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Topic: Saxon ad
Replies: 18   Last Post: Feb 27, 1995 8:54 AM

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Tad Watanabe

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Re: Saxon ad
Posted: Feb 26, 1995 3:03 PM
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On Sun, 26 Feb 1995, Dagfinn Eggen wrote:

> >
> The most important thing about calculators at K-4 level (AM I RIGHT WHEN I
> SAY THAT K-4 IS ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD CHILDREN?) is, in my opinion, that it is
> a tool for computing (AND NOT PIMARILY FOR PROBLEM SOLVING!!) that means
> that ordinary division, multiplication, subtraction and adding becomes much
> easier.


Yes, therefore, they are wonderful tools for prblem solving.

>
> I remember myself back in early 70's when I bought a CASIO calculator by
> mail order. I sat hours just multiplying and dividing and found that big
> numbers was no big obstacle any more. (At that time I have been studying
> math at university levels for some time.)
>


Would it be too much to think that children, even in K-4, will think
similarly?

Tad Watanabe
Towson State University
Towson, Maryland 21204






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