We propose the creation of a site dedicated to teaching high school level math students the basics of the TI-83 Graphing Calculator. This site will explain the information found in the TI-83 manual that is most pertinent to high school mathematics in a clear and easy to understand format, be aesthetically pleasing, and allow for growth through user ideas and suggestions.
It has been our experience that the majority of teachers and students are not educated in the efficient use of graphing calculators and, as a result, are not efficient during the time they have in math class. Our aim is to help high school students become proficient with the use of a graphing calculator, as this skill is crucial to most high school math courses and especially to the upper level courses such as Calculus. We hope that our site will help teachers and students alike become more adept with the TI-83 and related graphing calculators, thus increasing the amount of time in class spent actually learning mathematics instead of attempting to learn how to use calculators.