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May 27, 2017

Free online math tool plots new course for old graphing calculators

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by Greg Toppo, USATODAY

Young people these days live most of their lives online, so why shouldn’t they be plotting graphs and performing advanced calculations there as well? For the first time this spring, students taking basic skills tests nationwide will be using a free, online, embedded graphing calculator that its developer says may finally bring the tool into the 21st century. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium was set to announce on Monday that it will embed the online calculator into math tests that millions of students use. The tool, developed by San Francisco-based Desmos, is being tested by students this spring, with plans to use it widely in classrooms in the fall. Students in the College Board’s “SpringBoard” math program are already using it, the company said.

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