- 3 Ring Binder for interactive notes (I would recommend a 1/2 inch binder since they seem to take the most backpack abuse)
- Pencils with erasers (making mistakes and having to correct them seems to be common theme in life, not just in Algebra II)
- Graphing Calculator: PLEASE DO NOT GO OUT AND BUY A $100 CALCULATOR, Students need a minimum of a TI-81 graphing calculator (which means their older brother's or cousin's will work just fine)
IF your student is not planning on studying Engineering, Science, or Mathematics in college, I would use an older sibling's calculator or purchase an inexpensive calculator like a TI-83 Plus.
Students may also RENT a TI-83 calculator from school for $20.