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Re:calculator peripherals
Posted:
Aug 6, 1995 11:20 PM


In a message dated 950806 16:45:10 EDT, you write:
>> >I don't think the calculator has any place in the K4 math class. It >> >serves nothing and it is harmful for the child math well being. Even in >> >high school the use of calculators in math class has to be with great >> >caution. I have recently helped several very bright students who were >> >just the victims of the abuse of calculators in math class. I have >> >described one of the example before so I will not repeat here. >> >
I also have seen students who, in essence, are merely peripherals to their calculator. One student stopped me in class and argued that sin(pi/2) = 0. I could not disuade him with any definition this is what his calculator told him (of course it wa set to degrees).
Kent



