ERIC Number: ED127205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Electronic Hand Calculators: The Implications for Pre-College Education. Final Report.
Suydam, Marilyn, Comp.
This volume reports research conducted to provide the National Science Foundation (NSF) with information concerning the existing range of beliefs and opinions about the impact of the hand-held calculator on pre-college educational practice. A literature search and several surveys of groups of individuals involved in calculator manufacture and sales or in education were conducted. In addition, four position papers by prominent educators were obtained. The body of the report presents summaries of information collected relevant to availability of calculators, arguments for and against their use in schools, ways in which they are now used in schools, and research findings. Five recommendations related to study of and preparation for implementation of calculator use are made. Appendices to the report present an annotated list of references, the detailed findings of the surveys, and the position papers: Immerzeel, Ockenga, and Tarr discuss plausible instances with which to use calculators; Pollak proposes criteria for redesigning the curriculum; Weaver makes suggestions for needed research; and Usiskin and Bell provide some perspectives on curriculum revision. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.