My son is entering the 6th grade next year and needs a scientific calculator. How expensive are they and where can I find one?
When I was at school, they supplied the scientific calculators (for a price of course) to ensure that every student had the same one (apparently some don't have all the functions, some are not allowed at school- too functional, etc). Maybe you could ask the school where they would prefer you to buy one from? Otherwise, try a stationary shop, or ask your son's friend's parents where they are planning to buy theirs.
Scientific calculators can range from 10-150 dollars. I bought mine last year at Walmart.
They only real difference I saw in mine and the expensive ones was how it processed the information and the screen size.
You can buy one online. The cheapest one I saw at amazon dot com was 6.99$, the most expensive one was 104.41$.
Schools usually recommend or require a specific model of calculator. I doubt your son would need an expensive on for 6th grade math.
We didn't need scientific calculators 'til year eight and they were $20-$30 from the newsagency or school office.
Try target, i buy all my scientific calculators for school there. They sell them at great prices.
They sell those calculators at Staples, Walmart, Target, and K-Mart.