Education Technology

Learning the Basics of Nspire - Graphs, Geometry, Spreadsheets

Published on 08/01/2011

Activity Overview

This activity is a basic introduction to the operation and screens of the TI-Nspire. Walk your students through using calculator, graphs, data and spreadsheets with basic operations and keystroke reminders.

Before the Activity

Familiarize yourself with the basic keystrokes for manuvering on the TI-Nspire handheld. Read over the teacher portion of the handout and make copies of the student portion of the handout. Install the program on all the handhelds in your classroom before you intend to use the program.

During the Activity

Students can work through the activity individually or as a duo. Monitor the students as they progress through the program and help as needed. I have included a sample of a completed activity.

After the Activity

Collect the completed activities from the student handhelds to gauge their proficency. This program can be used as an introduction or a reteaching tool in your classroom.