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 TI Announces "The National Math Trail" Posted by Nick on 6 April 2000, 02:17 GMT Texas Instruments has announced a program called The National Math Trail. To make it short, this is a program where students and teachers nationwide can share their mathematics experiences on the Internet. One of the more interesting facets of this is the opportunity for educators and students to reinforce mathematical experiences in the community with FMV, audio and pictures. I wonder if our shameless plug of Pi Day would qualify :)

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Re: TI Announces "The National Math Trail"
Rajamani Gounder

Dude, Pi Day was awesome!

6 April 2000, 02:25 GMT

Re: Re: TI Announces "The National Math Trail"
Jeff Chai

Yeah! Pi day was awesome! Why don't you submit it to TI? Maybe they'll be happy to see kids so interested in Pi! You just don't know until you try! =)

note - This comment was not supposed to rhyme. ;)

6 April 2000, 02:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Announces "The National Math Trail"
Andy Selle
(Web Page)

Well the thought had crossed my mind, however, it isn't quite ready in its current condition. I need to do some new formatting and cleanup. I also need to strengthen the use of the calculator in the whole exploration.

6 April 2000, 05:15 GMT

Re: Re: TI Announces "The National Math Trail"
Daniel Bishop

Don't forget Pi Approximation day (22/7=July 22)

I personally prefer November 28 (333rd day of the year: pi ~= 333/106)

16 April 2000, 05:11 GMT

Re: TI Announces "The National Math Trail"
Robert Mohr
(Web Page)

Good idea, now there's a way for me to learn the weird math concepts on my 86 (my teacher has an 83).

6 April 2000, 02:26 GMT

Re: Re: TI Announces "The National Math Trail"
derobert

Doesn't the 86 doe all that the 83 does, except for the TVM, and more?

6 April 2000, 07:08 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Announces "The National Math Trail"
The_Professor
(Web Page)

What would TVM be?

6 April 2000, 21:51 GMT

TVM
jmg
(Web Page)

"Time Value of Money"

... which, of course, can be added to the 86's features with an ASM program from TI. (See link).

6 April 2000, 22:09 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Announces "The National Math Trail"
Daniel Bishop

Since I am taking statistics, I can assure you that the 83 has a lot of functions the 86 doesn't, like normalcdf.

Is there a way to add these functions to an 86?

16 April 2000, 05:06 GMT

Re: TI Announces "The National Math Trail"
Homer Simpson
(Web Page)

Sounds great. Now I'm wondering how they're going to do it - for real - as the announcement is pretty vague.

Plus they'll need to provide rather quick connections, if they want to make it possible to share videos...

6 April 2000, 02:36 GMT

Re: TI Announces "The National Math Trail"
Grant Elliott
(Web Page)

I'm kind of disappointed that Ticalc didn't celebrate April 2nd (42 Day) or February 11 (The 42nd day of the year)...

6 April 2000, 22:05 GMT

Re: Re: TI Announces "The National Math Trail"
The_Professor
(Web Page)

What does 42 have to do with anything?

6 April 2000, 22:48 GMT

42
Grant Elliott
(Web Page)

Well, 42 is the supreme constant. It is followed by pi, 0, e, 1, phi, i, psi, and a variety of other cool numbers (in about that order or coolness).

If you have no idea what I'm talking about (most people usually don't), read The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy and learn more about 42 at the above URL.

6 April 2000, 23:10 GMT

Re: 42
Jonah Cohen
(Web Page)

And yet for some strange reason our TI's don't agree that 6 time 9 equals 42...

6 April 2000, 23:37 GMT

Re: Re: 42
Grant Elliott
(Web Page)

Well, in base 13... But then again, "You just don't write jokes in base thirteen."

7 April 2000, 00:01 GMT

Re: 42
Nick Disabato
(Web Page)

My AIM screen name is BlueCalx84 for a reason.
BlueCalx42 was taken... :)

--BlueCalx

7 April 2000, 02:34 GMT

Re: Re: 42
Grant Elliott
(Web Page)

You have to be kidding... There's more than one BlueCalx? I'm scared...

7 April 2000, 03:13 GMT

Re: TI Announces "The National Math Trail"
David
(Web Page)

Sounds exiting :P

6 April 2000, 23:21 GMT