Re: Using Teaching Methods vs. "'Cause It's Required!"
Fri, 11 Feb 1994 11:01:29 -0500
I am professionally obligated to echo Bill Anderson's comments regarding the
use of calculators in the mathematics classroom. The topic is controversial,
mostly at the college level. In grades K-12, the use of "appropriate tech-
nology" is part of the curriculum Standards (as proposed by the National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and widely adopted). I let (encourage)
my students to use calculators just as I encourage Scouts to know how to
use two-way radio. I stand ready to teach slide rule and semaphore, should
any dear soul ask.
Charles Jones, ASM T22, Muncie Indiana (Professor of Mathematics, Ball State
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