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App of the week: TI-Nspire™

By Meris Stansbury
December 30th, 2013

TIappName: TI-Nspire™

What is it? Texas Instruments has optimized its most powerful handheld technology for an all-in-one iPad app. Helps with math mastery through comprehensive graphing, data entry and analysis, statistical modeling and calculating functionality.
Best for: High school students.

Price: $29.99

Rated: 4+

Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

Features:

  • Import images from the iPad camera or photo library and overlay graphs and equations on them to illustrate abstract math principles in the real world.
  • Visualize connections by observing how equations change—in real time, on one screen—when you touch, grab and interact with shapes, graphs and objects on the screen.
  • Graph functions, inequalities, implicit functions, conic sections, scatter plots, statistical plots and regression models, 3D graphs, parametric, polar and differential equations.
  • Enter equations in proper math notation so math symbols and formulas on the screen are identical to those in text books and on the board.
  • Gain greater understanding by exploring hundreds of free activities for Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Statistics, Pre-Calculus and more from the online Math Nspired resource center.
  • Create and store work on your iPad, and share it using your Email or Dropbox account.

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id590823242&mt=8

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Managing Editor of eCampus News, and was formerly the Associate Editor of eSchool News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated cum laude from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.