...Offers a sensible strategy for kids, kindergarten through second grade, to avoid
FEAR OF ARITHMETIC and
FEAR OF SPELLING
By Kenneth Carter (Ph.D./Psychology)...
...HiLighted by KWDees:
beliefs on which conventional K-2 instruction
tends to be based:
Use of a calculator is cheating. (Easy is bad.)
Use of a spelling checker is bad. ([all]-Spellings are to be memorized.)
In reality, calculators and spelling checkers, creatively used, are effective tutors.
is a necessary and appropriate way to master a basic vocabulary and some
basic mathematical relationships. The Talking Calculator and SpellChecker
adopted by TutorU are powerful tools for achieving this basic level. But
more importantly, these tools facilitate movement of the young learner
into more complex mathematical and linguistic levels levels.where
memorization becomes forbiddingly difficult.