Things you should have with you every day:
- Graph Paper
- Lined Paper
- Graphing Calculator (This is recommended, but not required, for IM1)
Graphing Calculator Options:
There are a number of graphing calculators on the market, but I only offer guaranteed tech support on three models, listed below in my order of recommendation.
Casio fx-9860GII ($69.99 on amazon.com 8/07/2016) This is the most user-friendly calculator on the market.
Casio fx-9750GII ($42.95 on amazon.com 8/07/2016). This is an older version of the above calculator. It’s just as capable as the above model, but missing some of the bells and whistles that make the 9860 so nice.
TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Graphing Calculator ($124.99 on amazon.com 8/07/2016). This does the same thing as the above calculators but is not as user friendly. The higher cost comes from the fact that most teachers are brainwashed into thinking TI is the only option. If anyone tries convincing you that TI > Casio, please ask them if they’ve actually done anything on both machines side by side. The answer is most likely “No.”
In reality, any graphing calculator will serve you well in this course. If you want to save money, try ordering online on eBay or something! College kids don’t like keeping their calculators once they are done with math, it seems.