Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jun 2009 18:15 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... I guess the tragic death of Michael Jackson put the internet on hold or something, as the amount of news we can find has come to a grinding halt. I did find something interesting, though: HP has made several of its classic calculator models available as iPhone applications or as Windows applications. I'm personally not particularly versed in the world of mathematics (other than statistics), but I do know the love many geeks have for their calculators.
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RE[3]: I have a HP 15C
by unclefester on Mon 29th Jun 2009 08:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I have a HP 15C"
unclefester
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2007-01-13

The only time you are likely to obtain results like 3/7 is in theoretical problems such as basic trigonometry. This rarely occurs in solving real world situations.

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RE[4]: I have a HP 15C
by abstraction on Mon 29th Jun 2009 10:40 in reply to "RE[3]: I have a HP 15C"
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2008-11-27

Of course if you apply the theory into practice you probably need a calculator. But that was not what I was saying. I just ment that from a teaching standpoint the teacher should not give students basic math problems that requires a calculator to solve.

If you ask a student to solve the square root of a number it is better to give them the number 16 than say give them a calculator and the number 15. It will teach the student not to depend on the calculator to solve the problem but instead use his/her own insight.

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