Participants earn two CPE hours for each session.|
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