An Interesting Statement
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"It is really hard to write an AP calculus test question where the TI-89 does not give a definite advantage"  Ken Collins, NCTM conference session.

What implications do you see from this statement?

Responses from this session:

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What about students who don't have calculators?

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The calculator does the thinking

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Does this limit the quality of the test?

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We need to give careful consideration of what we test.

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We need to ask meaningful questions

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We need to require more than just a single numerical answer

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It might be testing how good a calculator is.

We could take the attitude:

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Do away with the calculator for testing

Or we could consider:

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The calculator is a tool

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Write questions that will require the use of the tool

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Harder questions

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