Rutgers/Lucent ALLIES IN TEACHING MATHEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY Grant
Using technology not simply to do things better, but to do better things.


EXPLORING THE TI-83 GRAPHING CALCULATOR


The real value of the graphing calculator as an instructional tool is that it helps reinforce the idea that mathematics attempts to represent or describe relationships in multiple ways - using words, pictures, tables, graphs, or symbols.

We'll have a quick look at the basic button layout and what's behind some of the important buttons.

OK, we are ready to "engage". You will be guided through a set of introductory explorations that will show how the calculator can help expose mathematical thinking.



Of course, there is much more that can be done with the graphing calculator. We hope these examples provided a good background and generated motivation for further exploration.

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