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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.

Second Annual TI Codes Contest

By Tech Powered Dad on February 20, 2019

Texas Instruments has just launched their second annual “TI Codes” contest to coincide with National Engineers Week. For STEM teachers, regardless of whether you are a math, science, or computer science teacher, this is a great opportunity to get kids involved in writing code in a fun contest. This year’s theme–food! TI is asking students to create a food product which could mean a new code driven cooking utensil, storage solution, nutrition idea, etc.

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Springboard vs. Udacity

By Tech Powered Dad on February 18, 2019

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! It’s becoming more common all the time for people to leverage online learning to advance their careers. In some cases, it’s a way for people who are already in the workforce to retool their skill set and move on to a new career.

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Best Graphing Calculators 2019

By Tech Powered Dad on February 14, 2019

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! In this post: Best Calculator for the ACT | Best Calculator for the SAT Best Calculator for Calculus | Best Calculator for College Best Cheap Graphing Calculator | Best Touch Screen Calculator Best Calculator for Middle School | TI Calculator Comparison

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Calculators for the SAT

By Tech Powered Dad on February 11, 2019

I picked the TI-Nspire CX CAS as the best calculator for the SAT. One of the most common students ask before taking the SAT is, “Can I use my calculator on the test?” The answer is yes… if you are careful about which one you bring. You do have to be careful to stick with the SAT’s list of approved calculators. Fortunately, the SAT is more relaxed about what is allowed that many other standardized test companies.

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Graphing Calculator Reviews

Graphing Calculator Reviews


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