Education Technology
  • You Can Teach an Old Snake New Tricks: Computer Science on the TI-84 Plus CE Python Graphing Calculator

    Posted 08/27/2021 by Becky Byer

    When I first heard Python was on the new TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator, I wondered how this is different from programming Python on other platforms. Find out how this can benefit computer science students.

  • Coding Like a Girl (Scout), and Loving It!

    Posted 08/06/2021 by Jennifer Kass

    Texas Instruments collaborated with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to create activities for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors that allow them to earn the Coding for Good, Coding Basics badge. By using a graphing calculator that they may already be familiar with from their math and science classes, this gives girls a friendly introduction to coding.

  • Going for Gold: 5 Sports-Themed Activities to Engage Your Students

    Posted 07/29/2021 by Brad Posnanski (@POSitive_MATH)

    On July 23, athletes began to assemble in a much-anticipated worldwide international athletic competition. Educators may find their minds racing on all the rich opportunities for sports-related ideas to engage students in the math and science classroom. Take a look at five activities you can try with your students.

  • 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.

  • National Robotics Week
    National Robotics Week

    Celebrate National Robotics Week With Supervised Teardowns

    Posted 04/02/2021 by Harshal S. Chhaya, Systems Engineer and Product Manager (@hschhaya)

    Supervised teardowns are a tear-ific and engaging way to introduce students to engineering and robotics. Investigating the insides of familiar products sparks curiosity and encourages exploration. This National Robotics Week, encourage your students to learn what’s inside the devices they use on a daily basis.

  • Girl Scouts + Texas Instruments = A Winning Equation

    Posted 03/19/2021 by Michelle Grooms, TI Educational Technology Consultant (@Mlg5791)

    Did you know that Girl Scout troops can borrow TI technology and even have a TI expert lead girls through a STEM or coding experience to complete a badge? Keep reading to learn the different ways we can support your troop.

  • A Teacher’s 5 Words That Changed My Life

    Posted 03/01/2021 by Tracy Hamilton, Electrical and Computer Engineer

    In celebration of International Women’s Day, I am sharing how my ninth grade algebra teacher had a profound impact on my life.

  • Erin Patterson
    Erin Patterson

    How a TI Calculator and a Few Special Teachers Added up to an Engineering Career

    Posted 02/18/2021 by Erin Patterson, TI Education Technology Software Development Manager

    This Engineers Week, meet the TI engineer who started playing with a TI calculator at the age of four and now tests TI calculators for a living.

  • The Best of TI’s Science Lessons

    Posted 12/15/2020 by Erick Archer

    These are my eight favorite science activities from TI’s website.

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