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Ti-84 Plus Calcilator

172 14 January 20, 2018 at 06:16 PM
My nephew needs a TI-84 Plus graphing calculator for a class he is taking. Unfortunately he needs it for next week and my sister just found out how much they are.

The school won't let students use an app or there phone. Any suggestions on where to get a good deal on one of these?

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I got a very good deal at eBay another day (after hunting for a few months - just for fun of it). If you need it "next week" and cheap - unless it's Craigslist or something shady like that, it won't be easy.

What I'd recommend, though - is to get any of the modern graphing Casio calcs instead, provided the teacher allows them.

But if it's physical TI-84+ only and nothing else - tough luck, IMHO.
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What I'd recommend, though - is to get any of the modern graphing Casio calcs instead, provided the teacher allows them.

But if it's physical TI-84+ only and nothing else - tough luck, IMHO.
dont be that kid. there is always one. They end up being the only one who knows how to use that calculator/functions and no one else can help or teach your kid.

Also, dont be that kid that buys the 3d graphing calculator. stick to what the class requests and dont go crazy with the newer version.
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dont be that kid. there is always one. They end up being the only one who knows how to use that calculator/functions and no one else can help or teach your kid.

Also, dont be that kid that buys the 3d graphing calculator. stick to what the class requests and dont go crazy with the newer version.
I get that (and I've seen it happening first hand a good handful of times). But.. we'll never get away from the tyranny of the TI in the classroom - and there definitely are much better (and sometimes - much cheaper) calculators on the market than overpriced algebraic TIs.

P.S. For quite some time already, I believe that we should teach kids Math principles (and algorithms), instead of training them to become TI (or you name your own favorite dominant proprietary brand) tool-jockeys.

P.P.S The same is true, I think, in teaching kids platform independent programming basics vs educating them in latest version of MS Office...
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