Education Technology

Which Calculator Is Right for Me?

A graphing calculator is a learning tool designed to help students visualize and better understand concepts in math and science.

Check out the chart below to determine which TI graphing calculator is right for you.

Select a Category:

Scientific

Graphing

Computer Algebra System (CAS) OS

Permitted on tests

SAT®
AP®
PSAT/NMSQT®
ACT®
 
 
IB® Diploma Programme*
 

Key features

User Available Memory
160KB/24KB
(ROM/RAM)
480KB/24KB
(ROM/RAM)
3.0MB/154KB
(ROM/RAM)
90+MB
2.7MB/188KB
(ROM/RAM)
90+MB
USB Cable Included
 
Back-lit Color Display
 
 
 
Rechargeable Battery
 
 
 
Alkaline Batteries (4 AAA)
 
 
 
Ability to utilize images**
 
 
Includes computer software
Disable CAS
TI-Basic & Python Programming

Appropriate for these courses

Pre-Algebra
 
 
Algebra I & II
 
 
Trigonometry
 
Geometry
 
Precalculus
 
Calculus/AP® Calculus
Statistics/AP® Statistics
 
Business & Finance
 
College Math
 
Electrical Engineering
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
 
 
Differential Equations
 
 
 
Linear Algebra
 
Life Science
 
 
 
 
Earth Science
 
 
 
 
Physical Science
 
 
 
 
Biology/AP® Biology
 
Chemistry/AP® Chemistry
 
Physics/AP® Physics

*With CAS disabled on the TI-Nspire™ CX II CAS graphing calculator.

**The following image types are supported: .jpeg, .jpg, .bmp, .png.

Student Software is available in certain retail packages.

The TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator comes installed with a Python programming app.

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