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Topic: Saxon ad
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Dagfinn Eggen

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Saxon ad
Posted: Feb 26, 1995 6:52 AM
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At 07:34 PM 25/2/95, Andrei TOOM wrote:
>On Sat, 25 Feb 1995, Michael Paul Goldenberg wrote:

>> "Calculators must be accepted at the K-4 level as valuable tools for
>> learning mathematics. Calculators enable children to explore number ideas
>> and patterns, to have valuable concept-development experiences, to focus
>> on problem-solving processes, and to investigate realistic applications.
>> The thoughtful use of calculators can increase the quality of the
>> curriculum as well as the quality of children's learning.

>Which problems ? Are there examples ?
>(I am NOT agains calculators in principle.)
>Andrei Toom

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

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.)


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