goldberry Posted November 7, 2011 Share Posted November 7, 2011 DD is in Pre-Algebra. She is good at math, but hates long division and almost always makes a "careless" error that causes her to have to redo the problem. We are working on converting units of measure (feet into miles, etc) so she keeps having problems requiring her to divide by 5280 or 1760. She wants to use a calculator for these long division problems. She is fine with the multiplication. Is this a bad idea? I know it's important to KNOW long division, which she does, but seriously, I have been a bookkeeper for 20+ years and have never done a long division problem by hand during that time. But will this hinder her in later math? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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