Calculators are my best friends. Help me?

<p>Only kidding. :D
So I just got my brand-new Ti-84+ silver edition in the mail. What tips and/tricks are there with this calculator? Thanks :D </p>

<p>Oh yeah, and please don't give me those google it links -_-</p>

<p>Read the manual. Play the Dinosaur Game (I forget exactly what it's called). Write some programs.</p>

<p>^ Seconded</p>

<p>The Dinosaur game is the best of the four, but the 'carry the cube' game is not all that bad. I never really bothered to read the manual: I just learn how to use each function as I need it, so I can't really tell you any tips or tricks.</p>

<p>by write some programs, what do you mean?</p>

<p>TI-Basic</a> Z80 Programming - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks</p>

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Read the manual. Play the Dinosaur Game (I forget exactly what it's called

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<p>dino puzzle!</p>

<p>I miss my calculator games :( the IB coordinator erased all our programs before the math IB test</p>

<p>I got Super Mario Bros. on my TI 84 Plus: great way to pass the time in math.</p>

<p>Sweet.....</p>

<p>Learn to back up stuff on your computer if you want to keep the games... I didn't so I lost the "Block Dude" game that had kept me entertained all of freshman year math... =/</p>

<p>Pfft. A TI-84+ is for noob.</p>

<p>The real cool kids have the TI-89 Titanium. :) My calculator could beat up your calculator.</p>

<p>Ugh, I have a 'love-hate' relationship with my calculator.
I suck at doing calculations in my head (which is what I'm going to have to do in a math contest soon, eeek) and in NZ they teach almost everything on graphic calculators as soon as you go to NCEA. So, without my calculator (or rather, my brother's) I'd be doomed. However I struggle to do complicated functions on in, in tests it takes me forever, which I am supposed to learn for graphs and equations and all that :(</p>

<p>Don't forget to add Tetris.</p>

<p>Real kids have the TI-NSpire.</p>

<p>Real kids can do integration in their brains so fast they don't need a calculator.</p>

<p>... but seriously, block dude and the dino puzzle kept me awake for about 3 years, then I had to get a TI-89 as required by my school. Then I got a DDR game on there, but it got boring after a while and I went back to block dude on the TI-89.</p>