TI-Nspire For Dummies

TI-Nspire For Dummies

by Jeff McCalla, Steve Ouellette


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TI-Nspire For Dummies by Jeff McCalla, Steve Ouellette

The updated guide to the newest graphing calculator from TexasInstruments

The TI-Nspire graphing calculator is popular among high schooland college students as a valuable tool for calculus, AP calculus,and college-level algebra courses. Its use is allowed on the majorcollege entrance exams. This book is a nuts-and-bolts guide toworking with the TI-Nspire, providing everything you need to get upand running and helping you get the most out of this high-poweredmath tool.

  • Texas Instruments’ TI-Nspire graphing calculator isperfect for high school and college students in advanced algebraand calculus classes as well as students taking the SAT, PSAT, andACT exams
  • This fully updated guide covers all enhancements to theTI-Nspire, including the touchpad and the updated software that canbe purchased along with the device
  • Shows how to get maximum value from this versatile mathtool

With updated screenshots and examples, TI-Nspire ForDummies provides practical, hands-on instruction to helpstudents make the most of this revolutionary graphingcalculator.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118004661
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 263,369
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jeff McCalla teaches Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis. He is a T3 instructor for Texas Instruments and co- founder of the TI-Nspire SuperUser group. Steve Ouellette wrote the first edition of TI-Nspire For Dummies as well as CliffsNotes® Guide to TI-Nspire.

Table of Contents


Part I: Getting to Know Your TI-Nspire Handheld.

Chapter 1: Using TI-Nspire for the First Time.

Chapter 2: Understanding the Document Structure.

Chapter 3: Creating and Editing Documents.

Chapter 4: Linking Handhelds.

Part II: The Calculator Application.

Chapter 5: Entering and Evaluating Expressions.

Chapter 6: Working with Variables.

Chapter 7: Using the Calculator Application with OtherApplications.

Chapter 8: Using the Calculator Application with TI-NspireCAS.

Part III: The Graphs Application.

Chapter 9: Working with Graphs.

Chapter 10: Using the Graphs Application to Do Calculus.

Part IV: The Geometry Application.

Chapter 11: Working with Geometric Objects.

Chapter 12: Using an Analytic Window in the GeometryApplication.

Part V: The Lists & Spreadsheet Application.

Chapter 13: Applying What You Already Know aboutSpreadsheets.

Chapter 14: Working with Data.

Chapter 15: Constructing Scatter Plots and PerformingRegressions.

Chapter 16: Manual and Automatic Data Capture.

Part VI: The Data & Statistics and Vernier DataQuestApplications.

Chapter 17: Constructing Statistical Graphs.

Chapter 18: Working with Single-Variable Data.

Chapter 19: Working with Two-Variable Data.

Chapter 20: Data Collection.

Part VII: The Notes Application.

Chapter 21: The Why and How of Using Notes.

Chapter 22: Taking Notes to a Whole New Level.

Part VIII: TI-Nspire Computer Software.

Chapter 23: Getting Started with TI-Nspire ComputerSoftware.

Chapter 24: File Creation and Display in DocumentsWorkspace.

Chapter 25: File Management with Content Workspace.

Part IX: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 26: Ten Great Tips and Shortcuts.

Chapter 27: Ten Common Problems Resolved.

Appendix A: Safeguarding in Press-to-Test Mode.

Appendix B: Basic Programming.

Appendix C: Working with Libraries.


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TI-Nspire For Dummies 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed. Even at the beginning of the book, steps are skipped or the instructions read like this: "to do x you have to do y and z" and it never tells you how to do y and z. It often refers to figures that include 3 screen shots from the calculator, but it doesn't always tell you how to get to those screenshots. A lot of the "learning" occurs through trial and error, which is how you'd be figuring this device out without the book anyway.
Doug1952 More than 1 year ago
This book is very poorly laid out and written. The information is poorly explained and fragmented. The index is no help. If you already know how to use the TI Nspire it has information that may help you but if you are new to the TI Nspire reading this book and trying to figure out how it works is an exercise in frustration. Not recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book on how to use the ti-nspire.