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New TI-30XS MultiView(TM) Scientific Calculator Available For Back To School

Added Capabilities Improve Visualization of Patterns to Enhance Understanding of Concepts

May 9, 2007

DALLAS, May 9 /PRNewswire/ – Texas Instruments, the leader in educational technology*, announces the TI-30XS MultiView(TM) scientific calculator, available in time for the 2007 school year. Designed with educators, the TI- 30XS MultiView has the familiar capabilities of TI scientific calculators plus a host of powerful enhancements to increase students' understanding of math concepts.

The TI-30XS MultiView makes the transition from scientific to graphing calculators more seamless with key layout and groupings and list functionality -- similar to features on TI graphing calculators, such as the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition.

"The TI-30XS MultiView allows students to visualize the problems in the same format as we discuss them in class," said Stacey Caruso- Sharpe, a middle school math educator at Lynch Middle School in New York. "Fractions are more realistic, pi can be left as a variable and students can work with tables of value, increasing their comprehension of algebraic relationships. All of these features increase students' understanding of the math concepts being taught."


The TI-30XS MultiView adds new capabilities to help improve students' visualization of math concepts. Key enhancements include a four-line display that allows students to see up to four calculations and answers, compare results and explore patterns on the same screen. This new feature also gives students the ability to scroll through previous entries in order to view and paste previous entries into new calculations.

The product also has a toggle key to help students see outcomes in different representations by changing answers between fractions, pi terms, square root expressions and decimal format. Using the MATHPRINT mode, including symbolic pi, stacked fractions, exponents and exact square roots, students see the same proper math notations as typically written by teachers on the whiteboard or outlined in a textbook.

    Additional features include:
  • Easy to read and navigate pull-down menus similar to those on a graphing calculator
  • All mode settings located in one central menu
  • Fraction computations and explorations can be viewed and performed in a familiar textbook format
  • Scientific notations appear with the proper superscripted exponents
  • Simple exploration of a (x,y) table of values for a given function, either automatically or by entering specific x values.

The TI-30XS MultiView comes packaged with a snap-on protective hard case, non-skid rubber feet and hard plastic, color-coded keys.


The product will be available at mass merchandisers and electronics retailers this year in time for back to school. Visit http://education.ti. com/educationportal/sites/US/productDetail/us_ti30xs_mv.ht ml for more information.

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Education Technology, a business of Texas Instruments, provides a wide range of advanced tools connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications and enabling students and teachers to explore mathematics and science interactively. Designed with leading educators and researchers, Texas Instruments' educational technology and services are tested against recognized thirdparty research on effective instruction and improved student learning. Such research shows that use of graphing calculators and wireless collaborative technology in the classroom helps teachers implement instructional strategies that lead to higher student interest, engagement and achievement in mathematics.* For more than 15 years, TI has worked closely with educators and administrators to develop student-focused curricular and supplemental classroom materials, and it supports the world's largest professional development organization for the appropriate use of educational technology. More information is available at http://www.education.ti.com/ .

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