Mr. Luke Chapman
Algebra 2, Geometry, Basketball
662-890-2470

Courses Taught:

Algebra 2, Geometry

Staff

All class information (syllabus, calendar, etc.) may be accessed by the student through their Schoology account.

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CALCULATOR RECOMMENDATIONS

 

**Note: Each teacher possesses a classroom set of TI-84 Plus graphing calculators. Teachers will make every effort to ensure calculators are disinfected and shared as little as possible, but please note that calculators are used by students in every class, meaning up to four students per day may be using one calculator. If you feel more comfortable providing a calculator for personal use, your student will need, at minimum, a scientific calculator for high school. Below are two recommendations with associated pros and cons. These recommendations will get your student the most bang for the buck, but are in no way the only available calculators for use in school.

 

TI-84 Plus (calculators provided in class)

o   Uses four AAA batteries

o   Permissible calculator for the Algebra I state test

o   Most commonly used calculator for ACT

o   Includes graphing, scientific, and many other useful functions

o   Is allowed for use in all high school math courses

o   Is not generally allowed for use in College Algebra courses, including dual credit courses taken while in high school

o   Is permitted is other college math courses, at the instructor’s discretion

o   Cost ranges $88 and up (Walmart, Amazon, Office Depot, etc.)

o   TI-84 Plus CE (not provided by the school)

o   The color edition

o   Graphing functions are displayed in full-color format

o   Rechargeable battery

o   Cost ranges $118 and up (Walmart, Amazon, Office Depot, etc.)

 

TI 36X Pro (not provided by the school)

o   Has an internal battery

o   NOT permissible for the Algebra I state test

o   Permissible for ACT

o   Includes scientific and most of functions of TI-84 EXCEPT graphing functions

o   TI 36X Pro DOES NOT graph

o   Is generally allowed for use in College Algebra courses, including dual credit courses taken while in high school

o   Does not mimic the TI-84

o   Is permitted in other college math courses, at the instructor’s discretion

o   Cost ranges $19 and up (Walmart, Amazon, Office Depot, etc.)

 

WabbitEmu App

o   NOT permissible for the Algebra I state test or ACT

o   App for Android phones or Software for Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 10) 64-bit

o   NOT compatible with Apple products

o   Mimics TI-84 Calculators

o   FREE

 

Calculate84 App

o   NOT permissible for the Algebra I state test or ACT

o   App for Android or Apple phones

o   Limited access to calculator functions

o   Mimics TI-84 Calculators

o   FREE (for now, according to developers)

TI-83 Plus Computer Software

o   NOT permissible for the Algebra I state test or ACT

o   Windows or Mac compatible

o   Free trial for 90 days (http://ti-enews-education.ti.com/84CE-SmartView-90-day-trial)

 

 

Students are discouraged from purchasing a TI-Inspire calculator, as that calculator will be permitted in very few circumstances throughout high school and college. It is not allowed for use on the Algebra I state test.