Academics > Mathematics
The Departments of Mathematics at Glenbrook North and South High School have established the following policy regarding the use of calculators in the mathematics classroom.
All Glenbrook North Students for the Fall of 2012 will be required to have the TI-Nspire Calculator. Students may purchase
either the TI-Nspire or the TI-Nspire CX.
When you receive the package, please save the back panel of the packaging and have your student bring it to his/her math teacher in the fall.
All of our courses actively integrate graphing calculator technology with the traditional curriculum. The graphing calculator is required for all students enrolled in a mathematics course. Students should purchase a TI-Nspire graphing calculator from any outside retailer or the suggested vendor
linked on this website. When new technology for the calculator is developed, students can download an upgrade from the Texas Instruments web page free of charge. TI Graph Links are available in the Mathematics Computer Labs at both high schools for this purpose.
Usage and Details
While the calculator is an invaluable tool for studying mathematics, there will be times when the instructor deems that a particular topic or skill is more appropriately investigated and assessed without the use of a calculator. In particular, while recognizing the inherent mathematical power of the computer algebra systems on the TI-92, the TI-89 and the Nspire CAS, the Departments reserve the right to disallow the use of the TI-92, TI-89, Nspire CAS or any similarly capable computing machine in some circumstances and on some quizzes, tests, or final exams.
During quizzes, tests or final exams, it is particularly important that each student have his or her own calculator. The student should be thoroughly familiar with the operation of the calculator he or she plans to use on a quiz, test or final exam. Calculators may not be shared during a quiz, test or final exam and communication between calculators is prohibited during quizzes, tests or final exams.
Some of the latest calculator technology provides students with the ability to import, store, and hide games. If a student is found playing games at an inappropriate time during class, we reserve the right to remove the inappropriate materials by clearing the memory of the calculator.