Education Technology

Getting Started with the TI-Navigator™ System: Exploring Rate of Change

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

This lesson introduces students to Activity Center and allows them to explore rates of change by analyzing a scatter plot produced by the students.

By using "RandInt" and "Screen Capture," students will produce a graph with some interesting rate of change characteristics.

Before the Activity

  • Set up your TI-Navigator System
  • Make sure you are familiar with the basic functions of TI-Navigator: Send to Class, Collect from Class, Screen Capture, Quick Poll, and Activity Center
  • Review the attached .pdf
  • Download the attached activity resource files to your computer
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Approximate and interpret rates of change from graphical and numerical data.
  • After the Activity

    Assess your students' understanding by using Send to Class, LearningCheck™ and Class Analysis.