Education Technology

Getting Started with the TI-Navigator™ System: Show Me the Money

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This lesson introduces students to Activity Center and is intended to help them interpret representations of functions of two variables.
The Activity Center will be used to investigate equations that represent a company's income, expense, and profit functions. Students will use those equations to identify the break even points and the point of maximum profit.

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
  • Download the attached activity resource files to your computer
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Interpret representations of functions of two variables


  • Directions:
  • Follow the activity procedures outlined in the attached .pdf document
  • After the Activity

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