tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post8371862208226566873..comments2024-09-05T06:01:28.380-05:00Comments on Algebra's Friend: What are your calculator expectations?Algebra's Friendhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-11163969999309548592019-08-16T11:43:28.208-05:002019-08-16T11:43:28.208-05:00I agree.I agree.Algebra's Friendhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-48489875602732160222019-08-16T11:43:11.234-05:002019-08-16T11:43:11.234-05:00Yes, I'm a fan of @Desmos; and a fan of using ...Yes, I'm a fan of @Desmos; and a fan of using a calculator for messy arithmetic. There is a place for mental arithmetic, numeracy skills at all levels - love number talks!Algebra's Friendhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-90731685923147162922019-08-16T09:22:42.752-05:002019-08-16T09:22:42.752-05:00BTW, ALG2+ students should do very little computat...BTW, ALG2+ students should do very little computation by hand but a lot of analysis and explanation. In my view, calc is a tool that should be used when necessary; multiplication=calc while function transformation=no calc.Curmudgeonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04323026187622872114noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-49329291880819898302019-08-16T09:19:19.572-05:002019-08-16T09:19:19.572-05:00SBAC testing uses a *very* cumbersome built-in cal...SBAC testing uses a *very* cumbersome built-in calculator with a terrible interface and doesn't really have questions that require a calculator. None of the ACT/SAT/AP tests allow for web-based yet. It's all TI and similar.<br /><br />I push the use of @desmos over the handheld because we have a Chromebook 1to1 and our students can't afford a TI. In my view, every student should learn to use a calculator appropriately - by hand is easiest for *this* type of problem, but @desmos is superior for *that* type of problem. Also, I use the Desmos Activity Builder for a lot of things. Other math teachers in my building have different views, mostly because they don't understand how to use @desmos and don't have much motivation to learn. Frustrating. Curmudgeonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04323026187622872114noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-71379327967327441202019-08-16T08:13:38.514-05:002019-08-16T08:13:38.514-05:00Thank you.Thank you.Algebra's Friendhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04729315514507170702noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8399389267815059112.post-13558932172469916932019-08-16T07:35:04.573-05:002019-08-16T07:35:04.573-05:00ACT allows calculator for entire 60 Q in 60 minute...ACT allows calculator for entire 60 Q in 60 minutes. Although they say it is "required." <br />SAT and AP have calculator allowed and non-calculator parts <br />https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test/math<br /><br />Mim_ILhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04706910816366402304noreply@blogger.com