Effect of graphics calculators
on college students' learning of mathematical functions and graphs.
Comparing the numbers for letter grades from Table IV, it seems that the students' overall performance is enhanced in this course with the use of the graphics calculator.
Using a graphics calculator, (TI-83), we obtained p-value = 0.
Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that the use of the graphics calculator in teaching an introductory statistics course can help students' performance in the course.
Some of the new graphics calculators
also come with a potential to develop our own software.
It provides a list of coordinates (t, x, y), which can be copied into a spreadsheet or graphics calculator.
spreadsheet and graphing capability), it is good if data is immediately exported to another program, but retyping into a graphics calculator or spreadsheet is not necessarily an onerous task.
The newest additions to TI's family of instructional calculators are the TI-81, TI-82, and TI-85 graphics calculators
Before that time, I had used some of the first graphics calculators
to introduce students to polynomials other than straight lines and quadratics.
As part of the test, Texas Instruments is inserting the security target into two upper end graphics calculators
which are popular among students.
I have not been a great fan of graphics calculators
, regarding them as a temporary diversion from the day when we will equip students with real portable computing power.