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Texas Instruments Calculator Basics: TI-83 Plus**

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**Objectives:**

To become familiar with the basic keys on the TI-83 Plus

To become familiar with the TI-83 Plus operations

To use the TI-83 Plus in an activity

**Outcomes:**

To practice using the basic keys on the TI-83 Plus

To complete the Powers and Roots worksheet

To complete the Verify the Answer worksheet

To complete the Golden Ratio worksheet

To practice additional calculator skills

**Warm-Up:**

Click here http://www.billings.k12.mt.us/comm/TI%20guide.pdf to read the

Tips, Techniques, and Graphing worksheet.

**New Instruction:**

Click here http://www.billings.k12.mt.us/comm/POWERS%20and%20ROOTS.pdf and do the

Powers and Roots worksheet.

Click here http://www.billings.k12.mt.us/comm/solving%20an%20equation.pdf and do the

Verify the Answer worksheet.

Click here http://www.billings.k12.mt.us/comm/golden%20ratio.pdf and do the

Golden Ratio worksheet.

**Feedback and Review:**

Click here http://www.esc4.net/math/Calculator/intro.htm for an

interactive tutorialthat offers information from the most basic house keeping functions togenerating random numbers, programming, finding regression equations, and much more. And it is all in a fun, animated format using Shockwave. If you have difficulty with this site, click here http://www.esc4.net/math/Calculator/bounce.htm todownload Shockwaveor adjust your computer viewing area.

Click here http://www.msubillings.edu/asc/graphing_calculators.htm for more instruction and practice on your

calculator skills.

Click here http://mathbits.com/MathBits/TISection/Openpage.htm for more instruction and practice on your

calculator skills.

Click here http://education.ti.com/us/student/tutorials/tutorials.html to visit dynamic

tutorials for the Texas Instrument calculators(such as TI-15, TI -73 Explorer, TI-82, TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-83 Plus Silver Edition, TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, TI-89, TI-89 Titanium).

Click here http://clem.mscd.edu/~mayest/calculators/ti83.htm for lessons on using the

TI-83 as a financial calculator. Determining lump sum investments, annuities, uneven cash flows, and NPV, net present values, and IRR, internal rate of return, are all explained. (Thanks to Timothy R. Mayes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance, Metropolitan State College of Denver.)

Use the glossary to locate 98 different step by step

keystroke instructions for the TI 83click here http://www.prenhall.com/divisions/esm/app/calculator/medialib/ReferenceCenter/framesets/TechFeat83.html.

Click here http://www.howardcc.edu/math/calculator/ti83frame.htm for 32 helps on

using the TI 83.

Click here http://www.titutorials.com/trig83/mainpage.htm for a high school or college

precalculus trigonometry TI 83 tutorial.

For

beginners guides for TI 83 Plus, TI 85, and TI 89,click here http://c2_coding.tripod.com/id85.htm.

**Transfer of Knowledge
or Skills:**

Click here http://www.billings.k12.mt.us/comm/answers.htm to

check the Powers and Roots worksheet answers.

Click here http://www.billings.k12.mt.us/comm/answers.htm to check the

Verify the Answer worksheet.

Click here http://algebrahelp.com/calculators/index.htm for a

fun site using various calculators.