Sunday, August 29, 2010

Calculators in the classroom - revisited

About a month ago, I had a post called "Damn faculty, standing in the way of student success..." where I disagreed with a post on Calculators from Dean Dad's Confessions of a Community College Dean blog.  Interesting post today on the snarky College Misery blog titled There are no stupid questions...Or are there? with another example of where rampant calculator use among K-12 students has resulted in clueless college students.  It's a simple question, do we want a nation of button pushers for whom math is magic or do we want college graduates who can think?

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