Friday, September 18, 2009
Favorite Invention Friday!!!
My friendship with the calculator has been long...it has had different phases.
As a child, it was a toy..."What words could I spell?...HELLO...SHELLOIL...".
As a student that often found herself in math and science classes (pursuing an engineering degree will do that to you), it was often a necessity with homework, labwork and tests.
As an engineer, it was tool to getting the job done...whether calculating dimensions, machine rates or budget numbers.
And, even now, as a wife and homeschooling mom...it has a role in my life. Sometimes it's conversions in the kitchen or working on my budget. But, currently, it's most important job is helping me correct three- and four-digit multiplication and long division problems. I think this may be one of its most important functions yet.