I am seeking comments from any of you who have experience with using graphing calculators in developmental math classes. We are considering implementing graphing calculators in developmental math at the University of Memphis, and I am chairing a committee we formed to determine the extent to which calculators should be incorporated into our algebra classes. Any comments to the following questions would be very welcome! Also, please comment on ANY aspect of graphing calculators in developmental math. Thank you. Frederick A. Belton Transitional Academic Studies University of Memphis 1. How much class time must be set aside to teach keystrokes? 2. Do you require that each student buy a calculator, or do you just use one in class for demonstrations? 3. Has use of calculators increased pass rates, retention rates or anything else? Any negative effects? 4. What degree of interest have your students shown in graphing calculators? ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com