This summer I'm leading a workshop at the American Association of Physics Teachers meeting entitled "Using graphing calculators in the classroom." Featured in the workshop is my handout titled "Analyzing data using your TI-83 or TI-84 calculator." You can download a PDF version of the worksheet here. The handout has calculator screenshots and uses TI fonts to show the exact keys that students press.
The worksheet is organized in the order that students would use their calculators:
- Introduction/Setting up your calculator
- A: Data is stored in lists
- B: Entering data into a list
- C: Graphing two lists
- D: Manually setting the scale for your graph
- E: Fitting an equation to your data
- F: Using the Table to solve for variables
- G: Finding the slope at specific times on a curve
- H: Filling a list using a formula that includes another list
The worksheet is "copyleft," meaning that anyone can use it for free, including modifying it, so long as if you redistribute it the "copyleft" registration moves with it.