Sunday, December 28, 2014

Favorite comments of '14, cont: Anonymous and ChemProf

On What students lose when they stop graphing by hand:    

Anonymous said...
I was let go from my adjunct position at a certain college when I refused to require students to use a graphing calculator. I also required them to graph by hand. The department chair said it was department policy to use graphing calculators and my refusal was tantamount to asking students to solve math problems without a pencil, and insubordination to boot.

ChemProf said...
That's sad. I find even using basic graphing calculators means that students have less of a grasp of order of operations, because they can just type in the whole thing and hit "execute," rather than executing each operation individually.

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