ERIC Number: ED430812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Groping and Hoping for a Consensus on Calculator Use.
Mathematics Education Dialogues, v2 n3 May-Jun 1999
This issue of Mathematics Education Dialogues focuses on the use of calculators in the mathematics classroom. The eleven articles on this theme include: (1) "Groping and Hoping for a Consensus on Calculator Use" (Zalman Usiskin); (2) "Let's Abolish Pencil-and-Paper Arithmetic" (Anthony Ralston); (3) "Do We Need Calculators?" (Kim Mackey); (4) "How Our Readers Feel about Calculators" (Cynthia Ballheim); (5) "The Research Backs Calculators" (Donald Dessart, Charleen M. deRidder, and Aimee J. Ellington); (6) "Ensuring That All Children Are Powerful Technology Users" (Charlene Morrow); (7) "A Calculator Tour around Canada and the United States" (Johnny Lott); (8) Questioning the Use of Calculators in the Elementary Grades" (Frank Wang); (9) "Calculators at the Elementary School Level? Yes, It Just Makes Sense" (Randall I. Charles); (10) "Tools for Mathematical Understanding in Middle School" (Perry Montoya and Vicki Graber); and (11) "A Revolution in My High School Classroom" (Gail Burrill). The final article is from an excerpted paper by Lars-Eric Bjork and Hans Brolin entitled "An Attempt in Sweden at Consensus." (ASK)
Descriptors: Calculators, Educational Technology, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1593.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
Note: "Mathematics Education Dialogues" is published as a supplement to the NCTM "News Bulletin."