Would you like to have a fully-functional TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphing Calculator on your SMART Board in your classroom, FREE OF CHARGE?! Would you like all of your students with a laptop to be able to use the TI-84 graphing calculator free of charge as well?
My students recently took the PARCC tests, and it occurred to me afterwards that many of the free online practice tests include a fully-functional TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphing Calculator.
Not only does this calculator work just like the real thing, but it works on any touchscreen, whether that is your SMART Board or a student laptop.
I created a two-page guide (a free product) for you to get to it and start using it in your classroom. The basic idea is to locate the free PARCC Math tests online, and then by starting a specific practice test, you can get right in to the calculator within just a few clicks of the mouse!
One technical limitation is that you can't directly link to a webpage with the TI-84 calculator built in, because you have to start a practice test online first. This guide will show you how to get to the practice test. Note: For technical reasons I don't fully understand, you must cut and paste the URL into your web browser; for some reason, shift-clicking on it does not work.