||The Hewlett-Packard 38G
was designed with the help of an advisory committee of eight
high school, community college and university teachers.
The HP 38G is a graphing calculator
for high-school math and science teachers and students. Introduced
in 1995 at $79.95, it supports aplets, small applications that can
be developed as part of the curriculum and can be easily distributed
from the teacher's calculator to the students'. Using aplets, all
the students in the classroom can have their calculators programmed
identically at the beginning of a lesson. Equations are entered
using algebraic format rather than the Reverse Polish Notation (RPN)
used by most HP calculators.
(RPN is a system for representing mathematical expressions without
the use of parentheses.)
The HP 38G can communicate
with other calculators via infrared transfer, a local area network
or the Internet. Teachers can program problems on a HP
38G, connect the calculator to a PC and post the work online, or
use the device's infrared ray to beam data to other HP
38Gs in the classroom.
The HP 38G was designed with
the help of an advisory committee of eight high school, community
college and university teachers. The calculator case was designed
to include a sliding plastic cover to make the HP
38G more durable for use by younger students.
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