There was some recent confusion about a problem in MyMathLab.

# Tag Archives: Calculator

# Golden Ratio Calculations using TI-34Multiview

Even with a nice calculator like the TI-34Multiview, some expressions can still be tricky to enter into the calculator.

# Expected Value Problem using the TI-73 Explorer

This problem was for my Math for Education classes:

# Regression on the Calculator

1. Remember my calculator post from last week? Well, some of my Finite Math students were still having a little bit of trouble using the calculator to do Regression on the calculator. This website on Cubic Regression seems to have done the trick for my students, and I don’t seem to be getting nearly as many questions about how to do regression on the calculator now have I have started to circulate this link around. So, I figured I would throw it out there as a resource for everyone else!

# Graphing Calculator Issues

In my Finite Math class I have been heavily stressing the use of the graphing calculator, especially since the college requires the calculator for the course. I would definitely show the students how to use the graphing calculator anyway, it’s just that since it’s required, I feel as if I have an extra obligation to make sure that the students are using the calculator that they spent their big bucks on. Anyway, here are a few issues that I have run into so far this semester (and unfortunately, I ran into all of the issues on the same night so it totally looked like I didn’t know what I was doing):

**Issue #1: When using ‘Math Print’, the Radical Sign has a limit.**

**Issue #2: When graphing piecewise functions, compound inequalities can be tricky.**

**Issue #3: Some graphing calculators display asymptotes (by default) and some don’t.**

# Mid-Week Ideas, Anyone?

1. TI-Nspire Videos over at Atomic Learning – These are wonderful walk-through videos which cover the basics, graphs and geometry, lists and spreadsheets, data and statistics, calculator and data collection.

2. TopicMarks – I heard about this wonderful tool this week in my Twitter feed that summarizes text documents for you. This has wide implications, such as allowing more free time to read other materials, or to just simply give an abstract for one of your own works.

# Links from the Week – including a LCM/GCF Competition-Style Idea

Sometimes I wonder how many people actually find this more annoying than useful.

**Videos –**Some highlights of the videos I've 'liked' over the past week:

# Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds on the TI-Nspire

I'm learning new things about the TI-Nspire everyday. This video is from the people over at Tech Powered Math:

# Miscellaneous Links

1. Virtual Math Lab at Texas A&M – This is a very good resource for College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Beginning Algebra. When I opened my link, it actually opened on ‘Absolute Value Equations’, which means that’s probably what my students were struggling with when I initially discovered this website back in 2009.