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Ti-84 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-59288-5
336 pages
June 2013
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Get up-to-speed on the functionality of your TI-84 Plus calculator

Completely revised to cover the latest updates to the TI-84 Plus calculators, this bestselling guide will help you become the most savvy TI-84 Plus user in the classroom! Exploring the standard device, the updated device with USB plug and upgraded memory (the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition), and the upcoming color screen device, this book provides you with clear, understandable coverage of the TI-84's updated operating system.

  • Details the new apps that are available for download to the calculator via the USB cable
  • Walks you through menus and basic arithmetic
  • Addresses graphing and analyzing functions as well as probability and statistics functions
  • Explains how to use the calculator for geometry
  • Reviews communicating with PCs and other calculators

TI-84 Plus Graphic Calculator For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the perfect solution for getting comfortable with the new line of TI-84 calculators!

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Making Friends with the Calculator 7

Chapter 1: Starting with the Basics 9

Chapter 2: Doing Basic Arithmetic 25

Chapter 3: Dealing with Fractions 35

Chapter 4: Solving Equations 41

Part II: Taking Your Calculator Relationship to the Next Level 51

Chapter 5: Working with Complex Numbers 53

Chapter 6: Understanding the Math Menu and Submenus 59

Chapter 7: The Angle and Test Menus 69

Chapter 8: Creating and Editing Matrices 77

Part III: Graphing and Analyzing Functions 89

Chapter 9: Graphing Functions 91

Chapter 10: Exploring Functions 109

Chapter 11: Evaluating Functions 125

Chapter 12: Graphing Inequalities 141

Chapter 13: Graphing Parametric Equations 157

Chapter 14: Graphing Polar Equations 165

Chapter 15: Graphing Sequences 175

Part IV: Working with Probability and Statistics 187

Chapter 16: Probability 189

Chapter 17: Dealing with Statistical Data 197

Chapter 18: Analyzing Statistical Data 207

Part V: Doing More with Your Calculator 223

Chapter 19: Using the TVM Solver 225

Chapter 20: Communicating with a PC Using TI Connect Software 231

Chapter 21: Communicating Between Calculators 239

Chapter 22: Fun with Images 245

Chapter 23: Managing Memory 251

Part VI: The Part of Tens 257

Chapter 24: Ten Essential Skills 259

Chapter 25: Ten Common Errors 263

Chapter 26: Ten Common Error Messages 269

Appendix A: Creating Calculator Programs 273

Appendix B: Controlling Program Input and Output 277

Appendix C: Controlling Program Flow 287

Index 299

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Author Information

Jeff McCalla is a mathematics teacher at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis, TN. He cofounded the TI-Nspire SuperUser group, and received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science & Mathematics Teaching. C.C. Edwards is an educator who has presented numerous workshops on using TI calculators.

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