## Calculator Policy

**The following calculator policies have been ratified by the math department and took effect fall 2012**

**MATH 1010 Calculator Policy**

Types of Calculators Allowed on The Final Exam:

Only a standard scientific calculator with no more than a basic

numeric store and recall memory is allowed for use on the final exam.

Types of Calculators and Devices Prohibited on Every Exam:

Graphing, programmable, and every calculator capable of symbolic manipulation are prohibited for use on every exam. Popular examples include, but are not limited to, the TI83, TI83-plus, TI84, TI84-plus, TI86, TI89, TI92, TI-Nspire, HP 48S, HP 48SX, HP 48GX, as well as other models and brands such as many by Casio. Moreover, every computer, cell phone, and communication device that can connect to the internet is also prohibited for use on every exam.

Lastly, individual instructors may further restrict calculator use on all or a part of any regular in-class test or quiz.

**Math 1020**

**Calculator Policy**

Students are expected to solve most of the problems without calculators on homework, tests and the final exam. A scientific calculator is necessary and sufficient for students to solve the rest of the problems. A graphing calculator can also be used, but it is not required. An instructor has the authority to clear and reset any calculator prior to or during a test. An instructor also has the authority to refuse a programmable calculator to be used during a test. Any device such as a cell phone that can communicate with other devices or people is not allowed.

**MATH 1040 / MATH 2040**

**Calculator Policy**

For homework/out of class projects students may use any calculator or electronic device.

For examinations students may use any hand-held calculator. It is required that the calculator features include standard deviation and linear regression. Students may not use computers, cell phones, or other communication devices.

**MATH 1050**

**Calculator Policy**

Scientific calculators with no more than a basic numeric store and recall memory are allowed on the final exam.

The following are prohibited on any in-class test, quiz and the final: graphing, programmable, or calculators capable of symbolic manipulation, including the TI89, TI92, TI-Nspire, HP 48SX, HP 48GX, as well as other models and brands, computers, cell phones, and any other communication device that can connect to the internet.

Further, individual instructors may require that no calculator be used on all or a part of any in-class test or quiz.

**Math 1060**

**Calculator Policy**

Calculators are used to demonstrate concepts and facilitate problems. They are not a substitute for learning the concepts. Basic facts, such as exact values of of basic trigonometric functions are important to know without any aid, just as it is important to know 3.55 × 10 = 35.5 just by looking at it.

Students will graph basic trigonometric functions without the use of a calculator. Questions on exams will test basic facts that must be memorized, as well as how to use a calculator to help answer questions with intensive arithmetic steps or for approximations in applied problems. Calculator use will be restricted on some exams or portions of exams. Departmental test objectives that indicate appropriate use of calculators are posted at the Math department website, http://slccmathdepartment.yolasite.com . A portion of the final exam must be completed without the use of any calculator. Success in future math classes will require these skills and knowledge.

Calculators with a computer algebra system will not be allowed on any quizzes, exams or on the final exam. Prohibited calculators include the TI89, TI92, TI-Nspire, HP 48SX, HP 48GX, as well as other models and brands.

In addition, a cell phone and any other communication device that can connect to the internet may not be used on any quizzes, exams or on the final exam

**Math 1080**

**Calculator Policy**

Calculators are used to demonstrate concepts and facilitate problems. They are not a substitute for learning the concepts. Basic facts, such as exact values of basic trigonometric functions are important to know without any aid.

Students will graph basic trigonometric and algebraic functions without the use of a calculator. Questions on exams will test basic facts that must be memorized, as well as how to use a calculator to help answer questions with intensive arithmetic steps or for approximations in applied problems. Calculator use will be restricted on some exams or portions of exams. A portion of the final exam must be completed without the use of any calculator. Success in future math classes will require these skills and knowledge.

Calculators with a computer algebra system will not be allowed on any quizzes, exams or on the final exam. Prohibited calculators include the TI89, TI92, TI-Nspire, HP 48SX, HP 48GX, as well as other models and brands.

In addition, a cell phone and any other communication device that can connect to the internet may not be used on any quizzes, exams or on the final exam.

**Math 1090**

**Calculator Policy**

For homework/out of class projects students may use any calculator or electronic device.

For examinations students may use any hand-held calculator. It is recommended that the calculator features include linear regression. Students may not use computers, cell phones, or other communication devices on any in-class test.

**Math 1210, 1220, 2210**

**Calculator Policy**

Graphing calculators and computer algebra systems are useful tools for demonstrating concepts and facilitating problem solving. They are not a substitute for learning the fundamental concepts of this course. Some homework assignments and projects may require the use of a graphing calculator or computer algebra software such as Maple or Mathematica.

A basic scientific calculator with a simple numeric store and recall memory may be used on in-class tests. Graphing, programmable, or calculators capable of symbolic manipulation are prohibited on in-class tests. Prohibited calculators include the TI89, TI92, TI-Nspire, HP 48SX, HP 48GX, as well as other models and brands. Computers, cell phones, and other communication devices are also prohibited on all in-class tests.