TABLE OF CONTENTS

Fractions and mixed numbers:

Index form answers:

Percent/Degrees/Pie answers:

Vectors and Coordinates:


Overview:


The Maths keyboard will pop-up on the screen to help with inputting mathematical functions. It’s important to note that this is a keyboard with maths symbols - not a calculator. 


If the nugget/diagnostic requires a calculator, then a physical calculator is required to answer the question; using one is good practice for exams. The numbers on the keyboard are there for anyone working on a tablet.


Clicking the blue buttons allows you to toggle between keyboard formats. 




If you are using CENTURY on a tablet, rotating the screen to landscape mode ensures you can see and click on all the buttons found on the maths keyboard.

Keyboard shortcut: If you are on a laptop, you can type numbers into the answer box as well as using the arrow buttons to navigate the CENTURY keyboard.


Fractions and mixed numbers:


If the nugget/diagnostic requires an answer as a fraction, click the fractions button (outlined in blue in the image), and then select the digits from the numbers section of the keyboard. 



If the nugget/diagnostic requires an answer as a mixed number, click the mixed numbers button (outlined in blue in the image), and then select the digits from the numbers section of the keyboard to input your answer. To continue writing after entering the mixed number, press the right arrow key after you have inputted the digits from the numbers section of the keyboard.



Index form answers:


If the nugget/diagnostic requires an answer in index form, select the digit from the numbers section of the keyboard, and then click the indices button (outlined in blue in the image)  to insert your index number. To get back to writing in non-index form press the right arrow key


Percent/Degrees/Pie answers:


If the nugget/diagnostic requires an answer to be in percentages, select the digits from the numbers section of the keyboard, and then click the percentage button (outlined in blue in the image). 

Keyboard shortcut: You can also write ‘percent’ after you select the digits from the numbers section of the keyboard instead of clicking the percentage button.




If the nugget/diagnostic requires an answer to be in degrees, select the digits from the numbers section of the keyboard, and then click the degrees button (outlined in blue in the image).



If the nugget/diagnostic requires an answer to be in Pi form, select the digits from the numbers section of the keyboard, and then click on the Pi button (outlined in blue in the image).

Keyboard shortcut: You can also write ‘pi’ after selecting the digits from the numbers section of the keyboard instead of selecting the Pi button.




Vectors and Coordinates:


If the nugget/diagnostic requires an answer to be in coordinate form, click the coordinate button (outlined in blue in the image), and then select the digits from the numbers section of the keyboard. To get back to writing in non-coordinate form press the right arrow key.




If the nugget/diagnostic requires an answer to be in a vector format, click the vector button (outlined in blue in the image), and then select the digits from the numbers section of the keyboard. To get back to writing in a non-vector format press the right arrow key.