Recommend Me a Graphing Calculator?

<p>Hi CC,
I'm thinking of buying one for my pre-cal class, but I'm not sure which to buy. I need one that is also allowed on the SAT I.</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>TI Nspire </p>

<p>10char</p>

<p>^agreed .</p>

<p>But there's two of them one with a touchpad and one without. I'm not sure if the touchpad one is allowed in many schools.</p>

<p>Yeah get a regular TI Nspire not the CAS version.</p>

<p>For pre-calc you don't even need a graphing calculator. A regular old $15 double line scientific works fine. If you want an investment, TI-89 Titanium without question.</p>

<p>For the SAT and ACT the math was so simple on both that I could do most problems without even pulling my scientific out.</p>

<p>A simple ti-83, most used for SATs, APs, etc </p>

<p>Sent from my Desire HD using CC App</p>

<p>TI-83 or 84. They can be used on standardized tests and in higher-level math classes. Calculators with a CAS (NSpire with CAS, TI-89) are often banned by math teachers. Scientific calculators aren't powerful enough for AP Calculus (if you plan on doing that). A TI-83 or 84 is probably the best investment.</p>

<p>If you have some extra money, a calculator with a CAS is a good tool as well. I use the TI-89. While I have never used a NSpire before, I've heard that its user interface is very complicated.</p>

<p>I have a TI-83 Plus. It works just fine for my math classes and standardized tests.</p>

<p>Unless you're math-oriented or planning to be a math major, a TI-83 or 84 will suffice. More advanced calculators can be difficult to use and are not allowed by most math teachers.</p>

<p>I LOVE ti84 silver edition (:</p>

<p>I have the TI-89 Platinum. It's absolutely amazing.</p>

<p>Pros:
1. It's amazing. Better than any other calculator (IMO)
2. It CAN be used in AP classes, AP tests, SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Tests</p>

<p>Cons:
1. It is banned by the International Baccalaureate.</p>

<p>The pros far outweigh the cons. I LOVE the CAS. And Collegeboard doesn't mind it ;) PS. It's for 120$ on Amazon now. Down from the 200$ it used to be.</p>

<p>I second the TI-89 Platinum suggestion. It can be used on many standardized tests and has a lot more functionality that the TI-83/84 especially for Calculus.</p>

<p>yea just get a ti-83 or a ti-84...i got an A in honors pre-cal with my stone age ti-83. we'll see on Thursday if it can handle ap calc and physics b</p>

<p>TI 83 plus works fine for me - everything I ever needed.</p>

<p>TI Nspire is a waste of money. I only have one because it cost $20. I would recommend the 89.</p>

<p>It seems like the Nspire's functions could be useful for specific classes/majors in college. Also, they send you a free 84 pad in the mail for easier use/ standardized testing</p>

<p>I used a TI-84 all the way through precalc and it worked out just fine. I just purchased a TI- nspire CAS for 50 bucks from a friend in college just to mess around with and I don't think you'd really need something with CAS unless you're advancing past calc BC</p>

<p>Lol @ the 2 people saying TI-89 Platinum. Had to google to be sure there wasn't a new model released last year, but there is no such thing. Titanium or regular.</p>

<p>w/e, they're both metals.</p>