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Sometimes I find myself rushing to the algorithm when it is just a step in a bigger problem that my students are working on. For example, they have no idea how to multiply fractions, but they need to for something or other. We don’t have time for discovery. I’ve found it’s better just to have them grab a calculator for things like that. They can get the calculations done and still solve the problem.