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The Trouble With Kids These Days

In his comment to my post about calculator use, Robb Ponton included some links to YouTube videos on this very subject. (Thanks, Robb!) One of these--Math Education: An Inconvenient Truth--featured M.J. McDermott, a meteorologist for a news station in Seattle, criticizing the reform math… Continue

Added by Karen Richardson on June 7, 2007 at 9:33am — 3 Comments

Do We Really Need to Learn to Carry the One?

I've been writing this post in my head all week and was going to post it to In Another Place, my other blog, but it seems a good way to get started at Classroom 2.0. Twice this past week, I heard two different people make essentially the same statement: the rise in the use of calculators has contributed to the deterioration of math skills in students. Because they can just punch in the numbers, they reason, they aren't really learning to do… Continue

Added by Karen Richardson on June 3, 2007 at 11:04am — 4 Comments

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