My students need 5 TI-84 Graphing Calculators to help them master and conceptually understand the mathematical concepts that are being taught in class.
My students come from diverse backgrounds. Our school often has the greatest ethnic diversity of all the schools in the state. We also have the largest high school in the state. The majority of our students receive free or reduced lunch. The school, especially the math department is very technology poor. These students do not have readily accessible technology that allows them to truly engage in the content as they could.
Like all kids, they enjoy learning most when they are actively engaged.
It is not uncommon to have a student absent due to either a suspension or from the lack of interest in being in school. This is evidence that they are disengaged. These students need a better reason to be in the classroom than grades alone. They need to become a part of the system. They need to feel needed.
My students need a few TI-84 Plus graphing calculators to help them better understand the mathematics that is being taught in class. Access to a graphing calculator allows students to graph and compare functions, create scatter plots and many more mathematical concepts. Students will first learn how to use the calculator and will use it when graphing functions throughout their study of Algebra. In addition to practically aiding their study of math, students will also be exposed to how technology can be of use to them in their daily lives and help them with their 21st century skills.
Students who have access to graphing calculators are greatly advantaged when taking these assessments.
My students do not have the means to buy the calculators themselves so I am trying what I can to make the technology accessible to them. Having access to a classroom set of graphing calculators for an entire year when studying Algebra will help my students be more successful.
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|Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator, Pink • Staples Advantage||$138.65||5||$693.25|
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