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

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

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