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Calculators for Algebra 2

    Calculators will not be permitted on tests during first semester of Algebra 2, but will be permitted during second semester.  
    Please see the list of calculators at the bottom of this page that students can use on the tests second semester. 
   
Graphing or Programmable Calculators (such as TI-7x, TI-8x, TI-9x from Texas Instruments, or others from Casio that are also graphing or programmable) will not be permitted for use on tests.  
    In addition, some calculators can solve problems for you that we will be learning how to solve in class this year.  These calculators will not be permitted for use on tests either.  Some examples of the calculators that are not permitted during tests include but are not limited to Casio fx-115ES, Casio fx-115MSPlus, and the fx-300ES.
    Below is a list of functions (buttons) that you will find useful to have on a calculator for Algebra 2 / Trigonometry.

Function

Symbol(s)

 

 

Fractions

 

Exponent (raise any base to any power)

yx or ^

Logarithms base 10 and itís inverse

Log, and itís reciprocal 10x

Natural logarithms (base e) and itís inverse

LN or ln, and itís reciprocal ex

Trigonometric Functions

Sin, Cos, Tan

Factorials

x!

Permutations  

nPr

Combinations

nCr

Listed below are some examples of inexpensive scientific calculators with all of the features listed above that will be permitted on second semester tests. 

Casio FX-260Solar Casio FX-300MSPlus Casio FX-250HC
TI-30XA TI-36X Solar TI-34 II Explorer Plus
TI-30X IIS TI-30XS MultiView TI-34 MultiView

 

   
Casio FX-260Solar ($9.99)

Casio FX-300MSPlus

Casio FX-250HC

 

Texas Instruments TI-30XA

TI-36X Solar

 

TI-34 II Explorer Plus

 

TI-30X IIS


 

TI-30XS MultiView

 

TI-34 MultiView

 

 

 

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