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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2012, 06:26:24 pm »
my school in germany uses 84+ (not se) and the school in the us lets you choose :D

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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2012, 10:31:26 pm »
EDIT: I am currently writing an editorial to convince the school to start using Casio Prizms.


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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2012, 10:48:02 pm »
I guess my school wins the prize for wasting the most money, because those Nspires had to have cost anywhere between 80000 to 150000 dollars.
The couple hundred ti 30X must have cost a couple thousand dollars.
Also, several science classrooms get a set of 30 TI 83 +’s or TI 83 silver editions.
So that’s another 30000-50000 dollars possibly.
So 110000-200000 dollars spent on calculators, when physics and statistics are the only classes we need them for.

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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2012, 11:28:54 pm »
I may have mentioned something like this previously somewhere but here is the chronology of my school calculator history

2008 (opening year): TI-84s (at least I think so)
2009: TI-84s (maybe SE, I remember a green white colour version)
2010: (my year): TI-nspire Clickpad (some decided to stick with TI-84s though, these are light blue (?))
2011: TI-nspire Touchpad
2012: TI-nspire CX

We had to buy all these either from Officeworks, or from a third party Australian supplier.
Now I'm graduating in Year 12, in under two months. Some in my year have just bought CXes because they couldn't bother to upgrade the OS, (or they wanted the colour screen), others have asked me how to upgrade (since I'm the only person in the school that has much knowledge of this stuff)

I guess my school wins the prize for wasting the most money, because those Nspires had to have cost anywhere between 80000 to 150000 dollars.
The couple hundred ti 30X must have cost a couple thousand dollars.
Also, several science classrooms get a set of 30 TI 83 +’s or TI 83 silver editions.
So that’s another 30000-50000 dollars possibly.
So 110000-200000 dollars spent on calculators, when physics and statistics are the only classes we need them for.

Your school buys them for you? Including (especially) the graphical ones?
Wow now those are some very big (possibly exaggerated) numbers O.O

EDIT: My old school mainly used Casios. That's how I first got introduced to graphical calculators.
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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2012, 09:38:28 am »
Yes, all of the calculators are provided for us.
And the number might be partially exaggerated. We haven’t had a class with over a thousand for a few years, and we got the Nspires a few years ago. But we still probably have 800 Nspires.

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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2012, 09:42:39 am »
800*$120 = $96000 for the nspires.
but still a lot of money o.O
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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2012, 09:52:20 am »
Well, throw in a few hundred 83’s
Also, I don’t remember if the nspires were $120 three years ago.

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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2012, 09:54:55 am »
probably around that. and lets say 800 ti-83(+)'s cost 800*$110=$88000
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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2012, 10:46:36 am »
Well, buying in bulk probably reduces the price substantially. Also they only loan them out to students, so it's basically a one-time cost.
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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2012, 11:24:27 am »
Ah, I thought they got it for keepings :o
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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2012, 07:29:05 pm »
Well, buying in bulk probably reduces the price substantially. Also they only loan them out to students, so it's basically a one-time cost.
Wasn't it possible for schools to buy 83+s in bulk for something like $30 before?

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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2012, 02:18:59 pm »
my class uses ti-86 O.O
my sister's class use cx.
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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2012, 02:32:21 pm »
I sure hope they don't require the TI-86, else I feel bad for people who have no credit card nor access to a pawn shop. :P (it's a great calc tho aside from the lack of archive)

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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2012, 04:57:40 pm »
Our school has a ton of TI-83 Plus calculators to check out from the school library.




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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2012, 06:51:55 pm »
For us it's TI-83s adn TI-83+es. I'm not sure how many there were. I've always had my own calcs anyways though. :)