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.