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! This Christmas, I was given a copy of John Urschel’s memoir, of Mind and Matter. I was already somewhat familiar Urschel. He was known as something of a peculiarity in the sports world in the 2010s: the mathematician football player, first at Penn State, and then for the Baltimore Ravens.
This week, I’ll be running some special deals on Amazon for my books. If you haven’t picked up the books yet, or if you know someone who could benefit from them, this is a great deal to take advantage of. Each of my TI calculator books will have some kind of offer this week. Tuesday, August 9 My TI-Nspire Tutorials Vol 1 book will be free on Amazon this day.
With the start of the 2016-17 school year already upon us in some parts of the United States, I’ve just released new editions of my Kindle tutorial books about the TI-Nspire and TI-84 Plus. Since the TI-Nspire has seen a couple of updates to its operating system over the last couple of years and the TI-84 Plus CE has been released, I’ve wanted to do this for a while, but have struggled to find the time.
Fresh off her 5th birthday, my oldest daughter has continued to be very interested in books at bedtime. She has also been showing an increasing interest in numbers: counting anything and everything, flash cards, and number apps on her Kindle Fire. Of course, I find this budding interest in math delightful, and while I don’t want to smother it, I have kept my ears pricked for ways to encourage her further.
With my long silence here on Tech Powered Math, I’ve hardly mentioned the fact that there have been two upgrades to the TI-Nspire operating system, OS 3.6 and OS 3.9. These upgrades have been incremental, not earth shattering, but they have pleasantly changed some aesthetics throughout the TI-Nspire environment. There have also been some minor changes as to how users interact in a graphing window. As a result, it seemed like it was good time to update my TI-Nspire Tutorials series of Kindle books.
I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who helped me promote the book launch. I was thrilled to see TI-84 Plus Tutorials in the top 10 on Amazon’s computers and technology list throughout the weekend. It is so exciting for an self publisher like me to be able to continue doing this. I hope to continue releasing more educational products as time goes by. Among the many people I’d like to say thanks to:
Click here to get TI-84 Plus Tutorials on Amazon. I’ve been hinting at it throughout July, but I’m thrilled to officially announce that my next book is finally here. This time, I’m taking a crack at Texas Instruments’ other ridiculously popular graphing calculator, the TI-84 Plus. The book is titled, TI-84 Plus Tutorials: The TI-84 Plus for Beginners. My latest book is now available on Amazon in Kindle format. If you are new to Kindle books, you should know that you do NOT need a Kindle device to read them.
The contest has ended, and the winner was Erica Carnes of Ellicott City, MD. Congrats, Erica, and thanks to all who entered. Please continue to follow Tech Powered Math on Facebook to learn about future contests. The last month has been exciting for me as a new author. The first week my book, TI-Nspire ™ Tutorials-Getting Started with the TI-Nspire Graphing Calculator. Volume 1, The TI-Nspire for Beginners, was on the market, it was downloaded over 800 times.
I am pleased to announce the official release of my second TI-Nspire Tutorials book, TI-Nspire Tutorials Volume 2: Using the CAS Like a Champion. As the title suggests, volume 2 is focused on CAS features. I’m excited to offer it to anyone who wants to learn more about any version of the TI-Nspire CAS, whether you have the TI-Nspire CAS in CX, Touchpad, or Clickpad (although button sequences will differ if you have the original Clickpad).
The last month has been absolutely crazy for me, with trips across the country and moving into a new home. However, as the start of the new school year arrives, I hope to pick up the pace again. In the next few weeks, I’m planning to update my calculator recommendations for students, a post on the back to school sales on technology, and the release of my next couple of books.