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  • Top 6 TI-84 Family Calculator Functions You Need To Know for AP® Statistics

    Posted 04/08/2024 by Curtis Brown (@cbmathguy)

    Grab your TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator and keep it handy as we walk you through the most important functions students should know how to use for the AP® Statistics exam.

  • Bloom With These 5 Springtime Math Resources

    Posted 03/18/2024 by TI Staff

    Sunshine, flowers, bugs and showers — spring is here! With all the fun going on outside, here are some helpful, spring-themed teacher resources to keep math students focused on what's going on inside the classroom.

  • Celebrate Pi Day With Activities For Unlimited Fun

    Posted 02/28/2024 by TI Staff

    Any day is a better day with a little π (pi). Let’s celebrate Pi Day with some fun and meaningful activities that show students how the mathematical constant shows up in real life.

  • A Math Teacher's Guide to Valentine's Day Fun

    Posted 02/06/2024 by TI Staff

    Are you looking for Valentine’s Day math activities and fun ideas to decorate your classroom? Explore free and easy ways to show off your love of math while getting your students excited to learn.

  • Helpful AP® Precalculus resources teachers will love

    Posted 01/03/2024 by Vicki Carter, T³™ National Instructor (@vickimcarter)

    This 2023–2024 school year, the AP® Precalculus course became a reality for both teachers and students. Let’s look at some resources and technology tips to help students — and teachers — find success.

  • What’s the Difference Between a 3% Fee and a 1% Fee? Over a Million Dollars!

    Posted 11/10/2023 by Erick Archer, Market Strategy Manager at Texas Instruments

    “My main purpose of making this offer is to get this knowledge taught in high schools. They need this!” TI is helping to address retired Air Force Major Harold Peter’s desire to help students understand saving for retirement.

  • Day of the Dog: Which Dog Is Roundest?

    Posted 08/18/2023 by Corey Boby and Tracy Watson, T³™ National Instructors

    Who doesn’t love dogs? In fact, did you know there is a day devoted to celebrating “man’s best friend” — International Dog Day? Check out this activity to use in your classroom with students to bring a little doggie fun to math class.

  • Calculators, Chaos and the Sheriff of Order: A Wild West Math Tale

    Posted 07/28/2023 by John LaMaster (@JohnLaMaster)

    Every Western movie has a customary saloon scene where a bar fight breaks out, typically over something inconsequential. But just imagine if someone had 6/2(2+1)=1 written on a bar napkin. Now as they say in the movies, “them’s fightin’ words!”

  • Investigating Inverse Functions With the TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator

    Posted 06/09/2023 by Scott Knapp, Math Educator, T³™ Regional Instructor

    Typically, when teaching math lessons, we teach skills first and then present applications. However, when teaching inverse functions, I prefer to start the lesson by introducing an application of inverse functions as a means of teaching the purpose and skill of finding inverse functions. Learn about this strategy, along with a collection of helpful videos from TI that highlight teaching math topics using the TI-84 Plus CE.

  • AP® Statistics: 6 Math Functions You Must Know for the TI-Nspire™ CX Graphing Calculator

    Posted 05/04/2021 by Curtis Brown, @cbmathguy

    The AP® Statistics exam requires a deep understanding of the concepts, but also an ability to carry out statistical computations. So what functionalities on your calculator are best to know and use when taking the exam? We highlight six features of the TI-Nspire™ CX family of graphing calculators that are “must-knows” in preparing for success in class and on exams.

  • Monday Night Calculus With Steve Kokoska and Tom Dick

    Posted 04/06/2021 by Curtis Brown (@cbmathguy)

    This school year, TI has teamed up with former AP® Calculus Chief Reader Steve Kokoska and former Test Development committee member Tom Dick to provide content sessions for students and teachers. The sessions will cover content and questions that teachers have asked for, as well as original, unique, problems on topics that come up in the sequence of teaching the course.

  • 5+ Tips for Using the TI-84 Plus in Your Math Class

    Posted 01/11/2018 by Tom Reardon

    In this post, Tom highlights the five tips for the TI-84 Plus that he highlighted in his Office Hours on Facebook Live.  Missed the Facebook Live or want to watch it again? The link is included in the blog post. Download a PDF guide that details more of Tom’s tips for using the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator in your math class.

  • Overcoming Fear of Math
    Overcoming Fear of Math

    How I overcame my fear of mathematics and finally understood the world

    Posted 01/19/2017 by Peter Balyta

    Read about TI Ed Tech president Peter Balyta's experience overcoming his fear of mathematics and the discovery that followed.