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ERIC Number: ED171520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Using a Calculator to Teach Fraction Computation in Basic Arithmetic: Research and Observations.
Hector, Judith H.
The relative effectiveness of three methods of teaching fraction computation in the context of the community college was investigated. The use of calculators was a special focus of the study. The three methods were: (1) conventional algorithms with no calculator, (2) conventional algorithms with calculator, and (3) alternative algorithms using decimal fractions with the calculator. The results indicate that learning calculator-based algorithms produced no differences in computational skill, understanding, attitudes, nor length of time to learn when compared with learning conventional algorithms. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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