tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1372041863040413600.post8503222313295504955..comments2017-09-07T19:16:26.604-04:00Comments on One Smart Mama: Higher Orders of Math1 Smart Mamahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03329399518726207028noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1372041863040413600.post-38359430727354855602011-02-16T09:50:50.834-05:002011-02-16T09:50:50.834-05:00I recommend using calculators only once a student ...I recommend using calculators only once a student reaches trigonometry, but the most important thing is to make sure your son is developing his brain's calculator even as he learns higher math. That means being able to do basic arithmetic quickly and accurately. Using a calculator may speed up the process as long as he has shown you he's capable of working the problems correctly and consistently on his own, but it shouldn't be a crutch for something he struggles with. Drilling the basics never ceases to be important.<br /><br />Hope this helps!1 Smart Mamahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03329399518726207028noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1372041863040413600.post-15239577043042136202011-02-07T18:12:23.508-05:002011-02-07T18:12:23.508-05:00Leigh,
Speaking of Math, I have a son in Challeng...Leigh, <br />Speaking of Math, I have a son in Challenge 1 - Saxon 2, at what point is the calculator allowed to be an intregal part of the homework and test routine?<br />It's difficult to mark the entire problem wrong for silly addition errors that would have been caught with a simple calulator. <br />BlakeHealth Insurance Specialistshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18075216036504888591noreply@blogger.com