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# Do you find your students are less competent in basic algebra and arithmetic, and,ifso, do you believe that this is due to overuseoveruse of calculators at an early level?

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So first I gave my class the quiz problem: "Compute $\lim_{h\rightarrow$\lim_{h\rightarrow 0} \frac{\frac{1}{3+h} - \frac{1}{3}}{h}$." frac{1}{3}}{h}.$$Upon finding that they could not do that (no real surprize) I asked them to compute$\frac{1}{3.01}-\frac{1}{3}\$ in hopes that they would recognize the kernel of the former problem in the latter, and in hopes of indicating that it is perfectly reasonable for an entering college student to be able to add fractions.