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Is there a Android app with all features of TI-84 Plus (SE) Graphic calculator?

jbloggs 3,880 August 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM
Is there an Android app that has all the features of the Texas Instrument TI-84 Plus (Silver Edition) Graphic calculator?

My thinking was that I could maybe get the Nook Color and use such an app instead of spending $100+ just for the calculator.

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There are also some emulators out there that load in the firmware of a specific TI series. I gave it a shot at one point, but found the result to be not so amazing. I think there are a couple of graphing calculators in the market that are decent, not sure if it will give all the features of a TI. Stats and some solvers are not there.

The andie graph one looks promising, if you can find a ROM for your calculator.
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Thanks very much for the links. No idea where I would find a TI-83+ or TI-85 ROM, otherwise the Andie Graph would have been a perfect solution.
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Are you allowed to use the calculator to take exams? Will you use it in a lab or for "real" work?
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Are you allowed to use the calculator to take exams? Will you use it in a lab or for "real" work?
Its going to be for my Son to use in School as directed by the Math teacher
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Its going to be for my Son to use in School as directed by the Math teacher
Unless the teacher specifically approves it you might think otherwise. The phone with app will work for home work and maybe class work but likely will not be allowed for tests because of concerns with cheating (Texting, email, bringing extra notes into class). Also thinking long term I know for sure it will not be allowed on collage entrance exams such as the SAT & ACT. They are super picky about the model of calculators used. He will also probably use it in Collage depending on the major. So long term buying an app will not save you any money in this case. Probably best just to buy an 84 or 84+ and that should serve him well for many years. He will only have to likely upgrade for really advanced classes or with a financial calculator for finance classes. Through High School and collage I think I had to buy a total of 5 calculators for specific classes. Stupid yes but that is the bureaucraticy of academia.

The best time to buy them is at the end of semesters when you can pick up used calculators for a discount on ebay, craigslist and facebook.
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Unless the teacher specifically approves it you might think otherwise. The phone with app will work for home work and maybe class work but likely will not be allowed for tests because of concerns with cheating (Texting, email, bringing extra notes into class). Also thinking long term I know for sure it will not be allowed on collage entrance exams such as the SAT & ACT. They are super picky about the model of calculators used. He will also probably use it in Collage depending on the major. So long term buying an app will not save you any money in this case. Probably best just to buy an 84 or 84+ and that should serve him well for many years. He will only have to likely upgrade for really advanced classes or with a financial calculator for finance classes. Through High School and collage I think I had to buy a total of 5 calculators for specific classes. Stupid yes but that is the bureaucraticy of academia.

The best time to buy them is at the end of semesters when you can pick up used calculators for a discount on ebay, craigslist and facebook.
You bring up excellent points and great advice. Thanks very much !
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Just to let you know, I wasn't allowed ti-89 for any of my classes and the ti-85 was barely accepted for the others. Standard calculators were the only thing allowed for exams at my grad school. then again, i studied comp science, so its all dependent on the curriculum.
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Just to let you know, I wasn't allowed ti-89 for any of my classes and the ti-85 was barely accepted for the others. Standard calculators were the only thing allowed for exams at my grad school. then again, i studied comp science, so its all dependent on the curriculum.
We were told that we couldn't use the ti-89 as well but most of us use it anyway. Teachers have never checked which calculator we used. It helps that I have the old ti-89 thats harder to notice though.
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My school only allows the ti-84, nothing else. No phones or anything. They do this to stop students from cheating because they can wipe the memory off the ti-84 (to stop students from writing formulas and such on it). However I think that is a stupid idea. The school should just buy a class set and when we are home just download a ti-84 calculator app on the computer (they have one, texas instruments made one for teachers.)
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My son's school allows the 84+ as the "highest" model for use in school.
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My old TI-83+ Silver served me well from 6-11th grade (Calc 3 required TI-89 senior year). The TI-84+ Silver has since replaced the TI-83 as the standard for graphing calculators. I have never heard of a teacher who wouldn't let his/her students use a TI-83 or TI-84 (they're basically the same, one's just an older model).

Imo, the OP should go ahead and buy the TI-84+ Silver. Chances are his son's teachers through Calc 1 won't allow anything more advanced. Once his son enters Calc 2 (AP Calc BC in high school) his teachers might recommend upgrading to the TI-89. Once he hits Calc 3 the TI-89 will become a necessity. If $ is tight, you could just resell the old TI-84 since it will really hold its value.
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Once his son enters Calc 2 (AP Calc BC in high school) his teachers might recommend upgrading to the TI-89. Once he hits Calc 3 the TI-89 will become a necessity. If $ is tight, you could just resell the old TI-84 since it will really hold its value.
We weren't allowed to use a calculator at all in Calc 2 and only a TI-84 in Calc 3. Our classes only had 10-15 students so you couldn't slip under their radar in those. The TI-89 helped in Differential Equations though.
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We weren't allowed to use a calculator at all in Calc 2 and only a TI-84 in Calc 3. Our classes only had 10-15 students so you couldn't slip under their radar in those. The TI-89 helped in Differential Equations though.
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