Monday, April 18, 2016

Calculator Word Fun

How many of you remember doing this with a calculator?

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When I was young, I loved typing in numbers into the calculator to flip them over and see the "words" that they spelled when held upside down.  It entertained my brother and I for hours of our childhood!

I started thinking, wouldn't it be fun to have my students practice math problems and then check them with the calculator and see if their word was correct?  I made a set of task cards and tried them out - the verdict?  The kids loved this activity as much as I had!  They thought their teacher was magic!


My students worked in pairs to solve their problems first.  Then they checked them with the calculators.


I LOVED the grins when they got the answer correct!

I made task cards for both whole numbers and decimal numbers to differentiate for my students' needs.




Watch some of my students trying out the activity:


You can easily recreate this activity for your students by playing around with the calculator and seeing what words you can make, or googling calculator words.

Or.... you can grab a copy of my cards already done for you using the link below!

Calculator Word Fun



If you do decide to try this activity with your students I would love to hear about it and see pictures!  Please email me at kellys3ps@sbcglobal.net or tag me on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter!



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