Using the TI-83 Graphing Calculator
1. Start with the TI-83 Guidebook that came with your calculator. Work through "Chapter 0"--Getting Started: Do This First! Try Chapter 1 also, although some information may not be too clear until you become more experienced with your calculator. It is helpful to know how to use the previous entry and answer, pages 1-16 to 1-18. Refer to the other chapters as you need them. Don't lose this book!
Lost your Guidebook? Download it here, the whole thing or the chapters you need. Don't try to print this on a university printer--those are for the few pages necessary for assignments only, not for printing books! Print at home or save the file to read on the computer.
2. For many textbooks there is a technology manual available which will demonstrate how to use various calculators to solve problems typical of the course. Check the information in the front of your text to see if one is available for your text. These books may only devote one chapter to your calculator. Perhaps your instructor has a copy you can borrow briefly, or you can order a copy from the textbook publisher.