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What graphing calculators does your school have?
« on: October 17, 2012, 10:55:29 pm »
Im taking honors math and we have crappy ti-80s the only good calculators (besides my 10 calculators) are the teachers ti-83 NO plus
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Re: What graphing calculators do your school have?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 11:07:53 pm »
In my school, every math classroom has its oown set of 30 Nspire’s, and a few Advanced Placement classes have 60.
But, for the standardized tests, every student gets a calculator, so I imagine that there are enough calculators for every student in one grade to get them.
So at least 800 calculators (and I have to update the OS on nearly all of them!)
But, we have had a few grades with over a 1000 students, so there might even be 1000 Nspires.
That’s a lot of Nspires!

However, all of my teachers have only ever used the 84 faceplate, and it takes us about ten minutes for the class to relearn how to use the Nspire if we ever use it.

Plus we have a few hundred scientific calculators.

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Re: What graphing calculators do your school have?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 11:25:05 pm »
At my school only a few of the upper level math classes have a class set of Ti-84's and some have a couple Ti-83's.  You are also able to borrow a Ti-83 from our library for the year if you are in AP Statistics.
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Re: What graphing calculators do your school have?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 11:45:58 pm »
At my high school every grade 11 student had a TI-82 lent to him (in grade 10 it's a set of 30 TI-82s for everyone), a few people (myself included) had a TI-83+ though. And then I graduated to college and they disallowed calculators.
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Re: What graphing calculators do your school have?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012, 12:35:38 am »
In my case it was like this:

Grade 10 easy maths (416):
Minimum requirement: scientific calc
What people had: Mostly scientific calcs, but a few had TI-80's, 82's (original model) and 83+'s.
Calculators the class lent: none
Calculators lent at final exam: none

Grade 10 hard maths (426 & 436):
Minimum requirement: TI-82
What people had: Mostly TI-83+'s, a few people had TI-80's and TI-82's as well. Only one redesigned 82 (1996), one 83 and two 83+SE (including mine and a teacher).
Calculators the class lent: 20-25 TI-82's (original design)
Calculators lent at final exam: 20-25 TI-82's (original design)

Grade 11 easy maths (514):
Minimum requirement: TI-80
What people had: Mostly TI-83+'s and 80's, a few people had TI-82's as well (all the original design). I was the lone 83+SE owner.
Calculators the class lent: 20-25 TI-82's (original design)
Calculators lent at final exam: 20-25 TI-82's (PARCUS/3rd redesign from 2001)

Grade 11 hard maths (526 & 536):
Minimum requirement: TI-82
What people had: Mostly TI-83+'s, a few people had TI-80's and TI-82's as well.
Calculators the class lent: 20-25 TI-82's (original design)
Calculators lent at final exam: 20-25 TI-82's (if I remember, they were PARCUS/3rd redesign from 2001)

I believe they got the Parcus 82 models around the end of my final year of hi school. Nobody had TI-84+ nor TI-82 STATS calcs because they did not exist yet. I did not see any other graphing calc model. Teachers had TI-82, 83, 83+ and 83+SE Viewscreen models if I remember.

Btw the only calc models that are sold in Quebec anymore are:

TI-83+
TI-84+
TI-84+SE (rare)
TI-89T
TI-Nspire CX
Casio FX-cg10

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TI-80
TI-83+
TI-83+SE
TI-86 (until 2002)
TI-89
Casio color screen calc (I believe it was the CFX-9970GC Plus or 9850GC Plus, but it was not the white version)
Another Casio calc that was about $49.99, which I believe was a FX-7400G series calc (until 2002)
HP-39g (when I tried it at Staples it BLOD'd on me) (until 2002)

Afterward they only had 80s, 83+s, 83+SE's and 89's until early 2006 or so, then added Nspires and Casio FX-9750G around Early 2008.
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Re: What graphing calculators do your school have?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2012, 12:52:02 am »
My honors class has like, 20 or so TI-84s

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Re: What graphing calculators do your school have?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2012, 01:13:12 am »
my entire school (±1500) has a TI-84+ instead of me i have a Nspire and a TI-84+ SE :)

but most people don't need the calc so its pure loss of money.
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Re: What graphing calculators do your school have?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2012, 02:15:05 am »
My engineer school generally doesn't allow calculators, simply. However, for exams where it is really needed (rarely, according to them...), they have about 100-150 TI-30X II
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My High school however allowed any calc for exams/tests, but since I live in France, students pay for (and bring) their own calc... I don't know if the school actually even has some calculators of its own to lend to students when needed. (Btw, I was in a private school but I believe it's kinda the same for anywhere, anyway)

In my year of High School, I remember the school were advising TI-84+ (and TI-89T IIRC?) for the students to buy (useful for homework etc.) but they also have 84+ anyway to lend.
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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2012, 02:58:41 am »
At our school, we have:
TI-30X II
TI-30XB Multiview (Solar)
TI-83(+)
TI-84+ (SE)
TI-Nspire CX

In brackets are others which are also used.
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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2012, 05:13:23 am »
The bookroom at my high school lends out mostly 83pbe's, along with some pink 84pse's (popularized by the included PuzzPack) and the occasional 82.
Seems like they kind of dole them out indiscriminately at that, in one class there were all three different models :P and someone even had a viewscreen 83 XD

Also the little 30-packs of TI-108s, tho those aren't exactly graphing are they :P
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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2012, 08:10:44 am »
At my school everyone has to buy a Nspire CX CAS, and before a classic Nspire CAS. About six years ago they had Voyage 200s, but now those are 350 $ (converted to US $).
The school has a Nspire CAS clickpad for every maths/physics teacher and some ancient non-scientific calcs for exams.
But we almost never use calcs in class, and when we use them a scientific calc would normally be enough.

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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2012, 01:54:00 pm »
My school doesn't have calculators. All calculators used during class are owned by the students, not by the school.
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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2012, 04:55:24 pm »
In Quebec I find it ironic that in early hi school we are not allowed to use any calc, in mid/late hi school we can use graphing calcs then suddenly in college we can't anymore again. ???

Also i never ever saw a Voyage 200 anywhere IRL. Not even a TI-92+ (although I got a 73, 85 and 92 on Ebay). I believe that Consumer's Distributing (anyone remember those stores?) had TI-81's, 82's and 85's when I was kid, along with some Casio calcs. A lot ranged from $69.99 to $129.99 if I remember.
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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2012, 05:32:49 pm »
In my school, 83+/84+/SEs are used, although some own TI-89s or Nspires. I have never personally known anyone at my school who uses a Casio.

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Re: What graphing calculators does your school have?
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2012, 06:14:43 pm »
The school has some random scientific calculators, but other than that, we buy them ourselves.

9th grade Algebra 1 and Geometry require any kind of calculator and in Algebra 2 we just need any kind of graphing calculator.
My Algebra 2 class is 70% 84+/84+se, 29% 83+, and 1% nspire cx (me :P). I haven't seen anyone in my class with a 89/casio or any other ones.
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