ERIC Number: ED170169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
The New Calculation in Education: A Research Agenda.
Rising, Gerald R.
A preliminary framework for research on effects of calculators on mathematics learning is presented. A research methodology is urged that places less emphasis on tight controls, exact replicability, and numbers amenable to statistical analysis. New curriculum needs to be developed that looks at the calculator as a mechanism to be explored in its own right and to be used to raise and reflect upon essentially philosophical questions. The extent to which the calculator coincides with youngsters' conceptions of the nature of mathematics and the extent to which that instrument is at odds with what they believe about mathematics needs to be explored. Other approaches to research on calculators include: (1) an analysis of the kinds of problems that relate to the internal anatomy of the calculator; (2) the effect of the calculator on society; and (3) investigating hardware usage. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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