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Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus by Christopher R. Mitchell

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Appendix A. Review: using your calculator

Your graphing calculator is a powerful piece of computing hardware, able to perform many of the functions of a full-sized computer, as discussed in chapter 1. As you embark on learning to program, in particular to program on a calculator, you’ll find yourself drawing on many of the skills that you developed as a calculator user. You’ll need to be able to navigate around the calculator’s menus and be familiar with storing data in variables. You should have a basic familiarity with how the calculator does math, including typing in equations for the calculator to solve, its rules for grouping and order of operations, and the strengths and limitations of the device.

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