tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4867701119324268241.post763883919262492644..comments2014-12-16T01:39:52.463-06:00Comments on Science Stuff: Math and Biology: Math Every Day!Amy Brown Science Stuffhttps://plus.google.com/109002297198482263764noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4867701119324268241.post-30320262753841417472012-09-16T19:24:28.313-05:002012-09-16T19:24:28.313-05:00kbenedick, Thank you so much for your comments. Y...kbenedick, Thank you so much for your comments. Your second paragraph is my point exactly. I see kids days after day grab a calculator for calculations that can easily be done mentally. It is almost as if the calculator is addictive. :)Amy (aka Science Stuff)http://www.blogger.com/profile/01863160329343396308noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4867701119324268241.post-41169896582156365522012-09-16T19:09:06.584-05:002012-09-16T19:09:06.584-05:00I teach elementary and we do not use calculators v...I teach elementary and we do not use calculators very often. Students are expected to master basic facts, which they do, eventually. Their number sense is not great, and I hope that common core emphasis will strengthen this area.<br /><br />My point, though, is that I have been enlisted to come back into my former students' lives as a tutor only to find that during middle school, they used calculators exclusively. I watched dumbstruck as students used a calculator for such challenging work as finding half of 100. Sad!kbenedickhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07089764435987410876noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4867701119324268241.post-58234673797228136902012-09-14T10:44:28.136-05:002012-09-14T10:44:28.136-05:00I couldn't agree more! We have to incorporate ...I couldn't agree more! We have to incorporate math into science. Science is not just about observing and memorizing. Thanks for the resources!Marci Goodwinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15296179840426446417noreply@blogger.com