Day 117: Calculator or No Calculator…That is the Question

One of the things I want students to be able to do is differentiate between a calculator non calculator question; that is, I want them to choose an appropriate tool as per the  Math practices.  From the first day of class, I try to have my kiddos look closely at the problem and determine at the right time whether this would be a problem they would see on a non-calculator form of an assessment or a calculator part.  Although its not apparent here, we work on estimating the solution without a calculator at various stages of the solution process and revise our thinking along the way.  I’m really happy to say they are getting pretty good at differentiating the difference.CalcNonCalc


Posted on March 9, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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