Report: Lawmakers push to limit calculators during math tests

Posted at 12:57 PM, Feb 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-18 12:57:30-05

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) — Whether it’s cooking, counting down to the end of the work day or just making a purchase, we’re using simple math everyday.

However, a lot of those calculations can’t be made by students, say some lawmakers who are now trying to find an answer to this math problem.

“The calculators and electronics are going to take you so far. You’re going to hit the wall at some point,” says Delegate Dickie Bell (R-Staunton).

He is in favor of a bill calling for more basic math problems on the SOL test that subtract the use of a calculator.


Read the complete story from WTVR CBS 6.