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The use of a calculator for elementary-level math can be a controversial topic. If you're leaning towards allowing its use, you should follow the tips below to guarantee the calculator won't get in the way of your child's learning efforts.

How to Teach Your Child to Use a Calculator

  1. First and foremost, you should be certain that your child can do basic math comfortably before you even consider giving them a calculator. They should be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide without much of a problem.
  2. A calculator isn't the only tool your child can use if they need assistance with their math operations. That's why, you should provide other tools that they can use, and that won't interfere with their learning (like an abacus or paper and a pencil).
  3. You should talk to your child about the calculator. Have a conversation with them where you let them know they should be responsible with it. Also, tell them it's probable they won't be able to rely on one in every situation, which is why they should learn math on their own.
  4. Needless to say, you should provide your child with the right calculator. There are different types available, but for now, a standard one will do. Likewise, don't forget to teach them about its buttons.
  5. Finally, instruct your child on the situations in which they can use their calculator. Mainly, they should be using it to verify the answer for math problems they already worked on.

Call The Tutoring Center, Sammamish WA at 425-202-7306 to enroll your child in tutoring in Sammamish WA that will help them succeed academically.


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