## TI-84 Plus for $79.99 after rebate, Sun/Mon Only I just got my Staples ad for the coming week via email, and saw they have advertised for two days only (Aug 23 and 24) TI-84 graphing calculators for$79.99 after rebate.

No, I do not own, work for, or have stock in Staples....but this is the lowest price I have ever seen for this graphing calculator, and I know many schools now require a TI-84 or -83 for certain math/physics courses.

Please check your local store - I think the sale price might vary by location. Also, I think $30 of the savings might be in the form of a gift card that gets mailed to you later.  PhysOrg.com science news on PhysOrg.com >> 'Whodunnit' of Irish potato famine solved>> The mammoth's lament: Study shows how cosmic impact sparked devastating climate change>> Curiosity Mars rover drills second rock target  Mentor (supresses spam alert) Thanks JF.  Before you get one, check out something like Geogebra or even Wolfram Alpha. They're both free, and they'll both do everything you'll use a TI-84 for. Blog Entries: 47 Recognitions: Gold Member Homework Help Science Advisor ## TI-84 Plus for$79.99 after rebate, Sun/Mon Only

 Quote by Tobias Funke Before you get one, check out something like Geogebra or even Wolfram Alpha. They're both free, and they'll both do everything you'll use a TI-84 for.
"free"...assuming that you already have a computer, which is portable or has internet access.

 For that matter, just about anything you'd need a TI for you can do with the calculator app in Windows. But.... too many classes now 'require' a TI-grapher.

 Quote by robphy "free"...assuming that you already have a computer, which is portable or has internet access.
Well, yeah.

 Quote by JazzFusion For that matter, just about anything you'd need a TI for you can do with the calculator app in Windows. But.... too many classes now 'require' a TI-grapher.
Yeah, but I wonder how much that matters. Are engineering students really out of luck on their tests if they don't have graphing calculators, or is it just customary for syllabi, even in middle schools now, to require them? I really have no idea.

 Quote by Tobias Funke ......or is it just customary for syllabi, even in middle schools now, to require them? ......
This is my concern. Previously, they were required (or at least 'strongly recommended') for all of the courses I teach. I changed the syllabi for all my classes to exclude their requirement.

Still, my youngest son enters his middle-school Algebra I class in two days, and I will be buying him one (*sigh*).