Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CX Handheld, Giveaway Ends 9/16

As my daughter starts to enter the higher grades, I’m constantly on the lookout programs and products that can assist and support her education. That’s why the Texas Instruments ‘Latest Tech for Back to School’ blogger breakfast at BlogHer ’12 was of particular interest to me. The event focused on the new TI-Nspire CX Handheld and usage of it. This is a powerful math and science graphing calculator that has so much to offer.

The TI-Nspire CX Handheld is recommended for middle school through college (Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Statistics, Business & Finance, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Physics and AP Calculus specifically). It has a full-color screen, a touchpad, the ability to transfer data to your laptop or computer, and is approved for use during standardized tests such as the SAT, PSAT, and ACT.

Texas Instruments TInspire nspire calculator math science teacher student

At the event, two teachers with extensive knowledge of the Nspire family demonstrated some features. I have to say that most of it was WAY over my head. Plus, since I got lost and arrived late, I missed the important information on how to submit an answer and what the basic navigation was.

Based on the rest of the demonstration, it was clear to see that this tool had many applications. Students can easily use it for homework with the included software, teachers can create and transfer assignments, sensors can be plugged in for data collection, it has the ability to overlay graphs on uploaded photos, and so much more. There’s even a navigator system that can link several devices so the teacher can monitor many students at once and, instead of calling a student to the front to work out a problem, they can do it right from their seat and have it displayed on the digital whiteboard.

This compact powerhouse is thin, light, and sleek. The clamshell casing slides just as easily on the back of the Nspire for easy storage and scratch protection.

Texas Instruments TInspire nspire calculator math science teacher student Texas Instruments TInspire nspire calculator math science teacher student

The TI-Nspire CX Handheld retails for about $165. Since it has a rechargeable battery and so many capabilities, you can ideally buy this one calculator for the six or more years your child/young adult will need it. Don’t forget to add this to your back-to-school supply list!
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Texas Instruments invited me to a private event and gifted the above product but I was not obligated to write about either. All opinions are entirely my own.

About TerriAnn van Gosliga

TerriAnn van Gosliga is the main writer at Cookies & Clogs and Driving Mamas. Born & raised in the SF Bay Area but loves to travel. She's been married to her best friend for almost 14 years, homeschools her 13-year-old daughter, and has an accident-prone lab mix dog.

Comments

  1. Rechargeable!

  2. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Lasts up to two weeks on a single charge
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  3. D Schmidt says:

    My favorite feature is the 3D graphing

  4. I like the ability to make notes!

  5. Sue Ellison says:

    I like the 3D graphing.

  6. rechargeable and last two week on a charge

  7. Best graphing I’ve seen at this price!

  8. The full color screen.

  9. THIS!!!

    Visualize in full color – Color-code equations, objects, points and lines on the full-color, backlit display. Make faster, stronger connections between equations, graphs and geometric representations on screen.

    Wow, what a calculator. If I win this I wouldn’t know how to use it. LOL! This will be for my son who is in 6th grade.

  10. I like the full color screen plus it can be used for a variety of math and science subjects.

  11. I like the elementary calculators!

  12. Austin Baroudi says:

    I like the Real-world images feature!

  13. Diana McDonald says:

    My favorite is the 3D Graphing.

  14. Love that it is in color.

  15. Tabathia B says:

    that the rechargeable battery last up to two weeks

  16. My favorite feature is the color screen.

  17. Chemical Notation!

  18. Adrienne gordon says:

    i like the screen

  19. Ann Fantom says:

    I like the TI-Nspire™ CX’s 3D graphing capabilities.

  20. laurie nemeth says:

    I like the screen and that it is rechargeable

  21. I have 2 favorite features the color display and the rechargeable battery

  22. Margaret Smith says:

    I love the full color screen

  23. The full color screen

  24. Thomas C Hardy says:

    3D Graphing

  25. Being able to use digital images

  26. Monique Rizzo says:

    The rechargeable battery.Thanks for the chance.
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  27. Jerold A. Sauer says:

    The graphs look great

  28. Nicole Sender says:

    I like the feature: Real-world images.

  29. Linda Lansford says:

    I like The sleek TI-Nspire CX handheld is the thinnest and lightest TI graphing calculator model to date.

  30. Mary Casper says:

    my favorite feature is the 3 d graphing

  31. My favorite feature is that it has real-world images.

  32. I like that it has the chemical notation feature

  33. Tari Lawson says:

    I like that there are “No alkaline batteries needed.”

  34. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I like the 3-D GRAPHING.

  35. I like the alphabet keys and ability to type and save text notes.

  36. I like the color screen

  37. Jaime Nicole says:

    I like that it is rechargeable and doesn’t use batteries = Green!

  38. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love the full color display!

  39. Rebecca Honey Graham says:

    I like the chemical notation.

  40. I love that it’s rechargeable! No buying batteries :)

  41. Hi! :) Doing three variable calculus looks possible on this with the 3D graphing… and color is might nice after many a black and white screen calculators! :)

    Lois

  42. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I like the ease of using chemical notation–my daughter is a Freshman Chem major this Fall.

  43. Debra L. Guillen says:

    I like that it is expected to last up to two weeks of normal use on a single charge.

  44. The touch pad is my favorite feature!

  45. it’s neat that it’s in full color

  46. P.S. your link for the tweet is for Chuck E Cheese

  47. You can transfer between the pc and the calculator?? Wow!! I must be getting old. :)

  48. I like that is has the Real-world images ability. So you can use digital images or your own photos.

  49. Shannon F. says:

    I love the Rechargeable Battery!

  50. jacqueline says:

    i love the color screen!

  51. Transfer it to computer..and color screen.

  52. I love that color screen, definitely an upgrade from what I used in high school!

  53. I like the color screen and the sliding case for screen protection.

  54. Charlotte Varner says:

    I love everything! Such as the color screen, being able to use your photos, how it’s the lightest and thinnest TI calculator ever, and the 3D graphing!

  55. the Chemical Notations.

  56. The 3D graphing because I know my son will need that for school

  57. I love that it’s a 3D Graphing calculator.
    Thanks.

  58. I love that it’s full color.

  59. Jeanette H. says:

    Chemical Notation – Take advantage of the Chem Box feature that lets you easily use chemical notation.

  60. That color screen is amazing and I also like the graphing functions.

  61. I like the TI-Nspire Rechargeable Battery that lasts up to two weeks.

  62. color screen is amazing!

  63. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I like that you can hook it up to a PC

  64. You can easily use chemical notation

  65. Joy Venters says:

    3 D graphing

  66. Peter Schott says:

    Color screen for me – easier to tell the difference when doing more complex plotting.

  67. 3D Graphing is amazing.

  68. Mike Anderson says:

    The 3d Graphing is cool.

  69. Cody Anderson says:

    I like the full color screen.

  70. I like the full color screen.

  71. Visualize in full color – Color-code equations, objects, points and lines on the full-color, backlit display. Make faster, stronger connections between equations, graphs and geometric representations on screen

    HOW AWESOME IS THAT? I remember when you were lucky to fit 10 numbers on the screen :)
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  72. Love the Real-world images

  73. I like the color screen

  74. I like the color screen

  75. love the full color screen

  76. joanne major says:

    i like the color screen

  77. The ability to do overlays and analysis with real-world images blows my mind. Our graphing calculators weren’t nearly that cool!

  78. the 3D Graphing capabilities!

  79. Heather Zeh says:

    The color screen

  80. I love the 3d graphing

  81. I like the color screen.

  82. You can recharge it.

  83. I like the fact that you can visualize in full color – Color-code equations, objects, points and lines on the full-color, backlit display. Make faster, stronger connections between equations, graphs and geometric representations on screen.

    Terri P
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  84. Definitely the rechargeable battery!

  85. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Chemical Notations
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  86. I love that the rechargeable battery will last up to 2 weeks.
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  87. jeanne conner says:

    I like the 3D Graphing

  88. I liek the 3D Graphing

  89. Brad Merrell says:

    I like the fact that it’s rechargeable

  90. I like that it has full color!

  91. shirley zolenski says:

    I like that the battery lasts up to two weeks on a single charge

  92. Danielle Priser says:

    I think it’s awesome you can hook it up to your pc- and the battery life is amazing!

  93. Carole Ingram says:

    Many people are saying the same thing but a color screen is pretty awesome!!!

  94. I like the color screen and the cover to protect the screen. Good up date.

  95. I love that the screen has color! Such an awesome upgrade.

  96. So many awesome features, but I can’t get over the full-color, backlit display.

  97. My favorite feature is definitely 3D Graphing!

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