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James Rahn

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Re: Acquisition of calculator
Posted: Aug 13, 1998 10:41 AM
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AP Calculus with the TI-83 Graphing Calculator by George Best and Sally
Fischbeck

Available from Venture Publishing
9 Bartlet Street, Suite 55
Andover, MA 01810

It is also available for the TI-82.

You can contact the company about purchasing one of these texts.

Hope this helps.

Jim Rahn

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> From: Paul Bosley of Shaker Hts., Ohio <pbosley@stratos.net>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <ap-calc@ets.org>
> Subject: Re: Acquisition of calculator
> Date: Wednesday, August 12, 1998 6:49 PM
>
> please elaborate on the Fishbeck book, where to get, etc. thanks
>
> pbosley@stratos.net
>
> ----------

> > From: James Rahn <jrahn@worldnet.att.net>
> > To: Multiple recipients of list <ap-calc@ets.org>
> > Subject: Re: Acquistion of calculator
> > Date: Tuesday, August 11, 1998 6:20 PM
> >
> > I find it amazing that even though the students own their own graphing
> > calculator, many of them use it inappropriately. Many of the textbooks

> the
> > students have been exposed to do not really help the students become
> > investigative with their calculators. This is left up to the teacher.
> > Have you checked out Sally Fishbeck's Calculus AP book? This book has

> many
> > excellent exercises to get the students thinking about what they are
> > viewing on their calculator. I find that many of these activities help

> the
> > students develop an understanding for their calculator. Remember there
> are
> > onoy four features the students have to know for the AP test. Check the
> > Acorn book.
> >
> > ----------

> > > From: Gerald Kost <gjkost@ucdavis.edu>
> > > To: Multiple recipients of list <ap-calc@ets.org>
> > > Subject: Re: Acquistion of calculator
> > > Date: Tuesday, August 11, 1998 1:55 PM
> > >
> > > Doug,
> > >

> > > > I have been away from my HS for the past year. This coming year I
> will
> > > > introduce the AP AB to my school.
> > > >
> > > > I assume in the first class you inform students that an approved
> > > > graphics calculator is required to be successful. After this
> > > > announcement, from your experience, how long is it before each

> student
> > > > has in their grasp said calculator?
> > > >
> > > > Do you encourage the class to obtain the SAME calculator?
> > > >
> > > > How do you navigate lessons requiring the graphics calculator when

> the
> > > > class may possess many different approved calculators?
> > >
> > > At my school, by the time they're ready for calculus, most students

> have
> > > already had a graphing calculator for one or two years, and have a
> pretty
> > > good understanding of how to use it. It's hard to get everyone to
buy
> > > the same calculator, because each person has different ideas about
> what's
> > > best. For example, some might want the functionality of an 89 while
> > > others might not be able to pay the extra amount. And some students

> are
> > > bound to insist on using HPs. Regardless of the type of calculator,
> most
> > > students have enough knowledge about its functionality to follow a
> > > presentation on a different type of calculator -- after all, each
> > > calculator was designed for the same basic purpose.
> > >
> > > Hope this helps.
> > >
> > >
> > > Chris Kost
> > > Davis High School, CA
> > >






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