Do I need a Graphing Calculator?
Graphing calculators are not required for any of my classes, however, they are very benefical for advanced math classes such as Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry, PreCalclulus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and Statistics.
The only type of calculator you are allowed to use on the AP Calculus exams is a graphing calculator. However, you do not NEED to buy a grapher just yet. They are very expensive ($100 up to $250), so before you invest in a calculator you may want to contact the university in which you plan to attend to see if the department of your major (especially if you are interested in majoring in: engineering, math, business, or any other S.T.E.M. field) requires a particular grapher.
I do have a classroom set of TI84 Plus calculators that I will check out to AP Calculus students only for the entire school year. If you already have a graphing calculator, please check this LINK to ensure that your grapher has been approved for taking the AP Calculus AB/BC exams.
Questions, Comments, or Concerns: beth.denzin@lakemills.k12.wi.us
