Education Technology

Short Cuts

Activity Overview

This activity is intended as a resource to help students navigate the TI-Nspire CX CAS calculator. Three pages of short cuts, tips and tricks are provided in addition to a brief series of instructions designed to show how some of these short cuts can be used. Even if you are familiar with the TI-Nspire CX series calculators and software, you are bound to find some tips and tricks that you didn't know existed.


  • Ctrl + V and Ctrl + C
  • Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y
  • Ctrl + I
  • Ctrl + Menu
  • Ctrl + Up / Left / Right
  • Ctrl + 6 and Ctrl + 4
  • Ctrl + T

About the Lesson

This resource is not designed as a mathematical activity, rather a brief set of instructions that provides examples of several useful short cuts to use on either the TI-Nspire CX CAS handheld or equivalent computer software. Three pages of tips, tricks and short cuts are also supplied to help you navigate TI-Nspire. Check out some of the short cuts explored in the resource.