# math concepts

Matthew sits at his desk unable to figure out the answer to a division problem. He reaches into his desk
and pulls out a calculator. What is the correct response for Matthew's teacher to have?
A. "Put that calculator away, you can't cheat on your work."
B. "That's fine to use your calculator, don't worry about that problem. Maybe you'll be able to do the next one on your own."
C. "Use your calculator to get the answer, but then go back to see if you can find where you went wrong."
D. "Using a calculator is a lazy student's way to solve a problem."

1. I don't think there is a "correct" response. A lot depends upon the educational objectives for this student.

posted by Ms. Sue

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