This calculator is perfect for all those kindergartners who need to do some math… quoted from the website:
“The TI-10 is perfect for the primary grades. It combines popular
features of the TI-15 Explorerâ„¢, which makes it a unique tool for
grades K-3. The TI-10’s comfortable, colorful design helps students
find patterns in daily activities and helps educators reinforce math
concepts in all elementary subjects.“
Please, please, pleaseeee don’t let kids that young use calculators!!
And if they do, only let them use it to check their answers.
Say you have two kids who have to add up the numbers from 1 to 100. The calculator kid would use his monkey sticks calculator and plug away at it. The non-calculator kid would hopefully come up with a thoughtful solution to the problem (sound familiar?) 😀
I guess it doesn’t matter since it’s computer age now. Lots of grade 9
students can’t even properly WRITE their own name! They never ever have
to write (and rarely sign forms), and only learned to properly write in
grade 3 (the curriculum was set to focus more on teaching kids
computers). Oh monkey sticks, what will we do ^_^