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TI-Nspire™ and TI-Nspire CAS technology help
students take a more interactive role in learning.
TI-Nspire handhelds & computer software
TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS
Permitted on TESTING
tech­nology provides the flexibility
The TI-Nspire handheld is permitted on
Praxis exams.
The Press-to-Test feature for TI-Nspire™
and TI-Nspire CAS handhelds is a fast
way to configure student handhelds
on exam days.
and versatility to meet different
classroom and curriculum needs,
from pre-algebra through calculus.
Educators and students have the
option to use handhelds or computer
The TI-Nspire CAS handheld is permitted
on SAT*, PSAT/NMSQT* and AP* exams.
Using a special key sequence on
TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS handhelds,
the built-in Press-to-Test feature temporarily
disables current documents and denies
access to programming libraries that
are not allowed during the exam. These
features can be easily restored after the
exam for classroom lessons.
To find out which state assessment exams
permit TI-Nspire technology, please
contact your school district or state’s
education department.
software (PC or Mac®) – or both – at
school and at home. The learning
process extends beyond the classroom.
The “NavPad”
This unique handheld cursor
control responds like a
computer mouse. Navigate
quickly and easily between
screens, menus and functions.
Letter Keys
The handheld’s individual letter
keys make text entry faster and
easier. Alpha characters are no
longer a third function or grouped
onto the same key.
TI-Nspire computer software
Available for PC and Mac® computers.
See hardware specifications for system requirements.
TI-84 Plus Keypad
The TI-Nspire hand­­held
comes with an inter­
changeable TI-84 Plus
Keypad* that slides in
for instant compatibility
with TI-83 Plus/TI-84
Plus family graphing
calculators (see page 7).
*Not included or compatible with
the TI-Nspire CAS handheld.
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The TI-Nspire CAS handheld and com­­puter
software share the same functionality and user
interface features of TI-Nspire technology–
plus a built-in Computer Algebra System.
(See page 8).
CAS adds an interactive dimension to exploring
symbolic algebra and symbolic calculus, in
addition to standard numeric calculations.
TI-Nspire CAS and TI-Nspire handhelds can
operate side-by-side in a single learning
environment where CAS functionality is
not required.
Available through TI Instructional Product
Dealers. Visit TI-Nspire.com/dealers.
TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS technology’s use of
documents aligns with teaching practices proven†
to enhance learning.
» S ave and continue work from one class
to the next.
» A
llow students to reflect on their work
and make revisions.
With TI-84 Plus Keypad installed, the TI-Nspire
handheld is compatible with the TI-Navigator
classroom learning system, version 3.0 software
or later (see page 7).
A TI-Navigator system designed specifically
for TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS handhelds
is in development.
» O
rganize the build-up and sequencing of ideas.
» C
onduct formative assessment of student
Convert Cabri™ II Plus files to TI-Nspire
documents. In turn, TI-Nspire documents
can also be converted into Cabri II Plus files,
enabling a deeper study of concepts from a
geometric perspective.
» P
repare and save activities and other
materials before class
To learn more about the use of documents with
TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS technology, see page 5
(Save and Review).
Watch interactive movies about
different features, sign up for professional
development, download activities, read
FAQs and more.
†Visit TI-Nspire.com/research.
TI-Nspire CAS
computer software
Available for PC and Mac®
computers. See hardware
specifications for system
Now Available
TI Connect-to-Class™ teacher software provides fast and easy
document transfer between the classroom computer (PC or
Mac®) and student TI-Nspire™ or TI-Nspire CAS handhelds*.
Digitally project the screen and keypad of TI-Nspire and
TI-Nspire CAS handhelds. This feature comes as a selectable
drop-down menu on TI-Nspire Computer Software-Teacher
Edition and TI-Nspire CAS Computer Software-Teacher Edition
(PC and Mac®).
Educators can send and collect documents, student work and
data to-and-from multiple TI-Nspire or TI-Nspire CAS handhelds
all at one time. Students simply connect their handhelds to
hubs provided with the software kit.
» S ave valuable time on task, so educators and students can start
exploring documents – the lesson at hand and mathematical
concepts – right when class starts.
» Q
uickly transfer TI-Nspire operating system (OS) upgrades from
your classroom computer to multiple student handhelds in the
same class.
Experience the same handheld capabilities on the computer
plus the TI-SmartView emulator feature built in.
» U
se a virtual on-screen keypad with the same keys and
functions as the TI-Nspire or TI-Nspire CAS handheld.
» P
roject a large split-screen view to the class, making it easier to
see spreadsheets and graphs.
» C
reate activity documents using a familiar desktop or laptop
computer keyboard.
» M
ore effectively manage documents for multiple class periods.
TI Connect-to-Class software is currently configured for PCs.
*Not compatible with the TI-84 Plus Keypad.
TI-NSPIRE™ Hardware Specifications
n TI-Nspire with TI-Nspire Keypad
Screen size: 320x240 pixels (3.5” diagonal)
• Two times the size of TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus models
Screen resolution: ~115 DPI; 16-level gray-scale
• Five times the resolution of TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus models
RAM: 16 MB operating memory
ROM: 20 MB storage memory
Common specifications:
Dimensions: 1.13”H x 3.94”W x 7.81”L
Weight: 0.64 pounds
Batteries: (4) AAA non-rechargeable alkaline (included)
Curricular support CD (included):
Ready-to-use classroom activities and product tutorials
n TI-Nspire with TI-84 Plus Keypad
Screen size: 288x192 pixels
Software included on CD:
• TI-Nspire Computer Link Software (single unit-to-computer;
TI-Nspire mode)
• TI Connect™ Software (single unit to computer;
TI-84 Plus mode)
RAM: 24 K operating memory
ROM: 1.5 MB storage memory
TI-Nspire & Nspire CAS Software Specifications
System Requirements:
I/O Port & included I/O Cable
For Windows®
• Windows Vista® Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate,
Windows Vista Business or Windows XP® Home or
Professional version operating systems with Pack 2
• 900 MHz Pentium-compatible CPU
• Video adapter set at 1024x768 screen resolution
• 512 MB RAM recommended
• 500 MB free space on a single-boot configuration
• CD-ROM drive or an active Internet connection
for installation
USB Port & included USB Cable
Included Apps: Cabri® Jr., Inequalities Graphing, Periodic
Table, Probability Simulations, Science Tools, StudyCards,™
Transformation Graphing, Vernier EasyData.™
Compatible with existing TI-Navigator™ classroom learning
system 3.0, CBL 2,™ CBR 2,™ and Vernier EasyTemp™ sensor.
Allows transfer of data to-and-from TI-84 Plus and
TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculators.
For Mac®
• Mac® OS X 10.4 or 10.5
• PowerPC, G4, G5 or Intel processor
• 512 MB RAM
• AT least 3 GB of hard-disk space for installation
Minimum Browser Requirements: Microsoft® Internet
Explorer 6.0, Netscape™ 5.0, Mozilla,™ Firefox™ 1.0,
aSafari™ 2.0 and AOL® Browser 1.0.
*SAT & AP are registered trademarks of the College Entrance
Examination Board. PSAT/NMSQT is a registered trademark
of the College Entrance Examination Board and National
Merit Scholarship Corporation. ACT is a registered trademark
of ACT, Inc. None of these were involved in the production of
nor do they endorse this product. Policies subject to change.
Visit www.collegeboard.com and www.act.org.
TI reserves the right to make changes in its products
and services at anytime and without notice.
TI-Nspire™ and TI-Nspire CAS technology was developed hand-in-hand
with educators worldwide and built on proven graphing technology,
which research* shows has a positive impact on student achievement.
The result is an inspired teaching and learning experience.
Table of Contents
Built-in Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TI-84 Plus/TI-Navigator™
Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
CAS Functionality, Presentation Tools
and Data Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–9
Unique TI-Nspire
Page 4–5
Classroom Activities
& Product Tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Hands-on Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
*See TI-Nspire.com/research.
Features of handhelds and computer software
TI-Nspire™ and TI-Nspire CAS technology
creates a dynamic dimension for students
to visualize concepts and take an engaging,
interactive role in their learning.
This means that changes to one representation of a problem are
instantly reflected in other “linked” representations of the same
problem – all on the same screen.
Now you and your students can explore more of a problem–
in algebraic, graphical, geometric, numeric and written forms.
View individual representations or as many as four all at one time.
For example, the TI-Nspire handheld (pictured above) displays two
linked representations of a geometry topic:
Geometric (to explore the radius and circumference of a circle)
Graphical (to see this relationship as a scatter plot)
The dynamic linking of multiple representations provides
real-time, interactive feedback so students can try different
problem-solving techniques.
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Grab a graphed function
and move it to see the
effect of changes. As a
result, the corresponding
equation will update.
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“Grab-and-move” the various properties of a
graphed function, as well as the dimensions
of a graph itself, to discover mathematical
relation­-ships and patterns.
You and your students can manipulate the
appearance of plotted points, lines and parabolas,
for example, to observe the corresponding
cause-and-effect nature of changes to
coordinates, slopes and equations. Alter tick
marks or resize the graph. Such interactive
feedback can help your students explore
insightful “what if” scenarios.
Use your choice of TI-Nspire
and TI-Nspire CAS handhelds
or computer software*
(PC or Mac®) or both for
greater portability, flexi­bility
and convenience at school and
home (see pages 2-3).
Class assignments and homework can be saved on handhelds
and computer software.
Students can easily view their
completed and in-progress work
using the page sorter feature.
Create, save and edit work using electronic documents and pages similar to
the word processing and file storage features of a computer.
The ability to save and review assignments as electronic documents allows
your students to easily show you their work step-by-step and demonstrate
problem-solving techniques. They can also transfer saved documents
between the TI-Nspire™ handheld and TI-Nspire computer software, which
gives them the flexibility to continue projects outside of class and at home.
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Applications for handhelds and computer software
TI-Nspire™ and TI-Nspire CAS
supporting algebraic representations
technology’s unique ability
Perform computations. Enter and view
expressions, equations and formulas as
they appear in textbooks – select the
proper syntax, symbols and variables
from a template. Scroll through previous
entries to explore outcomes and patterns.
to display multiple
represen­tations of a concept
on a single screen is supported
by these built-in applications.
supporting graphical and
geometric representations
supporting numeric and analytical
Graph equations, expressions and other
functions. Add labels, rename the axes
and include text on the graph’s coordinate
plane. Construct and explore geometric
figures interactively and create animations.
Integrate graphing and geometry on the
same screen.
Capture and track the values of a graph
and collected data, and observe number
patterns. Organize the results of statistical
analysis. Experience capabilities similar
to using computer spreadsheets: label
columns, insert formulas into cells and more.
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supporting statistical representations
Summarize statistical data using different
graphical methods. Manipulate data
and see the effect on statistical analysis.
Perform descriptive and inferential
statistical calculations on real data sets,
while analyzing its graphical representation.
supporting written representations
Put the math in writing. Include the
word problem with its solutions.
Explain problem-solving approaches
right in the handheld or computer
software. Question-and-answer templates
allow educators to prompt students
to document their steps and progress.
TI-84 Plus / TI-Navigator™
The TI-Nspire™ handheld comes with the
inter­­-changeable TI-84 Plus Keypad* that provides
compatibility with the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus
families of graphing calculators.
By inserting the TI-84 Plus Keypad, educators
and students can continue using the TI-Nspire
handheld alongside TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus
and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing
cal­c­ulator models.
The side-by-side compatibility between the
TI-Nspire handheld and existing TI graphing
calculators allows you to make a comfortable
transition to using TI-Nspire technology in class.
The TI-84 Plus Keypad* delivers instant
compatibility with TI-83 Plus and
TI-84 Plus family graphing calculators
as well as the TI-Navigator™ system.
With the TI-84 Plus keypad* inserted, you and your
students can continue:
» U
sing the TI-Navigator classroom learning system,
version 3.0 software or later (see image at left).
» C
ollecting data using TI’s CBR 2™ motion detector and
CBL 2™ data collection device, as well as Vernier Software
and Technology’s EasyTemp® temperature sensor and
EasyLink® sensor interface.
» T ransferring data back-and-forth between student
TI-Nspire handhelds and the teacher’s classroom
computer using TI Connect™ software.
The TI-Nspire handheld – with TI-84 Plus Keypad
inserted – can be used on exams that currently
permit TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus family graphing
calculators (see page 2).
*The TI-84 Plus Keypad is not included or compatible with the TI-Nspire CAS handheld.
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TI-Nspire™ CAS technology
TI-Nspire CAS
Using the TI-Nspire CAS handheld or computer
software, educators and students are able to
perform symbolic calculations in addition to
standard numeric calculations.
Handheld Comparison Chart
To view how step-by-step, arithmetic, algebraic
and calculus calculations are displayed differently
between TI-Nspire CAS and TI-Nspire technology,
see the comparison chart at right.
Experience the same functionality*
of TI-Nspire technology with CAS built in.
» Error displays without
a defined variable to
continue the problem.
» Show each problem-solving step
without making arithmetic errors.
» Simplified expressions are
» Simplified expressions keep their
» Mathematical constants (π, e)
» Mathematical constants and
approximated in decimal form.
and variables (x, y) provide
approximate numeric answers.
mathematical structure.
variables are recognized and
simplified symbolically.
» Find approximate values
for solutions of an equation.
» Exact and approximate values for
solutions of an equation.
» Polynomials are factored
and expanded.
» Find numerical approximations
*The TI-Nspire handheld’s TI-84 Plus Keypad is not included
or compatible with the TI-Nspire CAS handheld.
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of the derivative at a point.
» Find numerical approximations
of the integral value for a
given interval.
» Calculate limits of an expression
(including right-hand and
left-hand limits).
» Find values of the derivative
at a point.
Vernier EasyTemp®
temperature sensor
motion detector
TI-Nspire™ Computer Link Software allows a single TI-Nspire or
TI-Nspire CAS handheld to connect to a computer (PC or Mac®)
in order to share documents and screen images.
» Capture handheld screen images on the computer.
» Back-up data from handheld to computer storage.
» U
pdate handheld operating systems with downloads
from the Internet.
TI and Vernier Software & Technology™ data collection sensors and
devices can be used with TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS handhelds.
Experience direct-connect simplicity through the built-in USB port on
both handhelds and the I/O port on the TI-84 Plus Keypad (see page 7).
» TI CBR 2 motion detector (USB and I/O connectivity)
» TI CBL 2™ data collection device (I/O connectivity only)
» Vernier EasyTemp temperature sensor (USB and I/O connectivity)
Linking a TI-Nspire handheld directly to a computer is virtually
effortless. You can do it quickly during class or in your school’s
computer lab. Students can link handheld to computer just as
easily at home.
» Vernier EasyLink® / Go!® Link sensor interfaces
When using an overhead projector,
the TI-Nspire ViewScreen™ panel
connects directly to a TI-Nspire or
TI-Nspire CAS handheld.
TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS computer
software (PC and Mac®) includes a
virtual keypad pop-up window that has
identical TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS handheld keys and functions.
The now available TI-SmartView™ emulator feature (pictured above)
makes it possible to project the screen and keypad of TI-Nspire™ and
TI-Nspire CAS handhelds (see page 3 for more details).
» Vernier LabPro® (I/O connectivity only)
» Vernier Go!® Motion detector (I/O connectivity only)
Each TI-Nspire handheld sold in TI-Nspire
Teacher Packs comes with a bright yellow
EZ-Spot slide case and back frame to help
distinguish it as school property.
» “ SCHOOL PROPERTY” inscribed
on keypads.
» E ffectively track classroomissued handhelds.
» H
ighly visible to help reduce possible theft.
» D
eveloped in response to educator feedback.
Teacher Packs may be special ordered through TI Instructional
Product Dealers. For a list of dealers, visit TI-Nspire.com/dealers.
TI-Nspire CAS handhelds are not available in EZ-Spot teacher packs.
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Activities & Tutorials
Classroom-ready activities and step-by-step
tutorials are included with TI-Nspire™ and
TI-Nspire CAS handhelds and computer software.
To request a CD of activities and 30-day trial
computer software, visit TI-Nspire.com.
TI’s online Activities Exchange features a
library of free, downloadable activities – in
a wide range of subject areas – all designed
to help educators effectively incorporate TI
technology into their lessons.
Sign up to receive ready-to-use activities directly
in your email inbox – Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus and Statistics.
Activities are aligned with topics you may be
teaching throughout the school year.
Visit education.ti.com/exchange.
Visit TIMath.com.
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TI has teamed with Atomic Learning, an award-winning provider
of Web-based software training, to create tutorials for TI-Nspire
and TI-Nspire CAS technology.
The integration of TI-Nspire technology into math textbooks is a
key element of TI’s curricular support materials. The growing list of
publishers that provide customized TI-Nspire content include:
These short, easy-to-understand tutorial movies help answer
common questions that educators and students may have about
TI’s newest educational technology.
Visit education.ti.com/tutorials.
Use your choice of TI-Nspire
and TI-Nspire CAS handhelds
or computer software*
(PC or Mac®) or both for
greater portability, flexibility
and convenience at school
and home (see pages 2-3).
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Atomic Learning
Brendan Kelly Publishing
CORD Communications
Discover Education
Glencoe/McGraw- Hill
Holt McDougal
It’s About Time
Kendall/Hunt Publishing
Pearson Education
Pearson Higher Education
Saddlier – Oxford
Saxon Publishers
Shell Education
Teacher Created Materials
Ten80 Education
USA Today Education
Vernier Software and Technology
W.H. Freeman
Walch Publishing
Wiley Publishing
Wright Group
Professional Development
February 27-March 1 in Seattle, WA
Learn from certified T3 instructors and fellow educators who are
successfully incorporating TI-Nspire technology to help improve
student achievement. Seattle makes the perfect destination to
experience TI’s high-grade brew of professional development.
No other conference for K-college teachers delivers a more
tastefully-balanced, mass-appealing offering.
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hoose from hundreds of sessions that focus on TI
technology – including TI-Nspire™ technology –
in the classroom.
» G
et familiar and hands-on with TI-Nspire™ and TI-Nspire CAS
handhelds and computer software.
» T ake away educator support resources, including ready-to-use
activities that feature the use of TI-Nspire technology.
Plan now to attend a higher level of professional development
that can only be offered by TI.
Visit education.ti.com/go/t3seattle.
Register Online
T3™ hands-on institutes throughout the United States and
Canada are currently scheduled and more are being planned.
However, seats fill up fast. Be sure to sign up online for an
institute happening at a location near you.
Visit education.ti.com/t3.
“Intense” and “interactive” are how educators rave about these
popular conferences. It’s valuable hands-on training with
TI technology – including TI-Nspire™ handhelds and computer
software – for new and experienced educators at all levels,
from middle grades through college.
The T3 Online TI-Nspire Course is absolutely free and revolves
around your schedule. Get online and learn how to successfully
incorporate TI’s latest learning technology into your classroom
and curriculum. Start an online course today and go at your
own pace.
Visit education.ti.com/t3.
Visit education.ti.com/nspire/onlinecourse.
Register for TI technology training – such as the T3 hands-on
institutes for TI-Nspire technology – and find other events
happening in your area and around the country. Search by
location, date, product, subject matter and event type.
Visit education.ti.com/us/events.
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