[snipped] One of the main reasons comes from the fact that the teachers in his/her elementary school used calculators. >[snipped] > Dave Leom
Someone is pulling your leg if they have gotten you to believe that the reason they do not know their multiplication facts is because their "teacher" used a calculator. The reason they do not know their multiplication facts is because they looked for "excuses" not to learn them. Using calculators or any other machine does not prevent people from learning. It is and always will be their own choice.