ERIC Number: EJ445108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Using the Calculator in a Prealgebra Course.
Boyd, Linda H.; Carson, Virginia M.
AMATYC Review, v13 n1 p8-14 Fall 1991
Indicates that utilizing calculators to introduce algebraic concepts in a prealgebra course provides students with a solid foundation for the study of college mathematics. Pedagogical criteria emphasized the difference between exact and approximate results, appropriate use of the calculator in problem solving, the role of estimation in calculations, and the reasonableness of answers. (14 references) (JJK)
Descriptors: Calculators, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Experimental Groups, Learning Strategies, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
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