Education Technology

Getting Ready for Quadratics

Activity Overview

This activity is intended as a skill-building exercise to familiarize students with TI-Nspire skills they will need to work through a unit studying the properties of quadratic functions. The activity includes exercises on Creating a Scatter Plot, Finding a Curve of Best Fit, and Tracing a Function.

Before the Activity

Provide students with a hard copy of Getting Ready for Quadratics.

During the Activity

Each student should have their own handheld. If this is the students first exposure to the TI-Nspire technology it would be beneficial if teachers used the overhead panel or the computer software to walk through the activity with their class.