I remember when I got the list of things that I would need for college. A Texas Instruments graphing calculator was on the list. I still have that calculator here somewhere. And it still works!  I just saw the dang thing the other day, but when I tried to find it for this post today of course I could not. Hmph. Anyhoo, we are talking about a 17 year old calculator. Yes, I just totally dated myself. But the thing is still ticking! I used to love to do all kinds of fancy things with it.

I am LONG past my days of loving math and graphs, but I still do love gadgets. So, I was happy to review the rocking new TI-Nspire Graphing calculator and give you the opportunity to win one just in time for the start of school! You can save a bundle!

This is NOT your average calculator. This massive beast has a large clear screen, interchangeable keypad, USB connector, Touchpad, and more. I won’t pretend to even remember how to do fancy graphs! It has been a LONG time. But every option you can possible need is here. It comes with a large easy to read manual to get you started. And if you are a heavy user, you can ditch AA batteries for an approved Texas Instruments rechargeable battery pack to keep the computations going.

Some other notable features include:

  • Interchangeable Keypad: It comes with the default TI-Nspire keypad, but that be changed. As a matter of fact, there is a note on the package to mail in to receive the TI-84 keypad for FREE. This is what most schools are asking for, so you will meet requirements.
  • USB connector: Connect your TI-Nspire to your computer to use the included software to develop your graphs, etc. even more using your PC.
  • Highly customizeable: Change font size, language, sleep mode, and more
  • Ability to link the TI-Nspire to another TI-Nspire to back up and share files

There is much much more that this great calculator can do. Now, how can you win it? It’s simple!


  • A new TI-Nspire with Touchpad – this also includes the new computer software so students can bring their graphing calculator experience to a PC or Mac.
  • 60 free minutes at Tutor.com.
  • Several other fun items, including T-shirts, water bottles and cell phone charms.


1. Leave me a comment telling me why you need this calculator. Are you in school? Does your kid need one? You get the point.


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A winner will be chosen on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 5:00 pm.  Friday, September 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm.



Disclosure:  I was sent a shiny new TI-Nspire in exchange for this review and giveaway post. No compensation was received. All opinions are my own.