Sunday, September 2, 2007

Giveaway: Go Back to School with Texas Instruments

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is A Bookworm's Diary.
Congratulations!

I was approached to do a review on the Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphic Scientific Calculator and all I can say is . . . wow!


Okay, maybe a little more than wow.

I don’t remember having anything like this when I was in high school. But then again, high was a really long time ago for me. Even so, I found the TI-84 very user friendly once you read the manual and the buttons on the device large enough for easy navigation.

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Apparently, this is an upgrade from the TI-83 (which some think is the best selling calculator of all time) in which they’ve added a periodic table, more Algebra and Geometry software, an enhanced high-contrast display, changeable faceplates, runs 2.5 times faster and has 9 times the memory. There’s also 1,000 SAT and ACT test prep questions preloaded on this nifty device.

What’s really cool is the way the split screen allows you to view the graph and the equation at the same time!

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The TI-84 seems to be geared more towards students taking Algebra II or higher math classes as well as any science course that requires graphing. It is a little costly ($120), however, it is upgradeable so it is able to grow with your child.

The Texas Instruments TI-84 Silver Edition Graphing Calculator is a great addition to any teenager’s school supplies

Manufacturer's Info:Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphic Scientific Calculator - Fully loaded with a built-in USB port, an improved display, many preloaded Apps, and much more, the maximum performance TI-84 Plus Silver Edition is 100% compatible, keystroke-for-keystroke with the TI-83 Plus family. Integrating it into your classroom couldn't be easier! With the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, all students can now share their work by connecting their handheld to any TI presentation tools for the whole class to see, fostering a collaborative learning environment. Plus, a built-in USB port makes Data transfer to your Computer and between handhelds easier than ever. The TI-84 Plus Silver Edition handheld is fully loaded with convenient features including compatibility with TI presentation tools on every unit. Now you can personalize your handheld with new Optional accessories, including a kickstand slide case and changeable faceplates.

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Now for the fun part, how would you like to win a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition for your child?

Here are the guidelines:

  • This giveaway will run from August 27 till September 3rd
  • Mention this review and giveaway on your blog linking back to this post and Texas Instruments
  • Leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite subject in school was
  • Don’t forget to leave a way to contact you either via email or url
  • A random winner will be selected on September 4th
Good luck!

24 comments:

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Great contest!!

I always love history class in high school.


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Carey said...

I want to win this one. We are now getting into the calculators at my daughter's school, and I dont look forward to spending all that money.
My favorite subject in school was art.

Melissa Markham said...

Great contest and great product! I have just shared the information with my readers.

http://www.melissaomarkham.com/2007/08/giveaway_texas_instruments_ti8.html

My favorite subject was English.

Alexia said...

What an awesome calculator! I would love to win. Believe it or not, my favorite subject was always math!

http://themommyrambles.blogspot.com/2007/08/can-you-compute-this.html

aBookworm said...

Geekily enough, mine always was Math (later on Calculus and Trig took its place). Wish I had this then - things would have been sooo much easier :-)

It's up on my blog - http://abookwormsdiary.blogspot.com/2007/08/go-back-to-school-with-texas.html

ikkinlala said...

This almost makes me want to start a blog!

Lesha said...
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Lesha said...

I always loved history!
Here's my link.

Kat said...

Here's my entry.

My fave subject was English Lit.

Christine said...

All linked up....

My fav subjects were history and english.

Jade said...

Great contest!

Back in High School, all math courses were my favorites until a particularly bad trig experience.

So far in college I've adored all of my Literature courses.

MiniMarie said...

Favorite subject was definitely Algebra!

Here's the link to my blog, the post will be up tomorrow.

Thanks!


http://minimariescorner.blogspot.com/

FRIGGA said...

Luckily I no longer have a need for TI's :-)
I'm here via Amanda's TT13 post!

Kathleen Marie said...

Wow! This is so super generous and thanks, even if I don't win, thanks because someone will be so happy.

Let's see. My FAVORITE subject in school was history, American History, World History... Love it! Still do. I also loved English Literature...especially historical literature.

kogrone@gmail.com
My post is up
http://theopenwindow1.blogspot.com/2007/08/fif-mushroom-tomato-basil-frittata.html#links

Have a fabulous weekend!

peppylady said...

I'm spreading the word on your calculator give away http://peppylady.blogspot.com/2007/09/august-weather-report-07.html
My favor subject in school was anything to do with history. I was terrible at Math.

Michele said...

My daughter just started taking an advance math course and this would be great for her!

Jenmomof4 said...

THis would come in handy with 7th grade math this year!!

Casey said...
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Casey said...

I definitely want to win this one! I'm doing Algebra II and Honors Chemistry this year so this calculator is a must have!

Here's my post:
http://caseyflexhaug.com/blog/?p=65

And you can contact me by leaving a comment on my blog!

My favorite subject right now is Guitar class! I also liked biology and algebra is fun to learn.

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Let's see..my favorite class was probably English. I loved to write. My least favorite: Math. Which is why I need this calculator! My son is already doing algebra and I cannot even help him cause I stink at math!!! how sad is that. I found out next year, he needs one of these danged calculators. And the money i could save...well, that would be awesome. So, put my name in the hat.

www.sunshinedaily4me.blogspot.com is my blog address, but you already knew that!!

Thanks
Dana

Vijay said...

http://www.siteguide.us/2007/09/01/browsershots-test-your-web-design-in-different-browsers/

I've mentioned the contest there with the required links.. My fav subject in school was english!

MiniMarie said...

Sorry about that. I had the post written, but it didn't publish. It's up now. Thanks Honey!

http://minimariescorner.blogspot.com/2007/08/my-new-calculator.html

CV said...

I was trying to decide which calculator to go with looks like the TI 84 Plus Silver Edition is the way to go. Especially if you get it in pink.

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