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TI-Nspire For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-07569-2
384 pages
May 2011
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The updated guide to the newest graphing calculator from Texas Instruments

The TI-Nspire graphing calculator is popular among high school and college students as a valuable tool for calculus, AP calculus, and college-level algebra courses. Its use is allowed on the major college entrance exams. This book is a nuts-and-bolts guide to working with the TI-Nspire, providing everything you need to get up and running and helping you get the most out of this high-powered math tool.

  • Texas Instruments’ TI-Nspire graphing calculator is perfect for high school and college students in advanced algebra and calculus classes as well as students taking the SAT, PSAT, and ACT exams
  • This fully updated guide covers all enhancements to the TI-Nspire, including the touchpad and the updated software that can be purchased along with the device
  • Shows how to get maximum value from this versatile math tool

With updated screenshots and examples, TI-Nspire For Dummies provides practical, hands-on instruction to help students make the most of this revolutionary graphing calculator.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Getting to Know Your TI-Nspire Handheld.

Chapter 1: Using TI-Nspire for the First Time.

Chapter 2: Understanding the Document Structure.

Chapter 3: Creating and Editing Documents.

Chapter 4: Linking Handhelds.

Part II: The Calculator Application.

Chapter 5: Entering and Evaluating Expressions.

Chapter 6: Working with Variables.

Chapter 7: Using the Calculator Application with Other Applications.

Chapter 8: Using the Calculator Application with TI-Nspire CAS.

Part III: The Graphs Application.

Chapter 9: Working with Graphs.

Chapter 10: Using the Graphs Application to Do Calculus.

Part IV: The Geometry Application.

Chapter 11: Working with Geometric Objects.

Chapter 12: Using an Analytic Window in the Geometry Application.

Part V: The Lists & Spreadsheet Application.

Chapter 13: Applying What You Already Know about Spreadsheets.

Chapter 14: Working with Data.

Chapter 15: Constructing Scatter Plots and Performing Regressions.

Chapter 16: Manual and Automatic Data Capture.

Part VI: The Data & Statistics and Vernier DataQuest Applications.

Chapter 17: Constructing Statistical Graphs.

Chapter 18: Working with Single-Variable Data.

Chapter 19: Working with Two-Variable Data.

Chapter 20: Data Collection.

Part VII: The Notes Application.

Chapter 21: The Why and How of Using Notes.

Chapter 22: Taking Notes to a Whole New Level.

Part VIII: TI-Nspire Computer Software.

Chapter 23: Getting Started with TI-Nspire Computer Software.

Chapter 24: File Creation and Display in Documents Workspace.

Chapter 25: File Management with Content Workspace.

Part IX: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 26: Ten Great Tips and Shortcuts.

Chapter 27: Ten Common Problems Resolved.

Appendix A: Safeguarding in Press-to-Test Mode.

Appendix B: Basic Programming.

Appendix C: Working with Libraries.


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Author Information

Jeff McCalla teaches Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis. He is a T3 instructor for Texas Instruments and co- founder of the TI-Nspire SuperUser group. Steve Ouellette wrote the first edition of TI-Nspire For Dummies as well as CliffsNotes® Guide to TI-Nspire.

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