Desk calculators was the first of the Weaving guides written by the Nuffield Project Team for the Nuffield Mathematics Project. This guide was not intended to be a manual of instruction as it was felt that teachers and students could find out for themselves ‘how they work’. It was suggested that each school should acquire four machines to be used naturally in any mathematical context which seemed to call for them.
Ideas for use of the machines is included as well as an appendix detailing experiments in their use as carried out by a primary school.
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