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To what extent have computers destroyed our ability to do mental arithmetic? Should elementary children be allowed to use calculators and computers to do math? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such an approach?

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Computers have pretty much eliminated the need for mental arithmetic. People don't know how to do simple math because they have computers on their cell phones that can do complicated calculations.

Therefore, we shouldn't allow elementary children to use ...

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To what extent have computers destroyed our ability to do mental arithmetic? Should elementary children be allowed to use calculators and computers to do math? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such an approach?

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