**Calculator Help for Calculus**

It is important to become familiar with your calculator prior to the AP Exam. The AP Exam is a timed test and you will not have time to learn how to use your calculator then. Keep in mind that you are allowed to have **Two Calculators** on the calculator active portion of your Exam. I recommend that you use your TI-83/84 for the simpler operations and your TI-89 or TI-Nspire CAS for the more complex operations.

You are also allowed to have programs installed on your calculator. I recommend that you have the most up-to-date Operating System installed. For the TI-89 update here and for the TI-Nspire Cas update here. You can find all kinds of helpful program to install on your device. For starters you can look here for the TI-89.

Note: Programs are not needed to score well on the AP Exam!

TI-Nspire CAS Manual (From another High School)

**Using the TI-89 (Video Tutorials)**

Algebra Concepts

Solving One-Variable Equations

Calculus

Finding Derivatives (1st and higher order)

Finding the Equation of a Tangent Line

Integration: Indefinite, Definite, and Area

Solving General Solution Differential Equations

Solving Differential Equations with Particular Solutions

Graphing Slope Fields and Plot a Curve through a Point

**Using the Ti-Nspire CX CAS (Video Tutorials)**

Algebra Concepts

Factor and Expanding Polynomials

Finding Intersections of Graphs

**Calculus**

Overview of Using the Ti-Nspire CAS for Calculus

Limits

Derivatives

Finding the Derivative at a Point

Graphing a Function an its Derivative

Saving Functions and Derivatives to Graph

Finding the Equation of a Tangent Line

Integration

Definite Integration Graphically

Differential Equations

Solving Differential Equations

Graphing Slope Fields and Particular Solutions