ERIC Number: EJ590369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Authority of the Calculator in the Minds of College Students.
Glasgow, Bob; Reys, Barbara J.
School Science and Mathematics, v98 n7 p383-88 Nov 1998
Presents a study in which a group of 25 undergraduate students was given seven whole- or decimal-number estimations and asked to determine the exact answer using a calculator programmed to give incorrect answers. Points out subjects' lack of confidence in their estimation skills as well as a reluctance to question calculator-produced results. Contains 14 references. (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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