# TI- Nspire by Texas Instruments

September 25, 2008 by Kailani

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**This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is Joanna Smith.
Congratulations!**

Why didn’t they have something like this when I was in high school? It definitely would have made my life a little easier.

From the site: **TI-Nspire handheld** is the latest in learning technology from TI, creating a dynamic dimension for students to visualize concepts and take an engaging, interactive role in their learning. Features include:

- Linking multiple representations
- Interchangeable TI-84 Plus Keypad*
- Permitted on SAT**, ACT, PSAT/NMSQT** and AP**exams PLUS Praxis and IB exams when used with the TI-84 Plus Keypad

A while ago, I had the opportunity to review the TI-84 so I was glad to see that the TI-Nspire had an attachable keyboard that allows it to be used on exams that permit TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus family graphing calculators, such as SAT*, ACT*, PSAT* and AP* exams. I feel that if you’re going to spend a lot of money on something, it should be flexible in it’s usage.

The screen size is almost twice as big as previous models which really helps when doing complicated mathematical problems. It also allows you to save your work so that you can pick up where you left off at a later date. This also allows you to finish the assignment at home.

Another feature of the TI-Nspire is the ability to view problems in different points of view since it displays multiple representations - algebraic, graphical, geometric, numeric and written – on a single screen. This was a really cool feature since it forces you to see the same thing in different ways.

This is definitely something any high school student would benefit from using. You may purchase your unit at almost any store that sells school supplies including Amazon.com for $125.00.

Win it!

How would you like to win the TI-Nspire for your family? To enter:

- Stop Texas Instruments before midnight, Oct 3rd and take a look at the different features of the TI-Nspire.
- Then come back and mention in comments which one you think is the most useful. That’s it!
- A random winner will be selected and notified on Oct 4th.
- The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.
- Don’t forget to leave a way to contact you in case you win.

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This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck

The fact that you can save your work would be most useful.

I like the big screen size…perfect for us aging baby boomers!

My son is taking Geometry right now, so the ability to grab and drag geometric sketches and observe how their properties change sound great!

Just what I need to organize my life!!!

My son just entered Middle School. He could use this for math. Thanks!

I think the most useful feature is the ability to view a problem from different points of view.

Both of my kids are in advanced math classes and this calculator looks incredible! The increased screen size would definitely be valuable.

My 16 yo son likes the graphing capabilities of his TI-84 silver plus and now his 14 yo brother needs one for algebra. This would be great for him.

The ability to watch real time changes in physics graphs would be invaluable. Would really help to understand it.

The bigger screen size.

The big screen size is a plus.

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Love the screen size!

How cool!

The graphing function for algebra. That’s amazing!

Boy do I need the large screen!

I like the graphing capabilities

The saving your work would be a great feature for my child.

Wow! Never had anything so versatile when I was taking math. Our high-schoolers should love this. Every math subject is covered, and it can connect right to the teacher. Nice.

I love the ideas that there’s a Teacher’s function, being a former teacher that is a really fab idea!!

My son is an academic nerd (I am so proud of him). I would love to reward his efforts with this awesome calc. The graphing capabilities are awesome.

considering I’m getting ready to bump my daughter up TWO full grades in math, she’ll be needing this soon.Honestly, I love the simple fact that I can hook it to the computer!

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The multiple representations with split screen would be just what my 16 year old needs to get a grasp on Algebra and to begin preparing for exit exams and SAT.

Permitted on SAT**, ACT, PSAT/NMSQT** and AP**exams PLUS Praxis and IB exams when used with the TI-84 Plus Keypad

I love that you can have all the different views on one screen…my old TI-83 can’t compare to this!

I like the larger screen size and the fact that you can save your work.

Its cery user friendly, and the interchangeable key pad is very useful

I would like for my son to have this. He is a 6th grader taking Algebra.

i like the ability to see multiple points of view of one idea. if you don’t understand the concept one way, maybe you will understand it from a different point of view.

I like that you can save your work to come back to later.

I like the larger screen

saving the work is a big bonus

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Saving your work is awesome!!

The graphing.

The graphing function for algebra is nice

save your work

We homeschool and my son just started 9th grade! I love the Math and graphing capabilities.

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For us older folks–The screen size is almost twice as big as previous models ;o)

the graphing function is very handy for my job.

The Big screen is nice for people like me who are a little vision impaired

the big screen for my aging eyes

large screen, looks cool

My disabled wife of more than 38 years would just LOVE this - it’s cool looking and with the large screen she could see what she was doing.

Thanks for this great contest and prize!

My daughter is in college and she always needs stuff like this. She would like the large screen!

i like the multiple representations feature - awesome!

TI Connect-to-Class™ Teacher Software sounds like something really useful to teachers, I would love to win this because I am a math nerd but can’t afford a crazy nice calculator like this. So I end up doing all my daughters math homework by hand! (I am not doing it for her, I am just checking her work!) I tend to check it on a page by page basis so she is using hers at the time! I would probably end up giving this one to her to use and taking her old one. Really nice prize! Also, let me add that my husband is terrible at math and this would probably help him a ton to check our daughter’s math when I am not around! He is REALLY bad at math.

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I LIKE THE INTERCHANGEABLE KEYPAD.

This would be great for my teenage daughter. I like the big screen size and the fact that the work can be saved.

I like the screen size. My second teenage daughter now needs one for her math.

Geez! This little baby has the capability of calculating friction and calculating planes?!?

Well, they sure have changed since my day! Obviously this little baby is quite popular as I took my eleven yr old shopping for one and he had a *fit* over these. He knew even before we got there all about these and was raving about how *everyone that is anyone already has one mom, geeezz…*.

Now I see what he means.

I think if I were to win, I’d play with it for a year or two before I handed it down. These are amazing to say the least!

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My daughter is a high school junior and will be taking college entrance exams so, Permitted on SAT**, ACT, PSAT/NMSQT** and AP**exams PLUS Praxis and IB exams when used with the TI-84 Plus Keypad is a great thing to know.

The multiple screen views would really help.

I love this thing! Wish I had it when I was taking my calculus class. I like that it can symbolically find limits, derivatives, and integrals of functions. My brother is a sophomore in high school now, so we could definitely use this!

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the increased screen size for sure…would LOVE this for my kids. THANKS

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I live the notes part, that it explains how the problem was solved, This would be great for my 8th grader.

I would love the TI-Nspire™ CAS Technology,so useful ,I like the large screen,interchangable keypad(very neat) and its allowed when taking tests.Count me in to win for my daughter ,she would love this baby

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multiple representations - algebraic, graphical, geometric, numeric and written – on a single screen

I could use this in my math class!!

graphing ability is very needed here

Love the bigger screen size.

Multiple representations

I think the multiple representations - algebraic, graphical, geometric, numeric and written – on a single screen is a great feature to have.

I love that it works for all the different math related classes (algebra, geometry, etc). A very all inclusive product for sure.

Geometry was never my strong subject, so the fact that you can use this to find exact answers to area, perimeter, and length of a side involving fractions, ∏, and radical notation is especially appealing to me.

Thanks for the entry.

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i remember the original Ti calculators and have been using Ti ever since

I think it’s pretty cool that there is software where the teacher can download info the the calculator. How cool is that? I could’ve definitely used this in high school. Thanks for the great contest!

I’m also a subscriber. Thanks!

definately the big screen size

Thank you for having this! I really like the big screen and the ability to link multiple representations. Very nice. Thank you!

Definately love the big screen size !!

I love the large screen size!!!

graphing function for algebra

I love the graphing feature!

The ability to save your work and the big screen are the best features. Thank you!

That calculator brings back some memories. I had one of the first ti graphing calcs they made. I love the fact they can ‘connect to class teacher software’. Really cool.

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The Large screen is definately a plus!

Nice to have the larger screen.

I like the idea that everyone can link in from home to get information directly from the teacher.

Waaw, why didn’t I have one of these when I was younger. I love the fact that you can save your work! I would love to win this for my daughter! Thanks for this fantastic giveaway!

I’m also a subscriber.

Save and preview work.

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Have the attachable keyboard option is very useful

I think the Grab and Move math feature would be amazing. Getting hands on with math makes it so much easier to learn!

The new screen size is great!

graphing capabilities is aplus

The multiple representations for the same data, and the spreadsheet function would be very useful.

What an amazing calculator! I love tons of the features, but have to admit the screen size is one of my favorites!

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I am not so up on algebra but my daughter was very impressed with this. And: TI-Nspire adds an interactive new dimension as graphs, tables, and equations come to life in the hands of their students. THAT I could understand.

this would be great for my teen!

The ability to do Multiple Representations is a great feature.

always a need

To be honest I’m not seeing how it’s that much different than the TI-85 I’ve had since high school albeit in a slightly different form and I’m sure “better”. It would be nice to have a second mathematical calculator around here so my husband will quit stealing mine! Maybe if I had it to play with I would understand how much better it was!

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The menus work like a computer making it easier to navigate. Thanks for the contest.

Being able to save your work would be a big help to my sister. She’s having to spend a lot of time on her algebra right now.

The screen size is great.

My son just started 7th grade, so this would be very useful!

The graphing capabilities will be great for my daughter in college.

I LIKE THE SCREEN SIZE.

This wouldn’t work for my entire family but it would help Mommy. Not only am I only 4 credits left from my degree but my last class is math. I have a very very old T-1 but like I said it is old and it’s so hard to use. I could use this for myself to better help my family by finally getting my degree. You knwo I am intersted since I almost never enter giveaways. I would love to win this!! Need to finish college so this could help me out so much!

Big screen for old eyes is nice

This would be great for my son, he really struggles sometimes.

I like the multiple points of view feature and the fact that you can save your work. The bigger screen size is nice as well (maybe I can actually see it without having to find my glasses!).

Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!

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Excellent product for my college son. The best is the ability to create, edit, save and review problem solving in electronic documents similar to the word processing and file storage features of a computer. He always looses his information so this would really be great to have.

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I love the grab and move feature! My daughter would find this invaluable.

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The LARGE screen.

So the nifty thing I think is the keyboard changing. The separate alpha keys will make programming your calculator to do work for you so much easier! Not that I ever did that. rebecca342 at gmail.com

Gotta love the large screen.

The ability to view problems in different points of view would be very helpful for my granddaughter.

permitted on the ACT & SAT!

I have 2 kids in high school and would love to win! I’m a subscriber

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keyboard changing

I think the attachable keyboard is the most useful.

I like the grab and move function of the calculator, so you can see how things change.

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Thanks.

The graphing capabilities are fantastic.

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I added your site to the posting. Its a great calculator for any kid; big or little kid :):)

The teacher function is a cool new, handy concept.

The “Grab and Move” Graph Function would come in extremely handy! Fantastic prize giveaway drawing. Please enter me in your contest. Many thanks, Cindi

I am math-illiterate and I got confused just reading the site but my son is in sincere need of one of these for his math class and since, clearly I can’t help him, this would be so great!!

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I like seeing my formula displayed in the screen. That helps in correcting errors. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

I would use this to calculate math problems

The interchangeable keypad is too cool!

like the grab and move function-and multiple representation ability. Should get students’ attention and interest.

thanks!

The fact it’s permitted at SAT and ACT tests is great - having the best product at the key time in a young person’s life.

I like the big screen size.

I like the bigger screen–the way it saves your work–the graphing capabilities–the geomtry functions!! It looks like it could really help my teenage daughter in Algebra–Because her math is wayyyyy past me now!!

Would this be something I would love to have and could use.

Love the big screen. Also like the fact that you can see the ability to view problems in different points of view since it displays multiple representations - algebraic, graphical, geometric, numeric and written – on a single screen

Because all high school students in the state of Texas are pretty much taught to use the 83s and 84s I think the keyboard is the best feature of this TI version.

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I like that it can be used for exams like the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and AP.

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I like the ability to enter and view equations and expressions on screen as they appear in textbooks feature! Think this would really help in doing math

I would have loved to have something like this when I was growing up. Anyway I like the graphing functions and the fact you can use it on some tests. My oldest son would put it to good use.

I like the interchangeable keyboard and the larger screen. Great gizmo.

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Well with my old eyes - the bigger screen size is a great feature, I think my daughter, who just started college would get a lot of use out of this!

thanks - I had never heard of this great texas instrument product!

Makes graphing easy in my algebra classes!!

the interchangeable keyboard is awesome!

I like the large screen size. Thanks

For my son’s purposes the feature of the TI-Nspire handheld I feel is the most useful feature is the Save and Review Work capabilities. The unique features of TI-Nspire™ and TI-Nspire CAS technology include the ability to create, edit, save and review problem solving in electronic documents similar to the word processing and file storage features of a computer. The ability to save and review assignments as electronic documents allows students to show their work step-by-step and demonstrate problem-solving techniques. Educators are able to effectively assess critical thinking and guide individual progress.

Any mother would absolutely love her child to have a product with this capability! Amazing product and I would really like my son who is just entering high school this year to have one.

This is really awesome! I could use this to help my kids with their homework! I am jealous of what kids have now to help with homework!

I like it for the size of the screen!

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The ability to save your work for later is awesome!

I love the graphing capabilities!! Thanks for the contest!

love the graphing capabilities

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I love the ability to be able to save and review work. I homeschool my son and math is a subject that he enjoys, but struggles with all at the same time. We are doing charts and graphs right now and the ability to go back and review a problem that we worked on earlier would be so helpful to him. The TI-Nspire would be great as we continue to move into more advanced math.

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I like that it is permitted on the college test, and that it is graphing

My daughter would be able to use this for school and on her ACT and SAT tests, per the website. I know that the graphing capabilities are required for her classes.

I think the study cards are great! My kids get so stressed out when it comes to tests, so I know this could help them in the future! Thanks!

wow, what a cool calculator! i have a ti-83 and its great, but the nspire look really awesome because of the information that’s presented on the graph screens. i want one so bad~!

The interchangeable key pads looks pretty cool. I also like the graphing capabilities.

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The physics functions are amazing

I really like the bigger screen, makes it a lot easier to read.

wow GREAT giveaway!! im entering on behalf of either of my 2 brothers, i KNOW they both need this, one has just started his masters! I have the Ti83 plus silver edition,

which was required in the prgm i was a part of in Highschool, it is amazing piece of technology!

Texas Instruments Calculators are the best, i actually miss school cause i love working with my calculator! i was a statistics and geometry freak (or nerd!), i loved graphing on my calc. So many great features, Interchangeable TI-84 Plus Keypad* sounds pretty cool! Also the screen looks larger!

I hope i am picked, my brother owuld love me even more for this!!!!

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TI-Nspire is the perfect tool for my 8th-grader to visualize math concepts and inspire curiosity!

I think having multiple representations and then being able to link them will help out a ton!

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I like the multiple and linking representations of the problems that can be entered onto the calculator. This device would be very helpful to my studies in my physics, calculus, and chemistry classes that I am currently taking, along with the future classes I will be taking that involve rigorous calculations.

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This would be nice for my daughter that will be going off to colledge before long

The downloadable tutorials in difficult subjects would be fabulous!

I like the detachable keyboard and the review and saving option. My hubby would love this for work. Thanks.

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I love the large screen and I could really use this at work. I had a Texas Instrments calcalator for 25 years and I love them. I hope that I can win. Thanks for the great giveaway

Save and Review Work is a great tool to see how they are solving the problem. Thanks.

The “Save and Review” feature has to be my favorite.

I like the big screen size.

My nephew just went into jr high and could use this.

interchangeable keybads

The keyboard changing.

I like the grab and move! Mostly for the easy zoom and out and being able to view the graph easily.

grab and move feature

I think that being able to save your work is the most useful feature.

The bigger screen size and the ability to save work is great

I like the fact that you can save your work. That’s cool.

to me it would have to be the graphing capabilities..wow,my 16 year old could sure use this ….thanks for the contest…

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I love the fact that it is acceptable to be used on the SAT, PSAT etc. test. As a mom of younger children and teenagers I think that it would be Perfect for my older children to use in college prep.

Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.

I would LOVE to win !!

I think the interchangeable keypads and the ability to use it on the SATs is the most useful feature.

My son is definitely a visual learner and this technology enables him to convert algebra equations to graphs. Cool!

The screen size, changeable keypad and ability to save work are all great features.

My son could really use this.

screen size is almost twice as big as previous models

I like the linked representation. It makes it easier to see cause and effect without tons of extra work for the human. Thanks!

I like the graphical representations of statistical data. I do a lot of statistical analysis of certain markets at my job, and it would be great to be able to present them so cleanly.

This would be perfect for my math geek daughter. It has many algebraic functions, but I sure didn’t understand them!

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I like that it has a bigger screen, I am also interested in the looking at a problem in different ways, That is cool.

linked representation rules

I think the grab and move feature would be helpful. Having a college student who will be taking math next semester , I feel this instrument would be very helpful for her.

I have a 12 and 16 year old and both take online classes plus they both are in advanced classes at school. We recently had to buy a calulator for daughters class it was on sale for $125.00 now son is being added to more advanced classes. the TI-Nspire would be a perfect addition to help my kids in their studies. I like the fact it can be upgraded, pretty much this will do what both my kids need to do. easy viewing, hands on features and neat looking design. This would surely help bring up and maintain their GPA’S.

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Thank you for a chance to win something for both my children to help in their education.

The big screen size is the best

I really like the fact that you can see multiple representations of a problem all at once. This would really help to understand the problem as a whole.

I really like the large screen size.

The screen size is perfect!

I think being able to save work is great; it allows you to go back at a time when you may not be as rushed and study the method of solving a problem.

I think being able to save work is great; it allows you to go back at a time when you may not be as rushed and study the method of solving a problem.

The graphing on that screen size looks awesome!

The big screen size is a plus. Thanks!!!!

My daughter likes all the exams to get ready for college!

My son needed one of these for High School, and I can not afford it, thank you for the chance to win. I would have to say the function that would be most important would be the bigger screen and the ability to see a problem from all angles. Things sure have changed since I was in school.

Being able to make ‘adjustments’ to a visual graph, in real time, and watch how adjacent equations change — that is powerful when attempting to demonstrate to someone just what is going on…

Our teenage son has just started to realize that he’s been spoiled by having his computer to do so much of his analytical calculations for him. He suddenly realized he could define a spreadsheet-like layout and watch changes in one field propagate thru a problem setup — and it has caught his attention big time!!

I like the grab and move feature, I think that would be pretty useful.

bigger screen size

my husband will be starting to go back to school again this winter. this would really help him with relearning Algebra, geometry and all the other math he will have to take. The large screen is great too!

What a godsend this would be for my daughter in middle school!

I like that it lets you save your problem- both the littles have said they hated starting over so didn’t even bother starting at school.

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I would think that being able to see problems in different points of view would be very helpful.

i like the Interchangeable TI-84 Plus Keypad thats pretty cool

my teen could use this, big screen size is GREAT

the grab and move feature is cool, I would be using this for my grad class

Son would use this for his algebra, I know the bigger screen is one of the tops greatest new feature.

This would be extremely helpful for my child! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

I love that it is “Permitted on SAT**, ACT, PSAT/NMSQT** and AP**exams PLUS Praxis and IB exams when used with the TI-84 Plus Keypad”

That would shoot some scores way up! Thanks!

there are two I like the large screen but most importantly the fact you can view problems at different angles

Question Application Software allowing educators to create questions is just one awesome feature.

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I love “Grab and Move” - it’s a great way for a student to see how a graph changes visually as the equation changes.

the Bigger screen, yessssssssss~

Since our daughter is currently doing Data Management in math I think the Data and Statistics features look very helpful!

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…NATIONAL EXAM ACCEPTANCE and the interchangeable keypad are the most important features I like.

The size of the screen is the greatest feature and the interchangeable keypad is just plain cool!

Since I am taking an advanced geometry class spring semester, I think that the most useful feature is that the multiple representations of a problem can be dynamically linked together. This means that changes to one representation are instantly reflected in other “linked” representations of the same problem – on the same screen.

this would so help in math!!!

The ability to watch real time changes in physics graphs

I like the feature that Transfer measurements to a coordinate grid, thereby allowing you to investigate geometric properties algebraically-all on the same screen.

The big screen size is a plus.:)ty 4 the great contest!

the ability to graph

My high schoolers could use this for SAT and ACT preparations.

I Like The Big Screen

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Research shows that students learn mathematical concepts more readily and with deeper understanding when they learn across different forms of representation. When they are able to see the math in different ways – through multiple representations – they begin to broaden their critical thinking skills and make meaningful connections.

I have 2 advanced students who are struggling this year in math and both want to pursue math and science careers so this would be a big help to them.

Being able to save your work would be invaluable.

Just the size of the screen wows me. Giving my age away, but calculators weren’t around when I was in highschool. Would love to win this for some young person in my family who could really use it.

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The abiltiy to study logarithms will really help in school when my kids get a little older.

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Since I am a visual learner I like the feature of visualize concepts.

TI Connect-to-Class™ Teacher Software has got to be it. Would love to win this for my grandson who is in high school.

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really appreciate the big screen and the fact that it can be upgraded is a plus

I would really like the larger screen size!