Buy Your Calculators Now 2021!

You won’t see lower prices for any Texas Instruments calculator than now. At the moment at a nearby Staples (Seacliff), you’ll see this:

That’s an incredible savings. A TI 84+ for $89 and a TI 84 Plus CE for $99.

During the school year, a TI 84 Plus CE will retail for about $164.

This is the best price you’ll find in store for a Texas Instruments graphing calculator. Seasonally, the best prices for a calculator happen now, between late July and late August. This is just before the back to school rush on the west coast.

You’ll probably want a TI-84 calculator if you believe you’ll ever take a math class for algebra 2 or college algebra or above. Or, if you plan to take the SAT or ACT.

Even if your present/next math instructor doesn’t allow a TI-84 graphing calculator, one of your future instructors will.

Also, TI 84 calculators are permitted on both the SAT and ACT. On the SAT calculator section (Section 4), you can even use programs on your TI-84 calculator. For more on TI 84 calculator programs, CLICK HERE.

I won’t do into too many details about how the TI 84 can help you, but it is amazing how much the TI 84 can do. Not just in terms of graphing, in terms of points of intersection, x-intercepts, tables, etc., but also in terms of matrix solutions, statistical information, regression, etc.

With programs, you can do most anything with your TI84 calculator: solve equations, solve quadratics, solve systems of equations, etc.

Scientific Calculators

If you are limited to using only a scientific calculator, check out the TI-36X PRO. It can furnish you with solutions to systems of equations, tables of functions and even derivatives and integrals for calculus.

If you’re taking a stats class, you can find standard deviation, complete 1-variable statistics and find the linear regression for a set of data.

It is quite a powerful calculator even without the ability to graph.

With the TI 36 Xpro, you can still set up lists for statistical data as you would for a TI 84. Further, you can find 1-variable stats, 2-variable stats, and regressions. So, for stats, it’s a great choice!

Even for most high school and college math classes, the TI-36Xpro is an excellent calculator. You can use it to evaluate functions for specific values of x, calculate complex numbers and compute trig and inverse trig values.

Best Prices, So Act NOW!

If you’re on the fence because price is Ian issue, now’s your chance to take advantage of the lowest prices of the year. TI calculators are awesome and you want to act now to get the best deals!


By Martin

Martin McSweeney is a National Merit Finalist, Pomona College Graduate, and member of MENSA. He has worked at the Center for Talented Youth (Loyola Marymount University campus); Upward Bound (Harvey Mudd campus); various test prep companies; and Whittier High School. Now, Martin helps students of all abilities improve their relationship with math.