“It became a cool thing! The buzz was around the school and everyone was talking about the maths department. That’s always one of the focuses, how to drive the attitudes towards learning.”
All your students had access to a graphic calculator?
Are you a teacher that is sceptical or undecided on graphing calculators? Perhaps you believe in their value but struggle to convince your colleagues and leadership team?
Many teachers know the benefits of graphing, but simply cannot justify or find a way to budget for them – given the challenges of equity in UK schools.
The belief of many teachers and experts is that graphic calculators enhance learning in such significant ways, that without them students are at a disadvantage – simply by not having agency to access the learning. More than that, graphing technology enables students to comprehend maths in a wholly deeper and more impactful way.
We spoke to a selection of maths teachers and experts, to gain their insights and also illustrate how Casio can genuinely help in getting you started in graphing technology adoption.
Melios Michael explains how he convinced his leadership team and colleagues.
What IF graphic calculators could improve your classroom, forever?
Improvement Lead & ECT Coordinator
“School budgets are very very tight…
speak to your SENCo, speak to your equity champion, speak to your raising standards lead… you might just have enough to get started with your pilot.”
Maths Teacher & Education Support Specialist
“It makes them better mathematicians, it makes them make links.
So I think to see that in your classroom, when the students are asking their own questions, they are becoming mathematicians.”
AMSP Area Coordinator & Senior Examiner
“That’s a great mathematician question, what if…
and on your calculator you can find out what if really quickly. The calculator will keep up with you, and you can really enhance learning with that.”
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Developed by teachers, for teachers. We provide a large volume of teaching resources, specifically aimed at demonstrating and supporting teaching and learning with graphing calculators.
Casio offer a large suite of resources available for UK schools and cover teaching with calculators alongside the most popular subject topics for GCSE and A Level.
Available as downloadable PDFs and videos – there is a handy collection of ‘How To’ resources and model specific content. You can also create your own ‘collections’ in order to save your most useful downloads.