Education Technology
  • Fireworks, Flags and the Fourth of July

    Posted 07/01/2022 by John Hanna

    Americans honor the Fourth of July with family and friends, cookouts and barbecues, parades, flags and … fireworks! Your calculator can help you get in the patriotic mood! Read more to learn how.

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  • Behind the Scenes of “Room To Grow: A Math Podcast”

    Posted 06/17/2022 by Joanie Funderburk, Strategic Alliance Director (@JoanieFun)

    Meet the hosts of the popular podcast “Room To Grow” as they share a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into planning the topics and producing the podcast that highlights challenges math teachers face. Learn more about this podcast that captures authentic discussion between former math educators.

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  • Do Python Modules Really Have More Fun?

    Posted 06/03/2022 by John Hanna

    Discover how using modules in your Python programming on the TI-84 Plus CE Python and TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators can save your time and sanity, too!

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  • Looking for a STEM Solution for Your Camps This Summer?

    Posted 05/13/2022 by Stacy Thibodeaux (@stacythib)

    If your school or district is considering hosting STEM and coding camps this summer, take a look at Texas Instruments for resources, ideas, downloadable lessons and instructional videos. Plus, learn how to borrow everything you need to do the projects.

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  • Get Energized for the New School Year With the T³™ Summer of Learning

    Posted 05/02/2022 by Kevin Spry and Erica Schiller

    Summer break is an important time for teachers to recharge but also a time when educators can take the opportunity of flexible schedules to participate in a range of professional learning events to support their goals in math, science and STEM education. Read more to see what TI is offering this summer.

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  • Earth Day Engineering

    Posted 04/22/2022 by Jessica Kohout (@MrsKohout)

    On this Earth Day, get your students problem-solving on real-world environmental issues.

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  • Expanding Your Wealth of Knowledge Through Financial Literacy

    Posted 04/14/2022 by Lindsay A. Gold, Ph.D. (@lindsayanngold)

    April is Financial Literacy Month. Here are three strategies you can use to help your students develop their (and your) financial literacy, along with activity ideas to integrate into your mathematics classroom.

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  • Get Your Promposal Ready — Try Balloons and Buttons

    Posted 04/11/2022 by John Hanna

    It’s prom season, and it can be hard to keep your students from daydreaming about prom night. How about an activity that will grab their attention while you sneak in some programming skills? Check out several examples for “promposals” on the TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator.

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  • The 7-Year Itch: Can It Be True for IB® Exams Too?

    Posted 04/08/2022 by Dan Wilkie

    Check out some tips and tricks from an IB® teacher/moderator/examiner, and learn more about the free resources TI offers to help your students be ready for the IB® exams.

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  • Monday Night Calculus: Your Questions, Our Answers

    Posted 04/07/2022 by Curtis Brown (@cbmathguy)

    For the 2021–22 school year, TI has once again 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. Like last year, 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 AP® Calculus.

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  • Robotics — the Fourth “R” for the 21st Century

    Posted 04/01/2022 by Harshal S. Chhaya (@hschhaya)

    Robots are not just for robotics classes. They can enhance math, science, history and ELL/ELA classes, increase student confidence with technology and prepare them for 21st century careers.

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  • Top Tips From a Science Teacher for Taking AP® Exams in 2022

    Posted 03/25/2022 by Jessica Kohout, AP® Biology teacher

    AP® testing is getting back to normal this year by only allowing paper and pencil exams. Get tips from a science teacher on preparing your students for the big day.

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  • Automatic Showers Bring May Flowers

    Posted 03/18/2022 by Don Gibbs and Ellen Browne (@EllenSBrowne)

    Leveraging the “Smart Water with TI-Innovator™” project, our engineering students designed prototypes of autonomous watering systems to be deployed in the Pomfret School aquaponic greenhouse. Meeting a customer need through coding and STEM integration was a perfect way to practice the engineering design cycle and bring on-demand showers to our campus May flowers.

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  • 3.1415… Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

    Posted 03/11/2022 by Ellen Fishpaw (@ellenfishpaw)

    Celebrate pi day using these fun math activities your students are sure to love. It’s as easy as 3.1415….

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  • Mission Impossible: A Perfect March Madness® Bracket

    Posted 03/04/2022 by Curtis Brown (@cbmathguy)

    Every year, millions of people fill out a bracket for the NCAA tournament. If you’re like me, you hear that little voice saying, “What if I became the first person ever to fill out a perfect bracket?” But, do the math, and it’s easy to see the odds are overwhelmingly against it.

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  • Puzzling Students to Push Their Understanding

    Posted 02/25/2022 by Timothy Collier (@tcollier314)

    Puzzle Problems are a tool to help students learn to communicate their mathematical thinking. Learning to justify collaboratively and individually is the foundation upon which sound reasoning and effective modeling can grow.

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  • TI’s Path to STEM Projects Are Now Available in Python

    Posted 02/18/2022 by Erick Archer, Market Strategy Manager

    Texas Instruments’ Path to STEM projects provide students stepping stones to learn fundamental concepts in electrical engineering through short hands-on activities using breadboards, wires and electronics components. Students will control the breadboard through coding. This program is designed for beginners, so no experience is necessary.

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  • The Heartbeat of STEM

    Posted 02/11/2022 by Jessica Kohout (@MrsKohout)

    Are you interested in introducing your students to coding but are not sure how? Read about this heart-pounding STEM project that will get your students excited about programming.

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  • Field Goal vs. Ice Cream: The Ultimate Game Day Matchup

    Posted 02/07/2022 by Cara Kugler, Instructional Content Manager, Texas Instruments

    Check out these engaging math and science lessons that are certain to bring a win to your classroom and set the stage for the big game coming up.

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  • Math and Python: A Great Valentine’s Day Couple

    Posted 02/04/2022 by Adam Pennell (@apennell1)

    Valentine’s Day is a time of love, and who doesn’t love math and Python? Have your students use Python to shoot cupid’s arrow through a heart while learning about linear and quadratic functions. Math and Python using TI technology: a match made for Valentine’s Day.

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