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ERIC Number: ED170166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Calculator's Effect on Children's Solution Processes.
Blume, Glendon W.; And Others
Three preliminary studies and one exploratory main study investigated the effect of calculator use on elementary, middle, and secondary school students' solution methods on routine mathematical problems. Items were identified for which a longer and a shorter solution method existed. Half of the sample worked these using a calculator and half used paper and pencil. The authors conclude that calculator use should be accompanied by instruction designed to encourage calculator users to search for simplifications and shorter solution methods. Additional research attention should focus on the calculator's effect on the user's responses in various mathematical situations. (MP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (57th, Boston, Massachusetts, April 18-21, 1979)