I've heard of Bob Moses and The Algebra Project before, but never have I heard about the use of graphing calculators in the program. I'd be interested in seeing how they're used, because outside of a headless Barbie doll I can't imagine a less useful tool for learning Algebra.
But Moses is definitely correct about the importance of teaching algebra to all students.
"A headless Barbie doll." Priceless image! I'll be dreaming of her tonight...
I've "taught" seniors algebra with a graphing calculator. I use taught in quotes because I really just taught them how to pass an exam. That was what the administration wanted me to do. In my opinion graphing calculators should not be used before pre calculus.
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