Texas Instruments TI-Nspire, TI-Nspire CAS Teacher Software Guidebook

This interactive software lets educators present math and science concepts to the class, demonstrate the use of TI-Nspire handhelds, transfer documents and create self-check questions for student self-assessment. For added convenience, your purchase includes TI-Nspire Teacher Software and TI-Nspire CAS Teacher software.

Getting Started with TI Nspire Teacher Software

Using the Welcome Screen
Exploring the Content Workspace
Exploring the Documents Workspace
Changing Language

Using the Content Workspace

Exploring the Content Workspace
Exploring the Resources Pane
Using the Preview Pane
Accessing Computer Content
Using Shortcuts
Working with Links
Using Web Content

Working with Connected Handhelds

Viewing Content on Connected Handhelds
Managing Files on a Connected Handheld
Sending Files to Handhelds
Checking for an OS Update
Installing an OS Update
Renaming Handhelds
Using Identify Selected to Locate Handhelds

Using the Transfer Tool

Transfer Tool Interface
Opening the Transfer Tool
Adding Files or Folders to the Transfer List
Removing Files or Folders from the Transfer List
Editing the Destination Folder
Deleting All Handheld Files and Folders
Starting a Transfer
Stopping File Transfers
Closing the Transfer Tool

Using the Documents Workspace

Exploring the Documents Workspace
Using the Documents Toolbox
Exploring Document Tools
Exploring the Page Sorter
Exploring the TI SmartView Feature
Exploring Utilities
Exploring Content Explorer
Using the Work Area
Changing Document Settings
Changing Graphs & Geometry Settings

Working with TI Nspire Documents

Creating a New TI Nspire Document
Opening an Existing Document
Saving TI Nspire Documents
Deleting Documents
Closing Documents
Formatting Text in Documents
Using Colors in Documents
Setting Page Size and Document Preview
Working with Multiple Documents
Working with Applications
Selecting and Moving Pages
Working with Problems and Pages
Printing Documents
Viewing Document Properties and Copyright Information

Working with PublishView Documents

Creating a New PublishView Document
Saving PublishView Documents
Exploring the Documents Workspace
Working with PublishView Objects
Working with TI-Nspire Applications
Working with Problems
Organizing PublishView Sheets
Using Zoom
Adding Text to a PublishView Document
Using Hyperlinks in PublishView Documents
Working with Images
Working with Video Files
Converting Documents
Printing PublishView Documents

Working with Lesson Bundles

Creating a New Lesson Bundle
Adding Files to a Lesson Bundle
Opening a Lesson Bundle
Managing Files in a Lesson Bundle
Managing Lesson Bundles
Packaging Lesson Bundles
Emailing a Lesson Bundle
Sending Lesson Bundles to Connected Handhelds

Capturing Screens

Accessing Screen Capture
Using Capture Page
Using Capture Selected Handheld
Viewing Captured Screens
Saving Captured Pages and Screens
Copying and Pasting a Screen
Capturing Images in Handheld Mode

Working with Images

Working with Images in the Software

Using Question in the Teacher Software

Understanding the Question Tools
Using the Teacher Tool Palette
Understanding the Configuration Tool
Formatting Text and Objects
Adding Images to Questions
Adding Questions

Responding to Questions

Understanding the Question Toolbar
Types of Questions
Responding to Quick Poll Questions
Submitting Responses

Calculator Application

Entering and Evaluating Math Expressions
CAS: Working with Measurement Units
Working with Variables
Creating User-defined Functions and Programs
Editing Calculator Expressions
Financial Calculations
Working with the Calculator History

Using Variables

Linking Values on Pages
Creating Variables
Using (Linking) Variables
Naming Variables
Locking and Unlocking Variables
Removing a Linked Variable

Graphs Application

What You Must Know
Graphing Functions
Manipulating Functions by Dragging
Specifying a Function with Domain Restrictions
Finding Points of Interest on a Function Graph
Graphing a Family of Functions
Graphing Equations
Graphing Conic Sections
Graphing Parametric Equations
Graphing Polar Equations
Using the Text Tool to Graph Equations
Graphing Scatter Plots
Plotting Sequences
Graphing Differential Equations
Viewing Tables from the Graphs Application
Editing Relations
Accessing the Graph History
Zooming/Rescaling the Graphs Work Area
Customizing the Graphs Work Area
Hiding and Showing Items in the Graphs Application
Conditional Attributes
Calculating Area Between Curves
Tracing Graphs or Plots
Introduction to Geometric Objects
Creating Points and Lines
Creating Geometric Shapes
Basics of Working with Objects
Measuring Objects
Transforming Objects
Exploring with Geometric Construction Tools
Animating Points on Objects
Adjusting Variable Values with a Slider
Labeling (Identifying) the Coordinates of a Point
Displaying the Equation of a Geometric Object
Using the Calculate Tool

3D Graphs

Graphing 3D Functions
Graphing 3D Parametric Equations
Rotating the 3D View
Editing a 3D Graph
Accessing the Graph History
Changing the Appearance of a 3D Graph
Showing and Hiding 3D Graphs
Customizing the 3D Viewing Environment
Tracing in the 3D View
Example: Creating an Animated 3D Graph

Geometry Application

What You Must Know
Introduction to Geometric Objects
Creating Points and Lines
Creating Geometric Shapes
Basics of Working with Objects
Measuring Objects
Transforming Objects
Exploring with Geometric Construction Tools
Using Geometry Trace
Conditional Attributes
Hiding Objects in the Geometry Application
Customizing the Geometry Work Area
Animating Points on Objects
Adjusting Variable Values with a Slider
Using the Calculate Tool

Lists & Spreadsheet Application

Creating and Sharing Spreadsheet Data as Lists
Creating Spreadsheet Data
Navigating in a Spreadsheet
Working with Cells
Working with Rows and Columns of Data
Sorting Data
Generating Columns of Data
Graphing Spreadsheet Data
Exchanging Data with Other Computer Software
Capturing Data from Graphs & Geometry
Using  Table Data  for Statistical Analysis
Statistics Input Descriptions
Statistical Calculations
Confidence Intervals
Stat Tests
Working with Function Tables

Data & Statistics Application

Basic Operations in Data & Statistics
Overview of Raw and Summary Data
Working with Numeric Plot Types
Working with Categorical Plot Types
Exploring Data
Using Window/Zoom Tools
Graphing Functions
Using Graph Trace
Customizing Your Workspace
Adjusting Variable Values with a Slider
Inferential Statistics

Notes Application

Using Templates in Notes
Formatting Text in Notes
Using Color in Notes
Inserting Images
Inserting Items on a Notes Page
Inserting Comments in Notes Text
Inserting Geometric Shape Symbols
Entering Math Expressions in Notes Text
Evaluating and Approximating Math Expressions
Inserting Chemical Equations in Notes
Deactivating Math Expression Boxes
Changing the Attributes of Math Expression Boxes
Using Calculations in Notes
Exploring Notes with Examples

Data Collection

What You Must Know
About Collection Devices
Connecting Sensors
Setting Up an Offline Sensor
Modifying Sensor Settings
Collecting Data
Using Data Markers to Annotate Data
Collecting Data Using a Remote Collection Unit
Setting Up a Sensor for Automatic Triggering
Collecting and Managing Data Sets
Analyzing Collected Data
Displaying Collected Data in Graph View
Displaying Collected Data in Table View
Customizing the Graph of Collected Data
Striking and Restoring Data
Replaying the Data Collection
Adjusting Derivative Settings
Drawing a Predictive Plot
Using Motion Match
Printing Collected Data


Creating Libraries and Library Objects
Private and Public Library Objects
Using Library Objects
Creating Shortcuts to Library Objects
Included Libraries
Restoring an Included Library

Getting Started with the Program Editor

Defining a Program or Function
Viewing a Program or Function
Opening a Function or Program for Editing
Importing a Program from a Library
Creating a Copy of a Function or Program
Renaming a Program or Function
Changing the Library Access Level
Finding Text
Finding and Replacing Text
Closing the Current Function or Program
Running Programs and Evaluating Functions
Getting Values into a Program
Displaying Information from a Function or Program
Using Local Variables
Differences Between Functions and Programs
Calling One Program from Another
Controlling the Flow of a Function or Program
Using If, Lbl, and Goto to Control Program Flow
Using Loops to Repeat a Group of Commands
Changing Mode Settings
Debugging Programs and Handling Errors

Using the TI SmartView Emulator

Opening the TI SmartView Emulator
Choosing a Keypad
Choosing Display Options
Working with the Emulated Handheld
Using the Touchpad
Using the Clickpad
Using Settings and Status
Changing TI SmartView Options
Working with Documents
Using Screen Capture

Writing Lua Scripts

Overview of the Script Editor
Exploring the Script Editor Interface
Using the Toolbar
Inserting New Scripts
Editing Scripts
Changing View Options
Setting Minimum API Level
Saving Script Applications
Managing Images
Setting Script Permissions
Debugging Scripts

Using the Help Menu

Activating Your Software License
Registering Your Product
Downloading the Latest Guidebook
Exploring TI Resources
Running TI Nspire Diagnostics
Updating the TI Nspire Software
Updating the OS on a Connected Handheld
Viewing Software Version and Legal Information
Helping Improve the Product

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