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Basic Programming for the TI-92 Plus

Activity Overview

In this activity, students learn to program the calculator and create programs to solve simple mathematical problems.

Before the Activity

  • Download TI Connect™ using the TI connectivity cable
  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print pages 1 - 9 from the attached PDF file for the class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the pages to the class.

    In this activity, students will:

  • Start a program on the calculator
  • Use Display command to display characters
  • Use Store command to store a value to a variable
  • Clear the programming screen
  • Enter a new value using the Input Command
  • Study the program to find the area of a rectangle, and the lateral area of a right cylinder
  • Set specific modes in programs
  • Display information on the screen using the Output command
  • Study the Pythagorean Theorem program, which uses If-Then statements
  • Examine the use of labels and the go-to command
  • Use the For-Next loop command to write a program to find the sum of the interior angles of a triangle
  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary