ERIC Number: ED220273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Calculators in Pre-College Education: Fifth Annual State-of-the-Art Review.
Suydam, Marilyn N.
This document summarizes the research done on calculators and calculator use. It is noted that calculators are now seen as acceptable, with fears about use in school currently infrequent, and the role of such devices much more evident than 6 years ago. The first two sections of this material summarize data on use and availability. It is noted that within the 75 studies used in this analysis, 35% provide evidence that students score higher when calculators are used, 44% indicate no significant difference, 19% report mixed findings, and only 3% report calculator use led to lower student scores. This document next covers problem solving and calculator use in the following content areas: counting, basic facts, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, decimals, estimation, and trigonometry. Evidence on testing, curriculum concerns, and attitudes conclude the review. (MP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Calculator Information Center.