Chapter 11. Turbocharging math with programming

This chapter covers

  • Why programming and math go hand in hand
  • Why calculators are an ideal programming platform
  • How to write simple programs to help you with math homework and SAT problems

Programming is what made my personal passion for graphing calculators blossom. I started using a TI-82 in sixth grade and got my own TI-83 in seventh grade. I used calculators through about 12 years of school, and I’ve been helping people use graphing calculators for math for nearly the same amount of time. But discovering that a graphing calculator could be programmed like a computer helped me realize that far from being a specialized tool, a graphing calculator is actually a pocket computer—and quite a ...

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