At 03:03 PM 26/2/95, Tad Watanabe wrote: > >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?