# Improved features on the TI-Nspire

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Lesson Summary:

In this TI-Nspire tutorial, the improved features of the calculator are highlighted. Starting off at a clean home screen, obtaining fractional or decimal results, fractions looking and acting like fractions, finding min/max/zeroes by tracing, tables and scatterplots dynamically linked, a large calculation history, easy inequality graphing, and swapping out the TI-Nspire keypad for the TI-84+ keypad that comes with the calculator are all covered. These user-friendly features make using the TI-Nspire more intuitive and convenient for both teachers and students.

Lesson Description:

A tutorial of some really useful improved features on the TI-Nspire. Includes: Starting off at a clean home screen, obtaining a fractional or decimal result, fractions looking and acting like fractions, finding min / max / zeroes by tracing, tables and scatterplots dynamically linked, large calculation history, easy inequality graphing, and swapping out the TI-Nspire keypad for the TI-84+ keypad that comes with the calculator.

• 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.
• What is the TI-Nspire?
• How does the TI-Nspire make things easier than the TI-84+?
• How is the TI-Nspire better than the TI-84+?
• Where can I find a tutorial on the TI-Nspire?
• What are some of the features of the TI-Nspire?
• How do you start a new document on a TI-Nspire?
• How is the calculation history improved on a TI-Nspire?
• What are the shortcut keys for the TI-Nspire?
• How do you use templates on a TI-Nspire calculator?
• How are fractions better on the TI-Nspire than on the TI-84+?
• How do you get a decimal approximation for a calculation on the TI-Nspire?
• How can you display fractions using a fraction bar on a graphing calculator?
• How do lists and spreadsheets work on the TI-Nspire?
• How can you find maximum / minimum values and roots / zeroes easily on a TI-Nspire?
• How can you jump to to any point on a graph easily on a TI-Nspire?
• How do you graph inequalities on the TI-Nspire?
• #### Staff Review

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This video explains some of the basic differences between the TI-84+ and the TI-Nspire. It does a really good job of making a case for why the TI-Nspire is superior in functionality and much simpler to use than the TI-84+. It also goes through some basic functionality and explains how to use some of the features. This is a very good lead-in to how the TI-Nspire works and what it is capable of.