"Programming the TI-84 Plus C SE & TI-84 Plus CE"
Published by KermMartian 9 years ago (2015-04-28T16:48:40+00:00) | Discuss this article

In 2012, Manning Publications and I published a book entitled Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus. It was the first (and only) book published that approached TI-BASIC programming as a useful skill as well as a way to learn programming techniques applicable to any language. I've since gotten much-appreciated positive feedback from readers about the material covered in the book, the many programs and games that it uses as liberal examples throughout, and how it teaches you to "think like a programmer". Although I hardly need to explain to the users of Cemetech how valuable knowing how to program can be, it's a great way to improve logic and reasoning skills in a fun, useful way, and provide a way to enrich other areas of STEM education. Unfortunately, a few months after Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus was published, TI Education announced the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, and two years later, we have the new TI-84 Plus CE, two calculators not originally covered in the book.

To address this omission, last summer I wrote a new appendix for Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus teaching TI-BASIC programming for the color TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition. At last, it is available as a free download from Manning Publication's website, and covers both the TI-84 Plus CE and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition. In this appendix, entitled Programming the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition and TI-84 Plus CE, you learn about programming for the new, larger homescreen, drawing in color on the graphscreen, and new commands available on the color-screen calculators. You'll explore a Snake game, a colorful hybrid TI-BASIC RPG game, and other examples as you learn to apply your TI-BASIC expertise to the color calculators. Please explore this free PDF, and I encourage you to buy the TI-BASIC programming book (available from Amazon and Manning) that it accompanies.

Downloads and More Information
Programming the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition and TI-84 Plus CE (free appendix, PDF)
Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus (full book for purchase)