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Re: Math & Calculators: perhaps an irrelevant story
Posted:
Jun 26, 1995 10:57 AM


In response to the notatallirrelevant story from Ted Alper <alper@Ockham.Stanford.EDU>, I think that the problem might have less to do with the use of calculators and more to do with the lack of experience playing with patterns and relationships in mathematics starting in the early years in school. If we get around to implementing the Standards, so that "prealgebra" isn't a oneyear course for grade 7 or 8 but an integral part of mathematics K8, perhaps the students will think first of patterns and have a vast experience to draw on. Marsha
Marsha Landau mlan@whe2.nl.edu Associate Professor, Mathematics Education NationalLouis University 2840 Sheridan Rd Evanston, IL 60201



