The updated guide to the newest graphing calculator from Texas Instruments The TI-Nspire graphing calculator is popular among high school and college students as a valuable tool for calculus, AP calculus, and college-level algebra courses. Its use is allowed on the major college entrance exams. This book is a nuts-and-bolts guide to working with the TI-Nspire, providing everything you need to get up and running and helping you get the most out of this high-powered math tool. Texas Instruments' TI-Nspire graphing calculator is perfect for high school and college students in advanced algebra and calculus classes as well as students taking the SAT, PSAT, and ACT exams This fully updated guide covers all enhancements to the TI-Nspire, including the touchpad and the updated software that can be purchased along with the device Shows how to get maximum value from this versatile math tool With updated screenshots and examples, TI-Nspire For Dummies provides practical, hands-on instruction to help students make the most of this revolutionary graphing calculator.
From the Back Cover Learn to: Use all features of the new touchpad View graphical, algebraic, numeric, geometric, and written formats See and make connections among multiple representations at once Explore the new TI-Nspire CX full-color display Your TI-Nspire has had a makeover! Learn to use all its amazing, updated features Your TI-Nspire is simply one of the most fantastic math tools in existence. Now with color, touchpad control, and other upgrades, it has even more to offer! Whether you're a student or a teacher, this book will help you take advantage of every TI-Nspire feature. Learn TI-Nspire language, explore the software, and start solving problems today. Learn how it thinks -- understand the philosophy behind the TI-Nspire and set up your device Calculate stuff -- learn to use the Calculator application, entering and evaluating expressions and working with variables Get graphic -- create a wide variety of graphs for visual representation, including 3D and differential equations The object is geometric -- use the Geometry application to construct and measure objects Make a list -- organize, analyze, and display your data with the Lists & Spreadsheet application Statistically speaking -- work with the Data & Statistics application to manipulate single- and two-variable data Note that -- customize documents for greater understanding using the Notes application Check out the software -- see how to get TI-Nspire software for your computer, and why you should Open the book and find: How to move and grab an object How multiple representations aid learning The keypad zones and how to use them Guidelines for conducting data collection experiments Tips for using CAS tools Hints for troubleshooting common problems Ten terrific shortcuts Special information for teachers