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Sunday, March 6, 2011

teaching kids to use their resources

If allowing kids to utilize a calculator will keep them engaged in math lessons...why not?!?

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Smart phones, calculators -tools create kids who like math

Parents who try to help their children with math homework may be noticing changes in the way their students are learning math. 

There is less of an emphasis placed on the "nitty gritty" aspects of math with wider acceptance of the use of calculators.  Of course this makes sense for the fact that students can spend less time on the actual calculation and more time learning the logistics of complex algebraic functions.  

If the use of calculators is all it takes to keep kids engaged and enthusiastic about math - why not? 

Tracy Lynn Cook is a writer in Gilbert, Arizona.  To read more, please visit her blog at, and follow her on twitter @TLCsThoughts.



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