How to Draw Pictures Using a TI-84 Calculator

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How to Draw Pictures Using a TI-84 Calculator
The TI-84 can be used to play games, solve math problems and draw pictures. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

The TI-84 calculator is an advanced machine commonly used in both classrooms and workrooms for doing high-level computations. The TI-84 is multifaceted and can run a variety of other programs. While some may opt to load games and other programs from the Web, the TI-84 already comes preloaded with a few non-mathematical functions that you can use. One of those is the ability to draw pictures using the TI-84.

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  1. 1

    Power on your TI-84 calculator and press "Clear."

  2. 2

    Tap "2nd" and "Draw" to display the Draw menu.

  3. 3

    Select "Pen" from the displayed menu to choose the free-form drawing function.

  4. 4

    Use the arrow keys to to move the cursor across the screen and draw your picture.

  5. 5

    Press "2nd" and "Draw" and select "ClrDraw" from the option menu to erase your picture and start over.

Tips and warnings

  • Pressing "2nd" and "Draw" opens the draw menu, which has an array of predesignated options to choose from besides the pen tool.
  • Drawing over graphs will alter your data.

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