Thursday, October 23, 2008

Calculate That

HP 49g+ graphing calculatorImage via
Since we've been gone and Cory's been out of school, he's got homework that needs done. He said he had most things done except PreCalc, and he needs a calculator for that. His doesn't work, and Beth 'can't find' hers - which makes me really mad because that calculator wasn't cheap, and if she wasn't using it, it should have been put someplace safe so it could be found and used when needed.

At school he uses one of the teacher's calculators because she knows how they work and can help the students use them. For $2 per school year, they can use one of her calculators during class, but that doesn't help for homework and of course not for vacation. So I got to wondering if there was a graphing calculator he could use online. After all, you can find anything on the Internet, right?

I found him one - and then he told me that he was going to wait and do his homework after he gets back to school. See if I ever try to help him again!?

He does get an extra day for every day he was absent to make up his missed work, so he should be OK. And there will probably be future homework that he might be able to use this online calculator for - especially if Beth doesn't put a little effort into finding that lost calculator.

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