There is a great deal of potential for using the TI-84 CE Graphing Calculator for learning and teaching Computer Science. For example, many syllabuses require students to learn about assembly language. This is often taught using the now famous Little Man Computer – CPU Simulator made by Peter Higginson. This is a great tool to help visualize the workings of a CPU based on the Von Neumann model. Using a TI-84 CE Graphing Calculator to write instructions for the Little Man Computer can be an enjoyable and informative way to deepen your understanding. The emulator is available here. Thank you to Rick Skrbina for making this great little program. The instruction set for Little Man Computer (LMC) is below, for reference. In future articles, I will explore some example programs which will help you to get a better understanding of how to write simple assembly language programs.
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