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Not Just for Computation: Basic Calculators Can Advance the Process Standards

Laura Moss, Barbara Grover 

January 2007, Volume 12, Issue 5, Page 266

Abstract:
Using two real-world situations, this article describes in detail how the use of basic calculators can be the basis for an instructional strategy. Student worksheets are provided that require student to first estimate, then record the calculator key strokes used to arrive at their answer. By completing this activity, students will explore the fraction, decimal, percent relationships as well as explore the meaning of the remainder in division. Additional real-world situations are provided.

Keywords:
Article
Calculators
Communication
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Math Coordinator / Coach
Estimation / Approximation / Number Sense
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Problem Solving / Problem Posing