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bill wickes

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Posted: Feb 12, 2013 11:31 PM
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Do most schools let the kids take the ti 84s home BIll

From: []
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Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:54 AM
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We've assigned graphing calculators to the AII classes, and are considering
assigning them also to the regular Algebra class. As they're not as useful
on a daily basis (proofs anyone) in geometry class, we don't see a reason to
assign them for that course, although the classroom sets are used

Just a trick that's worked out very well for me this year (a HUGE step up
from the headache of keeping track of graphing calculators from previous
years) - I purchased one of those clear vinyl shoe holder things. I
painted a number on each graphing calculator using nail polish (not just on
the cover of the calculator.) In each shoe compartment, I have a white
index card with the calculator number on it. If I can see white, a
calculator is missing. If I see 24 black squares, all the calculators are
there. It's like this one:
I think I paid $5.97 for it at Boscov's or some other similar department
store. (Or, you could waste money and blow about $80 on nearly the same
thing from School Specialty.)

-Tom Kenyon
CRCS Mathematics/Physics wrote: -----

From: Evelyne Stalzer
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Date: 01/28/2013 06:30PM
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We do not have enough calculators to do this. Instead, we give each teacher
a class set (or almost a class set) of calculators. They are handed out in
the beginning of class (if needed) and collected again before the end of
class. Depending on the student population and on the teacher's procedures,
we do lose some calculators this way every year. I almost think we would
lose fewer if we signed them out to students for the year, but alas t hat is
not an option for us.

Evelyne Stalzer


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM, Frantel, Phyllis <>

For the last several years, we have assigned calculators to our Alg 2/Trig
classes like a textbook. They are responsible for it for the year, and turn
it in at the end of their regents exam. If they lose it, they have to pay
for it. We are considering trying this with all of our classes next year,
i.e. adding alg and geometry to the loaning process. Do any other schools
do this? Has it been successful? We are worried that the younger students
won't be as responsible, and lose them. Please let us know if you have
tried this and how it worked out for you! Or, do you require your students
to buy their own graphing calculator in their freshman year?


Phyllis Frantel


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