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mid-term exam tomorrow
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: January 27, 2013 05:59PM
If u removed the batteries from a scientific calculator will any programming or inputed data remain in the calculator?
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Re: mid-term exam tomorrow
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 27, 2013 06:11PM
You're allowed to use a programmable calculator in a class?
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Re: mid-term exam tomorrow
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: January 27, 2013 07:32PM
Possibly. Depends on the model. Short answer ? Don't allow them .

i used mine in exams in the late 70's . Used algorithms on a few problems when I forgot the method. Bad ? Well , I did show programming and problem solving skills.
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Re: mid-term exam tomorrow
Posted by: PeterB
Date: January 27, 2013 09:59PM
To answer the original poster's question, it depends on the calc. The newer TI's have a backup battery system so you won't lose stuff unless that battery also goes.

But yes, speaking as an instructor, I don't allow these calcs on my quizzes and exams. The current generation of students has gotten wayyyyy too reliant on them and incapable of doing math either on paper or in their heads.




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Re: mid-term exam tomorrow
Posted by: Carm
Date: January 27, 2013 10:51PM
They are allowed by some professors, but only certain models that can be erased easily. I would expect the professor or their assistant to check/erase the calculators before you use them.

The last exam I took, the class was allowed to use them if they erased them before the test. The assistant came around to check the memory.
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