#Giveaway Go Back to School with Texas Instruments

It is hard to believe that the summer is here, and that many of us are already preparing for the new school year ahead, but it is true and with that I find that now is the time to start tackling those back to school shopping lists. Like many with teens who are going to school or even have those in college this year, we find that those shopping lists get more and more complicated. Leaving us as parents or even students ourselves, trying to seek out those tools such as the laptops, certain types of paper, and calculators that are required for the new school year. The thing is, when I go to look for those calculators, I find that with the specifics that are required for a calculator that I can feel lost trying to find the right ones. And as a parent who is not only a mom to a teen who needs a calculator but who is a student myself, I have found that turning to the selection of Texas Instruments is the way to go. So when we were sent the TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator to review, I was very excited to check out the specifications and add it to our back to school shopping list.

See with the TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator, we can get a calculator that is made for not just college math and science needs, but also for kids in middle and high school. This calculator has the graphing capabilities that are needed for class, and unlike others that are similar, this one is 30% lighter and thinner than others. Allowing us to have the tool we might be needing, minus the bulky aspect that we might not want, and giving myself and my teen a lightweight calculator that is easier to carry throughout the day and even to after school activities. Along with the design being lighter and thinner, I also like that with the graphics and memory, that we get 6 times the memory which allows us to store those vivid, full color graphics, images, and data all on one calculator. 


TI-84 Plus CE Specifications and Features:
· Screen size: 320 x 240 pixels (2.8″ diagonal), Screen resolution: 140 DPI, 16-bit color
· Powered by a TI rechargeable battery
· 3 MB FLASH ROM memory for data archive and apps storage, 154 KB of available RAM memory · Additional technical specifications are available online at education.ti.com/84CE


Then when it comes to the look of the TI-84 Plus CE, I like that we can choose the ones that are suited to my teens style, allowing her to have the colors she likes when she picks from the bold new colors that are available. Giving her a calculator that not only meets the requirements her teachers have specified on those back to school shopping lists, but also one that fits her style! Which in all makes the choice to pick up the TI-84 Plus CE from the line up at Texas Instruments for your middle school, high school and even college students, one that you and your kids are sure to appreciate. And to help with completing those back to school shopping lists this year, the wonderful people from Texas Instruments would like to give one of my amazing readers their own TI-84 Plus CE!

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Product received, thank you to Texas Instruments as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

125 Comments

  1. jill190
    July 12, 2017 / 12:07 am

    The built-in apps are the best feature on this product.

  2. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 / 2:37 am

    I like that you can use it for different types of tests!

  3. BethElderton
    July 12, 2017 / 10:24 am

    What I really like is that this calculator has all the features my middle school age grand-daughter will need to carry her through to the most advanced classes later in high school.Mary Beth Elderton

  4. [Whatever U are, be a good one!]
    July 12, 2017 / 10:35 am

    I love that the TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator can be used for PSAT, SAT and ACT college entrance examsThank You for the chance!Fiona N

  5. DEBIJOT
    July 12, 2017 / 11:45 am

    I like that this is good for math and science.

  6. Rusthawk
    July 12, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    I like that my son can use it for his college classes.

  7. Francine Anchondo
    July 12, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    I like that you can use it for different types of tests!

  8. ellie
    July 12, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    My middle schooler struggles with math. I like that this helps and he can use it for years to come.

  9. Kimmy Ripley
    July 12, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Get students talking about math and science! MY Chloe Pearl would be so very grateful if I won this for her!

  10. Elizabeth Miller
    July 12, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    What I love is this is the one calculator that can take my daughter through middle, high school, and into college. I love that it is approved for use on all the pre college entrance exams.

  11. Lauren
    July 12, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I like the graphing capability.

  12. Kris
    July 12, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    I love the graphing feature; my daughter needs this for her math class

  13. Andrea
    July 12, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    I like that it is lighter and thinner than other comparable calculators.

  14. Rowell Reviews
    July 12, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    You can enter fractions exactly the same way as they are printed in the books. Thanks for the chance to win. Billie R. kekagel@yahoo.com

  15. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I like the color options. Patricia

  16. kellyr78
    July 12, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    I like the vibrant backlit color screen.

  17. Maryann D.
    July 12, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    I do like that you can use the TI-84 Plus calculator for use on the PSAT, SAT, and ACT college entrance exams, IB and AP tests.twinkle at optonline dot net

  18. Marge
    July 12, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    I like that these calculators can last for years and can be used for highschool or college

  19. Melissa Storms
    July 13, 2017 / 3:06 am

    I like that it is approved for use on PSAT, SAT, and ACT college entrance exams, IB and AP tests.

  20. CindyWindy2003
    July 13, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    I like how this calculator can be used on all the major tests out there from PSAT, to SAT to ACT

  21. CindyWindy2003
    July 13, 2017 / 2:13 pm

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  22. Isaiahsmom
    July 13, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    I like that it is lighter and thinner then other ones easier for carrying for the kids.

  23. Ken Ohl
    July 13, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    love the built in apps my wife would love this

  24. Leela
    July 13, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Standardized testing organizations have approved the TI-84 Plus calculator for use on the PSAT, SAT, and ACT college entrance exams, IB and AP tests.

  25. amanda whitley
    July 13, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    i like the loss prevention feature, these are not cheap calculators so that is a really smart feature.

  26. Birdie Bee
    July 13, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I like the MathPrint™ technology engages students by enabling them to enter fractions and equations in proper notation to they see it on the display exactly as it’s printed in texts and on the board.

  27. Nafeeza Chung
    July 13, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    I like that it is advanced and can do various tasks

  28. Christian A
    July 14, 2017 / 2:04 am

    I like the upgraded features from the TI-83.

  29. Jackie
    July 14, 2017 / 3:08 am

    I like that it can be used in math and science classes in both high school and college.

  30. Keri justice
    July 14, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    The screeen size and resolution is aweosme.

  31. Ronda
    July 15, 2017 / 1:25 am

    I like the apps storage.

  32. Tara L
    July 16, 2017 / 5:14 am

    I like its Math Print technology for fractions and equations.

  33. Jeremy
    July 17, 2017 / 1:55 am

    Like the built in apps.

  34. Seyma Bennett Shabbir
    July 18, 2017 / 5:14 am

    I love the built in apps, lightweight and easy to teach my kids how to use!

  35. Julie
    July 18, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    I like that it is lightweight sweet..

  36. Amy Z
    July 19, 2017 / 12:55 am

    I like that it comes with included apps.

  37. Patricia Wojnar Crowley
    July 20, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    I love the selection of colors. I had no idea there were so many to choose from!

  38. amh1982
    July 20, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    The apps are pretty neat and I like that it has a color display!

  39. Edye Nicole
    July 20, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    I like that it is lighter!mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

  40. snowwolf222
    July 22, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    I like the screen size and the colors.

  41. Marilyn
    July 23, 2017 / 12:21 am

    I like that it has lots of graph options and ability

  42. laura bernard
    July 23, 2017 / 2:49 am

    Love the apps!

  43. Nicole
    July 23, 2017 / 10:23 am

    I'm 38 and still own and use my TI-85 from high school. Love the graphing ability on the TI-84 Plus

  44. Nicole Lancaster
    July 23, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    What I like best about the TI-84 Plus calculator is it has horizontal and vertical split screen options.

  45. Nicole Lancaster
    July 23, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    What I like best about the TI-84 Plus Calculator is the horizontal and vertical split screen options

  46. Mary Cloud
    July 23, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    It has a lot of great features – I like that it has a rechargeable battery.

  47. Cathy Jarolin
    July 23, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    What I Like about the Tl 84 plus is that it is made by Texas Instruments and that's a quality Brand.. I also really like all the different pretty colors it comes in.. Awesome..

  48. Robin Abrams
    July 27, 2017 / 10:01 am

    I love that it comes with built in apps.

  49. Annmarie Weeks
    July 27, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    I love the graphing ability! And that it's one of the calculators recommended at our high school!

  50. Vickie V
    July 28, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Gah..need for my advanced colleges math course..statistics and calculus especially and marine ecology

  51. FireRunner2379
    July 31, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    This would be great for my oldest son, I like that it has a rechargeable battery!

  52. Michelle
    August 1, 2017 / 12:42 am

    I like the large screen!

  53. Ken Christensen
    August 1, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    import photos to graph is very cool

  54. Ann Fantom
    August 6, 2017 / 12:21 am

    I like that you can load different apps on the calculator. FYI, my daughter just informed me that her math teacher is recommending that all the students get TI-84 calculators. I would love to win this for her.abfantom at yahoo dot com

  55. Barb
    August 6, 2017 / 12:46 am

    The built in apps are great. I really like the size of this and the larger numbers.

  56. peg42
    August 6, 2017 / 12:47 am

    I like the large screen and also that you can use this for high school and college. I expect our son who is going into high school will be needing one of these.

  57. Wendy ArtsyChaos
    August 6, 2017 / 3:59 am

    The MathPrint™ technology is really exciting! Good for students that really need to see the math.

  58. Tram Le
    August 6, 2017 / 4:53 am

    I like that it is 30% lighter and thinner than earlier generation TI-84 Plus models.

  59. Mysharona
    August 6, 2017 / 11:12 am

    In like the built-in apps.

  60. Crystal F
    August 6, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    I like that they are approved to be used during SAT's and college exams. Thank you!

  61. reg369
    August 6, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    I like the rechargeable battery.

  62. Rusty
    August 6, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Perfect timing, on our daughters back to school list 🙂

  63. iggysaysno
    August 6, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    The fact you can program it.

  64. Casandra
    August 6, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    I like so many like the apps, the technology you get, and that you can program it.

  65. Julie Lynn Bickham
    August 6, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    I like that my daughter can use this for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT college entrance exams, IB and AP tests.

  66. HilLesha O'Nan
    August 7, 2017 / 3:03 am

    I love that it can be used for PSAT, SAT, and ACT college entrance exams, IB and AP tests.

  67. Anonymous
    August 7, 2017 / 4:40 am

    the color screen

  68. sandra williams
    August 7, 2017 / 4:41 am

    the color screen

  69. jjmon2012
    August 7, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    zadaya has a little dog name prince so I would pick the puppy

  70. tara darity
    August 7, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    I like the built in apps. My son will need this calculator for school soon!

  71. christine lewis
    August 8, 2017 / 12:45 am

    This is the kind of calculator that my daughter needs for her Math classes. Great that it is programmable.

  72. Lisa Voyce
    August 8, 2017 / 1:39 am

    I like that it transitions from high school to college.

  73. Anonymous
    August 8, 2017 / 2:33 am

    I like that standardized testing organizations have approved the TI-84 Plus calculator for use on the PSAT, SAT, and ACT college entrance exams, IB and AP tests.

  74. Shane A
    August 8, 2017 / 11:07 am

    It's a relief it's acceptable to use on PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams.

  75. mikeymike
    August 8, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    the ability to write programs for it.

  76. bbrittbrat1398
    August 8, 2017 / 11:57 pm

    My favorite is the built in apps it comes with. Brittney House

  77. Robert
    August 9, 2017 / 12:41 am

    This would be great for my granddaughter

  78. lasian1
    August 9, 2017 / 3:31 am

    It has real-world data collection and analysis.

  79. Allegra Brockelman
    August 9, 2017 / 6:04 am

    Very helpful high school through college

  80. Daniel M
    August 9, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    I like the graphing feature

  81. RICHARD HICKS
    August 9, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    One feature I like is Pre-loaded Apps and Images

  82. Amy Deeter
    August 10, 2017 / 2:23 am

    I am really happy with the screen size

  83. Anonymous
    August 10, 2017 / 2:59 am

    Standardized testing organizations have approved the TI-84 Plus calculator!

  84. Jane McGregor
    August 10, 2017 / 3:00 am

    Standardized testing organizations have approved the TI-84 Plus calculator!

  85. Michele C
    August 10, 2017 / 4:28 am

    Thank you for the giveaway. I love that it offers so many different settings. It is perfect for Statistics class! I also love that I can let my daughter use it at school/homework, and I can use it for my classes as well.

  86. joyven
    August 10, 2017 / 7:15 am

    I like the graphing

  87. Jason Haynes
    August 10, 2017 / 11:14 am

    I love all the pre-loaded formulas and functions.I remember my old TI-84.

  88. Kathy Pease
    August 10, 2017 / 11:29 am

    I love the TI-Rechargeable battery

  89. brendaelsner
    August 10, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    I love the graphing feature. Would help my son greatly since this is one area he struggles with.brat52101 at yahoo dot com

  90. Robert
    August 10, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    The rechargable battery is the best feature for me

  91. Susan Smoaks
    August 10, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    i love the fun colors and the built in apps. this calculator will do everything i need it to do.

  92. Elaine
    August 10, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Love the display screen!

  93. Anonymous
    August 10, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    Vibrant Backlit Color Screen!theyyyguy@yahoo.com

  94. Renee Grosskreuz
    August 10, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I like that it is a good size to carry in a purse.

  95. Jae Park
    August 10, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    I like that this calculator has a "color display that enables students to see equations, data and graphs clearly." That would be very helpful for my daughter because she sometimes forgets her glasses at home. Thanks!

  96. Jennifer Herman
    August 10, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    I like that it is approved for PSAT, SAT and ACT college entrance exams.

  97. Anonymous
    August 10, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    built in apps are awesome

  98. Breanne
    August 10, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    I like the apps.

  99. Christina Graham
    August 11, 2017 / 1:54 am

    My favorite thing about this calculator is that the screen is color. My husband's current calculator is still b&w.

  100. One Woman Juggler Dawn
    August 11, 2017 / 2:04 am

    I like that it has been approved for the SAT and ACT as my son will be taking that this year!!!

  101. slb3334
    August 11, 2017 / 2:26 am

    I like the graphing feature.

  102. trichie
    August 11, 2017 / 2:29 am

    I love all the apps that are included

  103. Erica Hall
    August 11, 2017 / 3:18 am

    I love that it looks smaller and lighter than the one my daughter is currently using for her multiple math classes.

  104. gabbyj
    August 11, 2017 / 3:33 am

    I like that it can be used for pre-college or college classes, it is light in weight, and it has a large memory.

  105. J Brodman
    August 11, 2017 / 3:48 am

    I like that it has a large color display. It also has decent memory for a calculator. Because it is a calculator which can be used all through middle school, high school and college, it is very economical.

  106. Maggie Moh
    August 11, 2017 / 4:02 am

    I like that it has a rechargeable battery

  107. Janine h
    August 11, 2017 / 4:02 am

    I like that it's approved for use with the SAT and other tests

  108. Brian E.
    August 11, 2017 / 4:03 am

    We like the MathPrint functionality: lets you enter fractions and equations in proper notation.

  109. Sarah Bihms
    August 11, 2017 / 4:54 am

    I love that it graphs in color! I wish they had this when I was in high school…

  110. AEKZ2
    August 11, 2017 / 5:38 am

    I like that there are pre-loaded Apps and Images.

  111. Clair Freebie
    August 11, 2017 / 6:45 am

    I love how it can be used for a variety of different exams!

  112. Kerry P
    August 11, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    I love that is has been approved to be used on tests! I wish it was when I was in college. Passing the algebra entry exam would have saved me a fortune!

  113. Tammy OHagan
    August 11, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    My daughter starts high school this year. I love that its approved for test and I like that it transitions from high school to college.

  114. Julie
    August 11, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    I love that it has pre-loaded apps, this would be great for my husband who is in college right now.

  115. RBadboys
    August 11, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    I am headed back to at age 53 and the backlit screen would be easier on my eyes

  116. Erica G
    August 11, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    I like that it can be used from middle school (as a regular calculator)on through college (with all the other stuff and built in apps). I also love the colors!

  117. dvice12
    August 11, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    I like that it has data storage memory

  118. Anonymous
    August 11, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    I like that it has geometry on it and you can use it thru high school ,natbelinsky@verizon.net

  119. Cathy Jarolin
    August 11, 2017 / 5:59 pm

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  120. Lisa Pecora
    August 11, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    I like the different color options.

  121. Ashley Meyer
    August 11, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I love that you can use it for graphing

  122. lyndseyluvsjj
    August 11, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    The graphing capability and also the apps are pretty cool too!

  123. Philip Lawrence
    August 11, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I like that the functions keys are in different colors making it easier to tell what you are pressing.

  124. blakkis
    August 11, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    I love the rechargeable battery and that there's multiple colors to choose from~

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