Do you know you don’t really need the latest and the most updated phones to run android? As it goes, you don’t even need a phone at times. Also, not only android, but you can also run Linux without a phone. In fact, you can easily run android or Linux and even browse the web on a calculator. Isn’t it interesting to say the least?
So which calculator is that?
Although it isn’t your average mathematical calculator, the TI-Nspire CX is a calculator indeed, and being able to surf the internet on it with a connection will be a great feat indeed.
The TI-Nspire CX is an advanced graphing calculation The calculator does math and science together, making itself an all in one device. The TI-Nspire CX is robust, hand-on learning, handheld device that you can use with your math and science curriculum in middle school and college as well.
What does the TI-Nspire CX do?
The TI-Nspire CX can perform a range of functions for you;
You can use it as a simple calculator to perform computations. You can also enter equations, expressions, and mathematical formulas in this one.
You can use the TI-Nspire CX for plotting and exploring functions, inequalities, and equations of a graph. Moreover, you can even animate points on graphs and even use sliders to explain behaviors and do more.
The TI-Nspire CX can be used to construct geometric figures and also create animations.
The TI-Nspire CX can be used to perform math operations on data and visualize their connections and plots.
5. Take Notes
You can easily take notes, instructions, and other comments on the TI-Nspire CX screen alongside doing your math.
The TI-Nspire CX can be used to plot graphs, use methods such as histograms, bar and pie charts, and box plots amongst other things.
7. Chemical Formulas
Using the TI-Nspire CX students can also solve their chemical equations and formulas easily.
The best thing about the TI-Nspire CX is the fact that it’s a handheld device but can be used to create documents, pages and save mathematical equations like you would do so on a computer.
Another added benefit of using the TI-Nspire CX is that it has been approved by standardized testing organizations for high stake exams including SAT, PSAT?NMSQT, ACT, AP, and also IB Diploma Programme.
But that’s not all. Students who have been using the TI-Nspire CX, have now found ways to run the internet on this handheld calculator including running a full operating system, for example, the Linux or even the Android.
How To Get Internet In Ti-Nspire CX
Although for an internet connection to run on the TI-Nspire CX people need to take the help of USB or wire, and that it is far from being a standalone internet connection, it is indeed a remarkable feat to be able to use the internet on a graphic calculation.
So how can that be done?
You will simply need to get your hands on the Wi-Fi module for the TI-Nspire CX. The module is now easily available in the market and will enable you to use your calculator to surf the web and a number of other simple internet activities.
The wireless adapter for TI-Nspire CX can simply be connected to the graphing calculator equipping the TI-Nspire CX to run wireless internet. The module easily connects to the bottom of the Nspire line of graphing calculators, allowing them instant Wi-Fi capability.
Although being used to high-end smartphones, we would really not enjoy browsing the internet on a handheld graphing calculator but it can really open up a repository of easy to use applications on the TI-Nspire CX.
Before the Wi-Fi module was introduced, it was a nuisance to download applications on the TI-Nspire CX. Users had to buy a USB transfer cable for the TI-Nspire CX and go through the whole process of jailbreaking, updating and installation on their calculator to be able to run special programs or even transfer data to the calculator.
The main purpose of the introduction of a wireless module for the TI-Nspire CX was to allow wireless transfer of files to the TI-Nspire devices rather than the users having to go through an ordeal to get their date on the calculator.
The module connects to the top of the TI-Nspire CX allowing it internet connectivity. The whole system has been designed to be very compact and portable so that it doesn’t burden the TI-Nspire CX and allows ease of transfer of files and wireless connectivity to the device.
Although the size of the module is rather small, it offers a large radio range, for easy transfer of heavy data files to the TI-Nspire CX. If the TI-Nspire CX is equipped with the TI-Navigator System in the classroom, having the Wi-Fi module will also allow students to see their own results which are sent directly to the classroom.
Before the Wi-FI module was introduced for the TI calculators, users had to use an internet-connected computer to connect the calculator to the internet. With the introduction of the module, Wi-Fi connectivity on the TI-Nspire CX has been made easy and it now provides a computer free way to connect the calculator to the computer.
However, the main concern that arose for the users was the fact that whether the Wi-Fi module introduction would call for a bigger, more power-efficient battery for the TI-Nspire devices.
However, since the device was only used for data transfers and accessing school-related work files (phones providing a better range of connectivity on social media and entertainment) the problem didn’t arise to cause a bigger concern.