Calculators in High School
All students in High School Math courses must have a calculator for use in the classroom, as some topics we cover require the use of a calculator. However, Jr. High students do not need a graphing calculator:
Grades 7 and 8 Math:
Students require a simple scientific calculator only.
Grade 9 Math, 10-3, 20-3, 10-4, 20-4:
Students require a scientific calculator, which must do exponents, roots, and trigonometry. $20 is an average price. Make sure you get one that enters data forwards rather than backwards. Ask your math teacher if you're not sure what this means.
Math 10-C, 20-1 and 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2:
Students are required to have a TI83+ or TI84 graphing calculator. Only this brand and model is acceptable. Prices range anywhere from $110 to $150 ... shop around! This calculator can also be used for all Sr. High science courses.
Calculator Use in the Classroom
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