ERIC Number: ED389620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
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The Day the Calculator Changed: Visual Calculators in Prealgebra and Algebra.
Owens, John E.
Multi-line-multi-operation calculators such as the TI-80 provide eighth-grade prealgebra and algebra students with significantly better computational tools for basic order-of-operation problems involving integers and signed rational numbers than do calculators offering only last-entry-or-result displays. Effects are more apparent for weaker students and in more complicated problems involving the distributive property. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Pre Algebra
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (17th, Columbus, OH, October 21-24, 1995). For entire conference proceedings, see SE 057 177.