Pope High School HS

Tom Flugum, Principal

Kimberly Artigas, AP | Terri Browne, AP | Denise Danielson, AP | Eric Gray, AP | Josh Mathews, AP/AD | Nancy Zarbnisky, AP

3001 Hembree Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-578-7900
FAX: 770-578-7902

3001 Hembree Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-578-7900
FAX: 770-578-7902

Pope Calculator Policy

Mathematics Department Calculator Policy Update

The Common Core emphasis on problem solving requires students to become more calculator-adept at an earlier point in their mathematics education.

For this reason, we need each student to have both a non-graphing calculator and a graphing calculator.

The non-graphing calculator will be used on the EOCT, EOCT associated practice work, and on skill-based work where the extended capabilities of the graphing calculators is unnecessary. Our teachers feel most comfortable with the Texas Instruments MultiView calculators like the Ti30XS MultiView or Ti34 MultiView. Complete descriptions and images can be found here:

http://education.ti.com/en/us/products/calculators/scientific-calculators

Since our students will use their graphing calculator throughout all four years of their high school math, our graphing calculator policy will mirror the calculator policies of the College Board - that graphing calculators should be an integral part of a mathematics education. However, choosing a graphing calculator is not as simple. The graphing calculator recommendations on the College Board AP Statistics page or the AP Calculus pages can be found here: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-statistics/calculator-policyhttps://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-calculus-bc/calculator-policy

Any of the *asterisked calculators will do. Our teachers have grown comfortable with the Texas Instruments calculators. The Ti84 Plus calculators have shown themselves to be durable, well-rounded, and easily accessible to the majority of our students.

http://education.ti.com/en/us/products/calculators/graphing-calculators/ti-84-plus-c-silver-edition/tabs/overview

If your student is more mathematically, scientifically, and technologically oriented, then perhaps one of the Ti-Nspire calculators will intrigue them.

http://education.ti.com/en/us/products/calculators/graphing-calculators/ti-nspire-cx-handheld/tabs/overview

Any of the asterisked graphing calculators will work. Just like every form of technology in our lives - their calculator does not have to be the same as everyone else's, they will just grow to learn how to make what they have work for them.

Again, each student will need both a non-graphing and a graphing calculator.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Dan Sorensen
Department Chair - Mathematics
daniel.sorensen@cobbk12.org