which is the fourth root of approx 10

Num 2 is the Newton-Raphson f and f’ for the approx solution of equations, with f(x) = a*x*x + b*x + c

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]]>The simple function activates the repeat loop one time, starting with x=50.

The function is x = (b/x + x)/2

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]]>Thanks for your thoughts!

Sadly, I have very little wiggle room to play around and have the students learn programming in class. I’m afraid if I asked them to learning programming outside of math class that it would eat into other things that we do that are aligned to the curriculum. I would like to bring in student programming artwork and talk about the math behind the scenes, but the structure of that is showing them a solution to a problem that they never had. The magic was the student who made the program themselves who had to really learn the math that was required.

I have played around with programming on the calculator and found it to be simply awful compared to what they can do with other technology, but we are a lucky school district with a lot of tech (1-1 chromebooks). I think that the input methods and the weirdness of the graphing calculator programming languages would be a huge hurdle to jump. ]]>