Students and teachers take note: through September 18, 2015, anyone over the age of 13 can submit a photo or video featuring their favorite TI technology on Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #ilyTIcontest and show why you love your TI calculator. Have to point out that only the video submissions will be considered for the grand prize. That prize is is a live visit to the science or math class of your choice by The Big Bang Theory’s own Mayim Bialik and in addition there will be a classroom set of 30 TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculators. Ten runners-up will receive a TI-84 Plus CE in the color of his or her choice of either Radical Red, Positively Pink or Plum Pi. You can view the official rules and see all of the submissions at ilyTIcontest.com.
Last year the back-to-school contest encouraged students and teachers across the country to submit selfies featuring their favorite TI technology. In the selfie, submitted by the AP® Calculus class at North Bullitt High School ( NBHS) in Kentucky, students holding TI-Nspire technology spelled out “TI” on the NBHS Eagles gym floor with the caption, “We make math soar with TI.” They won the videoconference call from Mayim Bialik and the class received a classroom set of technology – 30 TI-NspireTM CX handhelds, TI-NspireTM CX software and charging stations.
The TI-84 is new for this back-to-school season. What’s new is that it now is 30 percent thinner and 30 percent lighter and it has color. I’m not just talking about the screen resolution but the calculator itself. This was done because students asked for these upgrades. Also, have to mention tests (shudder) you can take this calculator with you. The TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator is permitted on some exams, including the PSAT/NMSQT*, SAT* and ACT® college entrance exam as well as Advanced Placement* exams that allow or require a graphing calculator.
TI-84 Plus CE Specifications and Features:
- Screen size: 320 x 240 pixels (2.8″ diagonal)
- Screen resolution: 140 DPI, 16-bit color
- Available in multiple colors including silver, red, blue, hot pink, plum and black
- Powered by a TI rechargeable battery
- 3 MB FLASH ROM memory for data archive and apps storage
- 154 KB of available RAM memory
- USB unit-to-unit cable included for communication with TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition
- Additional technical specifications are available online at education.ti.com/84CE
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