^{While controversy exists among teachers as to the appropriate use of calculators in the classroom, in my opinion a graphing calculator is an essential teaching tool when used correctly. It appears that is changing.}

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^{Low-}^{cost computers}^{ and free software applications seem to be the answer. Teaching algebraic concepts with a computer that incorporates the table, graph and equation capacity of a graphing calculator is an exciting}^{ idea. Geometry instruction }^{would be much more effective with computers, as calculators are limited for many applications.}

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^{If other subject areas are looking to low- cost computers }^{as }^{an}^{ attractive technology}^{ for the future, the computers could also be used in math. A computer that costs a few hundred dollars makes sense compared to a $125.00 graphing calculator.}

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