02132009, 06:09 PM


Even if they do not know multiplication I understand that the long division is part of the curriculum that you must teach. I let my students use a mult. chart. I let them check it with a calculator too. They have to show all their work, but having a calculator has helped. I know there are educators who may disagree with the calculator, but I still do x tests once a week and they do get to use a calculator on the state math test. I use an overhead calculator and I go through steps on how to use the calculator as a tool. I talk out the problem in steps like hmm, I need to check this on my chart. That looks right, let me double check it w/ my calculator, etc.
