n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - The curse of the calculator

Volume 2005, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


So what goes wrong when a pocket calculator is brought into play? Are pupils relying so heavily on technology that mental arithmetic and critical thinking are starting to take something of a backseat? Or is the fundamental rigour of basic calculator usage simply lacking? The issue is no doubt a complex and multi-faceted one.

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