# Calculators: do you let your kids use them for school work?

do you let your kids use calculators for school work?

how often?

do you teach them to use a calculator if you dont let them use them for school work?

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I haven't gotten to the point where he would use one so I don't know yet. I will teach him to use one no matter what.

Not yet. I'd say about 9th grade with the upper algebras and on we will.

Quoting bluerooffarm:Not yet. I'd say about 9th grade with the upper algebras and on we will.

This. I think mastering the basics is extremely important first. And I don't care if it takes years and we have to go back over it again and again.

My 7th grader's teaching textbook had some lessons that specified,"use a calculator"

Mine are so young still, but I think mastering the basics first. I do most of my own math by hand, and occasionally use a calculator to check myself. As they get to the more in depth and complicated maths and sciences then we will allow them to sneak their way in.

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- oredeb

on Jul. 8, 2013 at 9:49 AM