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so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 18, 2009 01:29PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 01:40PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 01:40PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 01:41PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 01:42PM

Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 18, 2009 01:43PM

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wolfcry911
My daughter needed the same model last year as a freshman. I had the same questions. I was lucky enough to find one on craigslist for $25.
Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 18, 2009 01:45PM

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The TI84 has software that automates hypothesis testing.
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Date: August 18, 2009 01:49PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 01:50PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 01:54PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 02:00PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 02:10PM

Re: so what's so special about a TI84
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Date: August 18, 2009 02:15PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 02:15PM

Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: August 18, 2009 02:18PM

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my cynical suspicion is that the TI84 is the one the staff is most familiar with and therefore the most expedient model for them to demonstrate exercises on. so the requirement may be more for the teachers ease of use, not the student's actual need.
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Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 18, 2009 02:19PM

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Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 18, 2009 02:31PM

Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 18, 2009 02:37PM

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It was always funny to see someone try to figure out the HP calculators the first time because they used RPN.
Re: so what's so special about a TI84
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Date: August 18, 2009 02:48PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 02:54PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 03:21PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 03:30PM

Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: flareslow
Date: August 18, 2009 03:32PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 03:59PM

Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 18, 2009 04:08PM

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Having taught Alg I/II in the Georgia school system, I observed how TI has integrated itself into the math curriculum fairly well. The textbooks include keystroke guides for both the TI 84 and TI 83 and some teachers have the ability to project the output from the calc. on a screen. The graphing capability helps our "visual" learners. I prefer a HP for my own use, but the TI calcs are ubiquitous. Most classrooms had a set. Learning to use one efficiently requires more time than most teachers have and that's why they only request one type.
Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: flareslow
Date: August 18, 2009 04:30PM

Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 18, 2009 04:35PM

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flareslow
For homework, Alg 1 or 2 never needed the TI. Statistics and calculus were the courses which required them for homework. From what you say of your son's needs, I would try to get by with what the school provides.
Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: August 18, 2009 07:48PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 08:16PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 09:04PM

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Date: August 18, 2009 10:58PM

Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: moviebiz
Date: August 18, 2009 11:05PM

Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 18, 2009 11:09PM

Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: Wailer
Date: August 19, 2009 06:08AM

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moviebiz
I don't think a Ti84 is necessary in high school algebra. However, if your son intends to head to college it may be a worthwhile investment depending upon his major. If he is majoring in the social sciences or another area that requires statistics then it will be helpful. But if he has to take calculus then the TI84 isn't the best choice. I used an 84 in statistics and I'm using an 89 in calculus.
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Date: August 19, 2009 08:20AM

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Date: August 19, 2009 12:48PM

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Date: August 19, 2009 01:08PM

Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: moviebiz
Date: August 19, 2009 01:19PM

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Wailer
I could see needing certain functions for statistics, but what special calculator functions would you need for up to college level calculus that wouldn't also be available on a calculator that's sufficient for statistics?
ln(x) and e^x, x^y, and all the trig functions are the only things that I think I used in calculus. Has much changed in how calculus is taught in the last 20 years?
Re: so what's so special about a TI84
Posted by: JoeH
Date: August 19, 2009 01:19PM
