How to Change the Batteries on Your TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus or TI-89

At some point while using your graphing calculator, you will turn on your calculator and be greeted with one of the following messages: Unlike in many portable electronics, changing your calculator’s batteries does not simply mean swapping them out. In …
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Factoring Polynomials on the TI-89 and Voyage 200

The TI-89, TI-92 Plus, and Voyage 200 offer two built-in functions for easily factoring expressions and trinomials/polynomials into their component parts. This tutorial explains when to use these functions and how to use them to solve simple equations and polynomials.

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How to Create a Simple Quadratic Formula Program on the TI-89 and Voyage 200

Like the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus, the TI-89, TI-92 Plus, and Voyage 200 graphing calculators all have their own integrated programming language, TI-BASIC. While this language is somewhat more complex on the TI-89/V200 series than the the TI-83 Plus …
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Quick Tip: How to Clear Variables on the TI-89, TI-92 Plus, and Voyage 200

Sometimes, it is useful to store specific values in the letter variables (a-z) on your device, especially if you will be using that specific value over and over again. For example, you can store the value of Planck’s constant on …
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Hypothesis Testing using the Z-Test on the TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, TI-89, and Voyage 200

The TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus are optimized for performing many tasks in statistics, and one of their most powerful features is the ability to perform a variety of tests of statistical significance. With the statistics package installed, the TI-89, …
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Evaluating Limits on the TI-89, TI-92 Plus, and Voyage 200

The limit of a function is a fundamental calculus concept which is used in characterizing functions, calculating derivatives, and more. This tutorial discusses the theory of limits and how to evaluate limits, including left and right-handed limits, on your TI-89, …
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Calculating Derivatives on the TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, TI-89, TI-92 Plus, and Voyage 200

Derivatives are perhaps the most elementary topic in calculus and show up in practically every discipline, from the natural and social sciences to economics and finance. This tutorial discusses the mathematical background of derivatives and demonstrates how to evaluate derivatives …
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Performing a Linear Regression on the TI-89, TI-92+, and Voyage 200

Unlike with the TI-83+ and TI-84+, it is relatively hard to perform statistics operations on the TI-89, TI-92+, and Voyage 200 the first time around. This tutorial demonstrates using the statistics functions available on this series of calculators to perform …
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Evaluating Integrals on your TI-89, TI-92+, or Voyage 200

This tutorial demonstrates how to evaluate integrals using the TI-89, TI-92+, or Voyage 200 graphing calculators. Symbolic integration is one of the most powerful features of the TI-89 and makes it an extremely useful calculator for calculus.

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Transferring Spreadsheets Between Microsoft Excel and your TI-83+, TI-84+, TI-89, TI-92+, or Voyage 200

Using these steps are useful when you want to put large amounts of data on your TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, TI-89, TI-92+, or Voyage 200 calculator for statistical analysis. Afterwards you can also transfer data back from your calculator to Excel. …
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