Embedded Universal Tools: Calculator Grades 6–8 for Math
(Calculator demo applies also to CAST Grade 5)

Embedded Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations Video Tutorial

Transcript

[MUSIC] and [GRAPHICS]

  • The State of California Department of Education logo appears on a black chalkboard background. It is a blue circle on a white background with "DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION" written in white letters on the upper half and "STATE OF CALIFORNIA" written in white letters below. The circle is a pen, a ruler, a scroll, a quill in an inkwell, and a stack of books sitting on a wooden table. A brass oil lamp is sitting on top of the books and there is a flame coming from its spout.
  • White text appears beneath the logo: "Universal Tools: Calculator 6-8 Video Tutorial".
  • The logo and text fade.
  • A webpage appears with black text on a white background. It is an online math test with a word problem displayed below and a table displaying the quantities of ginger ale and fruit juice needed to make fruit punch in two columns. The first box in the ginger ale column and the last box in the fruit juice column have been left blank. In the upper right corner of the webpage there is a calculator button, a line reader button, a zoom in button and a zoom out button.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • There are a variety of resources that can be used on test day. This video will show how to use the calculator tool for grades six through eight. During testing, the calculator will be available to you on certain test questions. This is what the calculator will look like once you have followed these next steps.
[GRAPHICS]
  • A calculator window appears in the bottom left corner of the screen. It has an X at the corner and contains a large blank space at the top, a smaller one just below, and the digits zero through nine and various arithmetic symbols as well as an "Answer" button.
  • The calculator window disappears.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • When it is available, select the calculator button in the upper right corner by using your mouse or trackpad. Here's what the calculator will look like once you have made that selection.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor selects the calculator button at the top right corner of the screen and the calculator window reappears in the bottom left corner of the screen.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • If you would like to move the location of the calculator, you can drag it to any location on the screen using your mouse or trackpad. If you're in grade seven or eight, you will be presented with a scientific calculator for use. Here's what that would look like.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor selects the top of the calculator window and drags it to the center of the screen.
  • The calculator window disappears and a scientific calculator with more functions appears in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. Above the digits there are three tabs: "main," "abc," and "func" as well as a button labeled "DEG" to switch between degrees and radians.
  • A blue text box appears at the bottom center of the screen. White text appears inside the blue box “Depending on the test or grade level, calculator types will vary.”
  • The blue box disappears.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Selecting "main" will show you the main calculator. The "abc" selection will give you access to letters and punctuation. The function tab will give you access to more calculator functions. You also have the option to select the functions of degree or radian.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The scientific calculator window is enlarged on the screen.
  • The cursor selects "main." Nothing happens as the calculator is already set to main.
  • The cursor selects "abc" and the keyboard changes to letters and punctuation marks.
  • The cursor selects "func" and the keyboard changes to a list of other functions.
  • The cursor selects "DEG" and the label changes to "RAD," then selects "RAD" and the label changes back to "DEG".
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Just like the other calculator option, you'll be able to move it to different parts of the screen. There are two ways to close the calculator when you're ready to continue with your test. You can select the 'X' in the upper right corner of the calculator tool, or select the calculator button again. Note that different devices may require different actions in order to make these selections. Thanks for watching.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor selects the top of the calculator window and drags it to the center of the screen.
  • The cursor highlights the 'X' button, then selects the calculator button in the upper right corner of the screen. The calculator window disappears.
[MUSIC] and [GRAPHICS]
  • The webpage fades.
  • The State of California Department of Education logo appears on a black chalkboard background. It is a blue circle on a white background with "DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION" written in white letters on the upper half and "STATE OF CALIFORNIA" written in white letters below. The circle is a pen, a ruler, a scroll, a quill in an inkwell, and a stack of books sitting on a wooden table. A brass oil lamp is sitting on top of the books and there is a flame coming from its spout.
  • White text appears beneath the logo: "For more information, visit www.caaspp.org".
  • The music fades.
  • Fade to black.