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Calculator Use

  • By: Koestler Arthur, David Slavit & Bill Kring
  • In: Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology
  • Edited by: Neil J. Salkind
  • Subject:School/Educational Psychology (general), Educational Psychology, School Psychology

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

Arthur, Koestler

Computers, four-function calculators, and graphing calculators have assisted in the development of significant advances in the field of mathematics. For example, the famous 4-color theorem went unsolved for more than 100 years until 1976, when the calculation and visualization powers of computers were utilized to derive a mathematical proof. Advances in production speed, manipulation, and representation of data through the use of calculators and computers have also benefited the field of statistics, including the specific area of educational statistics. Educational psychology has taken advantage of these advancements in product technologies to support research and theory in the field, particularly in regard to these technologies' abilities to support ...

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