Technology tools such as the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators can be a powerful support for mathematical modeling activities. It opens up opportunities for student to compare models graphically, to use regression for making and testing predictions, and to simulate processes that would be difficult or impossible to do without technology.
This set of activities seeks to illustrate how the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators could be used to effectively support the vision of the GAIMME document. The document “Guidelines for Assessment & Instruction in Mathematical Modeling Education” (GAIMME) was published in 2016 by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). GAIMME is a rich resource for teachers at all levels K–16, and it provides valuable advice for making modeling an integral part of mathematics instruction.