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    Joan Gladbach

    I totally agree that memorizing the key strokes to get what they need on a calculator is tedious (at best)…but they can’t use an applet on the AP exam.

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    Yes, we always have to be balancing this idea so that students can be successful on the AP Exam. I do think that the writers of the AP Exam try to write questions that provide little advantage to a student who is extra fluent with the calculator. For example, the AP Exam has never asked students to use their calculators to make a residual plot, so I don’t think it is worth the time to teach students how to do this on the calculator.

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