Education Technology

On digital STAAR® exams, students may choose the embedded TI-84 Plus CE or a TI handheld graphing calculator.
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Provide students with graphing tools that drive achievement in the classroom, on the STAAR® math assessment and beyond.

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Enhance teachers’ confidence through professional development that focuses on TEKS math processes, content knowledge and technology integration.

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Encourage students to explore math with free TEKS-aligned activities for middle grades and high school that can be used as is or customized.

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Discover resources to help prepare for the new STAAR® assessment guidelines.

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STAAR is a registered trademark of the Texas Education Agency.

Tools for exploration and problem-solving

TI graphing calculators give students the tools that allow them to build their understanding of algebra concepts in the TEKS — like proportionality, expressions, equations, relationships, and functions — so that they can be prepared for success on the STAAR® math assessments.

Visit the TEA website to read the most recent policy for the STAAR® assessments.

Decide which graphing calculator is best for your school

TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator

The TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator’s innovative capabilities support teaching strategies that research has found accelerate understanding of complex mathematic and scientific concepts.

  • Approved for use on SAT®, ACT®, AP®, IB® and STAAR® assessments for: Grade 8 Math, Algebra I EOC and Algebra II EOC exams
  • Multiple Representations of expressions in problems are presented simultaneously, enabling students to visualize how algebraic, graphical, geometric, numeric and written forms of those expressions relate to one another
  • Dynamic Linking across documents and multiple representations allows students to interact directly with the math by seeing how manipulating one form simultaneously changes all the others
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TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator

The TI-84 Plus CE allows students to visualize concepts clearly and make faster, stronger connections between equations, data and graphs in full color.

  • Approved for use on SAT®, ACT®, AP®, IB® and STAAR® assessments for: Grade 8 Math, Algebra I EOC and Algebra II EOC exams
  • Represent numbers and expressions, including conversion between standard decimal notation and scientific notation
  • Apply geometry and measurement concepts, including applications of transformational geometry concepts
  • Analyze data, and describe and apply it to real-world concepts


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Download a free trial of TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software.

Download a free trial of TI-SmartView™ CE emulator software for the TI-84 Plus graphing family.

TI-Nspire™ App for iPad®

Built from the platform that powers the innovative TI-Nspire™ technology, the TI-Nspire™ App for iPad® delivers all-in-one functionality that provides reliable, comprehensive computational and analytic tools and capabilities, plus:

  • Create, Share, and Save your work between TI-Nspire™ graphing calculator, software and iPad® app
  • Supports a hands-on, visual approach to learning

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TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ System

The TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ System closes the learning gap by connecting teacher and student devices through a wireless classroom network. The system provides real-time visibility into student understanding, enabling teachers to keep students engaged and focused.

The system’s unique capabilities support formative assessment far beyond multiple-choice and presents opportunities to adjust instruction instantly.

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SAT® and AP® are trademarks registered by the College Board. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. IB is a registered trademark owned by the International Baccalaureate Organization. None are affiliated with, nor endorse, TI products. Policies subject to change. Visit collegeboard.org, act.org and ibo.org.

STAAR is a registered trademark of the Texas Education Agency.

Align classroom skills with TEKS requirements

T³™, Teachers Teaching with Technology™ professional development from Texas Instruments, is an approved provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) in Texas.

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Free T³™ Webinars

Prepare students for success on the STAAR® assessment by learning how to effectively use TI technology and activities to target learning for TEKS. Sign up to participate in live interactive sessions or view on-demand T³™ Webinars online anytime.

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On-site workshops

On-site workshops focus on effectively using TI technology to successfully implement the TEKS. Expert instructors provide participants with hands-on training with TI technology, while focusing on the math content and instructional practices that lead to success in the classroom.

On-site workshops, which provide professional development for the entire department, can be scheduled during the school year or in summer.

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T³™ International Conference

Learn how TI can support your TEKS instruction and enhance student success on STAAR®, AP®, ACT®, IB® and SAT® exams when you reserve your place at the upcoming Teachers Teaching with Technology (T³™) International Conference.

Created and presented by teachers for teachers, the conference provides a unique opportunity to learn, share and investigate strategies to engage students in math, science and STEM using TI technology and resources.

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Systemic in-school programs

Build teachers’ confidence and expertise through a combination of on-site workshops, coaching and online learning designed to meet their specific needs for mastering instructional practices and content knowledge and integrating TI technology to facilitate standards implementation.

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SAT® and AP® are trademarks registered by the College Board. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. IB is a registered trademark owned by the International Baccalaureate Organization. None are affiliated with, nor endorse, TI products. Policies subject to change. Visit collegeboard.org, act.org and ibo.org

STAAR is a registered trademark of the Texas Education Agency.

Enhance your math curriculum with activities built for the TEKS classroom.

Featured activites

Verbal To Visual

Middle School, TEKS Standard: 7.1 (D)

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The Rule of Four

Middle School, TEKS Standard: 7.7

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Domain and Range 2

High School, TEKS Standard: AII.7 (I)

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Exponential Growth

High School, TEKS Standard: AI.9 (D)

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STAAR is a registered trademark of the Texas Education Agency.

Texas STAAR® resources

A collection of resources created to help Texas teachers effectively prepare and use their TI technology to implement the new STAAR® assessment requirements.

TI-Nspire™ family of graphing calculators

Press-to-Test


Quickly prepare student TI-Nspire™ family graphing calculators for exams by blocking access to pre-existing programs, documents, files, data, applications and pictures. In addition, disable specific functionality not allowed for STAAR® tests.

Quick Start: TI-Nspire™ family Press-to-Test for Texas

Quick Start: TI-Nspire™ CX II CAS Press-to-Test for Texas

Quick Start: Press-to-Test using TI-Nspire™ Teacher Premium Software

Quick Start: Using TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher software to set-up calculators for Texas

Questions?


We are here to help. If you have questions about preparing your graphing calculators for the STAAR® assessments, you may contact your local TI Representative or the TI-Cares™ customer support center.

Contact your local TI representative

Call 1.800.TI.CARES or email TI-Cares™ customer support

TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators

How to clear calculators


Some exams require clearing all apps from calculators; others permit some apps during testing. Choose the appropriate exam preparation method:

Quick Start: Clearing memory and all apps

Quick Start: Clearing memory and selected apps

Press-to-Test


Press-to-Test restricts access to user-saved data, programs, applications or pictures, ensuring that they are not available during exams.

Quick Start: Press-to-Test

Press-to-Test Guidebook

TI-83 Plus graphing calculator

How to clear calculators


Some exams require clearing all apps from calculators; others permit some apps during testing. Choose the appropriate exam preparation method:

Quick Start: Clearing memory and all apps

Quick Start: Clearing memory and selected apps

TestGuard™ App


This application allows you to quickly configure your students' calculators for exams. It runs from your calculator and enables you to remove or disable programs on student calculators prior to the exam and easily restores them after the exam.

TestGuard™ App for TI-83 Plus

TI TestGuard™ App and Press-to-Test Guidebook

Tutorial guides for the
TI-Nspire™ family of graphing calculators


Learn the basics of your graphing calculator with step-by-step instructions to help get you started.

TI-Nspire Graphing a Line.pdf

TI-Nspire Solving a System of Equations.pdf

TI-Nspire Graphing a Scatterplot.pdf

TI-Nspire Graphing an Inequality.pdf

TI-Nspire Absolute Mean Deviation.pdf

Tutorial guides for the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators


Learn the basics of your graphing calculator with step-by-step instructions to help get you started.

TI-84 Plus Graphing an Equation.pdf

TI-84 Plus Building a Table.pdf

TI-84 Plus Producing a Scatterplot.pdf

TI-84 Plus Solving a System of Equations by Graphing.pdf

TI-84 Plus Using a Manual Fit Line.pdf

Contact your Texas ETC

Select the Educational Technology Consultant (ETC) for your region from the list below.

  • Marco Gonzalez
    Tel: 956.459.3831
    Texas ESCs 1-3, 5-9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, Oklahoma
  • Pareesa Schulte
    Tel: 505.803.6963
    Texas ESCs 4, 10-12, 15, 18, 19, Arizona, New Mexico

STAAR is a registered trademark of the Texas Education Agency.