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Classroom Context: Using Calculators


As part of the 2011 mathematics assessment, teachers of eighth-graders were asked about the the type of calculator their students used during math lessons. The full text of the question and corresponding data charts and tables are provided below.

What kind of calculator do your students use during mathematics lessons?
A. None
B. Basic four-function (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
C. Scientific (not graphing)
D. Graphing

Grade 4
Grade 8

In 2011, approximately 46 percent of eighth-graders in the nation had teachers who reported that their students used a scientific calculator during math lessons. Use the drop down menu to view the percentages in your state. Click chart options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.

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