Is it back to school time already?!
Texas Instruments (TI) has announced the launch of their TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator — the next generation of the TI-84 Plus family of products. The TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator is a tool to help students explore, visualize and better understand math and science. This latest product will also introduce students to Python, one of the fastest-growing, most widely used programming languages globally.
Innovation developed at TI is intended to promote improved ways of learning, with the latest announcement spotlighting the company’s commitment to creating advanced thinking technologies.
"At Texas Instruments, we care about making sure the next generation is learning the skills to be successful in the future workforce," Peter Balyta, president of TI Education Technology said in a press release. "Python is a programming language that is easy to get started with, good for beginners and advanced programmers alike, and is widely used by many of the world's leading technology companies in areas such as app development and artificial intelligence."
Users will recognize familiar features within the newly launched product, including a full-color screen, lightweight design, and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to a full month on a single charge.
The TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator transcends the demands of the classroom and will take students from middle school math and science courses to college-level courses, without the distractions typically found on other devices. The TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator lends itself to advancing the skills needed to support tomorrow’s workforce.
"By adding Python to the calculators many students are already familiar with and use in class, we are making programming more accessible and approachable for all students, eliminating the need for teachers to reserve separate computer labs to teach these important skills," Balyta said. "With Python, students aren't just learning to program, they are learning life-long lessons about thinking critically and creatively to solve real-world problems."