ERIC Number: ED473868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Learning Math with Calculators: Activities for Grades 3-8.
Sparrow, Len; Swan, Paul
This book guides teachers in the appropriate use of calculators in math classrooms in grades 3-8. This resource is organized into two parts. Part One addresses the broad range of classroom teachers' questions and concerns about using calculators for teaching mathematics. Issues covered include: (1) How can calculators support helping children learn mathematics?; (2) How can teachers assess student learning if they are using a calculator?; (3) Is it important for all students to have access to the same model of calculator?; (4) Should students be allowed to use calculators during tests?; and (5) How can calculators help develop children's number sense? Part Two features a collection of classroom-tested activities for using calculators in math lessons, all chosen for the purpose of developing children's number sense and problem-solving abilities. For each activity students engage with a task, explore the mathematics embedded in it, and explain their answers and the reasons for them. (KHR)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Calculators, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts
Math Solutions Publications, Marilyn Burns Education Associates, 150 Gate 5 Road, Suite 101, Sausalito, CA 94965 ($15.95). Web site: http://www.mathsolutions.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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