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Texas Instrument calculators help students cheat

Ryan Block , @ryan
06.09.05
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Yeah, we know it's no Pentium integer bug, but you've got to appreciate the gravitas of a sixth grade math student who discovered a fatal flaw in school-issued Texas Instruments calculators, which might have enabled students to cheat on their exams. Story goes, Virginia wanted students to "show their work" in decimal to fraction conversions, but little did they know the decimal to fraction key TI "disabled" in their Virginia state approved TI-30 Xa SE VA calcs could actually be overridden by pressing two other keys. Snap 'em up quick, ladies and gents, these could be a math nerd collector's item very shortly.

[Via slashdot]

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