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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 11:32 AM
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17. Mathematics and calculation are two separate things.
Any course which is called a "math" course should not require, or allow, calculators.

Learning to make approximations is an extremely valuable skill, it's just not real mathematics. Both skills need to be learned to a substantial extent to prepare students for either a career or college -- or to fluorish in a technologically advanced society.
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  -A Math Paradox: The Widening Gap Between High School and College Math LWolf  Oct-11-09 05:47 PM   #0 
  - Math instruction in American public schools is ridiculously stupid, in my experience  anonymous171   Oct-11-09 05:59 PM   #1 
  - Actually, this article  LWolf   Oct-11-09 06:10 PM   #2 
  - Part of the problem is the "guesstimating" an answer to a  shraby   Oct-11-09 06:13 PM   #3 
  - To be honest,  LWolf   Oct-11-09 07:23 PM   #6 
  - The rationale arises from the use of calculators  jberryhill   Oct-11-09 08:13 PM   #9 
     - Mathematics and calculation are two separate things.  eppur_se_muova   Oct-12-09 11:32 AM   #17 
  - There was a math program back  SheilaT   Oct-11-09 06:30 PM   #4 
  - Ah, yes, the New Math, pushed by computer and DOD people  Warpy   Oct-11-09 06:58 PM   #5 
  - As someone who has tutored several students over last few years, I m concerned  truedelphi   Oct-11-09 07:34 PM   #7 
  - I've been a little shocked, myself,  LWolf   Oct-11-09 07:51 PM   #8 
     - Depends on the kid  jberryhill   Oct-11-09 08:17 PM   #11 
        - That is also true.  LWolf   Oct-12-09 06:59 AM   #13 
  - " . . . adults using test scores to reward or punish other adults are doing  DLnyc   Oct-11-09 08:16 PM   #10 
  - This reminds me of an incident that happened to me..  girl gone mad   Oct-11-09 09:26 PM   #12 
  - It's a common misconception  LWolf   Oct-12-09 07:08 AM   #14 
  - I'm going to take some of this out of context,  Trillo   Oct-12-09 09:43 AM   #15 
  - I suggest you read the article  LWolf   Oct-12-09 10:32 PM   #18 
  - 'Progress' and 'development' need to be evaluated holistically.  eppur_se_muova   Oct-12-09 11:28 AM   #16 
     - The key word you nailed that with is  LWolf   Oct-12-09 10:33 PM   #19 

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