- Oct 9, 2011
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All I can speak of is my experience. right now in college I'm majoring in finance and they make us do the math both ways. They teach us by hand and then with a financial calculator. But calculators in schools are more to just do the addition or subtraction after you've done the hard stuff by hand. And in real life, why would anyone do math the long form anyway if you have a calculator. If I'm trying to figure out my mortgage payments I'm not gonna do it by hand just cause when I can use a calculator lol. I think it's important to know HOW to do it by hand but in real life it's fine to use.a calculator.