Electronic Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics



CONTRIBUTED PAPER: 11-C49

Calculator Activities in College Algebra

Debbye Stapleton
Phone: (912) 681 0167
E-mail: dstapleton@gsvms2.cc.gasou.edu

Cynthia Sikes Phone: (912) 681 5424
E-mail: cynsikes@gsvms2.cc.gasou.edu

Georgia Southern University
POB 8121
Statesboro, GA 30460

ABSTRACT

All incoming freshmen taking any precalculus or lower level mathematics courses are required to use the TI-83 graphing calculator. These activities were designed to give teachers some examples of ways in which to incorporate technology into their traditional courses. These activities were designed for a college algebra course using a functional approach that includes mathematical modeling of real data and business applications.