Benefits of a Graphing Calculator
How do students benefit from purchasing their own?
There are numerous advantages to students owning a graphing calculator or TI-NspireTM handheld. Students will be able to use one in class and on homework. It's also a valuable study aid. Helpful programs and applications can be downloaded to the calculator — just like a computer. Owning a graphing calculator or TI-Nspire handheld allows students to use it at anytime to complete assignments, review work, and study for tests. The learning process extends beyond the classroom.
Why are teachers using and recommending them?
Independent research† shows that graphing calculator use improves the math skills of students. TI-Nspire 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.
Graphing calculators and TI-Nspire technology are incorporated into many math and science courses: Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Biology, Statistics, Precalculus and several others. They are recommended by teachers in a variety of classes.
Graphing calculators and TI-Nspire technology also permitted on SAT* and ACT college entrance and AP* exams. A growing number of states permit a graphing calculator or TI-Nspire handheld on state exams.
How do they help students achieve more?
As a global economy becomes more high-tech, it’s no coincidence that the fastest-growing, top-salaried jobs require high-tech skills. Math and science proficiency is necessary in a wide range of professions. A strong math and science understanding is necessary and will benefit a student regardless of the career path they take.
†For more information, see education.ti.com/research.
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