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Calculators: Good or Bad?
When calculators were first invented in the 1960’s, they were not considered for use in schools because of their size, appearance, and cost. Eventually, they became sleeker and less expensive and students began using them in and out of the classroom.
The debate about calculator usage in math class has been going on ever since the calculators were first invented. One opinion in the debate states that calculators are good because they allow problems to be completed faster and more accurately. The opposing viewpoint is that calculators become a crutch and students have weak arithmetic skills as a result of having the calculator do the mathematical “heavy lifting.”