Ok - let me be REAL clear about something right from the start: I was a French major in college because I hate math (although I do like Accounting...addition, subtraction, MAYBE some multliplication....after that...I'm done!).
So for this review...I had only one choice: to give the TI-Nspire Calculator to Brad for him to check it out (he was a Mechanical Engineering major at Villanova. Calculators like this are his "crack"). Brad's comments? "It's really cool and it will help you figure out words-and-phrases-I-never-heard-before-in-my-life-but-I-am-fairly-sure-they-have-to-do-with-a-Flux-Capacitor".
So in order to avoid me sounding like a COMPLETE idiot when it comes to the TI-Nspire Calculator (ummm - it's a calculator? it does graphs? my brother-in-law showed up last night and also went nuts over it and begged me to have mine for my nephew and when I said "yes", my nephew told me that I was saving his education? I'm assuming that this all means something in the "Math Geek World"), I'm reverting to the product specs on this one......actually, I am copying the review of one of my favorite Math Geek Frugal Bloggers (Briana, who is also hosting a giveaway of a TI-Nspire Calculator)
This calculator is really a 3-in-1: A graphing calculator, software package, and a T84 plus keypad (available by mail in rebate).
The touchpad gives the TI-Nspire an almost mouse like feel. The TI-Nspire is permitted on the SAT, AP, ACT, IB, PSAT/NSMQT, and Praxis as well as many state tests!
Texas Instruments wants to give one Moms Need To Know reader a fantastic giveaway package!
Texas Instruments Giveaway Package:
- TI-Nspire Graphing Calculator with Touchpad ($139.99)
- 60 minutes of FREE tutoring help from Tutor.com ($34.99)
- Math Rocks T-Shirts ($12)
- Water Bottle ($8)
- Cell Phone Charm ($5)
To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)
1. Leave a comment letting me know what kind of math student you were. Were you a "French Major" math student like me? Or were you a "Math Geek"? And who in your family is going to get this calculator?
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This giveaway will remain open until August 23 at 12:00pm EST at which time I will pick a winner using random.org and notify the winner by email
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