Uses of features on the TI-Nspire

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Taught by MrA
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Lesson Summary:

In this video tutorial on the TI-Nspire, viewers will learn how to use some of the calculator's advanced features and functionality. These include creating function transformations with sliders, using data and statistics pages for dot plots, bar graphs, histograms, and box plots, using split panes for tables and graphs, creating geometry constructions, and utilizing data capture for investigative analysis of geometric figures. Additionally, the video highlights the availability of free downloadable activities and the ability to swap in a TI-84+ keypad. With these tools and abilities, the TI-Nspire becomes a powerful and versatile calculator for math students and professionals alike.

Lesson Description:

This is a video tutorial on how to use some of the cool features and functionality of the TI-Nspire. Included: Function transformations with sliders, data & statistics pages and dot plots, bar graphs, histograms, and box plots, split panes for tables and graphs, geometry constructions including angle bisectors and lengths, data capture of variables to a spreadsheet and to a scatterplot, TI-Nspire online free downloadable activities, and swapping in a TI-84+ keypad that comes with the calculator.

Additional Resources:
  • Lesson Resource Center for Educators - TI's math learning resource center for educators features aligned lessons, training, and resources for the TI-Nspire graphing calculator.
  • TI-Nspire activities page - TI's math page with an activity archive, teacher's lounge, and other resources.
  • Notes from video - This pdf is a summary of the notes from the presentation that you can print out and use for future reference.
  • TI-Nspire File - The TI-Nspire file from the presentation with all calculations and graphs included.
Questions answered by this video:
  • What are some of the features of the TI-Nspire?
  • How does the TI-Nspire make things easier than the TI-84+?
  • Where can I find a tutorial on the TI-Nspire?
  • How do sliders work for doing transformations on graphs on the TI-Nspire?
  • How can you split a screen for a problem into several panes or work areas on a TI-Nspire so you can have a table and graph on the same page?
  • How can you display data in dot plots, histograms, and box plots on a TI-Nspire?
  • How can you make measurements and do constructions on graphs and shapes on a geometry page on the TI-Nspire?
  • How does data capture work on a TI-Nspire?
  • How can you show the correlation between length and area of a rectangle with a fixed perimeter on the TI-Nspire graphing calculator?
  • Where can I find activities for the TI-Nspire?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson includes some more involved problems and functionality than the previous tutorials. It takes the basic functionality and key strokes and tackles more advanced problems. Some very cool operations are possible, and examples are shown. The notes are a great resource to print off and keep for future use on these tutorials as well.