I see schools all over the state and there are schools who assign calculators as though they were text books. There are schools that "strongly" recommend student ownership to help offset the cost to the school.
Either way, as your consultant, I strongly recommend that any calculators that the school orders should be the "EZ Spot School Property Yellow" units so that they are easy to identify in the hallway if they should remain in a classroom. The calculators do tend to grow legs and walk away no matter how hard you try to collect them everyday.
Models that offer the School Property include:
* TI-84 Plus
* TI-84 Plus Silver Edition
* TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition (Coming Soon!)
* TI-Nspire CX
And for the Middle Grade Assessments (6-8)
* TI-34 Multiview
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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.
----------------- On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM, Frantel, Phyllis <PFRANTEL@mwcsd.org<mailto:PFRANTEL@mwcsd.org>> wrote: 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? Thanks, Phyllis Frantel