Monroe Community College

Calculator Policy

Where the Mathematics Department has adopted specific uniform calculator requirements for all sections of a course these are listed by course number. Calculator usage in courses not listed is determined by the individual instructor.

  • MTH 098 - Elementary Algebra with Geometry
    Students are required to have a scientific calculator with no programmable or graphing capabilities. Only this calculator may be used on the final exam and, at the discretion of the instructor, on unit exams.
  • MTH 104 - Intermediate Algebra With Trigonometry
    A non-programmable, non-graphing scientific calculator is required, and may be used freely on all exams.
  • MTH 130 - Modern Business Mathematics
    A non-programmable, non-graphing calculator with squaring, square root, and exponent capabilities is required and may be used freely on all exams.
  • MTH 135, 140, 141, 164 - Introduction to Technical Mathematics, Technical Mathematics I, Technical Mathematics II, Introduction to Trigonometry.  A non-programmable, non-graphing scientific calculator is required. Only this calculator may be used on the final exam and at the discretion of the instructor on unit exams.
  • MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics
    At least a scientific calculator is required, but the preference is up to each instructor.
  • MTH 165 - College Algebra
    All MTH 165 students are required to have a scientific calculator with no programmable or graphing capabilities. Only this calculator may be used freely on all exams (including the final exam).
  • MTH 175, 200, 210 - Precalculus, Applied Calculus, Calculus I. A calculator will be required, at the discretion of the individual instructor.  Only a non-programmable, non-graphing, scientific calculator will be allowed to be used on the final exam.  Graphing calculators, cell phones, and any other electronic devices are prohibited during final exam testing.
  • MTH 211 - Calculus II.  A calculator will be required, at the discretion of the individual instructor.  A scientific or graphing calculator without a computer algebra system may be used on the final exam.  Calculators with a computer algebra system, cell phones, and any other electronic devices are prohibited during final exam testing.

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