Texas Instruments TI-30XS MultiView Scientific Calculator Guide for Teachers

Powerful, four-line scientific calculator for high school math and science exploration.

How the teacher guide is organized

This guide is for the TI-30XS MultiView and TI-30XB MultiView scientific calculators. All subsequent references in this guide refer to the TI-30XS MultiView, but are also applicable for the TI-30XB MultiView.

This guide consists of two sections: Activities and How to use the TI-30XS MultiView calculator. The Activities section is a collection of activities for integrating the TI-30XS MultiView into mathematics instruction.

The How to use the TI-30XS MultiView calculator section is designed to help you teach students how to use the calculator. Each section uses the default settings, including the MathPrint mode, unless indicated otherwise.


Each activity is self-contained and includes the following:
- An overview of the mathematical purpose of the activity.
- The mathematical concepts being developed.
- The materials needed to perform the activity.
- The detailed procedure, including step-bystep TI-30XS MultiView key presses.
- A student activity sheet.

How to use the TI-30XS MultiView

This section contains examples on transparency masters. Chapters are numbered and include the following.

An introductory page describing the calculator keys presented in the example, the location of those keys on the TI-30XS MultiView, and any pertinent notes about their functions.

Transparency masters following the introductory page provide examples of practical applications of the key(s) being discussed. The key(s) being discussed are shown in black on the TI-30XS MultiView keyboard. The mode settings for the example are also shown.

Reset the TI-30XS MultiView

You can ensure that everyone starts at the same point by having students reset the calculator: Press [on] and [clear] simultaneously or press [2nd] [reset] and then select 2 (Yes).

Conventions used in the teacher guide

In the text, brackets [ ] around a key’s symbol/name indicate that the key is a second, or alternate, function.
For example: [2nd] [sin-1]

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