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resetting calculator for Regents exams
Posted:
Aug 11, 2011 6:53 AM



Hi. I am hoping I can find an answer to a question that always comes up as we prepare for the summer administration of regents exams. I teach summer school math for BOCES along with 3 other local math teachers. At my home school, when we reset graphing calculators, we leave the calculators in the reset mode. Another teacher, from a neighboring school district, goes back and changes the radian mode into degree mode and then passes the calculator to the students. He also instructs the other teachers, especially the special proctors, to do the same when giving the calculators. My BOCES administrator agrees to do whatever the other teacher says even after I told him we are not suppose to do that. (That 's another long story!) This has been happening for two years now. I believe it is unfairly helping the students. Am I being too "old school"? If I am wrong, then I will do the same. I am usually a Geometry proctor so it really won't affect answers. Thanks for your help! Luisa Duerr Binghamton High School ( during the normal school year)



