On the AP Calculus Exam, you will be required to use a graphing calculator on both the Multiple Choice and Free Response Section. Thus, you should be a master with your calculator by the time you walk into that exam room. Here are some tips to use your calculator to its full potential on the AP Calculus Exam!
Since there are so many graphing calculators out there, we're going to be focusing on the TI-84 and TI-84 plus because they seem to be the ones that most people have. If your calculator isn't mentioned and you'd like an article like this, please let us know!
The majority of the time that you'll be using your calculator is to graph functions and find exact values.
This is one pretty straightforward. All you have to do is press the 'alpha' button and then the button that corresponds to the letter you want.
In my experience, these functions have the been the most help to me in terms of graphing
These are pretty self-explanatory, but we'll go through them real quick so you can get a good grasp of what they do since they're so important