
Re: What are the "basic" facts?
Posted:
Jul 2, 1995 1:55 PM


A fourth method of calculating, and the one my students overwhelmingly prefer, is computer supported calculating (spreadsheets, Mathematica, graphing, The Geometer's Sketchpad). In this fourth level the student must show an understanding of what needs to be done. The mechanics of arithmetic no longer determine whether math can be done and enjoyed.
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On Sun, 2 Jul 1995, Norm Krumpe wrote:
Considering the three basic ways of computing  mental, paper/pencil, and calculator  it seems that the one to which we devote the most attention in the classroom is the same one we use least outside the classroom.

