Blog Entry 5
Calculators and Technology
We looked at the importance of calculators in schools. The use of calculators helps children to solve difficult sums. Children will have more confidence in doing mathematics when they have access to calculators. Children will have more time to do more calculations and it also saves time.
Children will be also able to do more complex sums with the use of calculators. I also feel that children become more dependent on calculators and they feel very lost without the use of calculators. I have experienced this with my own son. He needs the calculators to even do simple sum when he was in primary school. There are pros and cons in using calculators in primary school.