You are receiving this communication, because your child is possibly scheduled to be in either 7th grade accelerated math, 8th grade math, or 8th grade Algebra 1 during the upcoming year. One valuable tool that students will have available to them is the graphing calculator, and this year our district has chosen to move from the TI-84 Plus to a new calculator - the "TI-Nspire CX II". Each student will have access to this calculator in the classroom for instruction. It will be the calculator that will be used on the STAAR test at the end of the year.
We realize that some of you prefer to purchase a calculator for your child to have as his/her own, so we are including information on the new calculator. Please note that there are two models of the TI-Nspire CX II - you need to purchase the model that is NOT the CAS version. The CAS version will NOT be allowed for testing.
We hope this information is helpful as you plan for next year. If you have specific questions, please simply email our AMS Math Department Head, Natalia Argueta or our GISD District Math Coordinator, Rebecca Strain.