**CALCULATOR CHECK LIST**

When picking up a graphing calculator there are 4 items that you should check before you begin to graph.

1.) 2nd STAT PLOT: Make sure all plots are THREE plots are turned off. Remember there are only 3 plots. On this menu number 4 will

Try this so that you are familiar with it. See screen below.

2.) Y=: Check the Y= to make sure there are no equations in any of the Y=. If there is you can 1.) Hit the clear button which will erase them or 2.) you can move the curser over the = sign and hit enter and then move the curser back to the right. The = sign should no longer be highlighted which means the calculator will not graph the equation.

3.) 2nd FORMAT: Everything on the left should be highlighted

4.) MODE: Everything on the left should be highlighted. REMINDER: When doing sine, cosine and tanget, you need to highlight Degrees instead of Radians

5.) Finally remember when graphing you always need to adjust the window to fit the data.