Big Dave’s: Basics of the TI-84 for College Algebra
Big Dave’s: Basics of the TI-84 for College Algebra, Graphing functions, Solving Equations, Operations on Fractions / Mixed Numbers, and Solving Linear Systems of Equations.
This course is meant to give the learner a solid foundation in the TI-84 for success in either an Intermediate or College Algebra course. The TI-84 calculator has reduced the difficulty of College Algebra by perhaps 50% from the “Dark Ages” of taking College Algebra!
This course covers fractions/mixed numbers, graphing, solving equations, solving systems of equations, zooming, t-charts, and evaluating functions. In this course, both types of TI-84 calculators are covered. The newer TI-84 calculators have Mathprint where the symbols appear as they would in mathematics while the older TI-84 calculators do not have this feature. Be sure to review the beginning videos to determine which one should be used for the calculator.
If you have a TI-83, then you can use the graphing videos for no Math print. All the rest of the course will work with a TI-83.
Technology has become an important component of mathematics. Even if you are in a class that does not allow a TI-84 calculator, you can use it to double-check your work by hand.
This course covers just the important parts of the TI-84 calculator for usage in College Algebra. There are many other functions that are not covered. If you decide to take the course, good luck with it and the future algebra course that you are planning on taking!