Purpose: Students in Algebra 2 can better hypothesize, test, and expand their understanding of how a function's structure affects its graphs. They can better learn how to summarize, represent, and interpret sample data from statistical experiments. Students in Pre-Calculus and Math Analysis can quickly solve equations, systems of equations, and graphically represent a set of data. These calculators can also be programmed with valuable and time-saving applications.
Benefits: Graphing calculators allow students to explore the structures and patterns of functions and data sets in order to visualize information, make connections, generalize, hypothesize, and explore abstract concepts. This is what the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics is advocating. These calculators can help students interpret information n various ways, which will benefit mathematical understanding and have a positive impact on student achievement.