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Doing math can help a child develop stronger problem-solving skills, as well as a stronger understanding of the relation of cause-effect. Still, overusing a calculator to do elementary math can actually interfere with their learning process. That's why you should teach your child to use the calculator in a prudent manner. For tips on the subject, continue reading.

How to Teach Your Child to Use a Calculator

  1. First of all, your child should know how to do basic math on their own before they use a calculator. They should be familiar with basic concepts, as well as additions, subtractions, multiplications, and divisions.
  2. You should also teach your child that there are other tools with which they can calculate the result of a math operation. For example, a pencil and paper or an abacus can be of assistance.
  3. Children are often eager to learn, so talk to them and teach them why they need to be careful with how they use the calculator. For instance, you can explain that there will be situations in which they won't be able or allowed to use one (like in tests).
  4. Of course, you will need to provide a calculator to your child. However, you should make sure that this is a standard calculator. Also, be sure to sit down with them and teach them how it works.
  5. As a last tip, it's recommended that you limit your child's calculator usage. For example, they're only allowed to use it as a verification method after they've worked out the problem on their own.

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