Synopses & Reviews
You'll be inspired by this low-stress guide to a high-tech math learning tool!
Your TI-Nspire is unlike any mathematical tool you've ever seen, so you'll really appreciate this plain-English guide to what it can do and how to do it. From loading the batteries and creating a document to performing geometric calculations and constructing statistical graphs, you'll see how to use the TI-Nspire alone and with your PC.
Start here set up your TI-Nspire handheld, get familiar with the keypad, use the function keys, and configure system settings
You need representation grasp mathematical concepts more easily through multiple representations and linking representations
Document problems create documents, add problems, configure page layout, and save your work for assignments or class notes
Be calculating work with the calculator menu, tools, forms, and variables
Graphic or plane use the graphing functions in the analytic view and work with geometric objects in the plane geometry view
List the spread create and manage lists and spreadsheets and use this application with others for statistical calculations
Link up connect the TI-Nspire handheld to your computer
Open the book and find:
How to connect your TI-Nspire handheld to your computer
Basics of entering and evaluating expressions
How to conduct data collection experiments
How to use CAS (Computer Algebra System) in algebra and calculus
Different methods of graphing a function
How to construct geometric objects
Steps for creating dot plots, histograms, box plots, and scatter plots
What the Notes function provides and how to use it
Synopsis
This book will be a nuts and bolts guide to working with the TI-Nspire products, providing everything the user needs to get up and running and get the most out of this high-powered math tool.
Synopsis
Do you own a TI-89, TI-89 Titanium, TI-92 Plus, or a Voyage 200 graphing calculator? If you do, or if you need to get one for school or your job, then you need to know how it works and how to make the most of its functions.
TI-89 For Dummies is the plain-English nuts-and-bolts guide that gets you up and running on all the things your TI-89 can do, quickly and easily. This hands-on reference guides you step by step through various tasks and even shows you how to add applications to your calculator. Soon you’ll have the tools you need to:
- Solve equations and systems of equations
- Factor polynomials
- Evaluate derivatives and integrals
- Graph functions, parametric equations, polar equations, and sequences
- Create Stat Plots and analyze statistical data
- Multiply matrices
- Solve differential equations and systems of differential equations
- Transfer files between two or more calculators
- Save calculator files on your computer
Packed with exciting and valuable applications that you can download from the Internet and install through your computer, as well as common errors and messages with explanations and solutions, TI-89 For Dummies is the one-stop reference for all your graphing calculator questions!
Synopsis
Do you own a TI-89, TI-89 Titanium, TI-92 Plus, or a Voyage 200 graphing calculator? If you do, or if you need to get one for school or your job, then you need to know how it works and how to make the most of its functions.
TI-89 For Dummies is the plain-English nuts-and-bolts guide that gets you up and running on all the things your TI-89 can do, quickly and easily. This hands-on reference guides you step by step through various tasks and even shows you how to add applications to your calculator. Soon you'll have the tools you need to: Solve equations and systems of equations Factor polynomials Evaluate derivatives and integrals Graph functions, parametric equations, polar equations, and sequences Create Stat Plots and analyze statistical data Multiply matrices Solve differential equations and systems of differential equations Transfer files between two or more calculators Save calculator files on your computer
Packed with exciting and valuable applications that you can download from the Internet and install through your computer, as well as common errors and messages with explanations and solutions, TI-89 For Dummies is the one-stop reference for all your graphing calculator questions
Synopsis
Get up to speed easily with your TI-89 TitaniumUse advanced science and math applications, PDA functions, and more
Your TI-89 Titanium graphing calculator is an amazing tool, and this plain-English guide gets you up and running on all the things it can do, quickly and easily. Find out how to use the preloaded applications, let your calculator double as a PDA, do algebra, trigonometry, and calculus, graph and analyze functions, and much more!
Discover how to:
- Use the keyboard, menus, and catalog
- Find absolute values
- Graph and analyze functions
- Add text to a graph
- Enter data using formulas
- Deal with vector calculus
The Dummy Way- Explanations in plain English
- “Get in, get out” information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
Synopsis
That TI-Nspire handheld is unlike any math tool you’ve ever seen! Much more than a calculator, it’s a learning aid for mathematics from pre-algebra to calculus.
TI-Nspire For Dummieswalks you through every amazing feature, showing you how to use this remarkable learning technology.
In plain English, you’ll learn everything from how to load the batteries and create a document to how to perform geometric calculations and construct statistical graphs. You’ll be able to:
- Set up your TI-Nspire, get familiar with the keypad, use the d, e, /, x, c, and bfunction keys, and configure system settings
- View graphical, algebraic, numeric, geometric, and written formats
- Grasp mathematical concepts more easily through multiple and linking representations
- Recognize how different concepts are linked by watching how a change in one representation appears in others
- Work with the calculator menu, tools, forms, and variables
- Create documents, add problems, configure page layout, and save your work for assignments or class notes
- Use the graphing functions in the analytic view and work with geometric objects in the plane geometry view
- Create and manage lists and spreadsheets and use this application with others for statistical calculations
- Install the corresponding software on your computer and connect the handheld device to your PC
Written by a math teacher, TI-Nspire For Dummieshelps students and educators alike take full advantage of this outstanding tool for teaching and learning math.
About the Author
C. C. Edwards has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and is currently teaching mathematics on the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has been using technology in the classroom since before Texas Instruments came out with its first graphing calculator, and she frequently gives workshops at national and international conferences on using technology in the classroom. She is the author of
TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator for Dummies and
TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator for Dummies and she has written 40 activities for the Texas Instruments Explorations Web site. She was an editor of
Eightysomething!, a newsletter that used to be published by Texas Instruments. She still hasn’t forgiven TI for canceling that newsletter.
Just barely five feet tall, CC, as her friends call her, has three goals in life: to be six inches taller, to have naturally curly hair, and to be independently wealthy. As yet, she is nowhere close to meeting any of these goals. When she retires, she plans to become an old-lady carpenter.
Table of Contents
Introduction.
Part I: Making Friends with the Calculator.
Chapter 1: Coping with the Basics.
Chapter 2: Doing Basic Arithmetic.
Part II: Doing Algebra and Trigonometry.
Chapter 3: Solving Equations, Factoring, and Other Great Stuff.
Chapter 4: Dealing with Complex Numbers.
Part III: Graphing and Analyzing Functions.
Chapter 5: Graphing Functions of One Variable.
Chapter 6: Exploring Functions.
Chapter 7: Analyzing Functions.
Part IV: Working with Sequences, Parametric Equations, and Polar Equations.
Chapter 8: Graphing Sequences.
Chapter 9: Exploring Sequences.
Chapter 10: Parametric Equations.
Chapter 11: Polar Equations.
Part V: Doing Calculus.
Chapter 12: Dealing with Differential and Integral Calculus.
Chapter 13: Dealing with Vector Calculus.
Chapter 14: Graphing Surfaces and Contour Maps.
Chapter 15: Dealing with Differential Equations.
Part VI: Dealing with Matrices.
Chapter 16: Creating and Editing Matrices.
Chapter 17: Using Matrices.
Part VII: Dealing with Probability and Statistics.
Chapter 18: Probability.
Chapter 19: Dealing with Statistical Data.
Chapter 20: Analyzing Statistical Data.
Part VIII: Communicating with PCs and Other Calculators.
Chapter 21: Communicating with a PC Using TI Connect.
Chapter 22: Communicating between Calculators.
Part IX: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Great Applications.
Chapter 24: Ten Common Errors and Messages.
Appendix: Creating Custom Menus.
Index.