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TI-83 Plus graphing calculator

Easy-to-use graphing calculator for math and science that lets students graph and compare functions, as well as perform data plotting and analysis. Its FLASH™ ROM memory allows students to update and add software applications (Apps).

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Key Features

  • Upgradable operating system and software
  • Preloaded apps: StudyCards™, Vernier EasyData™ and more
  • Compatible with TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition models
  • One-year limited manufacturer’s warranty

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TI graphing calculators are learning tools designed to help students visualize concepts and make connections in math and science. Take a look at the TI Calculator Comparison Chart to find which model fits your needs.

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Exam acceptance

The TI-83 Plus is approved for use on the following exams:

  • SAT*
  • ACT
  • AP*
  • International Baccalaureate®

*SAT & AP are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product. PSAT is a registered trademark of both the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which were not involved in the production of and do not endorse this product. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which does not endorse this product. IB is a registered trademark of the International Baccalaureate Organization.


TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator Specifications


Built-in Functionality

  • Electronically upgradeable.
  • 160 KB FLASH ROM memory for data archive and storage of apps.
  • 24 KB of available RAM memory.
  • Included apps – Science Tools, StudyCards™, Probability Simulation, Vernier EasyData™.
  • TI-GRAPH LINK™ cable available.
  • TI-GRAPH LINK™ cables and TI Connect™ software allow information to be transferred to a computer and printed or stored on disk.
  • Apps are available from TI and other leading developers.
  • Eight-line by 16-character display.
  • Advanced functions accessed through pull-down display menus.
  • Real and complex numbers calculated to 14-digit accuracy and displayed with 10 digits plus a two-digit exponent.
  • Graphs 10 rectangular functions, six parametric expressions, six polar expressions and three recursively-defined sequences.
  • Up to 10 graphing functions defined, saved, graphed and analyzed at one time.
  • Sequence graphing mode shows time series plot, cobweb/ stair-step plot and phase plots.
  • User-defined list names. Lists store up to 999 elements.
  • Fourteen interactive zoom features.
  • Function evaluation table shows numeric evaluation of functions in table format.
  • Interactive analysis of function values, roots, maximums, minimums, integrals and derivatives.
  • Seven different graph styles for differentiating the look of each graph drawn.
  • Horizontal and vertical split- screen options.
  • Matrix operations including inverse, determinant, transpose, augment, reduced row echelon form and elementary row operations. Convert matrices to lists and vice-versa.
  • List-based one- and two-variable statistical analysis, including logistic, sinusoidal, median-median, linear, logarithmic, exponential, power, quadratic polynomial, cubic polynomial and quadratic polynomial regression models.
  • Three statistical plot definitions for scatter plots, xy-line plots, histograms, regular and modified box-and-whisker plots, and normal probability plots.
  • Advanced statistics features including nine hypothesis testing functions, six confidence interval functions and one-way analysis of variance.
  • Fifteen probability distribution functions including Normal, Student-t, Chi-square, Binomial and Poisson.
  • Business functions including Time-Value-of-Money (TVM), cash flows and amortization. Full screen interactive editor for solving TVM problems.
  • Interactive equation solver editor for solving for different variables in an equation.
  • Alphabetical CATALOG of all TI calculator operations in one menu.
  • Programming capability with the number of programs limited only by available memory.
  • Link with another TI-83, TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus. Receive lists L1-L6 from TI-82.
  • Unit-to-unit link cable included.
  • Overhead projectable unit available (same LCD as the TI-82/TI-83).
  • Compatible with Calculator-Based Laboratory™ (CBL 2™) and Calculator-Based Ranger™ (CBR™) systems to allow analysis of real-world data.
  • Powered by four AAA batteries with a lithium battery backup to protect RAM memory during main battery change.
  • Impact-resistant slide case.
  • One-year limited warranty.
  • Toll-free help hotline.
  • Teacher Pack available (includes 10 TI calculators and one guidebook with a classroom poster).
  • Supplemental activity books available.
  • Email help line:
  • Workshop Loan Program – borrow TI calculators for evaluation of workshops.
  • TI Technology Rewards program – point values redeemable for additional TI products and services.
  • TI calculator poster and keyboard transparency available.
  • All TI-83 Plus graphing calculators are fully compatible with TI-84 Plus family calculators.
Vernier EasyData™ is a trademark of its owner.


Large Screen: 64 x 96 allows entries and results to be viewed at the same time.
Memory: 24 KB RAM, 160 KB of data archive and application space.
Black and White Display: 8-line by 16-character


  • One-year limited warranty
  • Toll-free help hotline: 1-800-TI-CARES
  • e-mail:
  • Classroom activities available
  • Workshop Loan Program - borrow TI calculators for evaluation or workshops
  • TI Technology Rewards program - point values redeemable for additional TI products and services
  • Complete guidebooks available

TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator Applications

Extend the power of your graphing calculator and create a customizable approach to learning with accessories for your graphing calculator.

Area Formulas App

The Area Formulas App enables formula development explained with animation, and provides:

  • Calculation examples given for each shape
  • 15-question multiple-choice quiz included
  • Practice exercise applying the formulas
  • Two quiz levels - high scores are saved

This is a Concept App. Concept Apps have not completed full product testing and/or definition.


Cabri™ Jr. Geometry App

Now you can add a new dimension to your students’ learning experience interactive geometry for your calculator. Create excitement in the classroom as you construct, analyze, and transform mathematical models and geometric diagrams.

Cabri Jr. was developed for TI by CabriLog® with renowned French mathematician Jean-Marie Laborde. Just take a look at what Cabri™ Jr. geometry app can do:

  • Perform analytic, transformational and Euclidean geometric functions
  • Build geometric constructions interactively with points, a set of points for locus, lines, polygons, circles, and other basic geometric objects
  • Alter geometric objects on the fly to see patterns, make conjectures, and draw conclusions -- and, you'll get a more intuitive and highly interactive interface

Catalog Help

When students need help with the functions on their calculator, Catalog Help provides easy access to calculator function information.

The [+] key allows you to see the required syntax for a chosen function, view and/or enter function inputs and paste function name back to previous location.

CellSheet™ App

Your calculator can become a more versatile tool to use in a variety of classes with the addition of spreadsheet capabilities!

  • Allows the student to enter data and text in cells
  • Create cell formulas and use built-in functions
  • Import and export information from Microsoft® Excel® using the CellSheet™ Converter software

Conic Graphing App

This App will present equations in function, parametric, or polar form and provides a simple way to graph the four conic shapes

  • Circle
  • Ellipse
  • Hyperbola
  • Parabola

Enter the required parameters to:

  • Graph
  • Trace
  • Solve for the conic's characteristic

Decimal Defender

The Decimal Defender App lets you practice multiplying and dividing numbers by a power of 10 in a fun setting. 

This number sense skill is a foundation for learning multiplication and division algorithms, as well as helping students understand topics such as scientific notation, the metric system, and more.

This is a Concept App. Concept Apps have not completed full product testing and/or definition.

Fundamental Topics in Science App

This App turns your calculator into a science tutorial by presenting basic science topics, and testing the students' comprehension with applicable activities.

Download the free companion App, Science Tools to add additional features especially designed for science instruction. It is directly accessible from Fundamental Topics in Science when both Apps are present on your calculator.

Guess my Coefficients

Guess My Coefficients provides an entertaining way for students to study and learn how to identify the coefficients of a function from a graph.

Students can choose from linear functions, quadratic functions and absolute value functions.

This is a Concept App. Concept Apps have not completed full product testing and/or definition.

Inequality Graphing App

Students can enter inequalities using symbols, plot inequalities including union and intersection shades, trace points of interest (intersections) between functions, store (x,y) coordinate pairs for viewing and enter Linear Programming functions

LearningCheck™ App

You can easily create self-check opportunities by sending out review questions, practice tests and more with this great tool that expands the capabilities of your classroom technology.

TI-Navigator classroom learning system users can easily incorporate LearningCheck to send assignments to student calculators and then upload student’s finished material to their PC for grading and evaluation.

Logic Ladder App

Students can have fun while they learn how to use logic and reasoning skills with activities that encourage them to find prime factorization of random numbers. Use clues to determine the correct sequence of various shapes and change shapes to find a correct sequence using clues

This is a Concept App. Concept Apps have not completed full product testing and/or definition.

Math by Hand App

Reinforce how to perform the "standard algorithms" for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with the Math by Hand App on your calculator.

Students can see step-by-step details emphasizing the base-10 system, as well as the "fast math" efficient steps that help users learn and review the algorithms.

This is a Concept App. Concept Apps have not completed full product testing and/or definition.

NoteFolio™ App

Students can use their graphing calculator to type notes for any class easily using the NoteFolio™ App. The app turns the calculator into a basic word processing tool that allows users to create and edit documents, save them and share them among calculators.

Complementary NoteFolio™ Creator PC software enables students to transfer documents to and from their computer as Microsoft® Word files.

Number Curiosities App

Illustrates and animates interesting facts about numbers 0 -25. Students can traverse a number line with their calculator to see:

  • Factorization
  • An interesting geometric fact
  • A number sentence or pattern
  • Fun fact about the number

This is a Concept App. Concept Apps have not completed full product testing and/or definition.

Organizer App

An electronic calendar, to-do list maker and address book right at your fingertips.

Students can use their calculator to:

  • Manage class schedules
  • Create to-do task lists
  • Save email addresses and phone numbers
  • Access a yearly, weekly and daily calendar

Periodic Table

This App is not just your basic periodic table - students can also study and review trends in the periodic table easily with their TI graphing calculator.

Additional benefits include:

  • 15 properties and facts about the 109 known elements
  • Graphs of the periodic nature of the elements
  • Easy navigation between the elements

Polynomial Root Finder and Simultaneous Equation Solver App

Polynomial Root Finder capabilities include:

  • Enter polynomials up to and including order (degree) 10
  • Easy to use POLY MODE screen to set up all options
  • Display roots as fractions or decimals for many roots
  • Choose to display only Real roots for 2nd and 3rd degree polynomials
  • For polynomials of degree 4 and higher, roots display in Complex format
  • Store polynomials to Y= for graphing and evaluation
  • Verify a root is the zero of the polynomial function by storing roots in Real format

Simultaneous Equation Solver capabilities include:

  • Enter systems of equations with up to 10 equations and 10 unknowns
  • Easy to use SIMULT MODE screen to set up all options
  • Displays unique solution, infinite solution, and no solution
  • Store coefficient matrix, augmented matrix, and the solution
  • Displays Reduced Row Echelon form

Probability Simulation App

Explore probability theory with interactive animation that simulates the rolling of dice, tossing of coins and generating random numbers on your calculator.

Options include:

  • Bar Graph
  • Table of trials data
  • Settings for specifying numbers of trials
  • Ways to collect data
  • Weighting

In addition, students can export data for further exploration.

Puzzle Pack App

Puzzle Pack is a collection of four games for your handheld that are sure to challenge and entertain students while they learn!

Games included are:

  • Dino Puzzle
  • Block Dude
  • Puzzle Frenzy
  • Pegs

Rational Number Rampage App

Rational Number Rampage provides a fun way for students to study and learn about the representations of fractions, decimals and percents in three different and challenging games.

To sharpen their math skills, students can play:

  • Rational Timer
  • Rational Match
  • Percent Square

This is a Concept App. Concept Apps have not completed full product testing and/or definition.

Science Tools App

Science Tools provides the capability to perform unit conversions on your calculator. Get more use from your calculator in the science classroom with this App.

App elements include:

  • Constants and conversions
  • Significant figures calculator
  • Graphing tool
  • Vector tool

Solve It App

This app is a learning activity tool for the pre-algebra and algebra student that's disguised as a game.

Students will enjoy solving practice mathematical equations by meeting the three levels of challenges; bronze, silver and gold.

This is a Concept App. Concept Apps have not completed full product testing and/or definition.

Start-Up Customization App

Students can use their creativity to personalize the initial screen on their TI graphing calculator. Options include running a specific program, App or picture on the calculator screen each time the power is turned on.

StudyCards™ App

The StudyCards App allows teachers and students to create electronic flash cards to use as a study tool for quiz or test review.

StudyCards™ Creator Software

The TI StudyCards Creator software allows you to expand your TI graphing calculator for use in any subject! You can create stacks of electronic flashcards for each of your classes. This easy-to-use PC software allows you to create the StudyCards stacks that you need.

Topics in Algebra 1 (Chapters 1-5) App

This tutorial and practice app enables students to explore concepts such as number sense; linear equations; linear functions; and linear inequalities.

Students are also able to see real problems modeled using linear systems, investigate the solution to linear systems using graphs and tables, and review how to solve linear systems using the algebraic methods of substitution and elimination

Transformation Graphing App

Students can visually draw conclusions about functions and improve graphing comprehension with this App. To take advantage of this App's capabilities, simply input functions, and view changes in the function as the parameters are changed.

Students can:

  • Instantly see how changing the value of a coefficient transforms a graph
  • Visually fit equations to data plots by manipulating coefficients

Vernier EasyData® App

The EasyData® App from Vernier Software & Technology is simple data collection software for the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators. Explore the world around you using this App. The EasyData® App auto-launches data collection when used with Vernier EasyTemp® sensor, and loads built-in experiments for every supported Vernier sensor. EasyData® supports data collection with Vernier USB sensors (TI-84 Plus family only), CBR™, CBR™ 2, CBL™ 2 and LabPro® devices using the TI-84 Plus family and TI-83 Plus family.

The EasyData App® is also available for the TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphing Calculators.

What is My Angle

This App improves comprehension of the measure of angles through real-world examples using the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus Families of graphing calculators.

This is a Concept App. Concept Apps have not completed full product testing and/or definition.

The following applications are included with this product:

  • Probability Simulation app
  • Science Tools app
  • StudyCards™ app for the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus families

Graphing Calculator Accessories

Extend the power of your graphing calculator and create a customizable approach to learning with accessories for your graphing calculator.


TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software for the TI-84 Plus family

This simple teacher software complements the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators, letting the educator project a representation of the calculator’s display to the entire class. It is an ideal demonstration tool for leading classroom instruction of math and science concepts.


CBL 2™ System

The CBL 2™ system is a portable, handheld, battery-operated data collection device for gathering real-world data. Data collected with a CBL 2™ device can be retrieved and analyzed by TI graphing calculators. With the CBL 2™ system and appropriate sensors, you can measure motion, temperature, light, sound, pH, force and much more.


CBR 2™ Motion Sensor

The CBR 2™ motion sensor, which connects directly to your graphing calculator, is designed for teachers who want their students to collect and analyze real-world motion data, such as distance, velocity and acceleration.


TI Connect™ CE Software

TI Connect™ CE computer software allows for connectivity between your computer and graphing calculator. Transfer data, update your Operating System (OS), download Calculator Software Applications (Apps), edit and load programs to your graphing calculator.

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