Advantages and Disadvantages of Allowing Children to Use Calculators in School

Is a calculator a necessary tool in a classroom? Teachers should know the right time to allow their students to use calculators in classes or when they should solve all the problems themselves. Today we will look at some of the advantages and disadvantages associated with using calculators in classrooms.
Advantages
Technological knowledge
We live in a world that is constantly changing, thanks to ever-advancing technology. Technology is making life easier and learning how to use such technology is important. This explains why it is important for students to know how to use a calculator.
Enjoyment
Math is not a favorite subject of every person. Therefore, devices such as calculator have been developed to make learning math more enjoyable and less tedious.
Accuracy
Accuracy is one of the features of a calculator. A calculator is valuable for validating work. For instance, students might complete a problem and then use a calculator to check if they got the right answer.
Disadvantages
Complacency
While students can use calculators to quickly add, subtract, divide, and multiply, they can’t use them as their complete fall-back plan. Students still need to know how to solve math problems long-hand.
. Cheating
Some calculators can perform many functions besides basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and divisions. These calculators can also allow students to store notes and formulas, but that is not a good thing for students or teachers.
References
https://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/classroom-resources/pros-and-cons-of-allowing-kids-to-use-
calculators-in-math-class/
https://hubpages.com/education/-Benefits-and-Disadvantages-of-Calculator-in-School

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