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Re: Graphing Calculators
Posted:
Oct 26, 1995 9:45 AM


Sheila,
At Stephen F. Austin State University, a "better" university:
The TI82 Graphing Calculator is required in all College Algebra classes. A graphing calculator is required/strongly encouraged/permitted in ALL mathematics courses. Calculus I, II, III have technology (graphing calculator or computer lab) incorporated. Other upperlevel courses also incorporate technology where it is appropriate.
Ben Sultenfuss  Ben Sultenfuss Department of Mathematics and Statistics PO Box 13040, Stephen F. Austin State University 1936 North Street Nacogdoches, Texas 759623040 OFFICE: (409) 4681547 HOME: (409) 5605508 FAX: (409) 4681669 INTERNET: F_SULTENFU@titan.sfasu.edu or BSULTENFUSS@SFASU.EDU 
YOUR MESSAGEYOUR MESSAGE Date: Wed, 25 Oct 1995 21:53:19 0500 (CDT) From: Sheila Cunningham <sheilac@tenet.edu> Subject: Graphing Calculators
I would like to do an informal survey of "university folks" out there about the use of graphing calculators. In my district we have an ongoing "discussion" about the use of graphing calculators in upper level mathematics (Alg. II  up). It seems that some of th old guard ar einsistent that we are doing students a disservice because professors at the "better" universities do not allow graphing calculators in their classes. I have tried to share with them many opportunities to see the value of teh calculator for mathematical investigation and discovery but a few still want to hear from "someone outside the district waht a "real" advanced mathematics curruculum should look like."
I would appreciate any comments and would be willing to share compiled information.
Thanks in advance, Sheila



