[snipped] >Please don't tell me that anyone who can't do something just doesn't try. >[snipped]
I think the paint remains, it was not the use of calculatores that caused you not to learn the multiplication tables. It does, however, point to the fact that for students such as yourself, calculators become an essential tool.
>>Dave, >> >>Someone is pulling your leg if they have gotten you to believe that the >>reason they do not know their multiplication facts is because their >>"teacher" used a calculator. The reason they do not know their >>multiplication facts is because they looked for "excuses" not to learn >>them. >>Using calculators or any other machine does not prevent people from >>learning. It is and always will be their own choice. >> >>Eileen >> >> >>Eileen Abrahamson >>email@example.com >>Edw. Neill Elemetary >>13409 Upton Ave. So. >>Burnsville, MN 55337 > >Mark Priniski Pioneering Partner '93 >Rib Lake High School firstname.lastname@example.org >Rib Lake, WI 54470