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# On-Demand Webinars

Free on-demand webinars that demonstrate effective use of TI technology to help build student understanding.
These webinars cover a variety of topics, subject areas and TI technology and often feature free activities found on the TI Activities webpage.

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Code by Numbers
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: All
Duration: 60 mins

What do Anti-Primes and the Euler Totient Function have to do with pseudo-coding? Code by Numbers provides multiple opportunities to engage middle school students in problem solving, investigations and pseudo-coding. Join this webinar to see how these low threshold, high ceiling tasks can be used to prepare students for senior mathematics classes, particularly VCE and QCE students.

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VCE Specialist Series - Arc Length and Surface Areas of Solids of Revolutions
Speakers: Raymond Rozen
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

In this webinar, we will look at applications of integration, finding the surface area of a solid of revolution by rotating the region about the x-axis, both by hand and using TI-Nspire CX II CAS technology examples will be explored.

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VCE Specialist Series - Sequences and Series
Speakers: Peter Flynn
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

In this session, we look at how TI-Nspire CAS can be used to enhance the teaching and learning of sequences and series. Topics covered include sequences generated by recursion and the solution of first order linear recurrence relations and their applications. Tips for efficient and accurate TI-Nspire CAS use will also be showcased.

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VCE Specialist Series - Lines and Planes in 3D
Speakers: Bozenna Graham
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

In this webinar we will cover:

• Cross product
• Intersecting and skew lines
• Two and three intersecting planes
• Vector, parametric and cartesian form of a line in 2 and 3 dimensions
• System of equations with two and three variables and their geometric interpretation
• Parametric and cartesian equation of a plane
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VCE Methods Series - Newton's Method and Pseudocode
Speakers: Sanjeev Meston
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

This webinar will demonstrate the use of Pseudocode (part of new Study design) to Mathematically investigate Newton's Method to analyse the geometry of a curve, using the tangent lines to a curve to find the numerical solution. It is a root-finding algorithm which produces successively better approximations to the roots (or zeroes) of a real-valued function. We will check the Pseudocode with Python and TI Basis on TI-Nspire..

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VCE Specialist Series - Matrix Transformations
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

“Have you ever had a dream that you were sure was real?” Nothing imaginary about the tools we’ll be using in this version of the Matrix. Participants will see how to build student understanding of reflections, dilations, translations and rotations using some of the less frequently used features of TI-Nspire. Through this approach students develop a much richer understanding of Matrix Transformations.

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VCE Methods Series - Probability Simulations
Speakers: Brian Lannen, James Mott and Frank Moya
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

In this webinar we interrogate the notion of simulation and examine the principles of setting up simulations to model and investigate problems. The discussion will be illuminated with examples suited to the newly revised Mathematical Methods & Specialist Mathematics courses.

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VCE Methods Series - New Calculus Content for 2023
Speakers: Roger Wander
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

The new VCE Mathematics Study Design (2023-2027) contains a few changes in the Key Knowledge and Key Skills for MM 3 and 4. In this webinar, we look at how teachers using TI-Nspire CAS software can effectively teach their students two new calculus techniques – the Central Difference approximation for differentiation, and the Trapezium Rule for approximating area under a curve. Join us as we look at how TI-Nspire's Graphs, Calculator and Notes applications can be used in the classroom to create meaningful visual and algebraic representations of these important additions to the MM course..

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VCE Specialist Series - Logistics Differential Equation
Speakers: Bozenna Graham
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

This webinar includes:

• Logistic curve - changing the parameters in real-life contexts.
• Modelling with the logistic differential equation: specific & general cases.
• Predator-prey model.
• Greatest rate of change with concavity and point of inflection.
• Domain and range restrictions, asymptotic behaviour.
• Examples of modelling contexts.

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VCE General Series - Leslie Matrices
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

In this webinar we use the matrix recurrence relation: 𝑆(n+1)=𝐿𝑆(𝑛) where L is a Leslie matrix and 𝑆(n) is a column state matrix to model the transition between three states of beetle populations: Juvenile, Adult and Senior. A specially crafted TI-Nspire file will be provided to participants to track and graph the three population states over time to provide students with a better understanding of the modelling.

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VCE Methods Series - Probability and Statistics with Pizzazz
Speakers: Frank Moya
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

This webinar will focus on exploring features of TI-Nspire CAS to enhance the teaching and learning of ‘Area of Study 4: Data analysis, probability and statistics’, in the revised study design for Mathematical Methods. It will include ideas to help develop a sound understanding of key concepts related to probability distributions, sample proportions and confidence intervals. Consideration will also be given to the use of TI-Nspire to efficiently deal with some common types of exam-style probability questions.

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VCE Specialist Series - Logic and Proof
Speakers: Peter Flynn
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

In this session, we look at some ways where TI-Nspire CAS can be used to augment the teaching of logic and proof. Tips for the effective teaching of proof will be offered.

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VCE Methods Series - Transformations, a Graphical Approach
Speakers: Frank Moya
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

With regards to transformations of the plane, the matrix representation is no longer required in the revised study design, providing greater scope for more intuitive approaches to be used. In this webinar we will leverage some under-utilised features of TI-Nspire to explore the effect of transformations on the graphs of a function, and the relationship between the graph of an original function and the graph of a corresponding transformed function. Possible matrix-free, exam-style questions and their solutions will also be considered.

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VCE Specialist Series - Vector Calculus
Speakers: Peter Flynn
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

In this session, we look at how TI-Nspire CAS can be used to enhance the teaching and learning of vector calculus. Tips for efficient and accurate TI-Nspire CAS in examinations will also be showcased.

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VCE General Series - Recurrence Relations
Speakers: David Tynan
Level: Senior

Duration: 50 minutes

In this session we see how TI-Nspire can be used to generate arithmetic and geometric sequences using first order linear recurrence relations. We will explore and model practical situations involving discrete linear growth and decay such as simple interest loans or investments, and reducing balance depreciation.

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Taking your TI-30XPlus MathPrint to the Limit
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: All

Duration: 50 minutes

Differentiation from first principles, approximate integrals using left and right bound (inner and outer) rectangles, trapezia and more, infinite sums, the TI-30X Plus MathPrint™ can do it all. See how to use function definitions, lists and formulas and much more.

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Statistics in the HSC Mathematics Standard Course
Speakers: Peter Flynn
Level: Senior

Duration: 45 minutes

In this session, we will demonstrate how the NESA approved TI-30X Plus MathPrint Calculator can be used in the teaching and learning of statistics in the HSC Mathematics Standard course. Some tips for answering exam questions will also be covered.

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Taking your TI-Nspire CXII CAS to the Limits
Speakers: James Mott
Level: All

Duration: 45 minutes

In this webinar, a range of techniques will be demonstrated to maximise the usefulness of the TI-Nspire™ CX II CAS for tackling calculus-related exam style questions. Skills and concepts will be drawn from both Differential and Integral Calculus. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session.

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Recursion and Financial Mathematics
Speakers: David Tynan
Level: All

In this webinar, a range of techniques will be demonstrated to maximise the usefulness of the TI-Nspire™ CX II technology for teaching and learning financial concepts and skills. Some tips for answering exam questions will also be covered.

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Maths Games
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: All

Are your students up for the challenge? From the current internet craze, Wordle; the challenging Factor Game, Greedy Pigs and more. This session is jammed full of great games you can play with your students while they learn valuable mathematics concepts. Are you up for the challenge?

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TI Codes Club - Selecting your Hardware: Responding to Data
Speakers: Peter Fox and Sanjeev Meston
Level: All

Duration: 45 minutes

Digital connectivity to the world around us involves two-way communication, input and output. In this session we focus on outputs as we introduce some of the actuators that you can use to physically respond to information from sensors.

This session is suitable for interested teachers and students.

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Kicking Goals with Statistics - Mathematics in the AFL
Speakers: AFL Legend - Paul Salmon will be joined by Brian Lannen and Peter Fox
Level: All

Duration: 45 minutes

Has the 21st Century placed a full stop on full forwards? Who can remember the record breaking round 3 shoot-out in the 1993 AFL home and away season. The shoot-out was between Paul Salmon (10 goals) and Gary Ablett Snr (14 goals)? The past 50 years has seen a steady decline (linear regression) in the number of goals kicked by the Coleman medalist. Come along and join the discussion with the legend himself, Paul Salmon, as we discuss all things football, mathematics and STEM.

This session is suitable for interested teachers and students.

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TI Codes Club - Selecting your Hardware: Collecting Data
Speakers: Peter Fox and Sanjeev Meston
Level: All

Duration: 45 minutes

Digital connectivity to the world around us involves two-way communication, input and output. In this session we focus on inputs as we introduce some of the sensors that you can use to collect information from the outside world.

This session is suitable for interested teachers and students.

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TI Codes Club - Selecting your Coding Language
Speakers: Peter Fox and Sanjeev Meston
Level: All

Duration: 45 minutes

TI-Basic or Python™ programming, the choice is yours. In this session we will write some simple programs to highlight the similarities and differences between TI-Basic and Python™ so you can make an informed decision when it comes to deciding which coding language you will use.

This session is suitable for interested teachers and students.

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TI Codes Club - The Engineering Design Process
Speakers: Peter Fox and Brian Lannen
Level: All

Duration: 45 minutes

What is involved in engineering a solution? Concept to completion, this session covers it all! From simple household supplies to 3D printers, see how to build solutions, match them to electronic sensors to help gather digital information about the world around us.

This session is suitable for interested teachers and students.

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TI Codes Club- Getting Started
Speakers: Emily Stacker and Brian Lannen
Level: All

Duration: 45 minutes

Do your students have an interest in coding, electronics, technology or design? If yes, the 2022 TI Codes Australia Contest is the competition for your students! Join this session to see what’s involved, how to enter and receive tips from one the judges. Download the key documents before this session as we will unpack them whilst answering all your questions.

This session is suitable for interested teachers and students.

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Music is Maths with Feeling
Speakers: Sanjeev Meston
Level: All

Duration: 1 hour

Music and mathematics are deeply intertwined. From the numbering of the notes within a scale, to chords, frequencies and harmonics, the “mathe-musical” beat goes on. Activities demonstrated in this webinar aim to harness your students’ interest in music to tune them in to important concepts of middle-school mathematics.

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10 Geometry Gems
Speakers: Peter Fox - Texas Instruments
Level: All

Duration: 1 hour

In between the Graphs and Spreadsheet Applications you will find this amazing tool, the Geometry Application! This Application can be used to explore much of the Geometry curriculum but also deepen Algebra and Calculus understanding. In this session we cover 10 uses of the Geometry Application.

Activities mentioned in this webinar

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Maths + Technology = Gold Medal Performance
Speakers: David Tynan
Level: All

Duration: 1 hour

Bring the games to your classroom using Texas Instruments technology. Presenters will demonstrate how to:

• Analyse the performance of champions using competitor data,
• Create mathematical models to help predict athlete achievement,
• Integrate maths and sport using world record data.

You will come away with inspiring activities to engage and teach your middle years classes.

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Middle School Mayhem
Speakers: Panel
Level: All

Duration: 1 hour

Are you looking for some activities for your middle mathematics school students? Is throwing things around the classroom out of the question? In this session we are joined by a panel of teachers, each one will share an engaging activity they have used with their class. All the lessons are applicable to Middle school mathematics and use a range of calculators from scientific to graphing. Links to all the activities available directly from the recording.

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Fun with Graphs
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: All

Duration: 50 Minutes

Graphing functions might seem like a Mickey Mouse sort of thing to do, but it is a great way to practice reflections, translations and dilations for a range of graph types. In this session participants will see how to create graphic art, rotate a function around the x or y axis and more. So, don’t be goofy and miss out on this educational and entertaining webinar.

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Introduction To Python with TI-Nspire CXII Technology
Speakers: Sanjeev Metson
Level: Beginner

Duration: 60 minutes

Learn about the easy-to-use Python programming language and the included custom TI-developed add-ons to the language. No programming experience necessary. This webinar is relevant for educators in STEM and Mathematics.

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TI Technology Resources for a Successful Back to School
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: Beginner

Duration: 60 minutes

Start the upcoming school year knowing how to navigate the Texas Instruments Australia (TI) website to access the multitude of resources available that support teaching and learning Maths and STEM.

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How To: Navigating the new Premium Teacher Software
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: All

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” So what are you going to do different with your students?

The new TI-Nspire Premium Teacher software incorporates the TI-Navigator software. The TI-Navigator system is a powerful teaching and learning tool that increases student engagement, provides instant feedback and provides for fast and efficient assessment of student work.

In this webinar you will see how to:

• Set up a class
• Send Quick Polls including instant data collection
• Have students present live to the class without leaving their seat
• Automatically mark student work
• Review and analyse student results
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IB: Using the TI-nspire in the International Baccalaureate
Speakers: Peter Fox and Sanjeev Meston
Level: All

An introduction to TI-nspire with a specific focus on the IB courses. This video includes a range of activities, each one is linked within the webinar files.

The Powerpoint slideshow in the bundle provides all the links, simply click on the activity image whilst running the slide show.

Note: The audio quality in this recording is low due to high internet traffic during the recording.

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How To: Creating Digital Lessons for On-line Learning
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: All

Are you preparing to teach remotely? In this session you will see how to quickly and easily create and share digital documents. Your students can interact with these documents and send them back to you for assessment, all on the same platform that they take into their exams! Students lost their software licence? No problem, we are also offering FREE 6 month access.

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Mathematical Methods and Specialist: Get ahead of the game with TI-84PlusCE (Student)
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: Senior

Start the year off feeling empowered!

Save precious time and learn from the experts. This student focused webinar will provide time saving strategies, tips and tricks and to setup your TI-84PlusCE calculator for success.

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IB; Analysis and Approaches SL and HL with TI-nspire (Student)
Speakers: Bozenna Graham
Level: Senior

Start the year off feeling empowered!

Save precious time and learn from the experts. This student focused webinar will provide time saving strategies, tips, tricks and shortcuts to setup your TI-nspire (non-CAS) calculator for success.

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Get ahead of the game. Methods and Specialist with TI-nspire (non-CAS) (Student)
Speakers: Rodney Anderson and Melissa Hourigan
Level: Senior

Start the year off feeling empowered!

Save precious time and learn from the experts. This student focused webinar will provide time saving strategies, tips, tricks and shortcuts to setup your TI-nspire (non-CAS) calculator for success.

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Get ahead of the game. General and Further Mathematics with TI-nspire CAS (Student)
Speakers: Danijela Draskovic and Craig Browne
Level: Senior

Start the year off feeling empowered!

Save precious time and learn from the experts. This student focused webinar will provide time saving strategies, tips, tricks and shortcuts to setup your TI-nspire CAS calculator for success.

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Get ahead of the game. Methods and Specialist with TI-nspire CAS (Student)
Speakers: Stephen Crouch and James Mott
Level: Senior

Start the year off feeling empowered!

Save precious time and learn from the experts. This student focused webinar will provide time saving strategies, tips, tricks and shortcuts to setup your TI-nspire CAS calculator for success.

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How To: What's new with CX II?
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: All
Check out the new features of the TI-nspire CX II and TI-nspire CAS CX II. The teacher software also has lots of nice surprises. We will also discuss classroom management when your students have a mixture of CX and CX II series calculators.
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How To: Coding and Drawing with TI-Nspire CX II
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: All

Check out the new drawing commands available through coding in the new TI-nspire CX II. Drawing lines is simple and can connect coding with mathematics from simple to complex. Shapes, animations and more, there are so many wonderful tools and a whole new canvas on which to draw them.

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Specialist Mathematics - Online Student Revision
Speakers: Stephen Crouch
Level: Senior

Revision lectures can be costly and travel time considerable. Here’s your chance to take part in a new initiative provided by Texas Instruments Australia. Register for this live revision lecture, work through sample problems and also get the opportunity to ask questions! That’s right, we’ll have mathematics teachers on the system ready to answer as many questions as we can during the webinar. The event is free so you have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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Further Mathematics - Online Student Revision
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: Senior

Revision lectures can be costly and travel time considerable. Here’s your chance to take part in a new initiative provided by Texas Instruments Australia. Register for this live revision lecture, work through sample problems and also get the opportunity to ask questions! That’s right, we’ll have mathematics teachers on the system ready to answer as many questions as we can during the webinar. The event is free so you have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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Further Mathematics - Online Student Revision using Notes
Speakers: Craig Browne
Level: Senior

Revision lectures can be costly and travel time considerable. Here’s your chance to take part in a new initiative provided by Texas Instruments Australia. Register for this live revision lecture, work through sample problems and also get the opportunity to ask questions! That’s right, we’ll have mathematics teachers on the system ready to answer as many questions as we can during the webinar. The event is free so you have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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Mathematical Methods - Online Student Revision
Speakers: Frank Moya
Level: Senior

Revision lectures can be costly and travel time considerable. Here’s your chance to take part in a new initiative provided by Texas Instruments Australia. Register for this live revision lecture, work through sample problems and also get the opportunity to ask questions! That’s right, we’ll have mathematics teachers on the system ready to answer as many questions as we can during the webinar. The event is free so you have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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Curriculum Inspiration - Driving Further (TI-84)
Speakers: John Bament
Level: All
Duration: 20 mins

In this Curriculum Inspiration John will use golf driving distances from PGA and LPGA records to explore correlation between year and distance. The relationship shows a relatively strong positive correlation over a period of almost 20 years. Students use the relationship to predict driving distances into the future and compare the accuracy of these predictions against more recent data.

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Mathematics: Introducing the binomial and normal probability distributions
Speakers: Melissa Hourigan and Craig Browne
Level: All
Duration: 60 mins

In this webinar, effective ways of introducing the binomial and the normal distributions will be showcased. In particular, we aim to show how to construct easy-to-make TI-Nspire demonstration files that will allow the teacher to illustrate key features and important properties of both distributions. This webinar concentrates on developing conceptual understanding of both distributions.

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Curriculum Inspiration - String Art (TI-Nspire)
Speakers: David Tynan
Level: All
Duration: 20 mins

In this Curriculum Inspiration, David Tynan explores creative ways to reinforce linear function algebra with Years 9–10 students and transformations of sets of such functions. The focus is on the students discovering what effect each parameter in the function (e.g. gradient & y-intercept) might have on the shape and location of the set of graphs.

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Mathematics: Introducing Distributions of Sample Proportions and Sample Means
Speakers: Peter Flynn & Frank Moya
Level: All
Duration: 60 mins

In this webinar, effective ways of introducing distributions of sample proportions and sample means will be showcased. In particular, we aim to show how to use TI-Nspire demonstration files that illustrate key features and important properties of both sampling distributions. This webinar concentrates on developing conceptual understanding of both sampling distributions.

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Mathematics: Introducing Discrete Random Variables
Speakers: Peter Flynn & Peter Fox
Level: All
Time: 7:00pm (AEST)
Duration: 60 mins

In this webinar, effective ways of introducing the concept of a discrete random variable and associated discrete probability distribution(s) will be showcased. In particular, we aim to illustrate the importance of simulation and develop an interesting algebraic generalisation emanating from one of the discrete probability distributions examined.

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Curriculum Inspiration - Introduction to Parabolas
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: All
Duration: 20 mins

In this Curriculum Inspiration - Peter shows how to create a greater understanding of parabolas, beyond the 'u' shaped curve. A parabola has specific properties that make them very useful in the world around us yet the algebraic equation is incredibly simple. The terms focus and directrix are used (not eccentricity), however they are only used in the construction and to provide the understanding about the distance from the curve to the focus and the curve to the directrix.

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Curriculum Inspiration - 3D Pythagoras and Quadruples
Speakers: Peter Flynn
Level: Senior

We all know Pythagorean triads, but what about Pythagorean Quadruples, a tuple of integers, applicable to 3D problems? Students are provided with an activity file that includes an interactive diagram of a three dimensional box. Each side (edge) of the box can be varied with the subsequent diagonal length displayed. Students compute the length of the diagonal to verify Pythagoras’s theorem in three dimensions.

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Curriculum Inspiration - Driving Further (TI-Nspire)
Speakers: Bozenna Graham
Level: All
Duration: 20 mins

In this Curriculum Inspiration Bozenna will use golf driving distances from PGA and LPGA records to explore correlation between year and distance. The relationship shows a relatively strong positive correlation over a period of almost 20 years. Students use the relationship to predict driving distances into the future and compare the accuracy of these predictions against more recent data.

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Curriculum Inspiration - Pythagoras is not Real
Speakers: Peter Flynn
Level: Senior

Don’t be alarmed, this is not the same situation as one of the fictional entities that visit your house annually to deposit chocolate eggs or place gift wrapped items under a tree. This story is about the retrospective beauty of mathematics. Pythagoras definitely existed (Approx 569 BC); but planes and imaginary numbers did not. The retrospective beauty of this activity is how complex numbers can be used to generate an infinite set of Pythagorean triples.

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Curriculum Inspiration - Exponential Learning (non-CAS)
Speakers: Peter Flynn
Level: Senior

Learning exponentially or exponential learning, this Curriculum Inspiration looks at the developing an understanding of the transformations of exponential functions. How are they similar to transformations of other functions? Why are some transformations represented differently? A series of powerful, dynamic visuals help students understand dilations away from or toward each axis.

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Mathematics: Transformations
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: All
In 1637 René Descartes published a revolutionary book La Géométrie where he brought together two areas of mathematics; Geometry and Algebra in an attempt to ‘unify’ mathematics. The “Cartesian” plane, named after René Descartes, is an integral component of every high school mathematics course. Transformations of ‘shapes’ can be explored geometrically or over-laid on the Cartesian plane so as to help students understanding when transformations are treated algebraically in senior levels. Join us on this webinar as we demonstrate how to generate transformations using the geometry tool, matrices and of course functions.
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Curriculum Inspiration - Exponential Learning (CAS)
Speakers: Chris Ireson
Level: Senior

Learning exponentially or exponential learning, this Curriculum Inspiration looks at the developing an understanding of the transformations of exponential functions. How are they similar to transformations of other functions? Why are some transformations represented differently? A series of powerful, dynamic visuals help students understand dilations away from or toward each axis.

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Mathematics: Using Data Capture to help teach calculus
Speakers: Stephen Crouch
Level: Senior
Maximum / Minimum problems in calculus can be enhanced by dynamic visual representations providing students with a deeper understanding of the concepts. Students can see the change in x and the change in y. Data capture adds another level to this understanding. In this webinar participants will see examples of how powerful this tool is and see how to construct their own dynamic representations complete with automatic data capture.
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Data and Where to Find it
Speakers: Peter Fox and Roger Wander
Level: All
2.5 Quintillion bytes of extra data are created each and every day. 90% of the world's data was created in the past two years. How are your students collecting and analyzing data? Whether your students are creating on-line surveys through a Google Form or downloading from a website, they can quickly and easily move their data onto their TI-Nspire meaning their is much less time spent performing data entry and more time on analysis. In this webinar we will identify a collection of data collections opportunities, show how to efficiently move the data from a computer to handheld and finally how to analyse the data. We'll also include some cool tips and tricks like how to 'lock' the data so it cannot be inadvertently changed or deleted.
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Want to know a secret?
Speakers: Craig Browne and Chris Ireson
Level: Senior

It's probably the worst kept secret since everybody keeps asking about them, Widgets and User Defined Functions! This combination can provide for very efficient calculator use. Are your students using them? In this webinar we will introduce the basics, how to store and retrieve them and provide some very simple examples that will be shared with one and all.

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Curriculum Inspiration - Functions
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: Senior
Mathematics - the only place to choose your relations without genetic engineering. Check out how to translate, dilate and reflect functions and relations on the TI-84PlusCE.
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Curriculum Inspiration - Functions
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: Senior
Mathematics - the only place to choose your relations without genetic engineering. Check out how to translate, dilate and reflect functions and relations on the TI-Nspire CX.
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Curriculum Inspiration - Vectors
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: Senior
Vectors:  If you’re struggling to figure out where to start with a topic of this magnitude, this Curriculum Inspiration will provide you with plenty of direction. Lots of tips on using your TI-84Plus CE  with Vectors.
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Curriculum Inspiration - Vectors
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: Senior
Vectors:  If you’re struggling to figure out where to start with a topic of this magnitude, this Curriculum Inspiration will provide you with plenty of direction. Lots of tips on using your TI-Nspire CX  with Vectors.
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Graphing and using functions on your TI-84PlusCE
Speakers: Isabelle Hoadley and John Bament
Level: All
To define or not define, that is the question. Defining functions is more than just an efficient strategy, it can help students understand and work with functions and functional notation. From basic polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions through to inverses, this webinar promises to go from one to many.
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Graphing and using functions on your TI-Nspire
Speakers: Sanjeev Meston and Roger Wander
Level: All
To define or not define, that is the question. Defining functions is more than just an efficient strategy, it can help students understand and work with functions and functional notation. From basic polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions through to inverses, this webinar promises to go from one to many.
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Curriculum Inspiration - Combinatorics
Speakers: Brian Lannen
Level: Senior
Pascal's triangle, constructed by combinatorics but filled with more treasures than Pirates Bay.  Check out some of these gems on the TI-84Plus CE.
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Curriculum Inspiration - Combinatorics
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: Senior
Pascal's triangle, constructed by combinatorics but filled with more treasures than Pirates Bay.  Check out some of these gems on the TI-Nspire CX.
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Curriculum Inspiration - Sequences and Series
Speakers: Brian Lannen
Level: Senior
Fibonacci's sequence is one of the most famous, it leads to the Golden Ratio. Did you know there is also a Silver and Bronze ratio? This Curriculum Inspiration will lead you through the Metallic Numbers activity and show you how to use recursive sequences on the TI-84Plus CE Calculator.
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Curriculum Inspiration - Sequences and Series
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: Senior
Fibonacci's sequence is one of the most famous, it leads to the Golden Ratio. Did you know there is also a Silver and Bronze ratio? This Curriculum Inspiration will lead you through the Metallic Numbers activity and show you how to use recursive sequences on the TI-Nspire Calculator.
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Efficient management of TI-Nspire, enhancing student performance.
Speakers: Brian Lannen and Peter Fox
Level: All
An introduction to managing the pages, applications and variables on your TI-Nspire. File management including how to move files from the internet to your computer or student handheld(s) will also be included in this session, so have your software and handheld ready to follow along.
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Teaching with Technology
Speakers: Peter Flynn and Shelley Cross
Level: All

Description:

Teaching with technology is not a skill set, it’s a mindset. Fasten your seatbelt as the presenters in this webinar take you on a visual journey through mathematics. The brain processes visual images up to 60,000 times faster than text. Engagement is 58% higher on Instagram compared to Facebook. Our brains are pre-wired to never forget a face. “I see what you mean”, it’s part of our vernacular. Powerful visuals increase engagement, are more memorable than text and can be used to improve student understanding of mathematical concepts. From Year 7 to Year 12, teachers can use TI-Nspire teacher software to help illustrate an enormous range of mathematical concepts using powerful visuals.

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Stepping into 2019
Speakers: Roger Wander and Craig Browne
Level: All

Description:

Early commencement, head start, step up or transition, it’s all about getting students started in their 2019 studies. Creating a meaningful and engaging unit whilst marking exams and writing reports is exhausting, time consuming and stressful! We can’t mark your exams or write your reports but our free and ready to use resources may be just the ticket for that introductory unit. The self-directed activities will help your students learn how to use their calculator to explore and solve mathematics problems related to the most common topics taught during this time.

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Statistics and Probability
Speakers: Peter Fox and Joanna Kyprianou
Level: Senior

Duration: 1 hour

Description:

Stone, Bronze, Iron, cement and silicon ages defined past centuries, the 21st century may well be defined as the Data age. Statisticians are now called Data Scientists, not surprisingly when 90% of the world’s data has been collected in the past two years. Probability and statistics are not the same thing, they are related, but much more circuitously than algebra and calculus. The sample mean is a statistic, the population mean is not. Statistics are based on observations, population parameters are philosophical abstractions often used to compute the plausibility of a future event. Statistics like the sample mean however are often used to estimate population parameters; the fidelity of estimate depends on the number of observations used to compute the statistic. This webinar will use the TI-Nspire Teacher software to help unravel these two nucleotides that are shaping the growth and development of the 21st Century.

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Putting the M in to STEM with Rover
Speakers: Jody Crothers and Peter Fox
Level: All

Duration: 1 hour

Description:

A robot that draws graphs, how cool is that? Rover is a robotic vehicle with a very mathematical brain capable of collecting data, drawing graphs and even using Euler’s method to solve differential equations. The TI-Nspire or TI-84Plus CE calculator send basic commands to Rover, forward, backwards, turn and Go To (x,y). Drawing a graph is as simple as generating a table of values and navigating to successive coordinates. In this webinar we will show you how to set up Rover, send commands and read sensors.

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Tasmania Exam Readiness – General Mathematics TASC 3 course
Speakers: Tim Grabovszky
Level: Senior

Description:

This webinar will focus on how to be time efficient and get the most out of your calculator in an exam situation. We will examine the 4 topics of:

Bivariate Data Analysis

• Lines of best fit;
• Regression lines;
• Residual plot analysis;
• Correlation;
• Time series analysis

Time series analysis

• Finance;
• Annuities in arrears (loans) and advance (superannuation);
• Compound interest;
• Depreciation;
• Finance mode.

Trigonometry

• Earth geometry using interactive notes page;
• Cosine and sine rules;
• Area of a triangle (Herron’s formula.)

Sequences and Series

• Simultaneous equations to find terms of sequences;
• Plotting sequences and difference equations;
• Using sequences and series formulae.
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IB Mathematics SL and HL Exam Preparation
Speakers: Bozenna Graham and Joanna Kyprianou
Level: Senior

Description:

In this webinar the presenters will work through carefully selected Paper 2 examination style questions using TI-Nspire technology. The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate accurate and efficient strategies in approaching examination questions. Topics to be covered will include algebra, functions, calculus and probability.

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Exam Readiness – General Stage 2 SACE
Speakers: John Bament & Isabelle Hoadley
Level: Senior

Description:

The Stage 2 SACE accredited General Mathematics identifies ICT as one of the seven capabilities and students develop these by understanding the role of electronic technology and making informed decisions about its use. In fact, one of the nine Performance Standards addresses “appropriate and effective use of electronic technology”. This webinar will address these requirements through all five main topics using the:

• home and graphing screens;
• in-built functionality buttons;
• Finance, Simultaneous Equation and Linear Programming apps;
• free TI-Connect software to transfer large amounts of quantitative information to the handheld;

Throughout the webinar attendees will have the opportunity to have their questions answered.

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IB Mathematical Studies SL- Exam Preparation
Speakers: Bozenna Graham and Joanna Kyprianou
Level: Senior

Description:

In this webinar the presenters will work through carefully selected examination style questions using TI-Nspire technology. The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate accurate and efficient strategies in approaching examination questions. Topics to be covered will include statistics, calculus, normal distribution and financial mathematics.

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Exam Readiness – Methods Stage 2 SACE
Speakers: John Bament & Isabelle Hoadley
Level: Senior

Description:

The Stage 2 SACE accredited Mathematical Methods Subject Outline states that “students are expected to make discerning use of electronic technology to solve problems and to refine and extend mathematical knowledge “. In fact, one of the nine Performance Standards addresses “appropriate and effective use of electronic technology”. This webinar will address these requirements for both Calculus and Statistics using the:

• home and graphing screens;
• in-built functionality buttons;
• Probability Simulation and Transformation apps;
• free TI-Connect software to transfer large amounts of quantitative information to the handheld;

Throughout the webinar attendees will have the opportunity to have their questions answered.

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Specialist Mathematics (Vic) - Exam Readiness - 2018
Speakers: Peter Flynn and Raymond Rozen
Level: Senior

Description:
In this webinar the presenters will use TI-Nspire technology to work through carefully selected CAS-active Specialist Mathematics examination-style questions, covering the six areas of study. The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate accurate and efficient strategies using functionalities of TI-Nspire CAS, appropriately chosen from its graphical, algebraic and numeric capabilities. The webinar will also illustrate the use of templates in Notes pages, which can be prepared beforehand and used during the exam. Useful exam and technology tips and tricks will also be offered.

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Further Mathematics (Vic) - Exam Readiness - 2018
Speakers: Craig Browne and Sanjeev Meston
Level: Senior

Description:
Preparing our students for exams in VCE Further Mathematics requires that they learn how to effectively use calculator technology. This webinar focusses on techniques to make the most of TI-Nspire calculator precision options. It will also demonstrate how to use the Notes App and handy programs for quickly obtaining needed results required in examination settings.

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Mathematical Methods (Vic) - Exam Readiness - 2018
Speakers: Stephen Crouch and Frank Moya
Level: Senior

Description:
In this webinar the presenters will use TI-Nspire technology to work through carefully selected CAS-active Mathematical Methods examination-style questions, covering the four areas of study. The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate accurate and efficient strategies using functionalities of TI-Nspire CAS, appropriately chosen from its graphical, algebraic, numeric and tabular capabilities. The webinar will also illustrate the use of templates in Notes pages, which can be prepared beforehand and used during the exam. Useful exam and technology tips and tricks will also be offered.

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Mathematical Methods - Unit 2
Speakers: Frank Moya
Level: Senior

Description:
Visual and computational capabilities of TI-Nspire will be used to explore characteristics of functions and their graphs and solve related equations. Featured activities, taken from the functions and graphs, calculus and algebra areas of study, will showcase multiple representations of a problem, and will utilise problem-solving or modelling techniques. These approaches aim to enhance students’ understanding of key concepts by making the scenarios more meaningful and helping to link new learning to existing knowledge. During the webinar, tips will be offered on using some new features that have been added to TI-Nspire in recent updates.

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Enhancing student performance in the Further Maths modules
Speakers: Craig Browne and Sanjeev Meston
Level: Senior

Description:
This webinar will focus on ways of integrating TI-Nspire technology into the Further Mathematics classroom, with a particular focus on the Geometry & Measurement and Graphs & Relations modules. It will show how to help students make efficient use of solvers, graphing features, the Notes App as well as functions and programs in these modules.

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Mathematical Methods - Unit 4
Speakers: Frank Moya & Stephen Crouch
Level: Senior

Description:
This webinar will demonstrate ways of using dynamic features of TI-Nspire to enhance conceptual understanding of topics commonly taught in Unit 4, including applications of integral calculus and probability. Simulations of repeated random sampling will be used to illustrate an approach to the development of the key ideas of the sampling distribution and confidence intervals, with the aim of helping students experience the topic of statistical inference for sample proportions in a meaningful way. Tips and tricks on setting up interactive activities and simulations will be offered throughout the webinar.

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Specialist Mathematics – Just plane Vectors
Speakers: Rodney Anderson & Peter Fox
Level: Senior

Description:
One Direction may have been popular but three are better. The TI-Nspire can handle vectors in three dimensions, plane and simple. In this webinar we will use a mixture of dynamic visuals and matrices to explore a range of Vector problems.

Note: Content applicable to TI-Nspire CX and TI-Nspire CX CAS

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IB Mathematics solving equations effectively with a GDC
Speakers: Bozenna Graham and Joanna Kyprianou
Level: Senior

Description:

The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate some useful short-cuts, address common student misconceptions and showcase strategies for effective GDC use. TI-Nspire skills incorporating the use of the store command, variables and table functionality will be demonstrated through applicable problems requiring the solution of equations and inequalities both numerically and graphically. Specific reference will be made to trigonometric functions and applications.

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Mathematical Methods – Choosing Your Relations
Speakers: Melissa Hourigan & Shelley Cross
Level: Senior

Duration: 1 hour

Description:
It is often said that “You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your relations”. Well, this is simply not true when it comes to TI-Nspire technology! If graphing circles was an Olympic event TI-Nspire would run rings around the entire logo. You can also graph parabolas in the form y=x2 or y2 = x including the axis of symmetry, focus and directrix. From origami to differential calculus, we’ll cover everything you need to know about relational graphing on TI-Nspire.

Note: Content applicable to TI-Nspire CX and TI-Nspire CX CAS

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Introduction to Lua Programming
Level: All

Description:
Lua is a fast and powerful programming language which is surprisingly easy to learn - and it comes built in to TI-Nspire! You can use it to create dynamic lessons for your students, or for them to take the next step on from TI-BASIC. Even if you have no coding experience,  you will find Lua surprisingly accessible. Join us for this overview and introduction. If you like what you see, there are free lessons online which can take you gently from simple scripts to dynamic graphics, physics simulations, even Bluetooth-controlled robots!

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IB Mathematics Studies
Speakers: Bozenna Graham and Joanna Kyprianou
Level: Senior

Description:
In this webinar, teachers will experience how TI-Nspire CX can be used to enhance student understanding of some important concepts covered in Topic 6: Mathematical Models and Topic 7: Introduction to Differential Calculus. In addition to showcasing learning activities relevant to these topics, tips for fluent TI-Nspire CX use will also be offered.

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IB Mathematics Standard Level
Speakers: Bozenna Graham and Joanna Kyprianou
Level: Senior

Duration: 1 hour

Description:
In this webinar, teachers will experience how TI-Nspire CX can be used to enhance student understanding of some important concepts covered in Topic 4: Vectors and Topic 5: Statistics and Probability with a particular focus on probability distributions. In addition to showcasing learning activities relevant to these topics, tips for fluent TI-Nspire CX use will also be offered.

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General and Further Geometry and Trigonometry
Speakers: Craig Browne and Roger Wander
Level: Senior

Duration: 1 hour

Description:
Dynamic geometry environments provide an amazing opportunity to engage students in learning through exploration. From simple problems involving scale factors, similarity and congruency to more conceptually demanding problem such as: How can the vertices of a triangle move when perimeter is preserved? Trigonometric relationships are also better understood with the aid of a dynamic diagram. This webinar will focus on the use of the Geometry application within TI-Nspire in addition to providing some tips and tricks on using trigonometric functions.

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Specialist - Kinematics and Solids of Revolution
Speakers: Sanjeev Meston and Stephen Crouch
Level: Senior

Description:

From empirical data to formulas and applications, this webinar will explore the depth and breadth of these rich topics. The CBR can be used to collect empirical data and build a sound understanding of kinematics. Individually created videos or ones sourced from YouTube can also be used to collect empirical data. Join us for this engaging webinar that will put your lessons in a spin!

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The Matrix
Speakers: David Tynan and Peter Flynn
Level: Senior

Duration: 1 hour

Description: There are numerous practical applications of matrices including: cryptography, computer animation, electrical circuits and path optimization in a multitude of graph theory related problems, just to name a few. With the wealth and diversity of matrix related applications it makes perfect sense to include them all levels of the high school mathematics curriculum. This webinar will include basic operations in addition to simple applications at all levels.

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Methods – Simulations and Optimisation
Speakers: Stephen Crouch and Frank Moya
Level: Senior

Description

Simulations provide an opportunity for students to experience the reality of a scenario and gather meaning from it. This meaning can then help students associate their learning with existing understanding and concepts. The visual and computing power of TI-Nspire provide the ideal platform to use simulations applicable to probability and calculus.

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Middle School Mathematics with TI-84 Technology
Speakers: John Bament and Isabelle Hoadley
Level: All

Description:
Increasing levels of student engagement is one of the keys to improving student learning. Join this webinar to explore teaching strategies that take advantage of TI-84 handheld technology and have the potential to increase student engagement and foster student-centered learning.

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Inspiring Middle School Mathematics
Speakers: Melissa Hourigan and Brian Lannen
Level: All

Increasing levels of student engagement is one of the keys to improving student learning. Join this webinar to explore teaching strategies that take advantage of TI handheld technology and have the potential to increase student engagement and foster student-centered learning.

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Further (& General) Mathematics – Time Series Data
Speakers: David Tynan
Level: All

Investigating and modelling time series data, where to find such data sets, how to share them with students and using TI-Nspire™ CX CAS to explore, summarise and interpret time series data.

• Seasonalising and de-seasonalising
• Numerical and graphical smoothing
• Modelling trends by fitting a least squares line with time as the explanatory variable
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Mathematical Methods - Inverse and Composite Functions
Speakers: Stephen Crouch & Frank Moya
Level: All
In this webinar, teachers will be introduced to a variety of TI-Nspire™ CAS CX functionality considered important in the teaching and learning of Unit 3 Mathematical Methods.
• Domain and Range considerations
• Generating, defining and graphing inverse functions
• Generating, defining and graphing composite functions
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Specialist Mathematics – Vectors and Graphs of Rational Functions
Speakers: Chris Ireson and Stephen Crouch
Level: All

In this webinar, teachers will be introduced to a variety of TI-Nspire™ CAS CX functionality considered important in the teaching and learning of Unit 3 Specialist Mathematics.

• Vector representation and calculations
• Graphing and analysing rational functions
• Tips for students to become more efficient users of their TI-Nspire CAS CX
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Back-to-School Tips and Tricks for TI-84PlusCE™ Technology
Speakers: John Bament and Isabelle Hoadley
Level: All

There’s no better time to sharpen your TI-84PlusCE™ technology skills than the back-to-school season. Whether you’re new to TI-84PlusCE technology or have been using it for years, chances are there are some handy tips and tricks that can be added to your TI-84PlusCE toolkit.
This session will highlight:

• What’s new in the latest operating system? Check out the Piecewise function entry!
• Where to find free activities and assessment resources
• What’s new with the TI-84 Plus CE classroom solution – using TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software for the TI-84 Plus graphing family and TI Connect™ CE software application to support classroom management
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Back-to-School Tips and Tricks for TI-Nspire™ Technology
Speakers: Craig Browne and Rodney Anderson
Level: All

There’s no better time to sharpen your TI-Nspire™ technology skills than the back-to-school season. Whether you’re new to TI-Nspire™ technology or have been using it for years, chances are there are some handy tips and tricks that can be added to your TI-Nspire™ toolkit. This session will highlight:

• Exploring mathematical relationships with dynamic measurements, calculations and linked variables to help students make connections across multiple representations
• Creating lessons with sliders and conditional statements to engage students in tough-to-teach, tough-to-learn concepts
• Using interactive math boxes to explore input/output relationships by evaluating mathematical expressions and commands
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SACE: The year that was - General Mathematics
Speakers: John Bament & Isabelle Hoadley
Level: Senior

We will look back at the first year of the Stage 2 SACE accredited General Mathematics course and the external examination. We will discuss what we, as teachers, and our students have experienced and learnt over the year.
The 2017 SACE Subject Outline states that students need to understand "the role of electronic technology in the study of Mathematics", make "informed decisions about the use of electronic technology" and "extend their skills in using technology effectively". So, how can the TI-84 be used to achieve this and be applied across all six Topics?
In this webinar we will address these Topics, with a particular focus on Statistical, Financial and Discrete Models, simultaneous linear equations, matrices and linear programming. Participants will be shown how the TI-84 can be utilised to strengthen teachers explanation of these skills and deepen students understanding.
There will also be an opportunity to have your subject specific questions answered.

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Extended Investigations for TI-Nspire™ Technology
Speakers: Brian Lannen and Jim Lowe
Level: Senior

What can my Senior Mathematics students achieve in their transition week? Most schools have introduced a ‘transition week’, ‘step up program’, ‘early commencement’ or similar, to help retain students for a longer period of time at this late stage of the year . This is a major inconvenience for senior teachers as they try to mark exam papers, write reports and start getting courses ready. No time for reflection or to debrief on the positives and negatives of 2017, there are students waiting! To help relieve the pressure, we created a series of extended investigations that should keep your students engaged to the very end of the year. The resources are self- directed tasks so that students can work at their own pace leaving you free to … help them. By the way, we’ve even prepared the answers for you. So invest an hour with us on this webinar so we can help cut down your preparation time.

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Introductory Activities for TI-Nspire™ Technology
Speakers: Brian Lannen
Level: All

We know it’s a busy time of year. Senior students are doing their exams. Teachers are marking exams and writing reports. Meanwhile, you now have a whole bunch of new classes as students transition up a year level. We can’t mark your exams or write your reports. We certainly can’t sit the exams either. We can provide you with a bunch of getting started resources that will save you time and engage your students as they come through the week or so of transition classes. The resources are self- directed tasks so that students can work at their own pace leaving you free to … help them. By the way, we’ve even prepared the answers for you. So invest an hour with us on this webinar so that we can help cut down your preparation time and perhaps learn a few cool things along the way that you and your students can do with TI-Nspire.

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Using TI-Nspire™ CX to Handle Paper 2 of IB Examination
Speakers: Mr. Hilary Lai and Bozenna Graham
Level: Senior

Duration: 1 hour

IB Paper 2 examination requires the use of graphing display calculators. In this webinar, the speaker will show you some useful techniques in handling examination questions using the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld.

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Specialist Mathematics (Vic) - Exam Readiness - 2017
Speakers: Chris Ireson and Raymond Rozen
Level: Senior

In this webinar the presenters will work through carefully selected Specialist Mathematics examination style questions using TI-Nspire technology. The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate accurate and efficient strategies through the use of TI-Nspire functionality, including the use of some of the less familiar commands, new features including relational graphing, some useful short-cuts, and applicable course content.

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Mathematical Methods (Vic) - Exam Readiness - 2017
Speakers: Bozenna Graham and Craig Browne
Level: Senior

In this webinar the presenters will work through carefully selected Mathematical Methods examination style questions using TI-Nspire technology. The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate accurate and efficient strategies through the use of TI-Nspire functionality, including the use of some of the less familiar commands, new features including relational graphing, some useful short-cuts, and applicable course content.

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Further Mathematics (Vic) - Exam Readiness - 2017
Speakers: Roger Wander and Brian Lannen
Level: Senior

In this webinar the presenters will work through carefully selected Further/General Mathematics examination style questions using TI-Nspire technology. The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate accurate and efficient strategies through the use of TI-Nspire functionality, including the use of some of the less familiar commands, new features including relational graphing, some useful short-cuts, and applicable course content.

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TI-Innovator Hub: A Control Engineer's Perspective
Speakers: Peter Lannen and Peter Fox
Level: All

The TI-Innovator Hub is the repackaging of a test board that originally belonged to the TI-Semiconductor Division. TI-Education Division has now surrounded it with sensors, actuators and activities suitable for classroom use and the STEM curriculum. But how does the hub stand up if we now hand it back to industry? Peter Lannen is a Control Systems Engineer in Maitland NSW. He looked at our “Happy Birthday” sound program and a few others and reworked a bit of the code. Join Peter in this webinar to see what he came up with and gain inspirational ideas about the places to where your students can possibly take their STEM work.

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Assessing the Solutions with the TI-84Plus CE
Speakers: Jim Lowe and Ray Cross
Level: All

Duration: 1 hour

The TI-84Plus CE calculator can be used to develop, strengthen and assess students’ learning of mathematics skills and concepts. In this webinar participants will see how data logging can build student understanding of linear relations, trigonometry or inverse functions. See how a simple graph can provide feedback to a student without having to check the back of the book

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STEM
Speakers: Jim Lowe and Peter Fox
Level: All

It’s National Science Week – Check out the range of free and ready to use resources available on the Texas Instruments website. Work like an Engineer with the TI-Innovator Hub using either the TI-Nspire or TI-84Plus CE. Try some coding or data logging, you will be surprised how simple it is to get started.

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Assessing the Solutions with TI-Nspire
Speakers: Melissa Hourigan and Ray Cross
Level: Senior

The TI-Nspire calculator can be used to develop, strengthen and assess students’ learning of mathematics skills and concepts. In this webinar participants will see how algebraic understanding can be developed through interactive resources, explore geometric constructions to lead students into discovering geometric properties and finally how TI-Nspire can be used to assess students singularly or as an entire class.

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SACE: The year that was - Mathematical Methods
Speakers: John Bament & Isabelle Hoadley
Level: Senior

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 5:30 pm
Australia Central Time (Darwin, GMT+09:30)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 7:00 pm
Australia Eastern Standard Time (Sydney, GMT+10:00)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 6:30 pm
Australia Central Daylight Time (Adelaide, GMT+10:30)

Duration: 1 hour

We will look back at the first year of the Stage 2 SACE accredited Mathematical Methods course and the external examination. We will discuss what we, as teachers, and our students have experienced and learnt over the year.
The 2017 SACE Subject Outline states that students need to develop "informed decisions about the use of electronic technology" and "extend their skills in using (such) technology". So, how can the TI-84 be used to achieve this and address the 30 "electronic technology" comments made in the course subtopics?
In this webinar we will focus on these and look at various aspects of calculus and statistics, highlighting where the TI-84 can be used to strengthen teachers explanation of key skills and deepen students understanding.
There will also be an opportunity for attendees to have their questions answered.

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Probability for the Normal and non-Normal
Speakers: Stephen Crouch and Brian Lannen
Level: Senior

Discrete and Continuous distributions applicable to Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics will be covered in this webinar. Measures of central tendency and spread for both discrete and continuous distributions will be explored. See how to efficiently and effectively use the TI-84Plus CE, TI-Nspire CX and TI-Nspire CX CAS for a range of probability calculations.

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Making Mathematics Real with Data
Speakers: Peter Fox and Jody Crothers
Level: All

Duration 1 hour

Data is most traditionally associated with statistics; however it can help bring many areas of mathematics to life, framing a context, building algebraic understanding or validating senior level calculus applications. The wealth of data sources, accessibility and digital classroom tools make data an essential resource that can help students see the relevance and importance of mathematics, “Cognition is situated in context” [Sierpinska 1995].

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Problems worth Exploring - Episode 3
Speakers: Jim Lowe and Peter Fox

In Episode 1 Goats were gobbling and cups were emptied and filled, in Episode 2 we weathered through some hail stones and consumed some pi. In this episode we will reach new altitudes providing students with the opportunity to explore with model cars and paper folding. Our model car problem involves minimising the time taken to travel a set distance where a ramp is used to generate the car’s speed. Can we reduce the time taken by changing the shape of the ramp? Our second problem starts with some simple paper folding that leads into a lovely linear graphs problem. So if you are looking for some great problems to get your student’s dendrites firing, join us for Problems worth Exploring – Episode 3.

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Specialist Mathematics - Differential and Integral Calculus
Speakers: Peter Flynn & Neale Woods
Level: Senior

This calculus webinar will show how TI-Nspire CX CAS can be used to cover analytic and numeric differentiation and integration and their application to curve sketching, evaluation of arc length, area and volume. Helpful tips and tricks to assist students and teachers in getting the most of their TI-Nspire CX CAS will be provided.

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Coding in the Victorian 7 - 10 Curriculum
Speakers: Frank Moya & David Tynan
Level: All

Coding and algorithms is a required part of the Number and Algebra strand in the 2017 Victorian 7-10 mathematics curriculum (VCMNA254/ 282/ 307/ 334/ 358). In this webinar we will unpack these requirements and aim to clarify expectations at each year level. The ready-to-use activities presented in the webinar will showcase TI-Nspire as an ideal tool for the implementation of the relevant content descriptions for Levels 7 to 10/10A.

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Developing Concepts in Year 10 Mathematics
Speakers: Shelley Cross and Jim Lowe
Level: Intermidiate

Conceptual understanding of mathematics principles improves student retention and their ability to work with procedural skills. In this webinar we will work through a selection of activities applicable to Year 10 and Year 10A of the Australian Curriculum. The activities promote conceptual understanding, incorporate a hands on approach, include dynamic and interactive visuals and develop an inquiry based approach to learning.

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Investigations in Year 10 Mathematics
Speakers: Melissa Hourigan and Rodney Anderson
Level: All

In this webinar we will explore a range of technology inclusive investigations applicable to Year 10 and 10A Mathematics aligned to the Australian Curriculum. The investigations are accessible to a broad range of students and will help them prepare for further studies in mathematics and develop greater familiarity with the type of technology they are able to use in senior mathematics examinations. The TI-Nspire CX calculator will be used, however the content is equally applicable to the TI-Nspire CX CAS and the TI-84Plus Family.

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Further Mathematics: Recursion and Financial Modelling
Speakers: Brian Lannen and Sanjeev Meston
Level: Senior

This recursion and financial modelling webinar will show how TI-Nspire CX CAS can be used to cover the use of first-order linear recurrence relations, to model and analyse a range of financial situations, and solve related problems involving interest, appreciation and depreciation, loans, annuities and perpetuities. Helpful tips and tricks to assist students and teachers in getting the most of their TI-Nspire CX CAS will be provided.

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Methods - Optimising Outcomes and Exploring Relations
Speakers: Raymond Rozen & Stephen Crouch
Level: Senior
Looking for some good optimisation problems for your Methods students this year? In this webinar we will explore the ladder / hall problem, one step at a time. We will wrap up the calculus section of the webinar with some paper folding then circle back to explore some relations. If you thought the puns were bad here, wait until you join us for the live event.
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STEM with the TI-84Plus CE
Speakers: John Bament and Jim Lowe
Level: All
Is your school introducing a STEM program? Are you looking for support material and ideas? In this webinar you will see how to use Coding to explore mathematics, Data Logging for science and the new TI-Innovator for Engineering. No matter what your angle, we have it covered.
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STEM with TI-Nspire™
Speakers: Tim Grabovszky and Peter Fox
Level: All

Is your school introducing a STEM program? Are you looking for support material and ideas? In this webinar you will see how to use Coding to explore mathematics, Data Logging for science and the new TI-Innovator for Engineering. No matter what your angle, we have it covered.

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Further Mathematics - Applications
Speakers: Brian Lannen and Jody Crothers
Level: All

In this Webinar presenters will demonstrate appropriate use of TI-Nspire™ technology applicable to Data Analysis, Sequences & Recursion and associated modelling and applications. Participants will use various functionalities of TI-Nspire™ CAS, including some less familiar features and those new to the latest operating system, to explore important concepts from these topics. Highlighted activities will provide participants with content they can apply to their own SACs and investigations.

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Problems worth Coding
Speakers: Jim Lowe & Peter Fox
Level: All

In 1742 Christian Goldbach wrote a letter to Leonhard Euler which included the conjecture: “Every integer greater than 2 can be written as the sum of three primes.” (At the time 1 was considered prime). Euler replied noting that “Every even integer can be written as the sum of two primes.” This delightful correspondence between these mathematicians has never been proven. With only minor changes the conjectures remain true without the necessity to use the number 1 as prime. Searching for prime numbers can be exhaustive and repetitive so it is an ideal candidate for coding and makes the problem accessible and worthy of exploration for students at a range of year levels with or without any prior coding experience. This and other interesting problems will be explored in this webinar: “Problems worth Coding”.

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Mathematics - Methods
Speakers: Craig Browne and Frank Moya

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 7:00 pm
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In this webinar the presenters will demonstrate ways of using TI-Nspire™ CAS to enhance the teaching and learning of key topics for Unit 1 and Unit 3 Mathematics - Methods, including the creation and use of dynamic documents. The approach used by the presenters will illustrate how TI-Nspire CAS can support modelling and investigative techniques. For VCE teachers, material similar to the sample SACs contained in the Advice for Teachers will be used to help illustrate how to achieve Outcome 2 for the Unit 3 SAC: Application Task..

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Mathematics - Specialist
Speakers: Raymond Rozen and Peter Flynn

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 7:00 pm
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In this webinar, teachers will be introduced to a variety of TI-Nspire™ CAS CX graphing modes and functionality considered important in the teaching and learning of Units 1and 3 Specialist Mathematics. Relation, parametric, polar, scatter plot and sequence graphing will be featured. Helpful tips and tricks including graphing complex relations will be included to assist students and teachers in getting the most of their TI-Nspire CAS CX provided.

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TI-84 Essentials
Speakers: John Bament
Level: All

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 7:00 pm
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Resources for teachers and students to help you make the most of your TI-84. Explore some of the free activities available from the Texas Instruments website, check out the range of Apps and see the latest tips and tricks.

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IB Back to School - Essentials
Speakers: Bozenna Graham
Level: All

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 7:00 pm
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This webinar includes: a review of basic features, both for class activities and exam preparation; what’s new the latest operating system; which features are not available in the PTT setting; why use Geometry more in our teaching and some short introductory activities that introduce new concepts.

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TI-Nspire Essentials
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: All

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 7:00 pm
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Resources for teachers and students to help you make the most of your TI-Nspire™. Explore some of the free resources, activities and assessment items available FREE from the Texas Instruments website.

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Problems worth Exploring - Episode 2
Speakers: Carol Moule & Peter Fox

Have you solved the six glasses problem from our previous episode of Problems worth Exploring? Have your goats bitten off more than they can chew? In this webinar we will introduce some more Problems worth Exploring. For those of you that register early, we've even included some sample problems for you to explore, just download the event material when you register to get a sneak peek at some of the problems we will explore in Episode Two - Problems worth Exploring. Note: Content applicable to TI-Nspire and TI-84 series calculators will be provided. Check out the Hailstone Problem on our website.

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IB Exam Readiness with TI-Nspire Technology
Speakers: Pam Durrant & Bozenna Graham

In this webinar the presenters will work through carefully selected Paper 2 (SL and HL) and Paper 1 and paper 2 (Studies) examination style questions using TI-Nspire technology. The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate accurate and efficient strategies through the use of TI-Nspire functionality, including the use of some of the basic Algebra, Calculus, Probability and Statistics commands, some useful short-cuts, calculator settings and press-to-test features.

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SACE Exam Readiness: Mathematical Studies and Specialist
Speakers: John Bament & Carol Moule

In this webinar the presenters will work through carefully selected Mathematical Studies and Specialist Mathematics examination style questions using TI-84 Plus family technology. The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate accurate and efficient graphic calculator strategies, in conjunction with the Chief Assessor’s Reports. Areas such as graphing first and second derivatives, polynomials, differential equations and iteration will be discussed and demonstrated.

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SACE Exam Readiness: Mathematical Applications and Methods
Speakers: John Bament & Carol Moule

In this webinar the presenters will work through carefully selected Mathematical Applications and Methods examination style questions using TI-84 Plus family technology. The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate accurate and efficient graphic calculator strategies, in conjunction with the Chief Assessor’s Reports. Topics such as Linear Programming, Statistics, Financial Maths and Matrices will be discussed and demonstrated.

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Further Mathematics (Vic) - Exam Readiness - 2016
Speakers: Roger Wander & Brian Lannen

In this webinar the presenters will work through carefully selected CAS active Further Mathematics examination style questions using TI-Nspire technology. The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate accurate and efficient strategies through the use of TI-Nspire CAS functionality, including the use of some of the less familiar commands, new features such as relational graphing so students can graph 3x + 4y = 12 directly without transposing first, and new course

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Mathematical Methods (Vic) - Exam Readiness - 2016
Speakers: Craig Brown & Frank Moya
Level: Senior

In this webinar the presenters will work through carefully selected CAS active Mathematical Methods examination style questions using TI-Nspire technology. The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate accurate and efficient strategies through the use of TI-Nspire CAS functionality, including the use of some of the less familiar commands, new features including relational graphing, some useful short-cuts, and new course content.

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Specialist Mathematics (Vic) - Exam Readiness - 2016
Speakers: Raymond Rozen & Bozenna Graham
Level: Senior

In this webinar the presenters will work through carefully selected CAS active Specialist Mathematics examination style questions using TI-Nspire technology. The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate accurate and efficient strategies through the use of TI-Nspire CAS functionality, including the use of some of the less familiar commands, new features such as relational graphing and new course content.

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Coding with TI-nspire™
Speakers: Brian Lannen & John Bament

Get your students excited about coding with TI-Nspire™ technology. This webinar introduces you to the built- in programming editor and will cover "the basics" statement structure, keywords, programs and functions, as well as some control structures including conditional statements and loops. The presenters will also introduce the new "10 Minutes of Code' activities.

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Coding Basics with the TI-84Plus Family
Speakers: Brian Lannen & John Bament

Coding drives the technology that changes our world, and it isn't just for computer scientists- all you and your students need to begin coding is your TI-84 plus calculator. This webinar will focus on introducing the TI Basic Program Editor to create and run a simple program, editing a program by selecting, pasting, and deleting commands. Learn how to enhance your curriculum with relevant programming tasks for students and introduce the new "10 Minute of Code".

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IB with TI-Nspire: Probability and Complex Numbers
Speakers: Bozenna Graham & Pam Durrant

The presenters will show all basic features of TI-Nspire technology and how to use algebraic, tabular and graphical representations to introduce the concepts of discrete and continuous probability distributions. Graphs with sliders for discrete distributions together with tables will be shown as very useful but not commonly used techniques to determine the median, mode and mean as is often requested in the examination questions. Numerical integration and graphical representation for continuous probability distributions will follow, including the examples when piecewise functions are involved. The second part of the webinar will focus on HL Mathematics topic of complex numbers. How to convert between Cartesian and modulus-argument form, how to find complex roots, how to represent a complex number in Argand diagram, find nth roots and solve typical examination questions.

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IB with TI-Nspire: Statistics
Speakers: Bozenna Graham & Pam Durrant
Level: Senior

The presenters will start with one-variable statistics for ungrouped and grouped data and show how to construct a histogram, box-plot and how to find mean, mode, median, quartiles and standard deviation in each case. The effect of changing data on mean and standard deviation will be demonstrated dynamically followed by introductory activities to create a scatterplot, obtain the line of best fit, find the equation of linear regression, use this equation for predictions, plot the mean point on the regression line and determine the Pearson’s correlation coefficient. Some examples of modelling with other functions will be presented to guide students in their explorations and projects.

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Sampling with Confidence - Part 2 (Specialist Mathematics)
Speakers: Frank Moya & Peter Flynn
Level: Senior

Building on the framework established in Part 1, this webinar will focus on statistical inference related to the distribution of sample means, appropriate simulations, corresponding confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Understanding the concept of Type I and Type II errors is very important in areas such as medicine and law, where false positives and negatives can have a profound impact on individuals.

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Sampling with Confidence - Part 1 (Mathematical Methods)
Speakers: Frank Moya & Peter Fox
Level: Senior

From a sample proportion, what can we infer about the population? How confident can we be about such inferences? In this webinar we will explore the concept of sample proportions, sample size and the corresponding distribution of the sample proportion; including the determination of approximate confidence intervals. As our digital world becomes more densely populated with data that can be used to manipulate what we see, do and experience, an understanding of statistics is becoming as important as calculus is to studying the laws of nature.

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Extending the TI-84 with Apps
Speakers: Jim Lowe & Ray Cross
Level: All

Did you know that you can customize students’ learning with free, interactive graphing calculator apps for the TI-84 Plus family? Many math and science apps are pre-loaded on your TI-84, and all you need to further extend its functionality is the free TI Connect™ CE connectivity software. This session will focus on performing simulations and collecting random data with the Probability Simulation app; exploring the Polynomial Root Finder and Simultaneous Equation Solver app and investigating circles, ellipses, parabolas; hyperbolas with the Conic Graphing apps and enhancing Y= Function mode graphing with the Inequality Graphing App and Transformation Graphing App.

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Give Me Five
Speakers: Melissa Hourigan, Stephen Broderick & Brian Lannen
Level: All

Give Me Five – 5 Figure summaries of univariate data, box & whisker plots and what to write in a statistical report, these things are of core importance in the Further Mathematics course, but are also applicable in a middle years study of statistics. This webinar (slow and introductory) initially discusses the definitions of the figures in the “famous five”, with consideration to “measure of centre” and “measure of spread”. How the modification of values in a data set will affect these 5 figures is illustrated dynamically with the statistics and graphing features of TI-Nspire. Some assessment questions and tasks are considered and a checklist of essential things that students should consider in preparing a report to describe a data set. Finally you will be provided with a complete package of student worksheet, teacher notes (with answers) and associated tns files.

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Problems worth Exploring - Episode 1
Speakers: Carol Moule & Peter Fox
Level: All

In this webinar we will explore infrequently asked questions; the type that provide multiple entry and exit points, exploration, span multiple mathematics disciplines and provide opportunities for extension. Whether your calculating factors, intersecting altitudes or exploring complex distances, there is bound to be something here that stimulates your dendrites. Participants are invited to send in problems prior to the webinar. Sorry, due to time restrictions, problems such as Fermats last theorem will not be solved in this webinar.

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VCE Methods Implementation Term 2
Speakers: Hayley Dureau & Frank Moya
Level: Senior

This webinar aims to assist teachers with the implementation of the new VCE Mathematical Methods study design, focusing on topics most commonly taught in Term 2, for Units 1/2 and 3/4. Showcased activities will include tasks that are similar to those in the sample material section of the ‘Advice for teachers’, and problems related to the Sample Exam 2, which was recently uploaded to the VCAA website. Throughout the webinar, there will be helpful tips and tricks to assist students and teachers in getting the most from the new OS V4.2 of TI-Nspire CX CAS.

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IB with TI-Nspire - Functions and Algebra
Speakers: Bozenna Graham & Pam Durrant
Level: Senior

Functions and Algebra are present in all three IB mathematical courses and constitute a large part of the syllabus in IB Mathematics. The webinar will introduce the concept of a composite and inverse function with some conceptual class activities. TI-Nspire GDC is a very useful tool in many examination questions where algebraic solving and graphing is required. Using Trace and Analyze Graph, together with Algebra tools will be incorporated in solving problems to determine asymptotes and main features of graphs. Learning about graphs transformations is so much easier with sliders and visual animations. The connection between the reciprocal graph and that of the original function can be seen so well with the help of technology.

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Further Mathematics - Finance and Recursion
Speakers: Brian Lannen & Sanjeev Meston
Level: Senior

In this webinar, teachers will experience how TI-Nspire CAS CX can be used to enhance student understanding of some important concepts covered in the Further Mathematics Unit 3 topic: Recursion and Financial Modelling. Showcased activities will cover the use of first-order linear recurrence relations and technology to model and analyse a range of financial situations.

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NAPLAN
Speakers: Brian Lannen & Peter Fox
Level: All

Preparation of Year 7 and 9 students for NAPLAN Numeracy tests is problematic in some schools, and given varying attention throughout the country. Common hindrances to student success include task confusion, when the language in the given problem scenario is complex. In this webinar, the presenter/s will illustrate how the QuickPoll features of Navigator software can be used by teachers to assess their students’ understanding of the language and the required mathematical procedures they will encounter in NAPLAN tests. The formative assessment implications for teaching more effectively throughout the year will be a major focus of this webinar.

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Essential Trigonometry
Speakers: Bozenna Graham & Ray Cross
Level: All

A journey of fundamental trigonometry understanding commencing with angle unit definitions and advancing through ratios and function plots to arrive at sine and cosine rules. The trip is inspired and enhanced by dynamic and interactive documents with practical and assessment applications. Teacher demonstration and student files may be downloaded by participants.

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IB with TI-Nspire - Calculus
Speakers: Bozenna Graham & Pam Durrant
Level: Senior

This webinar will focus on differential calculus as it is part of the syllabus of all three IB mathematical courses. The presenters will suggest carefully chosen class activities to introduce the concepts of rates of change, gradient graphs, equations of tangents and normals and optimisation problems. They will show how the concept of the second derivative and points of inflection with zero and non-zero gradients can be taught with technology to ensure better students’ understanding. Use of the first and second derivative test to justify maximum / minimum values will be then discussed with typical examination examples. Some examples of volume of revolutions and kinematics problems will be covered for the higher courses.

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IB with TI-Nspire - Sequences and Series, Sine and Cosine
Speakers: Peter Flynn and Sandi De Nardis
Level: Senior

This webinar will focus on arithmetic and geometric sequences and series, infinite geometric series and their algebraic and graphical representations. Sample class activities to introduce the concept of a sequence and series will be presented together with selected problems and typical examination questions where technology is an invaluable tool to help candidates arrive at the correct answer. The presenters will introduce the numerical solve, solving linear equations and finding polynomial roots features on the TI Nspire GDC with a thorough discussion how to guide students in choosing the appropriate tool in a given situation. The second part of the webinar will concentrate on the circular functions and trigonometry topics of the IB syllabus with main focus on the sine and cosine rules, area of the triangle and solving trigonometric equations. Degrees versus radians Angle setting will be discussed to assist students in their examinations.

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Rates to Differentiation
Speakers: Ray Cross & Rodney Anderson
Level: Senior

Understanding differentiation requires comprehension of the fundamentals of rates of change. This webinar uses TI-nspire interactive and dynamic modes to investigate algebraic, tabular, graphical and introductory calculus features of the rate of change between two variables. Interesting constant, non-constant, average and instantaneous practical examples and applications will be used to introduce and clarify initial concepts of differentiation. Teacher demonstration and student files may be downloaded by participants.

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Further Mathematics - Modelling Linear Associations
Speakers: Brian Lannen & Roger Wander
Level: Senior

In this webinar, teachers will experience how TI-Nspire CX CAS can be used to enhance student understanding of some important concepts covered in the Further Mathematics Unit 3 topic: Investigating and modelling linear associations. Showcased activities will highlight the importance of teaching statistics dynamically and will include helpful tips and tricks to assist students and teachers in getting the most of their TI-Nspire CX CAS.

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Mathematical Methods - Implementation Term 1
Speakers: Bozenna Graham & Frank Moya
Level: Senior

The aim of this webinar is to assist teachers with the implementation of the new VCE Mathematical Methods study design. It will focus on topics most commonly taught in Term 1, for Units 1 and 3. The emphasis will be on new content and on the new assessment approaches specified in the study design, in which modelling, problem solving and investigation have greater prominence. The presentation will include tasks that are similar to those in the sample material section of the new ‘Advice for teachers’ available from the VCAA website.

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Specialist Mathematics Unit 3 - Complex Numbers
Speakers: Raymond Rozen & Peter Flynn
Level: All

In this webinar, teachers will experience how TI-Nspire CX CAS can be used to enhance student understanding of some important concepts covered in the Specialist Mathematics Unit 3 topic: Algebra. Showcased activities will highlight the importance of teaching complex numbers dynamically and will include helpful tips and tricks to assist students and teachers in getting the most of their TI-Nspire CX CAS.

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Back to School with the TI-84Plus Family - Part 2
Speakers: John Bament & Jim Lowe
Level: Senior

In this webinar we will build on Back to School Part I, delving deeper into the statistics, graphing and analysis functions. Gain insight on how to quickly troubleshoot and develop your students into competent users of electronic technology. See how the latest versions of the TI-SmartView emulator and TI-Connect software support teachers to maximise their students learning, with both the TI-84 Plus and new colour TI-84 Plus CE.

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Back to School with the TI-84Plus Family Part 1
Speakers: John Bament & Jim Lowe
Level: All

Whether you are new to the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator or want to fine-tune your skills, this webinar is for you! Learn how to maximise key features that enable your students to make faster, stronger connections between equations, data and graphs. Develop your knowledge of the menu structure and navigation and see how the new colour TI-84 Plus CE can further enrich your students learning.

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Back to School - Resource Ready
Speakers: Brian Lannen & Peter Fox
Level: All

We have all your resources ready for back to school! Whether you're teaching years 7 to 10 or Senior students, experienced or just beginning, our Australian Curriculum and Senior Curriculum activity sites will help reduce your preparation time. Presenters will work through selected activities and assessment resources, including answer files and teaching notes. One hour here may save you many hours during the year!

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