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Topic: re:graphing calculators
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re:graphing calculators
Posted: Jun 29, 1995 8:45 AM
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I happen to believe that graphing calculators are the greatest invention
since, well, the scientific calculator. However, I noticed a disturbing trend
at the AP seminar I attended this year in New Orleans. When looking at
samples of actual students answers to the free response section, I noticed
that not one of the students could sketch a graph--they all plotted eight to
ten points and connected the dots. These were routine functions like y =
(1-x)^0.5.

I think that the ability to analyze the behavior of functions is critical.
How can you even use a graphing calculator if you don't have some idea of
what to expect?

Any comments?

Kent





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