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I’m a dad who believes every kid can have a chance for a better life via STEM education. I write from the perspective of a former math teacher, current STEM worker, and father of three.

TI-Nspire CX Review

By tpm on May 22, 2018

TI-Nspire CX Graphing Calculator Review Easy to use Best graphing calculator math/science software on market 320x240 color display Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery via mini-usb Choose the CAS (Computer Algebra System) model for SAT/AP compliance and many college courses, non-CAS model for ACT/IB compliance and most other applications Over my many years teaching in the high school math classroom, I spent more time working with the TI-Nspire than any other calculator, and it has became my favorite graphing calculator platform.

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University of Illinois Discontinues WYSE Academic Challenge

By TPM on May 21, 2018

Recently I did a post on the best STEM extracurricular activities for students. I chose not to go to much into state specific activities, but had I done so, one example I might have cited would have been the WYSE Academic Challenge, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering out of Illinois. This competition involved students taking individual tests that combined for a team (school) score. What made it so interesting was the wide variety of subjects covered: English, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering Graphics.

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The Best ACT / SAT Prep Programs

By TPM on May 14, 2018

Please note that some links on this site are affiliate links, meaning a percentage of your purchase will support my work at Tech Powered Math at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support! Best ACT / SAT Prep Program for 2018 Kaplan Test Prep – Best All Around ACT / SAT Prep Magoosh – Best Budget ACT / SAT Prep Wyzant– Best Online Tutoring Service to Create Your Own ACT / SAT Prep Program Every year a combined 3 million students take the ACT and SAT tests.

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From Kindergarten to Coursera, 5 Powerful Lessons from My Math Teachers

By TPM on May 7, 2018

As I sit here for Teacher Appreciation Week, I’ve been thinking back on the all the math teachers I had over the course of nearly two decades of learning in K-12, undergraduate, graduate, even MOOCs. I’ve had some really great math teachers, but you know what I’ve realized? Some of the most important lessons they’ve taught me haven’t even been about the quadratic formula, the Pythagorean Theorem, or the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

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Graphing Calculator Reviews

Graphing calculator reviews have been some of the most read and shared posts on Tech Powered Math.