Texas Instruments TI-nspire Handheld Electronic Calculator

This handheld electronic graphing calculator has a plastic case and cover in blue, off-white, and dark gray. It has an array of thirty-seven relatively large keys, including keys for entering digits, arithmetic and trigonometric functions, programming, and control of the screen. The forty-two additional small round keys are mainly for letters and symbols. It is possible to remove the keypad (pushing a button on the back of the calculator) and replace it with a TI-84 PLUS keypad. The keys on this calculator are closer to a rectangular shape and take on more potential meanings. A mark at the bottom of this keypad reads: TI-84 PLUS KEYPAD. The box includes a plastic pouch for storing the extra keypad. A display above the keyboard splits into as many as four sections. A mark above it reads: TI-nspire (/) TEXAS INSTRUMENTS.
A mark on the back of the calculator reads: 2016006046 S-0507.
The calculator comes with three cables. One plugs into a jack at the bottom of the TI-84 Plus keypad and would connect to another TI-84 Plus keypad. A second plugs into the top of the calculator and would connect it to another TI-nspire. A third also plugs into the top and has a USB port, to connect to a microcomputer.
Also in the cardboard box with the calculator is a CD in case marked: TI-nspire (/) Computer Software for Math and Science (/) Logiciel d’ordinateur pour du labo de maths. Manuals in the box have titles TI-nspire Math and Science Learning Technology and TI-nspire Computer Software for Math and Science Reference Guide.
Also received with the calculator are:
1. A poster showing the calculator.
2. A transparency for an overhead projector showing the calculator.
3. A manual with title Getting Started with TI-nspire Math & Science Learning Technology.
4. A leaflet with title TI-CARES Educational Support Programs and Resources.
5. Sheets on Connect-to-Class teacher software, instructions on getting manuals in French, a license agreement, two customer response cards, and two quick reference cards, one in English and the other in French.
A mark on the box holding all of these materials reads in part: MADE IN CHINA.
Compare 2007.0179.06.
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Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
Texas Instruments
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys material)
metal (circuitry material)
paper (documentation; box material)
calculator: 1 in x 4 in x 8 in; 2.54 cm x 10.16 cm x 20.32 cm
detachable keyboard: 1/2 in x 3 in x 4 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 7.62 cm x 12.065 cm
box: 2 3/4 in x 13 1/2 in x 9 7/8 in; 6.985 cm x 34.29 cm x 25.0825 cm
place made
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Computers & Business Machines
Handheld Electronic Calculators
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Texas Instruments
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