# SquareCirclez - the IntMath blog

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31 July 2021
Finding the balance between student success and personal spending in our classrooms is a challenge for many teachers. Often, classroom budgets are limited in their ability to provide even the basics. While you may want nothing more than to buy your students all of the resources they could possibly need to have the best learning […]

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31 July 2021
Unfortunately, a common myth that many students enter the classroom with is that you're either a math person or you're not. As math teachers, we strive to change that belief so that our students can be confident in their ability to solve problems and learn mathematical concepts. These top 10 surprising classroom materials will help […]

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31 July 2021
The TI-83 series has been around for over 20 years, with a "silver" reissue about a decade ago. Though most technology this old is usually useless by today's standards, the TI-83—specifically the TI-83 Plus—has stayed relevant. In fact, it is one of Texas Instrument's best-selling graphing calculators. Part of its popularity is its ability to […]

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30 July 2021
A good calculator can be the difference between a great math class and a stressful one, especially for high school and college-level coursework. We aren't talking about your standard calculator either. We mean the kinds that can figure algorithms quickly, do away with the tedious algebra and graphing work, and provide more accurate results. But […]

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30 July 2021
Teaching math is not always easy to do, even if you're good at it. You not only have to juggle different ways to solve different concepts, but you also have to take into consideration different ways of learning. Some students are tactile and visual learners! Fortunately, math manipulatives are a great way to help students […]

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30 July 2021
Have you decided to homeschool your high school student this year? If the answer's "yes," you're not alone. The number of homeschool students increases steadily by about 8% per year. That number does not include the 100% increase the U.S. saw in 2021 during the pandemic. But with changes to the nationwide curriculum and learning standards, […]

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30 July 2021
Transitioning into high school is like entering the big leagues. Everything becomes and feels more important. Everyday math lessons are now all about preparing for college discipline and a future career. So shopping for high school back-to-school math supplies becomes a big deal too. High school students have moved on from the elementary foundations of numeracy, […]

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30 July 2021
The TI-NSpire by Texas Instruments is arguably the most powerful and reliable calculator you can buy. The two different types of TI-NSpire—the CX II and the CX II CAS—are both great options for math students handling coursework or about to tackle national exams (SATs and ACTs). Who Is The TI-NSpire CXII Designed For? With a little […]

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30 July 2021
Should you get a graphing calculator for the SATs? Absolutely. Graphing calculators are a must-have for most math classes and tests, including the SATs and ACTs. The TI-89 Plus is especially tailored towards the advanced mathematical problems found in trigonometry and calculus. How Are SAT-Approved Calculators Different? While there are many products to choose from on exam […]

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30 July 2021
Math classes can be daunting. From a young age, I knew I was going to enter one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) industries. I was able to get by a handful of courses without a calculator in my early high school career but the equations became harder and graphing them by hand became […]

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