Algebra and Graphing: TI-89 Calculator Tutor: Vol 1

Algebra and Graphing: TI-89 Calculator Tutor: Vol 1 (Actor), Jason Gibson (Director)

Jason Gibson is the instructor at, and his background is in Electrical Engineering and Physics. The entire course lineup consists of DVD tutorials in Basic Math, Algebra, Geometry, Trig, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Probability, and more!

Directors: Jason Gibson
Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, NTSC
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 3
DVD Release Date: September 21, 2010
Run Time: 480 minutes

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8 Hour Comprehensive 3-DVD Course Teaches the Major Algebra and Graphing Functions of the TI-89 Graphing Calculator

The TI-89 Calculator is incredibly powerful but is difficult to use out of the box. The manual provided is hard to read at best and for most students quite confusing.

This 8 Hour comprehensive 3-DVD course teaches you how to use all of the major Algebra and Graphing functions of the TI-89 graphing calculator by working example problems. You'll learn how to use the calculator by watching its usage on the screen.

In this way, the student "learns-by-doing" rather than a long dry lecture or with the "aid" of a dry printed manual.

Future DVD sets will cover the calculus functions and more advanced usage of the TI-89!

Disk 1
Section 1: Overview of the Calculator
Section 2: The Mode Menu
Section 3: The Catalog and Math Menu
Section 4: Basic Arithmetic and Exponents
Section 5: Calculating with Fractions
Section 6: Logarithms and Square Roots
Section 7: Sin, Cos, Tan, and other Trig Functions
Section 8: Storing and Using Variables
Section 9: User Defined Algebraic Functions

Disk 2
Section 10: Using the Algebraic Equation Solver
Section 11: Using the Numeric Equation Solver
Section 12: Solving Systems of Equations
Section 13: Solving Trigonometric Equations
Section 14: Adding Rational Expressions and Partial Fractions Expansion
Section 15: Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials
Section 16: Factoring Polynomials
Section 17: Converting Between Degrees and Radians
Section 18: Simplifying Trigonometric Expressions
Section 19: Working with Complex Numbers
Section 20: Graphing Functions
Section 21: Setting Graph Styles and Shading

Disk 3
Section 22: Graphing Piecewise-Defined Functions
Section 23: Graphing Trigonometric Functions
Section 24: Graphing in Split Screen Mode
Section 25: Saving and Recalling Graphs
Section 26: Graph Zoom Modes and Tracing
Section 27: Creating a Table of Values of a Function
Section 28: Finding the Value of a Function in Graph Mode
Section 29: Finding Zeros of Functions in Graph Mode
Section 30: Finding Max and Min of a Function in Graph Mode
Section 31: Finding Intersection Points in Graph Mode
Section 32: Finding the Derivative and Tangent Line in Graph Mode
Section 33: Calculating the Definite Integral in Graph Mode
Section 34: Finding Inflection Points in Graph Mode
Section 35: Finding Distance Between Two Points in Graph Mode
Section 36: Finding the Arc Length in Graph Mode


By KenG
Rating: ★★★★★
Well organized and clearly presented. I really enjoyed this DVD on the TI 89 calculator. The explanations of the various modes of the calculator are presented by the use of an animation of the calculator. You can work along with your Ti89 and get used to various menus. I find it much easier than trying to read the manual. I highly recommend this DVD.


By Martin Katahn
Rating: ★★★★★
The TI-89 is a great calcuator with a somewhat steep learning curve of its own. This is a great way to learn how to fully use this calculator. I can highly recommend all the MathTutor products for high school and first year college math students. (Those are the DVDs I have actually watched and studied; I use it together with the Great Courses lectures on math.)


By Mummy dog
Rating: ★★★★★
Jason is very clear and repeats when the going gets difficult. You can either sit and listen or work along with him. The two volumes together make an excellent coverage of how to use the ti-89, which is the most difficult calculator to learn to use I have ever come across, with an official manual that is very far from clear. There are all kinds of tips and tricks that you wouldn't find without these tutorials.
I have one caveat. Instructions for programming it are not included. Given how much the calculator can do there may have been an assumption that this is not necessary. At university level maths I need to be able to do my own thing. Please, Jason, write volume 3!


By Alan C.
Rating: ★★★★
Like all of Jason's dvds this and part 2 are excellent for what he says it does, step by step ,walks you through it all.and that is why I recommend anything by Jason, it makes math easier to learn by simple repetition. And you will get the math,you will understand the math,I mean it! But these 2 DVD sets don't cover half of what this calculator does ! I inadvertently screwed up and deleated parts of the statistics applications, if you have a computer download the free ti apps,and get a backup ,this will let you put the app's back on the device. I wish I had gibsons dvds before I experimented with the calculator. I hope he does a third part covering the stuff left out in parts 1 and 2,let's see ti89 part 3 !

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