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How to Create a Dot Chart on TI-Nspire

When working with categorical data, you have the option of creating a dot chart. In the first screen is a variation of a two-dice sum example. The first column [more…]

Change Scale and Adjust Bins on a Histogram

You can create a histogram on the TI-Nspire. Press [MENU]→Plot Type→Histogram (or right-click near the middle of the screen and choose Histogram) to display single-variable data as a histogram. The first [more…]

Change Histogram Variables and Insert a Normal Curve

As with a dot plot, you can change variables or use the Add/Remove Variable options located on the [MENU]→Plot Properties submenu on the TI-Nspire. Remember to use the Add/Remove tools to change your histogram [more…]

How to Plot a Value on a TI-Nspire Histogram

On the TI-Nspire, you can plot a value on a histogram that displays as a vertical line perpendicular to the horizontal axis at a point equal to the specified value. In the third screen, press [more…]

How to Work with Box Plots on the TI-Nspire

On the TI-Nspire, you can create box plots. Consider that you want to investigate the major-league home run leaders between the years of 1988 and 2002. Although this topic is somewhat controversial, from [more…]

Box Plot Outliers and the Use of Color on TI-Nspire

To graph a second box plot on the TI-Nspire containing the National League data, press [MENU]→Plot Properties→Add X Variable and choose nl to create the second box plot. [more…]

Raw Data versus Summary Data on TI-Nspire

On the TI-Nspire, categorical data can be represented in two modes of statistical plotting, raw data and summary data. Raw data is contained in one list. Summary data contains separate lists. In this first [more…]

How to Initiate a Data Experiment on TI-Nspire

You can conduct data experiments easily on the TI-Nspire. Consider that you want to collect data on a bouncing ball. Your interest is in observing the successive heights of each bounce of the ball. Following [more…]

How to Replay a Data Experiment on TI-Nspire

On the TI-Nspire, it is easy to replay a data experiment. This is a great feature! You can see an instant replay of your experiment. What a great tool to use in the classroom! To replay an experiment, [more…]

How to Be More Selective with Your Data

Maybe you want to work with only one part of your data. You can be more selective when working with data on the TI-Nspire. For example, you can isolate one parabola from a data experiment involving a bouncing-ball [more…]

How to Analyze Data in Vernier DataQuest

The Vernier DataQuest application for TI-Nspire has many built-in tools that allow you to analyze the data. The Infobox on the left side of the screen shows the Analyze tools that you have chosen to activate [more…]

How to Create an x-y Statistical Plot on TI-Nspire

On the TI-Nspire, you can create an x-ystatistical plot using two-variable data sets. In this document, the year and U.S. population data is entered into the first two columns of a Lists & Spreadsheet [more…]

Change the Plot Type and Add Moveable Lines to x-y Scatter Plots

You have two ways to view a two-variable data plot in the TI-Nspire Data & Statistics application: as an x-y scatter plot or as an x-y line plot. The x [more…]

How to Show Residual Squares on a Movable Line

TI-Nspire enables you to view the residual squares on a moveable line. Press [MENU]→Analyze→Residuals→Show Residual Squares to view the residual squares of a movable line. Each square has sides whose length [more…]

How to Plot Values and Functions on TI-Nspire

As with single-variable data sets, on the TI-Nspire you can plot a value on a scatter plot that is displayed as a vertical line perpendicular to the x-axis at a point equal to the specified value. To access [more…]

How to Adjust Window Settings on TI-Nspire

On the TI-Nspire, you can manually adjust the XMin, XMax, YMin, and YMax values by pressing [MENU]→Window/Zoom→Window Settings. Remember to press [TAB] [more…]

How to Manipulate Two-Variable Data on TI-Nspire

As with single-variable data on the TI-Nspire, you have the option of changing data values in the Lists & Spreadsheet application and dragging points directly on a scatter plot. Keep in mind that the two-way [more…]

Scatter Plots in Graphs versus Data & Statistics on TI-Nspire

You may wonder why you would ever use the TI-Nspire Graphs application to graph and analyze two-variable data. Here are two reasons why you may choose to use the Graphs application over the Data & Statistics [more…]

Summary Plot with Two-Variable Data

One interesting feature of the TI-Nspire is that categorical data can be represented with a summary plot. A summary plot is an excellent way to compare two data sets side by side. A group of students were [more…]

Data Collection in TI-Nspire Vernier DataQuest Application

The Vernier DataQuest application on the TI-Nspire has many features that make it easy to collect and analyze data. Here’s a brief overview of how to conduct a data collection experiment: [more…]

Transfer Files (and Operating Systems) with Content Explorer

This tool is easy to use! If you want to get a file from your computer to your TI-Nspire handheld (or vice versa), you can use the last tab in the Documents Toolbox, Content Explorer. Connect your handheld [more…]

TI-Nspire Computer Software Views

When using TI-Nspire Computer Software, two different views are available. They can be accessed by clicking the View drop-down menu and choosing Handheld View or Computer View. You have a few other ways [more…]

Create, Open, and Save TI-Nspire Computer Software Documents

Click the first icon on the Workspace toolbar in the TI-Nspire Computer Software to create a new document and select New TI-Nspire Document (press Ctrl+N). If you want to open an existing document, click [more…]

TI-Nspire Computer Software Insert Drop-down Menu

In the TI-Nspire Computer Software, the Insert drop-down menu is one of tools easily accessible from the Workspace toolbar (right below the menu bar at the top of the screen). Here is a brief description [more…]

Call up Variables, Take Screen Shots, and Change the Layout

In the Workspace Toolbar of the TI-Nspire Computer Software, press the circular Variable icon to quickly access any of the variables or functions that have been stored in the problem you are working in [more…]

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