Texas Instruments TI-nspire CAS (Computer Algebra System) Handheld Electronic Calculator


This handheld electronic symbolic graphing calculator has a plastic case and cover in two shades of gray. It not only gives numerical results (like the TI-nspire) but manipulates algebraic equations. Hence the "CAS" or computer algebra system in the name of the calculator.

The device 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. A display above the keyboard splits into as many as four sections. A mark above it reads TI-nspire CAS (/) TEXAS INSTRUMENTS.

A mark on the back of the calculator reads: 2016011983 S-0407.

The calculator comes with two cables. One plugs into the top of the calculator and would connect it to another TI-nspire. A second 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 CAS (/) Computer Software for Math and Science (/) Logiciel d’ordinateur pour du labo de maths. Manuals in the box have titles TI-nspire CAS Computer Software for Math and Science Reference Guide and TI-nspire CAS Computer Software for Math and Science .

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 CAS 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 2007.0179.05.

Date Made: 2007

Maker: Texas Instruments

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China

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Credit Line: Gift of Texas Instruments

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2007.0179.06Accession Number: 2007.0179Catalog Number: 2007.0179.06

Object Name: electronic calculator

Physical Description: plastic (case; keys material)metal (circuitry material)paper (documentation; box material)Measurements: calculator: 1 in x 4 in x 8 in; 2.54 cm x 10.16 cm x 20.32 cmbox: 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

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