Texas Instruments TI-Nspire Graphing Calculator

Texas Instruments Updated: 2008-11-17 RSS
Texas Instruments TI-Nspire Graphing Calculator

The latest TI math and science learning technology features the TI-Nspire family of products and services. This technology goes beyond graphing to help students see math and science in new and different ways.

TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS technology was developed hand-in-hand with educators worldwide and built on proven graphing technology which research shows has a positive impact on student achievement. This exciting learning technology offers both handhelds and computer software for the flexibility to meet different classroom needs.

Some unique features of TI-Nspire technology let you:

* See multiple representations of a problem, individually or together on a single screen
* Dynamically link representations of a problem to see how changes to one affect others
* Grab and move graphed functions in real time to observe relationships and patterns
* Activate the handheld's Press-to-Test feature to block access to certain geometry features not allowed on exams
* Save and review work in documents, similar to a computer
* Use handhelds in college entrance and advanced placement exams
* Try TI-Nspire Computer Software - Teacher Edition  with a handheld emulator and enhanced document editing

TI-83 and TI-84 family compatibility - only the TI-Nspire handheld comes with an innovative snap-in TI-84 Plus Keypad that provides the same keystrokes and functionality as TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculators.

Technical specifications using the TI-Nspire Keypad:

* 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
* Dimensions: 1.13"H x 3.94"W x 7.81"L
* Weight: 0.64 pounds
* Powered by (4) AAA batteries.
* Memory: 20 MB storage memory / 16MB operating memory
* USB port for computer connectivity, unit-to-unit communication with other TI-Nspire handhelds, and more.

Windows® system requirements:

* Windows Vista® (Home Premium/Ultimate/Business), Windows XP (Home/Professional) with SP2; Windows 2000 with SP4
* Processor speed: 900 MHz
* Screen resolution: 1024 X 768
* RAM: 512 MB RAM recommended
* 500 MB free HD space on a single boot configuration (An additional 200MB is required for TI-Nspire™ Computer Link Software)
* 350MB free space on a single boot configuration. TI-Nspire Computer Link software requires an additional 200MB free space.
* CD-ROM drive or active internet connection for installation
* Minimum browser requirements: Works with Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0, Netscape® 5.0, Mozilla® Firefox® 1.0,
* Safari® 2.0 and AOL® Browser 1.0.

Mac® system requirements:

* Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5
* PowerPC, G4, or G5
* 512MB RAM
* At least 200 MB of hard-disk space needed for installation