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Give teens on your list the one holiday gift that they will use from middle school through college

Value-minded consumers wrap up smart gifts from Texas Instruments

PRNewswire
Dec 3, 2009

DALLAS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, Texas Instruments is helping savvy shoppers give gifts that teens will use for years to come. If cutting edge technology and long-term value top your shopping list, consider TI's holiday gift roster: TI-Nspire™ and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculators, TI-30X MultiView™ scientific calculator and the recently released BA-II iPhone® app.

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Gift-givers can have peace of mind knowing that TI calculators are the ones recommended most by educators. Products like the TI-Nspire and the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculators deliver the ultimate in educational value for teens. TI's high tech learning tools can help teens gain a deeper understanding of math and can be used in subjects ranging from pre-algebra through college math. With computer-like features that teens love, a TI calculator may be the only gift they receive which is allowed for use on exams like the SAT**, ACT, AP** and the IB®.

"Teens tell us how much they appreciate receiving TI calculators as gifts. With a wide selection of models and price ranges to choose from, a TI calculator is a smart gift choice for teens and professionals alike," said Terri Grosh, Director of Parent-Student Marketing, Texas Instruments.

Choose the right gift for the student on your list:

  • TI-Nspire - TI's newest graphing calculator, this top tech tool creates a dynamic dimension for students to take an engaging, interactive role in their learning. TI-Nspire graphing calculators are backed by research(1) showing that graphing calculators can help improve students' math skills, and they're allowed on the SAT**, ACT, AP**, IB® and a growing number of statewide math exams.
  • TI-84 Plus Silver Edition - with lots of pre-loaded software applications, the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition will help students gain an academic edge from pre-algebra through calculus, as well as in biology, chemistry and physics. Research(1) shows students do better in math when they use a graphing calculator at home and in class, and with the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition's cool colors and personalization features, students are sure to get into the math groove this holiday season.
  • TI's scientific calculators - colorful, affordable scientific calculators are perfect stocking-stuffer treats. From basic calculations to sophisticated 2-variable statistics, conversions, regression analysis and scientific data plotting, TI's scientific calculators provide a range of functionality for general math, algebra, trigonometry and statistics. Choose from the TI-30XS MultiView™, TI-30X IIS and many more.
  • TI's BA-II iPhone app - for the college student or financial professional on your list, this app is for those who need to make short work of complex financial equations, on the go. The BA-II Plus app is equipped with all the original calculator's features, including the ability to solve accrued interest, amortization, cost-sell-margin, depreciation and time-value-of-money calculations, such as annuities, mortgages, leases and savings.

So, this holiday season, consider giving students a leg up in their math class. Texas Instruments calculators are available for purchase at most major retailers or online. TI's BA-II Plus application is available for download on the iTunes® App Store for $14.99.

About Texas Instruments

Education Technology, a business of Texas Instruments, provides a wide range of advanced tools connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications, helping students and teachers to explore math and science interactively. TI's products and services are tested vigorously against recognized third-party research, which shows that the use of graphing calculators helps improve the mathematical skills of students and their attitudes toward mathematics. For more information, visit education.ti.com.

Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.ti.com.

Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at www.ti.com.

** SAT & AP are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product. Policies are subject to change. Visit http://www.collegeboard.com/ for more information. IB is a registered trademark of the International Baccalaureate Organization.

iTunes is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Company. IB is a registered trademark of the International Baccalaureate Organization.

(1) www.education.ti.com/research

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