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As a vehement opponent of calculators, this article is as surprising to me as it might be to anyone! Here’s how to use technology and calculators to encourage discovery and creativity in math! Continue Reading
The rule that non-calculator users must apply when doing arithmetic is the distributive property – a fundamental tool for doing algebra. Letting students use them too early will reduce their understanding of Algebra! Continue Reading
When we teach kids how to drive, we give them a few months in the classroom so they can learn the basics of driving and the rules of the road. Nobody in their right mind puts a teenager behind the wheel and says, while flying down the road, “Now, the brake pedal is the one… Continue Reading