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How To Choose the Right Calculator (If Any) for Your Child

Aug 13, 2018

Back-to-school shopping for a calculator? Learn when scientific calculators are appropriate and why Mathnasium recommends that parents shouldn’t buy a calculator for their elementary school child.


Does your child need a calculator for school this year? If so, what kind?  Some of these recommendations may surprise you, especially considering our emphasis on Numerical Fluency and building the strongest foundation for our students' long-term success. For too many students, overuse and over-reliance on the calculator does more harm than good but just like any good tool, anyone can achieve great results when used properly. Read all about it and more on the Mathnasium Number Sense blog here.