A Little Bit About TI-Nspire™ with Touchpad by Texas Instruments
Texas Instrument first graphing calculator that operates more like a Computer . Simpler keypad with separated alpha keys makes navigation through screens, menu and math objects easier.
•Includes an easy-glide Touchpad that works more like a computer with a mouse
•See multiple representations of a single problem - algebraic, graphical, geometric, numeric and written
•Explore individual representations, one at a time, or as many as four on the same screen
•Grab a graphed function and move it to see the effect on corresponding equations and Data lists
•Link" representations: Manipulate the properties of one and observe instant updates to others without switching screens
•Solve equations while avoiding arithmetic errors
•Graph it - The new Scratchpad on the enhanced home screen allows you to quickly perform calculations and graphs without saving your work.
•The student software enables your home computer to function just like the handheld graphing calculator. So you can use the larger screen to easily create, Edit and transfer TI-Nspire documents between computer and handheld.
•Save it - Just like a computer, you can save your documents.
•Print it - Print out documents easily.
•Share it - Share TI-Nspire documents between calculator and computer - and with your teacher.
•Permitted on SAT, AP, ACT, IB, PSAT/NSMQT, and Praxis exams, as well as many state tests.
•Screen size: 320 x 240 Pixels (3.5" diagonal) - two times the size of TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus models
•Screen resolution: 115 DPI; 16-level gray-scale - five times the resolution of TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus models
•Requires (4) AAA batteries ( Rechargeable Battery is also available; sold separately)
•Memory: 20 MB Storage memory / 16MB operating memory
•USB port for computer connectivity, unit-to-unit Communication with other TI-Nspire family handhelds, and more.
As a mom, I like purchases that are more of a long term investment. If my kids can get many years of use from one item ( growing with them rather than them growing out of it) I'm in! There are so many useful functions to this calculator - you can use it for the simplest math and the more complex math presented in Middle School, High School, and College. I was very impressed with the touch screen and computer like functions of the TI-Nspire, and it's wide range of capabilities. You can even connect the TI-Nspire to your computer and download / print your work! I wish this model was around when I was in college! I'm sure that B will get many year's of use out of this great device.
You can find the Texas Instruments TI- Nspire with Touchpad at a retailer near you!
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