Synopses & Reviews
Learn to:
- Work with all three calculators in the TI-84 Plus family
- Use functions for basic arithmetic, graphing and analysis, geometry, and probability
- Develop essential skills for the classroom
- Enable your calculator to communicate with your PC
Learn to graph scatter plots, analyze statistical data, and even write calculator programs
That TI-84 graphing calculator in your hand is one amazing device. This book will help you unlock all the magic, so you'll be able to use your TI-84 Plus for much more than basic math. Learn to enter and evaluate complex numbers, analyze functions, graph polar equations and sequences, calculate mortgages, share calculator files with your PC, and more.
- Meet your TI-84 Plus get acquainted with the keypad, Home screen, menus, and mode settings
- Master math essentials use your calculator for basic arithmetic functions, work with fractions, and solve equations
- Tackle complex problems work with complex numbers and matrices and use the Math, Angle, and Test menus
- The graph factor graph functions, inequalities, parametric equations, polar equations, and sequences
- Oh, the probability explore probability, work with statistical data, and conduct statistical data analysis
- Mortgages are interesting use the TVM Solver to calculate mortgages, loans, and compound interest
- Bright spots import a photo to use as the background of a graph
- Plays well with others transfer files among different calculators and to your PC
Open the book and find:
- Tips on dealing with fractions
- How to use the Equation Solver
- Ways to display complex results
- Graph formatting tips
- How to solve equations by graphing
- When to use the binomial theorem
- What you can do with TI Connect
- Suggestions for managing memory
Synopsis
Ti-84 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies will include coverage of all 3 calculators in the TI-84 Plus family: the standard calculator, the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, and the to-be-announced color screen edition. It will cover the updates to the operating system, new apps that can be downloaded via the USB cable, and will feature a color signature to showcase the new color screen device.
The second edition will also cover:
- Menus and basic arithmetic
- Graphing and analyzing functions
- Using the calculator for geometry
- Probability and statistics functions
- Communicating with PCs and other calculators
- Creating and Editing Matrices
Synopsis
Get up-to-speed on the functionality of your TI-84 Plus calculatorCompletely 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!
About the Author
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.
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