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Latest Magoosh Discount Code

There is a new Magoosh discount code that will get you 50% off their SAT prep code. This code applies only to the SAT, which is great because the last few promotions have not included the SAT. The code applies from Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10 AM until Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at midnight so you’ll want to act fast. Depending on how long of a term you buy with Magoosh, this can get you ready for just about any Spring or Winter test dates.

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Texas Instruments Announces TI-Nspire CX II

Eight years… That’s how long it’s been since Texas Instruments announced the TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator, their first color graphing calculator. Since then, the platform has gotten a wide variety of software updates for the the TI-Nspire CX and CX CAS models that have continued to keep it at the top of the list of the best graphing calculators on the market. However, what it has not gotten during that eight year span was a significant hardware refresh.

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Second Annual TI Codes Contest

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

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

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

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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Calculators for the ACT

The TI-84 Plus is the most widely used calculator on the ACT and the best version is the TI-84 Plus CE. Click the button below to see it on Amazon. One of the most common students ask before taking the ACT is, “Can I use my calculator on the test?” The answer is yes… but be careful. You do have to be careful to stick with the ACT’s list of approved calculators.

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24 Questions to Ask Your Child's Math Teacher at Parent Teacher Conferences

At a lot of schools, the first quarter has been coming to an end, and parent-teacher conference season is happening. Sometimes parents struggle to come up with a list of questions to ask their child’s math teacher. Now that I’m on the parent side of things, I have to go through this exercise as well. As a teacher, parent-teacher conferences ranged from the very mundane to an intensely emotional, personal experience.

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Magoosh vs. Kaplan

In this post: Magoosh vs. Kaplan GMAT Magoosh vs. Kaplan GRE Magoosh vs. Kaplan SAT / ACT Magoosh vs. Kaplan MCAT Magoosh vs. Kaplan LSAT I recently completed a review comparing Kaplan vs. Princeton Review. That left me wondering how these test prep providers would stack up against the new kid on the block for paid test review, Magoosh. Kaplan and Princeton Review have been fighting it out for decades, but Magoosh has only been around for about 10 years.

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The Best Tech Podcasts

Everyone knows that tech careers evolve fast. You’ve got to stay up to date on the latest news and trends, and there are numerous ways to do that including forums, blogs, and Reddit. However, if you are like me, you like to listen to podcasts. Your commute or your morning jog can be a godsend when it comes to catching up on the latest piece of technology, language release, or company acquisitions.

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