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On-Demand Webinars

Take advantage of these free, on-demand webinars that show educators how to effectively use 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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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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Exam Readiness Specialist Mathematics
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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Exam Readiness: Mathematical Methods
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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Exam Readiness: General and Further Mathematics
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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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
Australia Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, GMT+11:00)

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
Australia Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, GMT+11:00)

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
Australia Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, GMT+11:00)

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
Australia Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, GMT+11:00)

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
Level: Advanced

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
Level: Advanced

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
Level: Advanced

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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Exam Readiness Further Mathematics
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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Exam Readiness Mathematical Methods
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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Exam Readiness Specialist Mathematics
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

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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Specialist Mathematics - Integral Calculus
Speakers: Ray Rozen & Frank Moya
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 Specialist Mathematics Unit 3 topic: Integral Calculus.

Note:  Due to a technical problem, only the second half of this webinar has been preserved and available for viewing.

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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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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.

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.

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.

Exam Readiness Specialist Mathematics
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.

Exam Readiness: Mathematical Methods
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.

Exam Readiness: General and Further Mathematics
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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].

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
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.

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.

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”.

Mathematics - Methods
Speakers: Craig Browne and Frank Moya

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 7:00 pm
Australia Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, GMT+11:00)

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..

Mathematics - Specialist
Speakers: Raymond Rozen and Peter Flynn

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 7:00 pm
Australia Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, GMT+11:00)

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.

TI-84 Essentials
Speakers: John Bament
Level: All

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 7:00 pm
Australia Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, GMT+11:00)

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.

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

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 7:00 pm
Australia Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, GMT+11:00)

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.

TI-Nspire Essentials
Speakers: Peter Fox
Level: All

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 7:00 pm
Australia Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, GMT+11:00)

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Exam Readiness Further Mathematics
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

Exam Readiness Mathematical Methods
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.

Exam Readiness Specialist Mathematics
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.

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.

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".

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Specialist Mathematics - Integral Calculus
Speakers: Ray Rozen & Frank Moya
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 Specialist Mathematics Unit 3 topic: Integral Calculus.

Note:  Due to a technical problem, only the second half of this webinar has been preserved and available for viewing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!