We have class sets of calculators, or in some cases almost-sets. Students are not issued calculators like text books, but they are also not asked to buy them. We do point out that if a student has access to a computer, they also have access to calculator functions, and we provide computer access during lunch and after school via the library.
On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 6:06 PM, Ann Murray <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> We are moving from a block schedule to an 8 period day because of the > elimination of the January Regents exams. > > And this has produced a serious calculator shortage, among other issues. > > I'm requesting the purchase of more, but the administration would like to > know how other schools handle the distribution of calculators. Currently, > we have class sets for Integrated Algebra and Geometry students, but issue > calculators (like textbooks) for Algebra II/Trig, PreCalculus and Calculus. > > Would you take a minute and describe how you distribute calculators - or do > you require students to purchase their own? > > Thanks so much. > > Ann Murray > Dover High School > Eastern Dutchess County > >> >> >