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Texas Instruments - Scientific Calculator - Blue

Model: 30XSMV/TBL/1L1/ASKU: 8837878

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 744 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for first two years of high school math

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    OceanSpace
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    I am a professional math tutor and own many of these calculators. This calculator is perfect for kids in Algebra 1 and Geometry or in Common Core terms, Math 1 & 2. It is best to buy the TI-36 Multiview for the 3rd year, do NOT buy the TI-34 Multiview. The Multiview series from Texas Instruments has been wonderful particularly because students can see both the problem and answer in the same screen which helps with memorization and mental math skills (so they are actually studying as they use the calculator). This calculator also allows students to type the problem exactly as it is seen on paper without memorizing special commands so they are thinking more about the problem as they type it. The table feature is particularly nice for when students need to do a lot of complicated graphing but do not have time for the mental computations. In my experience, Best Buy's price on this calculator is consistently competitive with other stores.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fix the website

    Posted
    Rash
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    I ordered this calculator on line, on the Best Buy website, to be picked up in the store. The website decided to make it for home delivery. I went to store to cancel order, and was told that order was processing, that I could not cancel yet, and to keep trying on the website. Over the next 6 days, I continued daily to try to cancel the order, until I finally got an email, notifying me that it had been shipped. I waited for it to be delivered, drove it back to the store (at my expense), and got my money back. I never took Trigonometry, and don't know to do half of what this calculator does, though it seems to work fine. Best buy.com, (they autocorrected me), however, does not. Best Buy says that they will reward me for giving this review. As Toyota used to say, You asked for it, you got it. What a headache!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the multiple lines!

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    Geek4Life
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    I absolutely love the multiple lines. I use this calculator for my college physics class and engineering related classes that all have long formulas. It allows you to input long strings of equations without having to input segments of data and being forced to continuously round. Thus distorting your results. Just enter in the entire string and get a more accurate result. The only thing I don't like about this calculator is that the keyboard isn't formated like other TI keyboards. I had to relearn the layout and how to use the function and 2nd command keys. But having the multiple lines makes it worth the trouble.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best calculator I've ever had

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    Dauren
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    I am Medical Physics graduate student. I do calculate a lot. This calculator is much better than my previous engineer calculators. The way equation is displayed is very comfortable to read and understand. Equations look like the same as in text books. Moreover you can store many random values in memory (x, y, z, etc). On other calculators you can store only one value. There are many other useful functions. Quality is great. It is pleasure to use this calculator. Texas Instruments, my respect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All time fave

    Posted
    Luana
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    this was recommended to me word of mouth when i was in middle school. The adult who recommended it said "Ive been using this since middle school and it's still my favorite". Now that I am an adult, i can corfirm to you that after sticking to this model and brand for 11 years, this is a really good one! one perk, you can punch in fractions really nicely

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Throwback!

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    KCTCOrlando
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    I am a technical professional. I have got into the lazy habit of using Excel or laptop calculator to run numbers. But what I miss is just sitting down, working out a problem on paper and then crunching the numbers with a handheld calculator. I saw the TI-30 on special in the store and figured "Why Not? It could be fun". I used to use a handheld earlier in my career so much. It is a great little unit!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than $100 Solution

    Posted
    Jackal221

    Calculators do alot of things, but the problem is you have to spend your hard earned cash to buy a decent one that a college or high school prefers. My teacher just ordered about 30 of these because for the money its just simple, no batteries like the ones that go for a hundred bucks. The only problem with this calculator is the screen isn't big enough for the graphic software or just it doesn't have it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product but too complex to a 4th grade

    Posted
    EricMaddy
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    I bought it for my daughter. She is in grade 4 now. It’s a good product. But it is too complex to her. You need move the cursor around to type in an equation to calculate. I will say a simple single line calculator should be a better fit for her and train her in algebra. This is an over kill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great model for our family room!

    Posted
    TheBakes
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    Our family room is where much living is done in our house, and a great TV is critical. We hadn't heard of this model number and it was a little tough finding it in the store, but the price was great and the picture is first class. We're enjoying using the Google widget to toss YouTube and Netflix onto it, and there are connections enough for the WII, DVR and stereo as well. Perfect, LG.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    stephyblaughin
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    It's a great product. I used it for my statistics class and it helped me so much through it. Only problem is that once you hit enter and realize you made a mistake, you can't go back into the equation you put in to change that one mistake. So you end up having to redo the whole problem which can be tedious when it's a really long equation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's your basic Scientific Calculator

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    Shmebany
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    This is a good calculator. Nothing to over complicated. The only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars was the shut off timer. I haven't had the time to look into it, but it times out and shuts off if you aren't using it quickly. Other than that... it's your basic scientific calculator.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    this is a great calculater for thr price

    Posted
    bigballard
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    I AM a college student and needed a good calculator that was easy to operate my Texas Instrument calculator that I bought is very good for what I need it for plus I let my children use it they use it for their math the texts SMS is a great calculator but I would recommend it to anyone but the school or college. I am glad that I brought the Texas Instrument calculator

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Calculator For The Price

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    KellyL
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    Excellent price. Algebraic functions without the graphing tool (which I didn't need.) Works as expected; fast, efficient, cost-effective machine. *Make sure to clear after an equation or it will assume that you just want to keep going. Always get the warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT FOR ACT TESTING!!

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    FireChick
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    I purchased this calculator for my daughter to take the ACT test and it worked fantastic!! I also found out her teacher bought several for the students to use them in the classroom on a regular basis! I highly recommend this calculator. Very reliable!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Met teachers approval

    Posted
    newuser
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    It was exactly what the teacher wanted the students to have. Calculator works great. Have not had any issues with it. Plus, the customer service for purchase was awesome! Called to confirm it was in stock and they kindly held the calculator for me till I could pick it up after work. Awesome! Saved me a lot of time and effort and it is greatly appreciated!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Adds up to a bargain

    Posted
    TheUnplannedHomeschooler
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    My twins needed calculators for the PSAT, and this one did the job at a price that didn't dent my wallet. Sure, I could have paid $100 more for a hot shot graphing calculator, and might end up doing so before their academic careers are over, but for now, this scientific calculator is all they really need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    Posted
    arrioljn
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    I've always had the big fancy scientific calculators, however I decided to downgrade and get something a little more simplistic, but still has the multiple features. One of my favorite features is that it shows multiple lines, which I really enjoy because then I can see my math. It's slim and fits in my computer case well. I enjoy this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love IT......

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    Eladyeve
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    Small, compact, and so worth the price. In this day and age everyone needs a calculator. Lets face it everyone needs more than just the basic calculator. Well look no further. This is it. Sleek, sophisticated, and contour that it fits everywhere. I bought one for myself and also for my daughter a week later because she's doing geometry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, easy to use and inexpensive

    Posted
    Elle
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    Bought this for my high schooler for algebra 1. We are still using it in geometry. We will continue to use it in algebra 2. It doesn't graph equations but most kids don't need a graphing calculator until their senior year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great most calculations

    Posted
    mm310
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    This calculator is a great investment. It is inexpensive and very useful. When you have an expression with parentheses, numerators, denominators, powers, etc, you can type it in to this calculator as you would write it on paper. That makes life much easier. Plus, you can go back and review past calculation and alter those.

    I would recommend this to a friend