About this Book

Graphing calculators are a useful tool for students, teachers, SAT test-takers, professionals, and just about anyone who needs to work with numbers and graphs. You can use a graphing calculator to help solve math and science problems or to check your work, to draw graphs and manipulate statistics, and even to write programs. But all this power can make your graphing calculator an intimidating device. With all the features your calculator offers, you might have difficulty figuring out where to start. And that’s where this book comes in. It focuses primarily on the TI-84 Plus CE, TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, but also can help you with any TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus calculator. In the coming chapters, you’ll see almost everything your calculator can do, from the simplest arithmetic to complex graphing, statistics, calculus, and programming.

This second edition introduces brand new material covering TI’s color-screen TI-84 Plus CE and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition calculators. It covers the unique features of the new models, as well as the math and science skills that remain the same as on the older monochrome calculators. These new models bring vibrant color, rechargeable batteries, and, in the case of the TI-84 Plus CE, a thinner, lighter case, and almost every example and lesson throughout this book applies to the new models.


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