Texas Instruments unveils breakthrough TI-Nspire Apps for iPad®

       Texas Instruments unveils breakthrough TI-Nspire Apps for iPad®

TI extends its most powerful graphing technology into apps that will change
the way students visualize, engage and interact with math

Now available on the App Store(sm)

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Feb. 20, 2013

DALLAS, Feb.20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Texas Instruments (TI), the most trusted
brand in graphing calculator technology, "took a major step forward in our
mission to improve student understanding and achievement in mathematics" with
the release today of two new innovative apps: TI-Nspire™ App for iPad and
TI-Nspire™ CAS App for iPad, said Melendy Lovett, president of Texas
Instruments Education Technology.

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"The apps fill a critical need for an all-in-one math teaching and learning
tool designed specifically for the iPad," said Lovett. "TI is extending the
proven benefits of TI-Nspire technology to the tablet platform. TI's goals
are to provide educators with the most powerful math apps for the iPad and to
engage students while helping them reach a deeper conceptual understanding of
math. Beyond the new Apps for iPad, TI continues to support teachers by
providing world-class professional development, and access to free
classroom-ready activities for use with the TI-Nspire Apps for iPad;
activities can be integrated seamlessly into curriculum and are available at
TI's Math Nspired website."

The TI-Nspire Apps for iPad were designed and refined in collaboration with
researchers and classroom teachers, including Stephanie Ogden, Dean of
Research and Development at L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville, TN, who also
teaches Pre-Calculus, AP* Calculus, AP* Statistics and STEM.

"The TI-Nspire Apps for iPad are truly transparent technology, allowing
students to touch and interact with math with little awareness of the tool in
their hands. Students experience mathematics more directly and they are
beyond engaged—they are excited about learning,"  Ogden said.

Unique features of the apps, which meet critical curriculum needs from 7^th
grade through college, include:

  oAll-in-one functionality for performing calculations in proper math
    notation; graphing and exploring functions, equations and inequalities;
    constructing and exploring geometric figures; creating, plotting and
    analyzing data in lists and spreadsheets.
  oInteractive keyboard that toggles between math notation and QWERTY
    configurations for placing notes and instructions alongside problems.
  oDynamically linked multiple representations of problems that encourage
    students to make crucial connections by observing how equations change as
    they touch and interact with shapes, graphs and objects on the screen.
  oFamiliar operations for creating and saving documents and sharing them
    using email, iTunes®, and other file sharing options.
  oInteraction with the built-in iPad camera interface that enables students
    to take photos, import them into the app and overlay graphs and equations
    on them to illustrate abstract math principles in the physical world.

In addition, the TI-Nspire CAS App for iPad has a powerful built-in Computer
Algebra System (CAS) which enables students to symbolically solve equations,
factor and expand variable expressions, complete the square, find derivatives,
compute limits, find exact solutions in irrational form and much more.

TI-Nspire Apps for iPad will be featured in two full days of workshops and
break-out sessions at the 2013 T^3 International Conference held March 8-10 in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The TI-Nspire App for iPad and TI-Nspire CAS App for iPad are available for
$29.99 each from the App Store on iPad or at www.AppStore.com. Teachers are
eligible to receive a free, one-year license of the TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire
CAS Teacher Software with purchase of one of the TI-Nspire Apps for iPad.
Detailed information about the TI-Nspire Apps for iPad, including a brief
video overview, is available at education.ti.com/ipad.

About Texas Instruments

Education Technology, a business of Texas Instruments, provides a wide range
of tools connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications,
helping students and teachers to explore mathematics and science
interactively. TI's products and services are tested vigorously against
recognized third-party research, which shows that the effective use of
graphing calculators improves the mathematical skills of students and their
attitudes toward mathematics. For more information, visit
www.education.ti.com.

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Apple Inc.

TI-Nspire™ Technology supports images in .jpg, .jpeg, bmp and .png formats.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board which
was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product.
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SOURCE Texas Instruments Education Technology

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