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CALCULATORS FOR MATH TESTS PUSH SOME BUTTONS

This week when 121,000 high school seniors file into classrooms around the country to take the calculus Advanced Placement examination, they will need to come armed with more than a couple of sharpened No. 2 pencils and a firm grasp of derivatives; they will also require the latest that math technology has to offer. Under new rules set by the College Board, all students who take the test must have a hand-held graphing calculator. Those who lack this powerful machine, which graphs complex equations, will have to sign a waiver stating that they will not challenge their scores if they do...

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