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TI-84 Plus CE Golden Ratio and TI-84 Plus CE Bright White

TI-84 Plus CE Golden Ratio and TI-84 Plus CE Bright White

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As if the TI-84 Plus CE didn’t have enough cool, stylish colors to begin with, there will soon be two new attractive colors available in the 84 Plus CE family, the Golden Ratio and Bright White. The Golden Ratio, is a limited edition, shiny, metallic gold finish, and Bright White is the “sleek” white that its name implies.

“For us, it’s about providing the educational tools and resources to help students build a strong foundation in math and science, setting them up for success in the classroom, college, and beyond,” said Peter Balyta, Ph.D., president of TI Education Technology.

Having attended the Illinois math team state championships over the weekend, I can tell you that the TI-84 Plus family continues to be a hit with some of the best students here in Illinois. The 84 Plus CE was the most commonly used calculator throughout the competition, and as Texas Instruments continues to add stylish new forms to powerful function, that’s not a trend that’s likely to slow any time soon.

Texas Instruments is promising to have these new colors stocked in time for back to school shopping. In recent years, new TI releases targeting back to school have been available fairly early in the summer. If there’s sufficient interest, I can add the limited edition Golden Ratio TI-84 Plus CE to my price monitoring Amazon Twitter feed for TPM readers once it becomes available. Just shoot me a tweet if you are interested.

Some TI-84 Plus CE Launch Models Will Require Immediate Upgrade

UPDATE (5/7/2015): Texas Instruments has released the new version of their TI-84 Plus CE operating system, version 5.0.1.0012. It can be downloaded from education.ti.com. You’ll also need the new version of TI-Connect. If you run into any problems on the upgrade, TI customer support can help you out at 1-800-TI-CARES.   Tomorrow, you’ll be able… Continue Reading

The Evolving TI-84 Plus Platform

The Evolving TI-84 Plus Platform

With a platform that’s been around as long as the TI-84, which is in and of itself the evolution of the TI-83 (launched in 1996), we’re bound to see models come and go. On Texas Instruments’ official website, I’ve noticed that certain models related to the TI-84 Plus were no longer featured. It also appears that… Continue Reading

TI-84 Plus CE Week

TI-84 Plus CE Week

It’s TI-84 Plus CE week here at Tech Powered Math. I’ve had a couple of weeks to interact with the new TI-84 Plus CE. I also recently had a nice informational chat with Texas Instruments’ reps about some TI-84 Plus CE news and how the TI-84 product line is evolving. All that added up to more than I… Continue Reading

TI-84 Plus CE Announcement Tomorrow

TI-84 Plus CE Announcement Tomorrow

It’s been a couple of years since Texas Instruments has announced a significant change to one of their major graphing calculator product lines, the most recent being the addition of color to the TI-84 line with the TI-84 Plus C. Tomorrow morning, TI will officially break their silence on a big update to that same extremely popular line… Continue Reading