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TI-Nspire™ with Touchpad by Texas Instruments (Review & Giveaway)


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.

TI-Nspire™  Software

•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.
Our Experience
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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