|Re: Only a couple of months ago . . .|
Message #3 Posted by Ed Look on 21 Aug 2007, 3:49 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Dave Johnson
I gave my son a 39G.
For a short while, he was into it. However all his teachers and classmates use TI graphing calcs in class, so that's what he uses in class; I didn't buy him one- he just borrows the school units.
However, I've just printed and bound for him he 39G/G+ AUR and got him (on sale at Samson Cables) the 39G-PC cable. So, the long and short of this is that he's going to go algebraic for a while more.
On advice a long time ago, I believe from our legendary Norm Hill, I'm holding off REALLY teaching him to use RPN until just a bit later... if for no other reason than just that at this age, all his peers and instructors are TI-bots.
Also, for a younger child, there may be no patience for RPN, especially if they've just mastered PEMDAS not too long ago.
But when it's time, I plan to show him the 33s. What do you all think, 33s or 35s? (Norm recommended the 32E; I'd love to, but can't afford the exorbitant collector prices for such a lovely unit.)