Education Technology

Pre-Calculus & Calculus Case Studies

Impact of Graphing Calculator Ownership in Two Rural High Schools

Teacher/Researcher: Kathy Gillespie, Motley County ISD, TX Nancy Trapp, Lyford CISD, TX
Location: Title I schools in two small rural districts with about 80% economically disadvantaged students
Course: Precalculus
Grade: 11 and 12
Student Profile: 1 of each teacher’s “mainstream” classes.
Technology: TI-83 Plus

Unlimited access to TI-83 Plus was substantially beneficial to students’ conceptual attainment. This was true for both rural high schools, regardless of student SES.

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