Zoom Math 500 Installation Instructions

What You Need

To install Zoom Math 500, you need a TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator that is not a CE. (A TI-84 Plus Silver Edition or a TI-Nspire with an 84 Plus keypad installed will work.)

You also need TI connect (available below), and you need a cable to connect your calculator to your computer.

Check Your Memory

  1. On your calculator, press 2nd MEM. (MEM is on the plus key.)
  2. Choose “2:Mem Mgmt/Del…”
  3. How much ARC FREE does your calculator have? If it’s more than 115,000 (115K), then it’s enough. Go ahead and install Zoom Math 500.
  4. If you have less than 115,000 ARC FREE, you need to delete some apps you aren’t using. Go down below the bottom of the screen until you reach a menu option that says “A:Apps.” Highlight that option and press ENTER.
  5. Move the arrow onto an app you aren’t using and press DEL.
  6. The calculator will ask, “Are You Sure?” Choose “2:Yes.”
  7. See how much memory you have now. Keep deleting apps until you have at least 115,000 ARC FREE.

Install TI Connect

Install Zoom Math 500

  1. Download the “Zoom500.8xk” file to your desktop. Click here to download Zoom Math 500. When downloading to your computer, “Save” the file to your desktop. Do not try to “Open” the file on your computer.
  2. Make sure your calculator is turned on and connected to your computer via the cable.
  3. Start the program TI Connect on your computer.
  4. Within TI Connect, run TI DeviceExplorer. A window should appear: “TI-84 Plus – TI DeviceExplorer.
  5. Close all windows except the TI Device Explorer then drag the “Zoom500.8xk” file from your desktop onto “Flash/Archive.” Another window should appear that reads,”Transferring…” Soon, you should see a progress bar indicating how much longer you’ll have to wait, or an error message if there is a problem.
  6. After your computer finishes transferring Zoom Math 500 onto your calculator, click on the little + sign next to the word “Applications.” You should see some apps listed now, including “Zoom500” at or near the bottom of the list.

Congratulations, if everything worked fine, Zoom Math 500 is now installed on your calculator. You can now run the app in the free demonstration mode. Purchase a Registration Key to get the full features of Zoom Math 500.

Run Zoom Math 500 on Your Calculator

On the calculator, press APPS. An alphabetical list of applications will appear, with “Zoom500” near the bottom. Use the down arrow to move to “Zoom500,” and press ENTER. (If the list is very long, you can skip down to the Z’s by pressing ALPHA Z.)


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