TI-Nspire For Dummies
Author: Jeff McCalla, Steve Ouellette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
TI-Nspire For Dummies
Author: Jeff McCalla, Steve Ouellette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Looks at the features and functions of the TI-Nspire touchpad calculator.
TI-Nspire For Dummies
Author: Steve Ouellette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"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"--P.  of cover.
Get up-to-speed on the functionality of your TI-84 Plus calculator Completely revised to cover the latest updates to the TI-84 Plus calculators, this bestselling guide will help you become the most savvy TI-84 Plus user in the classroom! Exploring the standard device, the updated device with USB plug and upgraded memory (the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition), and the upcoming color screen device, this book provides you with clear, understandable coverage of the TI-84's updated operating system. Details the new apps that are available for download to the calculator via the USB cable Walks you through menus and basic arithmetic Addresses graphing and analyzing functions as well as probability and statistics functions Explains how to use the calculator for geometry Reviews communicating with PCs and other calculators TI-84 Plus Graphic Calculator For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the perfect solution for getting comfortable with the new line of TI-84 calculators!
Following up his popular "Introduction to the TI-Nspire," teacher and author Lucas Allen continues his TI-Nspire (TM) Tutorials series with a look at the TI-Nspire CAS. The CAS, or computer algebra system, version of the TI-Nspire is popular at the high school and college level alike for its ability to manipulate not just numbers, but variables. For all the amazing growth that the TI-Nspire platform has shown over the last few years, there still remains a lack of quality resources available for the CAS version of the TI-Nspire. This book is designed to address the needs of students and teachers in search of help with their TI-Nspire CAS.In this second volume of the series, careful attention is given to the CAS specific features of the TI-Nspire CAS. Basic features such as expanding, factoring, and solving simple equations are covered as well as more advanced techniques such as solving complex equations, derivatives, integrals, and differential equations. Any student or teacher working with mathematics from algebra through calculus can benefit from the techniques taught in this book.Everything in the book is up to date with the latest version of the TI-Nspire CAS operating system, version 3.2. If you don't have the latest version of the OS on your TI-Nspire CAS, the book has all of the information you'll need on how to update your calculator for free. Although the button sequences in the tutorials are designed with the TI-Nspire CX CAS and TI-Nspire CAS Touchpad in mind, even the original TI-Nspire Clickpad is capable of everything covered in the book by making slight modifications to the button sequences.Lucas Allen has become an authority on the use of the TI-Nspire CAS since its release, as he was an early adopter of the device for use with the math team he coaches in a public school in downstate Illinois. This past spring, his team captured the 2012 Illinois math team state championship, beating out many of Chicago's elite private schools. In this book, you will learn many of the exact same strategies his team uses on the TI-Nspire CAS.For over 10 years, Allen has taught mathematics at the high school level with students of every imaginable achievement level. He has worked with the TI-Nspire for almost half of that time. He blogs about graphing calculators and other math education technologies at Tech Powered Math.
This book is designed to help teachers implement the power of TI-nspire (Touchpad version) in the teaching of Algebra I. Keying sequences are provided with step-by-step instruction. Worked examples and comprehensive exercise sets with complete solutions are provided. Screen displays enable students to connect their work on the handheld to examples in the text. This book exposes students to multiple representations of concepts using numerous experiences with graphs, spreadsheets and calculator commands to solve real-world problems. Together with its sequel, Algebra I with TI-nspire: Semester 2 these books provide a full program in Algebra I as defined by the new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Maths Quest Manual for the TI-Nspire CAS calculator and eBookPLUS 4E (Operating System v3) is a comprehensive step-by-step guide using the TI-Nspire CAS calculator. It is designed to help students and teachers to integrate Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) into their learning and teaching of Mathematics. Includes eBookPLUS: An electronic version of the manual that contains a complementary set of digital resources, available online at the jacarandaPLUS website (www.jacplus.com.au). eBookPLUS Features: * Calculator screen shots are now in full colour * New calculator functions, such as Vernier Dataquest, are explained * Each chapter is divided into 'How to' sections that provide clear, step-by-step instructions to the user * Easy-to-follow keystrokes and screen shots are accompanied by explicit explanations * Worksheets for almost every section are provided for further practice * A chapter of problem-solving questions with fully worked solutions
At a breakneck pace, students, teachers, and schools around the world are adopting the TI-Nspire as their graphing calculator of choice. However, with the popular TI-83 series dominating math classrooms around the world for over a decade, many students and teachers are still scrambling to figure out how to use the powerful new TI-Nspire. This TI-Nspire tutorial book is a simple way to get started on the TI-Nspire graphing calculator. Whether you are a high school student who's never picked up a graphing calculator or a teacher looking to get current with the latest technology, you'll find numerous tutorials in this book to get you started. Button press sequences and dozens of screen captures will help guide you through the process of learning to use the TI-Nspire.Since this book is full of tutorials for beginners, the focus is on the basics of the TI-Nspire. Whether your target mathematics level is Algebra I, Calculus, or anywhere in between, you'll find that these tutorials will help you achieve a comfort level with the Nspire. While numerous features of the Nspire are touched on, the focus in this volume is on basic navigation and settings of the Nspire, calculator features, and graphing features. Examples are explained for every type of window, including spreadsheets and data and statistics.Regardless of what version of the TI-Nspire you own, CAS or non-CAS, clickpad, touchpad, or the TI-Nspire CX, you will find that the TI-Nspire tutorials are aligned to your calculator. These tutorials are written for TI-Nspire OS 3.2, the latest version of the operating system released in June 2012. If you have an older version of the operating system on your TI-Nspire, you will find directions in the book on where to turn to update your calculator at no additional cost. Any version of the TI-Nspire is capable of running the latest OS 3.2, whether you have the original grayscale TI-Nspire clickpad or the latest full color TI-Nspire CX.Lucas Allen has taught in the public high schools of Illinois for over 10 years. In recent years, he has focused much of his effort into learning and teaching with the TI-Nspire. As the coach of the Morton High School math team, his coaching strategies with the TI-Nspire CAS have resulted in numerous trophies at the state finals, including the 2012 Illinois math team state championship. He blogs about math education technologies, including the TI-Nspire, at http://www.techpoweredmath.com
Author: Pamela H. Dase
Publisher: Shell Education
Maximize student use of the TI-Nspire while processing and learning algebraic concepts with lessons that delve into the five environments of the TI-Nspire including: calculator, graphs and geometry, lists and spreadsheets, notes, and data analysis. Also included are practice pages to prepare students for testing situations that allow the use graphing calculators or handhelds as well as student guides on the Teacher Resource CD file to support English language learners.
This is a work in the tradition of Euclidean synthetic geometry written by one of the 20th century's great mathematicians. The text starts where Euclid starts, and covers all the basics of plane Euclidean geometry.
This guide is based on the TI-Nspire operating system 188.8.131.522. It is a student and teacher reference guide. Students can also remove pages to supplement their summary notes, write notes on the blank pages and even cut out sections to paste into summary notes for their end-of-year exams. Topics include: Data Analysis, Recursion and Financial Modelling, Geometry and Measurement, Graphs and Relations. At times throughout this guide, students are offered exam tips and techniques, which they can apply to practice assessments throughout the year and in particular, to their end-of-year exams.
Our mission: to make math a fun part of kids' everyday lives. We all know it's wonderful to read bedtime stories to kids, but what about doing math? Many generations of Americans are uncomfortable with math and numbers, and too often we hear the phrase, "I'm just not good at math!" For decades, this attitude has trickled down from parents to their kids, and we now have a culture that finds math dry, intimidating, and just not cool. Bedtime Math wants to change all that. Inside this book, families will find fun, mischief-making math problems to tackle—math that isn't just kid-friendly, but actually kid-appealing. With over 100 math riddles on topics from jalapeños and submarines to roller coasters and flamingos, this book bursts with math that looks nothing like school. And with three different levels of challenge (wee ones, little kids, and big kids), there's something for everyone. We can make numbers fun, and change the world, one Bedtime Math puzzle at a time.
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!
Learning a new language is a fun and challenging feat for students at every level. Perfect for those just starting out or returning to Spanish after time away, Spanish Essentials For Dummies focuses on core concepts taught (and tested on!) in a typical introductory Spanish course. From adjectives and adverbs to understanding tenses and asking questions, students will skip the suffering and score high marks at exam time with the help of Spanish Essentials For Dummies. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical Spanish concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back to the classroom who just want to be brush up on the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.
GIS For Dummies
Author: Michael N. DeMers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called “geography on steroids.” GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald’s is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS. Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can: Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system You’ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.