How to Do Exponents on the TI-30XIIS

By Vera Leigh

The TI-30X IIS is a scientific calculator made by Texas Instruments. You usually can identify Texas Instrument calculators because their names begin with the prefix "TI." If you need to compute an equation with exponents, you can use the TI-30X IIS to do so. Memorize the steps for quick entry and computing. Allow your children to practice using the TI-30X IIS by giving them practice equations or single base numbers with exponents.



Type the base number into the calculator. For example, type 150000 or -134.

Press the exponent number, which is a carat and looks like the following: ^.

Type the exponent number, which is the number of times the base number will be multiplied by the base number.

Press "Enter." The answer will appear on your screen.

About the Author

Vera Leigh has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2008. Her work has appeared in "Learn Overseas" and "Grad Source" magazines. In addition, she received an honorable mention in "Newsweek's" My Turn contest. She has written features for nonprofits focused on literacy, education, genomics and health. In her spare time, Leigh puts her English major to use by tutoring in grammar and composition.