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My goal is to be able to provide students with the appropriate technology to solve math and science problems. TI-84 Color Edition Calculators are calculators that I use on a daily basis to model how to solve problems. I encourage my students to purchase a TI-84 calculator when they enroll in my AP Statistics class or my Physics 1 Honors class because I am going to teach them how to use it. Many students purchase them for my classes, but many cannot afford to. I want every student that enters my classroom to have the same problem-solving technology available to them.

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Texas Instruments Graphing Calculators for AP Statistics and Physics 1 Honors Students

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School:
Yulee High 
Subject:
Mathematics 
Teacher:
Andrew Avent 
Students Impacted:
70 
Grade:
9-12 
Date:
March 14, 2019

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Only $500.00 Needed

 

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Goal

My goal is to be able to provide students with the appropriate technology to solve math and science problems. TI-84 Color Edition Calculators are calculators that I use on a daily basis to model how to solve problems. I encourage my students to purchase a TI-84 calculator when they enroll in my AP Statistics class or my Physics 1 Honors class because I am going to teach them how to use it. Many students purchase them for my classes, but many cannot afford to. I want every student that enters my classroom to have the same problem-solving technology available to them.  

 

What will be done with my students

We will be using the TI-84s in AP Stats to enter data, revise data, manipulate data, store data, calculate and visualize data. We will also perform statistical computations and draw pictures based on data which will help us what can be understood or inferred from the data. These calculators are also allowed on the AP Stats exam and will help my students pass it.

We will be using the TI-84s in Physics 1 Honors to help students visualize and better understand concepts in physics. It will challenge students to work out mathematical problems by visualizing them. When students can see expressions, formulas and graphs on screen, they are able to explore concepts and make connections that lead to a deeper understanding.
 

 

Benefits to my students

Research shows that use of graphing calculators in the classroom helps improve mathematical skills of students and their attitudes towards mathematics (education.ti.com/research). Also, the TI-84s are allowed on the AP Statistics exam and other AP Math and Science exams. These calculators are also used widely in college classrooms and are allowed on the ACT and SAT. 

 

Budget Narrative

I am (hoping) to purchase a set of ten TI-84 CE Calculators with a charging station for students to use while in my classroom.

The cost of a class set of these calculators is over the classroom grant request of a $1000 but these calculators will last years to come and 10 students can use the calculators each class period. I teach 7 classes a year with one planning period therefore 70 students will benefit from this purchase every year.

The cost for the class set of calculators from Amazon.com is $1469.62 (as of 3/14/19) with free shipping.

Thank you for considering my request!
 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Texas Instruments TI- 84Plus CE Teacher's 10 Pack Graphing Calculator - www.amazon.com $1,000.00
  Total: $1,000.00

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