While students ought to learn BOTH the manual techniques AND the calculator techniques for algebraic concepts, this How-to-Guide will really step up the latter type of performance for your student(s). Fourteen (14) actual NYS Math Regents examples are given as eight (8) lesser-known calculator techniques are applied and practiced. (This was modeled on the TI-84, however the techniques do have analogues on other company's graphing calculators). The final page is a convenient chart of the tricks shown throughout the rest of the document.
This document was primarily designed for parents or teachers that wish to elevate their students' performance on the NYS Mathematics Regents Examinations. However, it also serves as a great time-saving tool for life-long self-exploration with mathematical concepts, even if you never need to take a Regents Exam.