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ADM 131 - Office Calculators

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Electronic calculator operations with emphasis on 10-key speed and accuracy using the touch system.  Includes topics in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; also includes the use of constants, chain discounts, sales commission, percent of increase/decrease, and net price calculations.  
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate the 10-key touch method
    1. Show finger placement on the 10-key keypad
    2. Operate the electronic calculator without watching fingers
  2. Solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems
    1. Execute the steps involved in solving addition problems
    2. Conduct the steps involved in solving subtraction problems
    3. Perform the steps involved in solving multiplication problems
    4. Practice the steps involved in solving division problems
  3. Solve problems using the various function settings
    1. Recognize the different function settings
    2. Select the appropriate function setting for solving problems
  4. Solve problems using constant multipliers and divisors
    1. Recognize the steps involved in using constant multipliers and divisors
    2. Make the appropriate machine adjustments for using constant multipliers and divisors
  5. Select the appropriate decimal settings for solving a variety of problems
    1. Recognize the different decimal settings available
    2. Make the machine adjustments for using the appropriate decimal setting
  6. Solve problems involving accumulative numbers using the memory register
    1. Identify the steps involved in working with accumulative numbers
    2. Recognize the procedures for using the memory register
    3. Select the appropriate steps for solving accumulative multiplication and division problems
  7. Solve problems involving chain computations
    1. Recognize the steps involved in performing multiple calculations
    2. Perform multiple calculations in solving problems such as net price and discounts
  8. Solve banking problems including bank statements, bank credit card and finance charges.
  9. Assess numbers stored in memory to solve problems
    1. Recognize the steps involved in storing numbers in memory
    2. Identify the steps involved in recalling numbers in memory
    3. Perform the steps necessary to recall numbers from memory in solving such problems as payroll and horizontal and vertical addition
  10. Solve problems using the percent key
    1. Recognize the advantages of using the percent key in solving problems
    2. Utilize the percent key in solving problems involving percentages
  11. Operate the electronic calculator in a timed situation
    1. Key numeric data for five minutes
    2. Compute timing grade
    3. Receive grade based on KSPM five 5-minute timed writings: 176 or more =A, 163=B+, 150=B, 136=B-, 123=C+, 112=C, 100=C-
    4. Receive grade based on the accuracy of five 5-minute timed writings; 0-3 errors, no drop in grade; 4-6 errors, drop 1/2 grade; 7-8 errors, drop 1 grade; 9 or more errors, timing cannot be counted.



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