Your TI 84 graphing calculator has a lot of mode options. For example, it can calculate your answers in either normal or scientific notation; calculate trig functions in degrees or radians; and even allow calculations of imaginary/complex numbers. Without further ado, here are some mode options and how to choose them for your … [Read more...]

## Turning your TI 84 calculator on and off

Turning the TI 84 On and Off. Not kidding. Many folks have requested this, so here it is: If you have questions about any aspect of how to use the TI 84, please check this YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mcstutoring There are over 300 lessons devoted to about 99% of the functionality of the TI 84 graphing … [Read more...]

## Buy Your TI Calculators Now!

Buy Your TI Calculators from mid-July to mid-August You’ll want to buy your TI 84 or TI 36 now if you're in the market. This is the time, right before the school year begins, to buy from local retailers. Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Target have their lowest prices on TI-84 and TI-36 calculators right now. Unsurprisingly, they’ll raise … [Read more...]

## Using Desmos: Free Online Graphing Calculator

In the following video, I'm showing how to graph a basic linear equation (y=2x-2). I walk you through entering in the linear equation, locating the x and y intercepts and zooming in and out. Next, I graph a quadratic (second-degree) equation (y=x^2-5). Using the keypad offered by Desmos, it takes only a minute to find intercepts, … [Read more...]

## TI Nspire CX CAS

The TI Nspire CX CAS is so powerful that it might not be allowed in your math class. So, before getting excited about its capabilities, please check with your instructor. If you can use it, definitely take the time to learn how to use it to solve algebraic equations, factor algebraic and rational expressions, and graph functions as well … [Read more...]

## TI 84 Graphing Calculator

The TI 84+ calculator is the best in the graphing series available. Though other calculators might have the same functionality at a lower price, there are other factors that make it the best in the field. Basically, the sheer popularity of the TI-84 makes it the best in terms of shared programs. Further, math textbooks at all levels from … [Read more...]

## TI 36X Pro Calculator

The TI 36X Pro calculator is the best bang for your buck as a scientific calculator. Its top features: -Table for equations. This simplifies graphing and helps you find solutions, roots, and intercepts. -Polynomial Solver. Solves equations up to the third degree. No more having to solve the quadratic formula by … [Read more...]

## Best Calculators Available

The best calculators for High School and University Math Classes are made by Texas Instruments. Though there are a few out there that might have the same functionality or cost less, the TI family of calculators is the golden standard. In another blog post we will discuss each of these calculators in greater detail. For now, though, a … [Read more...]