ERIC Number: ED215884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Using Calculators and Microcomputers with Exceptional Children.
Etlinger, Leonard E.; Ogletree, Earl J.
The focus of this document is on descriptions of calculators, microcomputers, and related educational technology and materials. Calculators are viewed as innovative teaching tools that can have both practical and pedagogical functions in the classroom to enhance understanding and achievement in mathematics. Microcomputers are seen as glorified calculators, that may replace calculators since they perform calculator functions and are additionally easily programed to store and retrieve specific data, ask questions, and evaluate and report students' responses. A comparative list of features of some of the most popular microcomputers is provided. The report concludes by noting that calculators and microcomputers can benefit students by: (1) reinforcing the basic skills,; (2) helping in basic reasoning skills; (3) reinforcing problem-solving ability; (4) promoting logical thinking; (5) encouraging creativity; (6) developing concentration and independent learning; (7) broadening technological experiences; (8) providing stimulation and motivation; (9) developing mapreading skills; (10) helping to develop number sequencing concepts; (11) aiding in discovering mathematical concepts; and (12) developing music skills. (MP)
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Note: Contains occasional light and broken type. Portions of this document taken from ED202707.