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Old 08-13-2006, 11:36 AM
 
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Last night at Open House, I accidently told the parents any calculator would be fine for their kids. Come to find out, they have to order it from the bookstore and it's a TI-something. Do I call all of the parents?


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Old 08-13-2006, 11:57 AM
 
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I guess it depends on the age of the kids. I teach 5th, and I would send a note home in the weekly folder and explain the situation to the kids. I would apologize for the mix-up but explain that the program requires a special calculator to reap the full benefits of the program.
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I agree with SC . You didn't have that information at the time of the open house so I would do what SC said . IF there are any problems discuss with your principal that you were not informed about this and if a student is unable to purchase this does the school have extras . IF not this might be a good time to check on grants. It will not solve your problem now but might help in the future.
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Will this calculator do things an ordinary calculator will not do? Is it to ensure that kids have the same level of technological assistance, not more or less? Why must parents buy this special calculator? Maybe if you can explain why only this particular calculator is acceptable, they will understand. If they bought a calculator already, likely they didn't spend a great deal and can still find a use for it around the house.
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Our kids in advanced math have to have those. They are graphing calculators. They also store formulas, etc. A lot different than a regular calculator.

Sorry this happened to you, but I think SC has a good idea.


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