Math

Math is more than memorizing formulas and doing calculations. Math involves:

  • Highly practical and hands-on problems and skills
  • Rich problem-solving activities in collaboration with your peers
  • Some problems that will stretch your understanding to the abstract and theoretical
  • Using technology to develop, demonstrate and communicate your mathematical understandings

Lester B. Pearson Math Department 

Calculator Policy 2019 - 2020 

Alberta Education has approved the use of the following calculators for the courses listed below: 

Math 10C, Math 20-1, Math 20-2, Math 30-1 and Math 30-2 

Texas Instruments Sharp (no longer manufactured or supplied to Canada) Casio: 

  • TI-83 (no longer manufactured) 
  • TI-83 Plus 
  • TI-83 Plus Silver (no longer manufactured) · EL-9600 · fx-9750 GII 
  • TI-84 Plus 
  • TI-84 Plus Silver 
  • TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition (no longer manufactured) 
  • TI-84 Plus CE 
  • TI-84 Plus Pocket SE (no longer supplied to Canada) 
  • EL-9600C · fx-9750 G Plus (no longer manufactured) 
  • TI-Nspire CX II 
  • TI-Nspire (with Touchpad or Clickpad) (no longer manufactured) 
  • TI-Nspire CX Handheld 
  • TI-Nspire CX II CAS (CAS must be disabled) · EL-9900 · fx-9860 GIIs 

The following scientific calculators are not permitted for math tests and diploma exams due to prohibited properties. This list is not complete and your teacher will check your calculator for prohibited properties. 

Prohibited Scientific Calculators: Incomplete list 

Texas Instruments Sharp Casio 

  • TI 36X Pro 
  • TI 30XS Multiview · Sharp EL W516X Writeview · Sharp EL W535X Writeview · Casio fx-115 ES Plus · Casio fx-CG10 or fx-CG5 · Casio fx-991 ES Plus (ES Plus C or EX) · Casio fx-300 ES (ES Plus) · Casio fx-82 ES Plus · Casio fx-85 ES Plus · Casio fx-95 ES Plus · Casio fx-350 ES Plus 

Calculators required for Math 10-3, Math 20-3 and Math 30-3 

Students enrolling in these classes do not require a graphing calculator. A scientific calculator with a fraction key (𝑎𝑏𝑐 𝑘𝑒𝑦) and the trigonometric functions, sine, cosine and tangent will be needed on a daily basis. It is expected that each student will have his/her own scientific calculator. 

Calculators required for Math 10-4 and Math 20-4 

Students enrolling in these classes do not require a graphing calculator. A scientific calculator with a fraction key (𝑎𝑏𝑐 𝑘𝑒𝑦), a percent (%) key the trigonometric functions, sine, cosine and tangent will be needed on a daily basis. It is expected that each student will have his/her own scientific calculator.


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