Reliance on calculators can backfire

Math Skills Placement Test Practice

Here is a Math Placement test a student of mine was recently given by her prospective college.  Take a look at the questions, then notice the directions; they were not allowed to use any sort of calculator.  40 mins. / 40 questions.  This is a good example of where over-reliance on calculators for basic k-7 math can backfire.

Also, the AP Calculus exam has entire sections that do not allow the use of any type of calculator.

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