Sign Up For Free

**Join for FREE**,
and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions,
and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

- Reply to threads, and start your own.
- Post reviews of your campus visits.
- Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
- Search from over 3 million scholarships.

KMA
Registered User Posts: **322** Member

Hi there

I am self studying AP Stats next term and I need to know which calculator to get. I have heard great things about the TI 84 Plus and the TI 89, but many people say that the TI 89 is too much for Stats. I also plan to take higher level math and science classes during undergrad in college--so which one would be the better buy? (considering both of them are almost the same price) @ walmart :)

Thanks!

I am self studying AP Stats next term and I need to know which calculator to get. I have heard great things about the TI 84 Plus and the TI 89, but many people say that the TI 89 is too much for Stats. I also plan to take higher level math and science classes during undergrad in college--so which one would be the better buy? (considering both of them are almost the same price) @ walmart :)

Thanks!

Post edited by KMA on

## Replies to: Which Graphing Calculator Should I Get?

799Member322Member2,741Senior Member725Member84 for stats

89 for calculus

322MemberThe reason I am being so nit-picky is because I dont want to spend like $120 and then say, oh I shouldve spent $15 more and gotten the best calculator out there. Please Help!!

322Member456Member278Junior MemberPersonally, I prefer the silver... mainly because I can program little homework helping things. :).

125Junior MemberWhat makes the 89 better than the 84 silver plus for Calculus?

26New MemberIf you know how to use the calculator it is a powerful tool. It can help you do any types of problems.

322Member445Memberex. A problem on a precalc test (partial decomposition of fractions) that my teacher designed for the TI 84s, which took 10 mins to do by hand, was done in less than 30 sec by me with a TI 89. It's a very powerful calculator.

Unfortunately, the non-use of the TI89 in universities... Ehh.. Chances are you might be taking a calculus course in university and the calculators are pretty expensive. Some teachers, like mine, don't really teach the Ti89, so I'm left trying to figure things out myself. But I'd say get the 89 if you're going to do calculus, 84 Silver if you want to just do Stats and use it for university.