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4.8 out of 5 stars

Product Description

Designed with unique features to allow you to enter more than one calculation, compare results and explore patterns, all on the same screen. Enter and view calculations in common math notation via the MathPrint mode, including stacked fractions, exponents, exact square roots and more. Quickly view fractions and decimals in alternate forms by using the toggle key. Scroll through previous entries and investigate critical patterns as well as viewing and pasting into a new calculation. Explore an x, Y table of values for a given function, automatically or by entering specific x values. Toggle key lets you change the form of answers between exact and decimal approximation.

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Powerful, four-line scientific calculator for high school math and science exploration. Designed with unique features to allow you to enter more than one calculation compare results and explore patterns all on the same screen. Enter and view calculations in common Math Notation via the MATHPRINT Mode including stacked fractions exponents exact square roots and more. Quickly view fractions and decimals in alternate forms by using the Toggle Key. Scroll through previous entries and investigate critical patterns as well as viewing and pasting into a new calculation. Explore an x y table of values for a given function automatically or by entering specific x values. Power Source(s): Battery Solar Display Notation: Numeric Number of Display Digits: N/A Display Characters x Display Lines: 16 x 4.Unit of Measure : Each Key Features:

  • Four-line display
  • One- and two-variable statistics
  • MathPrint™ feature
  • Fraction/decimal conversion
  • Step-by-step fraction simplification
  • Edit, cut and paste entries
  • Solar and battery powered

Ideal For:

  • General math
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra 1 and 2
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • General science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Facts About Texas Instruments TI-30XS MultiView Scientific Calculator

How does the ti-30xs compare to the ti-30xIIs?

The TI-30XS does NOT reliably handle order of operations correctly. I am a science teacher, and I would NOT recommend this calculator for any class that deals with large or small numbers. Every other scientific calculator I have seen in the past 15 years handles scientific notation correctly. Choose any of them…but N… The TI-30XS does NOT reliably handle order of operations correctly. I am a science teacher, and I would NOT recommend this calculator for any class that deals with large or small numbers. Every other scientific calculator I have seen in the past 15 years handles scientific notation correctly. Choose any of them…but NOT this one.

Is this calculator suitable for a course in calculus-based Probability and Statistics?

I needed a graphing calculator when I took it. One of the few classes I used it in.

Is this calculator allowed for actuarial (SOA/CAS) exams?

Hi,yes.
According to this website.
https://www.soa.org/education/exam-req/exam-day-info/edu-calculators.aspx… Hi,yes.
According to this website.
https://www.soa.org/education/exam-req/exam-day-info/edu-calculators.aspx
Use of Calculators and Other Assistance in Writing Examinations
Approved Calculators

Only the calculators described in the following paragraphs may be brought into the examination room. Books, papers, computers or other electronic devices may not be brought into the examination room.
Candidates may ONLY use the battery or solar-powered Texas Instruments BA-35 model calculator, the BA II Plus*, the BA II Plus Professional*, the TI-30Xa or TI-30X II* (IIS solar or IIB battery), or TI-30X MultiView (XS Solar or XB Battery). Candidates may use more than one of the approved calculators during an examination. Using a calculator that is not on this list will result in the disqualification of the exam.
The same calculator models are approved for use on the joint SOA/CAS examinations as well as the SOA examinations. For the Enrolled Actuaries (EA) examinations, candidates may use any model that meets the specifications of the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. Specifications are listed in the Joint Board’s Examination Program. All of the approved SOA models meet the specifications of the Joint Board.
Calculator instructions may not be brought into the examination room. During the examination, the calculator must be removed from its carrying case so the supervisor can confirm it is an approved model. Candidates using a calculator other than the approved models will have their examination disqualified, which means the examination will not be graded.
Candidates are responsible for providing their own calculators. Some of the book distributors listed sell them or Texas Instruments can be contacted directly at Epsstore.ti.com.
* The memory of TI-30X II (IIS solar or IIB battery), TI-30X MultiView (XS Solar or XB Battery), BA II Plus and BA II Plus Professional will need to be cleared by the examination supervisor upon the candidates’ entrance to the examination room. For the BA II Plus and BA II Plus Professional, clearing will reset the calculator to the factory default settings.

I hope this answers you question.
Thank you for the interest.

Am I overlooking the EE button on this calculator or does it have an equivalent? I’ve tried everything on here and my answers keep coming out wrong.

It has a somewhat-but-not-quite equivalent button, the ×10^n key, located in the 3rd column 3rd row.
The difference is that a scientific calculator with a true EE key will treat an entry such as 7.2E5 as a
single number, namely 7,200,000. … It has a somewhat-but-not-quite equivalent button, the ×10^n key, located in the 3rd column 3rd row.
The difference is that a scientific calculator with a true EE key will treat an entry such as 7.2E5 as a
single number, namely 7,200,000.
The MultiView will treat 7.2×10^5 as two numbers, 7.2 times 100,000 (correctly, in the mathematical sense).
For example, 7.2E5 divided by 0.9E3 equals 8E2 mathematically (i.e. 800). On a dedicated scientific calculator…
Required key entries: 7 . 2 EE 5 ÷ 0 . 9 EE 3 enter
# of key entries: 12
Scientific mode answer: 8E2
Normal mode answer: 800
On the MultiView, 7.2 × 10^5 ÷ 0.9 × 10^3 will produce an answer of 8×10^8, which is correct mathematically
because of the order of operations but not at all what one would expect with a true EE key.
MultiView key entries: 7 . 2 ×10^n 8 right arrow ÷ 0 . 9 ×10^n 3 enter
# of key entries: 13
Scientific mode answer: 8×10^8
Normal mode answer: 800,000,000
… which is not what we want.
Here’s my workaround to simulate the EE key.
MultiView key entries: n/d 7 . 2 ×10^n 8 down arrow 0 . 9 ×10^n 3 enter
# of key entries: 13
Scientific mode answer: 8×10^2
Normal mode answer: 800
I hope this was helpful. I know it’s somewhat frustrating until you remember to set up the fraction with the
n/d key first (which stands for "numerator/denominator"), located next to the ×10^n key.

If I hit a wrong number in a calculation, can I change it without enter again the whole calculation ?

Yes of course, you can use the arrow keys and the delete button, this prevents you from having to enter the calculation again.

Is the TI-30XS Multiview a Graphing/Scientific Calculator??

scientific calculator. you cant graph on it

Dividing with radicals does it give an exact answer or decimal approximation like the 30xIIs: sqrt(6) / sqrt(3) = sqrt(2) or 1.414?

It can give both. There’s a key (looks like this "<>") that lets you flip between an exact answer like sqrt(2) and the decimal approximation of 1.4142.

does it have a speaker?

No my Texas instrument doesn’t have a speaker

Can I put different types of exponenents?

Believe it does. On back of package the TI-30XS MultiView is shown with Trig, Log and Exponent capability.

Is the model used on the new GED test?

Actually the 30xs is "built in" to the GED test. I am a proctor so it’s in there for the testers to use during the test.

Ti-30xs vs TI-34 vs TI-36x pro?

TI-36x pro. It does vectors matrices systems of equations. It doesn’t draw the graph but it will give you a table of one.

Are the buttons squishy or clicky? I have two of these, and one is clicky (older) and one is sqishy (newer), wondering if it is how they are made now?

Mine is sqishy, if I understand correctly. It can be annoying if you press the buttons fast and don’t know if the command went through. But that is a problem any button have.

What is the size of the calculator?

Small

Would this be considered a 4-function calculator or more advanced?

More advanced. I use it for statistics. It has algebraic functions. It does not have memory which makes it acceptable for some exams.

Can we get a refund?

Most companies on Amazon will allow a refund or exchange for a legitimate reason. For example, if the 2nd function key does not work, then that would be refundable.

Info About Texas Instruments TI-30XS MultiView Scientific Calculator (Reviews From Amazon)

Official GED Test !! TI-30XS Multiview

PLEASE NOTE: This is the exact model and the only model that is used for the official GED
Test. If you are preparing to take the Official GED Test, this is the calculator you
need to learn on. Every TI Calculator model has keys arranged a bit differently.
You need to learn to use this one. TI-30XS MultiView Scientific Calculator
When you take the GED test they will have an on screen calculator exactly like
this, however using an on screen calculator is very awkward. For part 2
of the math test, they will allow you to use your own calculator but only if it
is this exact model.
Why they replaced the (CASIO fx-260) with this one, I’ll never understand,
but they did. If it works, fix it, right? Why they think they need multi-view etc, I’ll
never understand but the calculator for the GED test is now TI-30XS MultiView Scientific Calculator
This is the only calculator you should use to prepare and have with you for the official GED test.

Buy this over the TI-30XSII

These are THE BEST calculator to buy for a medium level (middle school through algebra) math student. I teach secondary and post secondary students and this is the calculator I tell them all to buy.

It is better than the TI-30XSII because you can see what you had previously input. That is really the main difference between the two calculators and this one allows you to see what you put in before. It’s superior in my opinion.

I love this calculator!!

This is my second time purchasing this calculator, only because I can’t find my old TI-30XS. The last one I had lasted my brother and I at least 7-8 years until I lost it recently! I’ve seen a few reviews saying that this calculator is awful for math or chemistry and that it doesn’t solve things properly, but that is NOT TRUE AT ALL. I’ve used this from middle school math all the way to calculus and now college chemistry, and it works great! You just have to be aware of how you put things into the calculator, meaning parentheses are your friends!!! And you get a lot of awareness from that, this calculator is great for students!

My favorite calculator as a professional math-doer

I am an actuarial analyst and essentially do math full time. I originally got this calculator because it is one of the few that the Society of Actuaries allows in their exams. I tend to develop somewhat unreasonable attachments to my varying calculators, and I’ve never loved one as much as this (though I have to shout out my sturdy old TI-84+). It doesn’t graph or do much in the way of calculus, but in my experience you’ll never need to use a calculator like that outside of a high school math setting. Most college classes don’t allow graphing calculators, and no standardized exam I’ve ever known does either. In my job I always have access to a computer and various programs that can graph and such for me. This baby has a very user friendly display and is easy to learn to use. The fact that you can scroll through old entries puts it light years ahead of comparable TI scientific calculators. It’s small and lightweight unlike graphing calculators, and it’s easy on the eyes as well. I don’t know how I ever lived without a fraction button on a calculator. In short I’ve had this bad boy for a few years and it’s still kickin’. In fact, I plan on getting another one so I can leave one at work and still have access to one at home (because I have 3 or 4 other calculators, but using any other makes me frustrated and I wistfully wish I had my TI-30XS Multiview).

Does what it’s supposed to

Great calculator for the price. I am 30 years old going back to college… again… trying to finish my first Bachelors degree. I had to take college algebra again (which I haven’t done in 10ish years) and I didn’t have a calculator because I have my phone for real world applications. (Take that 8th grade math teach that always said “You need to learn to do this in your head because you won’t always have a calculator in your pocket…”)

I used this at WGU for “College Algebra – C278” and it worked like a charm. Doesn’t have all the bells and whistles as some of the more expensive calcs, but this does exactly what I needed it to do.

Would definitely suggest this to someone for a College Algebra level class.

Great buy and better than most calculators I’ve used so far.

My last TI has mysteriously grown legs and ran away. So, I purchased this one and have been pleasantly impressed with it. Great for math students and comes with cover that can be used to sit the calculator in it or to cover the screen and buttons on the front. I like that feature because it makes putting it in a case less prone to scratches and keeps it protected. This was suggested to all students by our professor so it will be easier to follow his examples now too.

Good price, fast shipping, and quality product.

Worth the money we bought 3 now this is a backup if gets stolen, bought 1 for a teacher last year.

This scientific calculator is very nice the instructor gave us the exact order number we bought them last year and I bought an extra one this year in case my granddaughters calculator just stolen hers held up all through her first year in high school that’s how good it is 9th graders are tough on stuff. The instructor likes them so much that she puts it on all of the brochures now she has the sophomore Junior and senior math department instructors doing the same. Wally world doesn’t cut it this calculator I bought on Amazon is lasting it’s well made the battery’s last long the keys have not lost their color of the numbers and it was used a lot.

Correct Calculator Choices: 4 Function, This TI 30XS, TI 84+ Silver Edition, TI 89 Titanium Edition

Good calculator, includes table functionality
(so you can enter a single y= function and get values to visualize the graph)

At NYU Poly, all the math courses require/allow only the TI 30 (non-pro) variants for the tests for all math, physics, and comp sci classes. So I get it, this version over say the IIS for MultiVew.

MultiView offers some improvements to the UI, including handling irrational numbers a lot better (like leaving √2 as √2) [which is great until you have to hit the menu and change it to classic view mode because you need to calculate that the square root of 2 is 1.414…]
As I mentioned, the table functionality is really nice

even if I didn’t basically have to buy this calculator my view is the following:
if you’re going to spend ~$10 (even $15) on a calculator, get this one. It is hands down the best non-graphing scientific calculator I’ve ever used.

What about a more powerful calculator?
I do still like the Z80 based calculators better [the TI 83(+), and TI 84+(silver edition)] and the TI 89 (titanium edition) is probably the best though most smart places don’t allow it for tests (the TI 92(+)/TI Voyage 200 has a slightly higher resolution screen but the full QWERTY disqualifies it for many tests, while the TI 89 (Ti Ed) can be used on the SAT [not the ACT though])

I haven’t used a regular TI 84+, any of the TI 92 based systems (92, 92+, and Voyage 200), the older models based on the Z80 that I haven’t mentioned (TI 71, TI 81, TI 82, TI 85, TI 86), or the TI-Nspire series, but the Nspire’s seem to have been a whole fiasco and I don’t understand why you’re getting that at that point instead of say an android phone.
(I also haven’t used some of their other ranges of calculators like the nonprogrammable graphing or scientific models)
[I’ve only used the TI 89 and TI 89 Ti Ed via an emulator, beyond like five seconds of holding someone else’s]

What about non-TI calculators like a Casio? Don’t buy a Casio calculator. I actually own a Casio scientific or graphing calculator, not only is it worse than the equivalent TI, it’s weird, and it has a poor adoption rate so getting around how some things work differently is difficult (eg in highschool algebra, how to use combinations and permutations, the teacher will be just as clueless as you with which menus to use and such), and we nerds WILL mock you.
Now, a slight retraction of my anti-Casio stance: four function calculators. Brand doesn’t matter, get a Casio or a no name or whatever, it’s all pretty much the same (pay attention to 8 vs 9 vs 10 digit displays but other than that, the physical size [they make huge ones and tiny ones, plus the awesome Casio calculator watch.
For serious calculators TI is the standard, with good reason.

Good calculator

Purchased at recommendation of 7th grade math teacher. It is great & easy to use. They were In Bountiful supply when school first started. My kid’s was stolen in early spring. Struggled to find another but luckily located 1 on Amazon @ same price previously paid from Walmart. Shipped fast. Really liked that this calculator inputs & solves fractions. Made checking homework somewhat easier. I recommend

Great for Solving Pre-Algebra and Algebra Courses

I’m pleased with my purchase. One of my teachers have one. Although, I already have the TI-83 model I’ve had since 2005, this model is a better improvement. The instructional pamphlet is extremely written to follow the samples. The pamphlet is much better than the TI-83 booklet that is thick. The instructions are not “user-friendly” for the TI-83 model. My new model (TI-30SX multi-view) and its instructional pamphlet is perfect. The calculator is very lightweight, you don’t even know, if you have the calculator in your backpack or tote bag. I highly recommend to purchase for school or higher education classes.

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