Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tech Tip 8/22 - Using the Net as Your Calculator

My Grandfather always used to joke that a computer was nothing more than an oversized calculator (in a way he was right).
Did you know that there are a bunch of awesome calculators on-line and you probably type words into one quite often?
Here are 3 cool calculator tools:
Yes that is right - Google! If you type something in the search bar as a calculation and click search - the first results back will be your answer. You can do this for just about any math - including conversions (sorry factor-label method lovers). Here are directions.
Very Cool. Does calculations, conversions, and keeps a history of your calculations. Real nice for teaching students to follow their steps in calculations without carrying around rolls of calculator tape.

Those TI's are pretty expensive. Get your graph groove on for free!