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Topic: Re:calculator peripherals
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Re:calculator peripherals
Posted: Aug 6, 1995 11:20 PM
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In a message dated 95-08-06 16:45:10 EDT, you write:

>> >I don't think the calculator has any place in the K-4 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).


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