On 2/28/09, Jill wrote:
> I am taking the next Praxis II Math exam, and I have a
> question about calculators. The instructions say you are
> allowed to bring a graphing calculator to the exam, but it
> is not so clear to me why you would need a garphing
> calculator rather than a regular one. The study material
> does not seem to use the graphing capabilities.
> Any advice would be appreciated.
In the Tests at a Glance section of the ETS Praxis site, they
talk about being able to solve several problems on a graphics
calculator: plot a curve, find the roots, do a numerical
derivative, and do a numerical integration. So I am studying
how to do each of these on a TI 84 in case they ask one or
more on the exam.
I bought several study guides and I agree they are not real
helpful with calculator usage. The only guide that I think
helps with this, and shows individual calculator keystrokes,
is the one at www.praxisiimath.com
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