Adventures in Education, Inc.



How To Best Use Your TI-83+/84+ Calculator 


Quarter Graduate Credits: 2

Dates:  To be arranged with instructor.

Location: Online Self-Paced

Fees:  $335 Tuition

Graduate Credit Fee (optional through Portland State University): $110 (PSU Course Number: CI 808).

Special Fee:  $40  (includes TI-83/84 textbook, USPS priority mailing, handling, and free Online Course Workbook)


Registration: Register anytime and take up to 3 months to complete the course from time of registration. 


Click on the following link Registration


Questions:  Send email to or call 630-377-5035


Description: Introduce participants to a broad range of TI-83Plus and TI-84Plus graphing calculator functionalities. Gain confidence using graphing technology and learn to incorporate handheld technology in teaching mathematics. Methods align with the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and Common Core State Standards. Engage in interesting hands-on activities you can immediately use to teach all students. Background in mathematics required. No previous calculator experience necessary. Offered cooperatively by Portland State University and Adventures in Education, Inc.


       Setting the mode and format your calculator.

       Graph, draw and shade.

       Trace, Zoom, setting windows, split your window, setting tables.

       Use of tables and functions.

       How to perform simulations and probability computations.

       How to input, manipulate data and work with lists.

       Statistical analysis and stat plots of one- and two-variable statistics.

       How to transmit data/programs from one calculator to another.

       Introduction to perform curve fitting.

       Store data and pictures.


Materials Needed: 

1. Textbook:  Knowlton, E. (2011). TI-83+,TI-84+ and TI-83+ Silver Graphing Calculator: How To Best Use It. St. Charles, IL: Adventures In Education, Inc. (included in Special Fee)

2. Course Workbook (provided with materials)

3. TI-83+, TI-84+ or TI-83+ Silver Graphing Calculator (not provided with materials)

Instructor:  Elisabeth Knowlton, PhD

Contact Instructor:

                                     or call 630-377-5035