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Will Kids Without Calculators Be Smarter?

The math skills of kids in every level of school aren't making some people happy. The solution? Banning calculators from the classroom. Can you imagine math class without your calculator? Back to Article

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Romulus
Romulus wrote:
2013-10-13 19:02:49 -0700

While the school system is flawed, we need calculators for certain aspects of higher math like in
Algebra II. There are some operations that can't
performed without a calculator.

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ps3master
ps3master wrote:
2013-10-13 17:56:46 -0700

Kids have to know how to do the math in order to use the calculator, calculators aren't bad because guess what every one of the smartest mathematicians useBig FrownALCULATORS.

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Evea
Evea wrote:
2013-08-17 14:34:00 -0700

system need to work on is to stop teaching on a memorization basis and actually help students understand the material of the subjects learned.That is their problem.

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Evea
Evea wrote:
2013-08-17 14:32:24 -0700

That's absolutely ridiculous. Many equations require calculators because there's simply not enough time. Unless you're majoring in mathematics, why not take advantage of technology? Calculators aren't allowed in elementary school because it's really not needed but middle school and high school student need them. The point of calculators is to allow students to do MORE difficult questions, equations that our brains aren't able to solve and process in such a short space of time. What the education

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sparklyzebra
sparklyzebra wrote:
2013-08-17 12:18:03 -0700

I only use them to check answers

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abagail___xoxoxox
abagail___xoxoxox wrote:
2013-07-17 14:59:14 -0700

omg i need a calculator for school stupid rules

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-systemofabreakd0wn
-systemofabreakd0wn wrote:
2013-07-17 13:03:22 -0700

The knowledge of knowing how to use a mathematical calulator is relatively handy, banning would be pointless.

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Un-thinkableImaginary:3
Un-thinkableImaginary:3 wrote:
2013-07-17 12:58:30 -0700

Seriously? Ban all calculators? That's soo stupid. I need a calculator to check answers to see if I did them right.

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jordand08
jordand08 wrote:
2013-07-17 12:16:09 -0700

They shouldn't be banned.

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jordand08
jordand08 wrote:
2013-07-17 12:14:51 -0700

Nope. Not at all. If I didn't have a calculator, I'd be in my math class for ten hours just trying to figure out one question.
Plus, a lot of the things on the calculator you can't use with your head. You need the calculator.
I mean, thats WHY they made calculators for math.

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Nimsajeay
Nimsajeay wrote:
2013-07-17 12:08:26 -0700

OMGOSH that is NOT the solution. The solution is creative teaching that kids actually find interesting. I'm homeschooled and going into fifth grade and I get straight A's in math and do pre-algebra with a calculator. I think that calculators are fine as long the student actually knows what it's doing for him or her and can do without it.

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ReeceBby_15_2008898
ReeceBby_15_2008898 wrote:
2013-07-17 11:50:07 -0700

Don't ban them we need them. Just because we use them doesn't mean that we always depend on them.

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JennyD
JennyD wrote:
2013-07-17 11:48:01 -0700

Don't ban them ):

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tiredofemgirls
tiredofemgirls wrote:
2013-07-17 11:45:59 -0700

i think calculators should be used at a later age like when numbers became too much

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donteatcarrots
donteatcarrots wrote:
2013-07-17 11:43:31 -0700

They should not be banned

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21inkiepielover
21inkiepielover wrote:
2013-07-17 11:37:01 -0700

I think yes.

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hugebear
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hugebear wrote:
2013-07-17 11:35:55 -0700

i dont think they should be banned

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PrideInWastedYouth_2297646
PrideInWastedYouth_2297646 wrote:
2013-04-24 13:22:30 -0700

I think yes but that's just my opinion. I don't use a calculator unless for checking my answers right or wrong.

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Temporarily Alyssa
Temporarily Alyssa wrote:
2013-04-24 13:19:15 -0700

Aha . Oh God Im Dying .
I Need My Calculator

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draconboy
draconboy wrote:
2012-01-10 17:48:01 -0800

I don't use one unless i am amking sure i got the answer right. To see if i might get it wrong or not..............

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