You probably have heard by now, but there will be January regents.
In my high school, every math classroom has a set of 30 calculators that do not leave the rooms. Each calculator has a number on it thanks to a label maker. We have 7 math rooms and therefore, calculator numbers 1 - 210. I have numbers 1 through 30 and assign a number to each student in each of my classes. Some students bring and use their own calculator.
If you need more calculators, go to donorschoose.org.
Hope this helps.
----- Original Message ----- From: Ann Murray To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 6:06 PM Subject: Calculator Policy
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