Are your student calculator dependent?
I am a new (second year) High School Math teacher I teach 5 preps ranging from Geometry to Calculus. One thing I have notice in all of my classes, but especially my 8th - 10th grader is how dependent they are on their calculators. I love having them use their graphing calculator to help those visual learner. But, what I am seeing them do mainly with their calculators is adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. I do not know what made them so dependent. So, how can I get them away from this calculator dependency?
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