Calculators

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Which calculator will students need when?

CPM courses assume, in general, that students have a scientific calculator available as one of the tools they can choose from to strategically solve problems, both for classwork and for homework.

Students may prefer a hand-held calculator. Other students may choose to use downloadable apps on their existing mobile devices.  

Many lessons in the CPM curriculum require more than the basic calculator functions. For students with internet access, CPM recommends using Desmos Graphing Calculator. It is a free fully functional calculator which enables students powerful investigative options to explore mathematics! And they can set up a free account to save all of their work! Desmos Graphing Calculator provides students a powerful graphing calculator alternative to the expensive hand-held calculators.