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Topic: What are the "basic" facts?
Replies: 20   Last Post: Jul 6, 1995 8:34 PM

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Steve Means

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

from Steven S. Means
Math and Technology Teacher at Sammamish High School

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.

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