# The 10 Best Graphing Calculators

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best graphing calculator currently available.

Whether you are a student or working professional having a reliable calculator that you can always depend on is essential.

Important exam coming up? These graphing calculators won't let you down.

**So here is my list of ****The 10 Best Graphing Calculators.**

Enjoy!

**1. Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator **

- Real and complex numbers calculated to 14-digit accuracy and displayed with 10 digits plus a 2-digit exponent.
- Graphs 10 rectangular functions, 6 parametric expressions, 6 polar expressions, and 3 recursively-defined sequences.
- Up to 10 graphing functions defined, saved, graphed, and analyzed at one time.
- Sequence graphing mode shows time series plot, cobweb/stair-step plot, and phase plots.
- User-defined list names. Lists store up to 999 elements. 14 interactive zoom features.
- Numeric evaluations given in table format for all graphing modes.
- Interactive analysis of function values, roots, maximums, minimums, integrals, and derivatives.
- 7 different graph styles for differentiating the look of each graph drawn. Horizontal and vertical split- screen options. Stores up to 10 - 50x50 matrices.
- Matrix operations including inverse, determinant, transpose, augment, reduced row echelon form, and elementary row operations.
- Convert matrices to lists and vice-versa.
- List-based one- and two-variable statistical analysis, including logistic, sinusoidal, median-median, linear, logarithmic, exponential, power, quadratic polynomial, cubic polynomial, and quartic polynomial regression models.
- 3 statistical plot definitions for scatter plots, xy-line plots, histograms, regular and modified box-and-whisker plots, and normal probability plots.
- Advanced statistics features including 9 hypothesis testing functions, 6 confidence interval functions, and one-way analysis of variance.

**2. Texas Instruments Nspire CX CAS Graphing Calculator **

- The sleek TI-Nspire CX handheld is the thinnest and lightest TI graphing calculator model to date
- Overlay and color-code math and science concepts on digital images or your own photos
- The installed TI-Nspire Rechargeable Battery is expected to last up to two weeks of normal use on a single charge
- Color-code equations, objects, points and lines on the full-color, backlit display
- Graph and rotate (manually and automatically) 3D functions,One-year limited warranty.
- Screen size: 320 x 240 pixels (3.2inches diagonal) ;
- Screen resolution: 125 DPI; 16-bit color

**3. Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE White Graphing Calculator **

- 15 colors for function Graphing
- Change style and color of axes and grids on graphs
- Sequence Graphing mode shows time Series plot, cobweb/stair-step plot and phase plots
- User-defined list names. Lists store up to 999 elements
- 17 interactive zoom features

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**4. Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CX Graphing Calculator **

**Accelerate the Understanding Process**

- The TI-Nspire CX handheld’s innovative capabilities support teaching strategies that research has found accelerate understanding of complex mathematic and scientific concepts.

**Handheld-Software Bundle**

- Increase your productivity with TI-Nspire CX Student Software (included).
- TI-Nspire CX Student Software delivers enhanced graphing capabilities and other functionality that are unique to TI-Nspire CX math and science learning technology on desktop and laptop computers.
- Students have the ability to use their handheld or computer to do the same tasks for increased productivity.

**Make Real-World Connections**

- Import digital images – including your own photos – and overlay graphs and equations on them to see math and science at work in the physical world.
- TI-Nspire Technology supports images in .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp and .png formats.

**Enter Values In Proper Notation**

- Integrated mathematics templates permit students to enter expressions and see math symbols, formulas and stacked fractions just as they are printed in textbooks and on the board.
- The unique Chem Box feature lets students easily input chemical formulas and equations.

**Click, Scroll, Create and Save Like a Computer**

- Use intuitive drop-down menus to navigate through the TI-Nspire CX handheld.
- Create documents and pages and save your work as simply as opening, editing and storing files on a computer.

**5. Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE LightningGraphing Calculator **

- Enhanced screen readability with high-resolution backlit display
- Distinguish between multiple graphs and plots with color-coded equations, plots and objects
- Make graphs easier to read by adding grid lines
- 30% lighter and thinner than earlier generations

**6. Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator **

- Graphing calculator handles calculus, engineering, trigonometric, and financial functions
- Can display graphs and tables on split screen to trace graph while scrolling through table values
- LCD screen features 64 x 96 pixel resolution for clear, readable display. The TI-83 Plus is approved for use on the following exams:SAT,ACT,PSAT/NMSQT,AP,International Baccalaureate
- Built-in memory for storage and analysis of up to 10 matrices

**7. TI-Nspire CAS Graphing Calculator **

- Advanced graphing calculator ideal for classroom use
- See multiple representations of a problem individually or together on a single screen
- Dynamically link representations of a problem to see how changes to one affect others
- Grab and move graphed functions in real time to observe relationships and patterns
- Can be used on the PSAT and SAT college entrance exams and on AP tests

**8. HP G8X92AA LA Prime v2 Graphing Calculator **

- Engineering; Computer science; Surveying; Trigonometry; Statistics; Geometry; Biology; Chemistry; Physics
- 2-D Function, Polar, Parametric Plot; Differential Equation, Bar Plot; Histogram, Scatter Plot; Find: Intersect, Extremum, Slope, Area; Zoom, Trace, Co-ordinates, Shade
- Decimal hrs/hrs min sec conversions; Polar/rectangular conversions; Angle conversions; Base conversions and arithmetic; Unit conversions; Bit, Boolean graphics; Display and printer graphics
- Memory: 32 MB mDDR ; Flash memory: 256 MB

**9. Casio fx-9860GII Graphing Calculator **

- REF/RREF function, random integers, unit conversion, new types of regressions, chi-squared GOF function, 9 new probability functions, pie charts & bar graphs, graph X=f(Y) and much more
- 1500 KB Flash ROM
- Built-in eActivity and spreadsheet applications
- Icon-based menu adds to overall intuitive usability
- Direct connection to Casio projectors
- Data transfer from unit-to-unit and from unit-to-computer
- New LCD backlight for superior visibility
- New manager software available

**10. Casio FX-CG10 PRIZM Color Graphing Calculator **

- Full-color LCD screen - bursting with over 65,000 brilliant colors with a spacious 3.7" LCD Screen - over 82,000 pixels (384 x 216)
- Users can create graphs over pictures of real-life scenes to better understand mathematical functions
- Color-Link and conditional formatting for graphs, charts and spreadsheet formatting
- Casio "Picture Plot" Technology - infusing real images into math
- 16MB maximum storage memory capacity and Requires 4 AAA batteries
- Color graphs
- PC link port

I hope this list of the best graphing calculator was helpful.

If you think I left out one that is important or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C