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Texas Instruments - Scientific Calculator

Model: TI-30XIISSKU: 3667213

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 648 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, Standard Scientific Calculator

    Posted
    kalipada

    When I was taking courses in calculus and physics, I used the TI-86 because it had more functions and was more powerful, for the kind of math that was needed. However, the TI30XIIS is an excellent scientific calculator. It has most of the functions of a scientific calculator, with the scrollable screen that lets you check your numbers before multiplying, and perform many operations using the "Ans" function. As an organic chemist, it's the only calculator I need when it comes to doing simple chemistry calculations, which involve a lot of basic operations. If you need to do derivates, integrals, polynomials, etc, then you should get something more powerful. If you just want a calculator to do your basic math yet allow you to check your numbers with ease, then this is a great calculator to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very capable; solid value

    Posted
    MobileTrekker
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    Nothing particularly elegant about this calculator, but it does what you need it to do. Sufficient for just about every student's needs. Durable. Affordable. I kept this as a backup for my kids to use, but went ahead and bought a different model for one reason only - my daughter really wanted to something that displays fractions better. This calculator handles fractions just fine, but it cannot display them as fractions. That was the ONLY thing we didn't like about this calculator, thus the loss of 1 star. Otherwise it is a solid value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Calculator for Middle/High Schoolers

    Posted
    Mark
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    I bought one of these for my 8th grader and one for my 10th grader--they needed scientific calculators for chemistry and physics, respectively. The calculators have been easy to use for them both, and have been good choices--not too many extra features that will never be used but have all of the features they'll need at least throughout high school. Should be good for most of the base science and math they'll need for college, although maybe the intervening years will bring something better. No complaints on usability or capabilities, great purchases.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Scientific Calc

    Posted
    fiddler

    Compared to the other popular TI Scientific calculator (I can't remember the name, but it's dark green and has no large screen), it's just as good. The only problem I have is I lost the book and never figured out how to do fractions on it...which is quite necessary for most courses that require a scientific calculator. I recommend the other one over this one simply because it is less confusing and most of these functions you don't really need for any high school or college general math course. The pro is that the screen is larger to see what you type before you push equal...so it's up to you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Calculator, convenient and accurate.

    Posted
    Rayfrank16
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    I needed a replacement for my 40+ year old scientific calculator. The TI-30X IIS has a nice touch and not too small. Using solar power with a battery backup is a good design. It switches easily between scientific and engineering, and floating to fractional notations. Basic trig and most popular functions are activated in one step. The internal value of pi provides decent accuracy. One option not included in this Calculator is the ability to store and use personal equations. For the price I would class this calculator as a good value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Slide-Flip. Hit the On Button. Solve Problems

    Posted
    TheOMB
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    Perfect for high school students. We purchased ours for use in an 11th grade chemistry class. The 2 line display is especially helpful as students input new, unfamiliar equations. Simple function keys allow for smooth transition during single calculations and between different types of problem solving for a more complicated question. Great value at an affordable price and students tend to be familiar with the TI series base layout. No worries at test time - The TI-30X IIS comes fully equipped with battery and solar power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice product.

    Posted
    Ashley
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    Perfect for using in my chemistry class since we aren't able to use graphing calculators. I liked this calculator because I had been used to using the texas instruments calculators in the past, and this calculator was much easier to use than the other "casio" calculator that I had purchased to use for physics class. Performing tasks like logarithmic and sin, cos, and tan functions or just being able to type out 6.13x10^5 is much easier to do with this calculator than the others around this price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good cal but bad buttons

    Posted
    Patrick
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    I use this calculator at home for physics and chem. It is really nice and basic with all the perfect modes and a variety to different buttons. Though over time the buttons became harder to press and sometimes it misses a key that I press. I would recommend this but if you want a spend a few extra dollars and get a better cal with good looks, I would definitely get the TI-36X Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great calculatorfor the money.

    Posted
    LittleLou
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    If you don't need all the options of an expensive graphing calc, but still need to do basic algebra & trig functions, this is the perfect buy. Has a double row display screen that allows you to look back to check your key strokes and back-up and change equations. My calc was acting up and I was planning to spend close to $100 on a graphing calc to replace it when I borrowed one of these from a co-worker...then went out and bought one the next day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very good scientific calculator to start with

    Posted
    katipachilis
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    I love this calculator, it is the second one that i have bought... only because first one was lost. I would be lost without it. I had a different kind years ago but did not like it. I heard good things about the Texas Instrument Scientific Calculator and all my math teachers said this one is the best to use, that is why I bought it not just once but twice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good calculator but screen could benbetter

    Posted
    Mathclubmom
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    Overall, the calculator does everything you would want and it is approved for the SAT, which means that moth math competitions will also allow it. However, the way that equations need to be entered in the screen requires the kids to learn a new “language”. The TI-30XS multiview is a better option with a screen that has an output that looks like a math book.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid calculator

    Posted
    MasterCackle
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    I've had this calculator for several years and it has been a trooper. This has been approved in practically every engineering class I've taken because it's an FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) compliant calculator. I know there's another calculator that is on the approved list for the FE exam that has an integration feature (or so I've heard), so that one may outrank this calculator in features a bit. This is a great calculator though and does what it needs to do!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great calculator for what it's worth

    Posted
    Carlos
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    I needed to buy a calculator for my physics class that I'm taking at community college, and I'm very impressed with all it has to offer. It's been very helpful and easy to use for homework, lab, and during my exams. And to think, I went from a TI-83 plus (which I've misplaced) to this without any problems. Great calculator, just no graphs or memory list which I don't really need

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Students & Adults Alike

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    MADDOG
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    My 13 year old son uses this scientific calculator, and was actually on the teacher's 'Need' list for 7th Grade. It is durable, and the way that the cover slips off from protecting the face of the calculator, and slides on the back, makes the issue of losing the cover a non-issue. Great product, simple to use. Long battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best product for your money.

    Posted
    juanky
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    My old Texas Instrument calculator lasted until my 4 years cousin throw it in a bucket full of water. When we found it won,t turn on. Lasted for more than 5 years without a battery change. Great display and small size makes it easy to carry around. Went to the store to buy a replacement. Love Texas instrument brand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4K 60" LG

    Posted
    TBrock
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    Saw the ad in the mail out flyer, went into my local Best Buy, the sales agent was very helpful showing me what I was looking for, as well as showing me different comparisons. I settled for the LG 60" 4K Ultra LED, after getting it home, the picture quality was just as it looked in the store, plus the extras this unit has built in, is great, if you want a great television this is it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    bought for son

    Posted
    EsDad
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    My son's teacher requested this particular calculator for his math class. One of Best Buy's employees said he has been using this same model since he was in middle school and is still using it this being his senior year. This seemed to make my son happy and excited to know this will be a good calculator for him for the next several years. Let's hope he will continue to stay excited! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but simple calculator

    Posted
    MikeBa
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    Not a bad calculator for my son who is a freshman highschool student - does sin/cosin/etc. Not a programmable calculator (those are in a much more expensive bracket) but good product for the $16 on sale. No batteries to replace is great, the solar panel is sufficient in most lighting conditions. Comes with a cover for the front, great for protecting the vulnerable panels and display while crushed in a backpack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Calculator

    Posted
    jcw32
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    It's a real good calculator. I had one in high school and loved it. I thought I would buy one again but it does not seem as great. I would love a larger screen that shows in order all of my calculations. The TI-83 is better and if your going to attend college you should just spend more now to get it. This calculator is probably great for elementary and high school students who will not do advanced math.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Required calculator serves its purpose well

    Posted
    tank13
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    I had to use a scientific, non-graphing calculator for an exam so I went to my local Best Buy and picked up this one from TI. Make sure you play around with the calculator before heading into your exam because all calculators have their own processes and you don't want to waste time during the exam figuring it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend