TI-Nspire Basics

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How to Configure Settings on the TI-Nspire

Before you can make the most of your TI-Nspire, you must configure the settings. To access the settings, press [ON]→Settings. The first screen shows six choices. Choosing Handheld Setup is a good place [more…]

How to Switch Keypads for the TI-Nspire

The TI-Nspire (Touchpad or Clickpad) can operate with two different keypads (not at the same time): the TI-Nspire keypad and a TI-84 Plus Keypad. When the TI-Nspire keypad is installed, you are using TI-Nspire [more…]

My Documents Application Menu on the TI-Nspire

The My Documents menu on the TI-Nspire differs slightly depending on whether you have a folder or file highlighted. To access the My Documents menu, press the [more…]

The TI-Nspire Documents Menu

The Documents menu on the TI-Nspire, accessed by pressing [DOC], is the one menu that is available no matter where you are in TI-Nspire. Furthermore, the Documents menu options never change. For example [more…]

How to Open, Close, and Save TI-Nspire Files

To open a file on the TI-Nspire, you must be in the My Documents view. Simply highlight a specific file and press [ENTER] or [CLICK]. You can also highlight a file and press [more…]

Seven Core TI-Nspire Applications

The TI-Nspire handheld device has seven applications from which to choose — Calculator application, Graphs application, Geometry application, Lists & Spreadsheets application, Data & Statistics application [more…]

Views Available on the TI-Nspire

TI-Nspire offers three different ways to view your documents: Full Page view, Page Sorter view, and My Documents view. Each view has certain advantages, and when used in combination, these views can allow [more…]

How to Save Work on the TI-Nspire

Very soon after you create a new document on the TI-Nspire, it’s a good idea to save the file. The quickest and easiest way to save your new file is to press [more…]

Configure Pages with Up to Four TI-Nspire Applications

TI-Nspire allows you to display up to four applications on one screen. Of course, you need to balance your desire to display several different representations of a problem with a need to keep the screen [more…]

Create a Custom Split on the TI-Nspire

On the TI-Nspire, you can use the Custom Split tool to see whether you can improve upon the device's space utilization. The first screen adds a third application — Lists & Spreadsheet — to the current [more…]

The TI-Nspire Swap Applications Tool

With the Swap Applications tool located in the TI-Nspire Page Layout menu, you can swap the position of applications on your screen. Although the Custom Split tool can help a bit with the layout, sometimes [more…]

Change Page Layout on the TI-Nspire

You might decide that you really don’t want the Calculator page cluttering your TI-Nspire screen. Therefore, you want to go back to a layout that includes only two applications — the Graphs application [more…]

How to Set Up the TI-Nspire Device

After you install the batteries and get your TI-Nspire device up and running, you'll need to run through the initial setup. To turn on your TI-Nspire device, press the [more…]

TI-Nspire Keypad's Three Zones

The TI-Nspire's redesigned keypad is organized into three zones: Navigation, Math & Numeric Keys, and Alpha Keys. Keeping this in mind may help you as you get acquainted with TI-Nspire. A basic understanding [more…]

How to Use the Scratchpad on the TI-Nspire

The TI-Nspire's Scratchpad consists of two parts: Calculate and Graph. Pressing the Scratchpad key, which looks like a small calculator, once accesses one part, and pressing it again toggles to the other [more…]

Copy, Paste, and Edit Expressions and Answers

On the TI-Nspire, you can use the Calculator application to copy, paste, and edit expressions and answers. When a previous answer or expression is highlighted from the calculator history by pressing the [more…]

Evaluate TI-Nspire Expressions in Multiple Ways

TI-Nspire’s primary and secondary keys, application menu, and Catalog provide for a lot of power when working in the Calculator application. The combination of all the keys and menus also means you often [more…]

How to Determine Syntax within the TI-Nspire Catalog

To see an expanded view of this syntax (or any command or symbol in the Catalog), press [TAB] to highlight the bottom portion of the screen and then press [more…]

Algebra Tools on the TI-Nspire Calculator Application Menu

Press [MENU]→Algebra to access the Algebra submenu from the TI-Nspire Calculator Application menu. The Numerical Solve command solves one-variable equations with ease. In the Catalog, the syntax for the [more…]

TI-Nspire Calculator Application Menu's Matrix Commands

Access the Catalog in the TI-Nspire Calculator application. Press [MENU]→Matrix & Vector to access the Matrix commands. Many of the items contained in the Matrix & Vector menu work with a matrix that you [more…]

TI-Nspire Calculator Application Calculus and Finance Tools

Even if you aren’t in a calculus class, you may find some of the tools in the TI-Nspire Calculator Application menu's Calculus submenu helpful. Using the Numerical Function Minimum tool, you can find the [more…]

How to Store Variables in the TI-Nspire

When working with TI-Nspire, keep in mind that variables are shared among applications within the same problem. You might want to store a variable for a variety of reasons. Here’s a list of some of those [more…]

Use the TI-Nspire Define Command to Store a Function

The TI-Nspire Define command offers yet another way to store a variable. Here’s an example of how you can create your own function in the Calculator application using the Define command: [more…]

How to Recall a Variable on the TI-Nspire

After a variable has been stored in any TI-Nspire application, you will inevitably want to recall the variable for use in a command, expression, or other application. [more…]

How to Update and Delete Variables on the TI-Nspire

You can update variables on the TI-Nspire and delete them from within the Calculator application. Say you just stored a variable with a certain value (or function, matrix, or list). If you store the variable [more…]


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