ERIC Number: ED204178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Calculators in the Mathematics Curriculum: Effects and Changes.
Rabe, Rebecca Moore
The purpose of this paper was to determine the effects of calculators in mathematics classes and to assess proposed curriculum revisions related to calculators. Twenty-six calculator studies and other selected sources were reviewed and annotated. Major conclusions of the study include: (1) calculator use has produced significant gains in computational performance; (2) knowledge of basic facts were prerequisite to extensive calculator work; and (3) calculators motivated students. It was also found that less emphasis should be given to computational skills in favor of concept exploration, and problem solving should be the focus of the mathematics curriculum. (VK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
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