Use of calculators in primary schools ‘could be curbed’

This is becoming increasingly interesting:  The Telegraph, some quotes:

Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister, said pupils can become “too dependent” on calculators, adding: “They need to master addition, subtraction, times tables and division, using quick, reliable written methods.

“This rigour provides the groundwork for the more difficult maths they will come across later in their education.”

On Thursday, the DfE confirmed that the use of calculators would be considered as part of a wholesale review of the National Curriculum in England.


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