(From eSchool News September 2005 print edition)

The TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculator from Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) now includes SAT prep applications that the company says are ideal for student preparation in any environment, given the calculator’s portability. The SAT preparation tools come pre-loaded, with 30 educational applications that include more than 500 electronic flash cards containing math and verbal SAT sample questions geared to help prepare college-bound students for the new SAT format.

The company says it makes sense to invest in the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, as graphing calculators are permitted for use or even required for the SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Tests, as well as Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, and Statistics exams and also the ACT.

The device features a built-in USB port and enough memory to hold more than 90 applications. It retails for around $120, though TI says education discounts are available.

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