Math Department Graphing Calculator Recommendations
In our world ofgrowing technology, it is essential that students learn to work with and adapt to a variety of tools. The LCHS Math Department regularly utilizes graphing calculator technology to enhance lessons and provide more access to advanced mathematical thinking. We highly recommend that each student have his or her own graphing calculator for use during and outside of class, when deemed appropriate by his/her math teacher. Since we feel it is important for students to develop strong mental math and reasoning skills, there will be times when students are not permitted to use acalculator.
Our teachers usethe TI-83, TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition or the TI-Nspire (with TI-84 face plate) calculators. We recommend that students use one of these calculators so that our teachers will be able to help quickly trouble-shoot problems and provide consistent instruction on using the graphing calculator technology. All of these calculators are permitted on most standardized tests including theSATs, SOLs, and AP Exams.
Students taking AP Calculus AB, BC, or AP Statistics may want to purchase the TI-89 Titanium orthe TI-Nspire CAS because these calculators are equipped to deal with the advanced topics in these courses.
To find more information about these calculators, you may want to visit education.ti.com andclick on the “Products” tab. These calculators are available at most electronics stores, office supply stores, or can be found on eBay.
If you need a graphing calculator to use at home, try one of these web-based calculators or download Microsoft Math 4 at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15702
A limited number ofcalculators will be available for students who are financially unable to purchase their own calculator. There will be a $120 replacement fee charged to students if a calculator is lost or damaged.
Forms will be available through the math teachers during the first week of school for students wishing to check-out a calculator to use for the school year.
Calculators will be issued for the 2012-2013 school year on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 3:50 pm on Thursday, August 30 in the math wing hallway.
If you have anyquestions about getting a calculator for your student, please contact his orher math teacher or the Math Department Chair, Nicole Kezmarsky (Nicole.Kezmarsky@lcps.org).
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