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calculator use

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From: Deb
To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: Sep 11, 2006 at 14:58:41
Subject: calculator use

I used to have an activity for upper elementary that was excellent.  You 
could divide the class in half, give one half a calculator, the other half 
nothing.  Then you would put this long, like 10 or 12 step problem on the 
overhead, and tell them to solve (evaluate) the problem and raise their 
hand when they were finished.  And if you used your brain, you could get 
done much more quickly than if you punched in all the numbers on your 
So I wondered if anyone has an activity like that, that would be 
appropriate for middle level.  
Thanks.  Deb

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