Type of calculator used
As part of the 2007 mathematics assessment, eighthgrade students were asked about the type of calculator they used. The full text of the question and the corresponding percentage of students who responded within each category are shown below.
How often do you use these different types of calculators in your math class?
A. Basic fourfunction (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
B. Scientific (not graphing)
C. Graphing




24 
37 
39 
32 
32 
36 
48 
30 
22 



22 
41 
37 
37 
37 
26 
42 
34 
24 



23 
45 
32 
40 
40 
20 
47 
29 
24 



25 
41 
34 
50 
40 
10 
14 
41 
45 



21 
43 
36 
48 
33 
19 
16 
25 
58 



32 
26 
42 
31 
35 
34 
25 
31 
44 



15 
35 
50 
22 
35 
42 
47 
33 
20 



17 
33 
50 
24 
39 
37 
46 
32 
23 



21 
44 
34 
42 
37 
21 
38 
34 
27 



24 
46 
30 
48 
38 
14 
34 
37 
29 



30 
44 
26 
52 
33 
14 
50 
32 
17 



22 
42 
36 
23 
40 
36 
42 
35 
22 



24 
45 
31 
35 
39 
25 
42 
38 
20 
Check for Statistical Significance
To further analyze these data, test for significance between categories, or see corresponding average scores,
view the complete data for the nation and districts. Click on the "Find Out" button in the NAEP Data Explorer to check for statistical significance. For large central cities, view complete data for Basic fourfunction,
Scientific, and Graphing calculators. To learn about using the NAEP Data Explorer, view the NAEP Data Explorer tutorial.
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NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Trial Urban District Mathematics Assessment.