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2019 T³™ International Conference March 8 - 10, 2019 Baltimore, Maryland #T3IC

Share your story of success

We want to hear your insights, strategies and classroom success stories using Texas Instruments (TI) technology. Submit a proposal for consideration for T³IC in Chicago, Feb. 12‒14, 2021.

Proposals are due by Sep. 8, 2020.

Welcome to the T³IC professional learning conference

As we look forward to the future and brighter times ahead, we hope you’ll join us in Chicago for the 2021 T³™ International Conference. Mark your calendar and come explore new ways to use Texas Instruments (TI) technology to get students excited about learning math, science, STEM, coding and more.

Location: Hyatt Regency® Chicago

Experience shared passion for educational excellence

“It’s amazing. It’s inspiring.”

Take home tips, insights and activities for integrating TI technology effectively into your teaching plan.

A full weekend, a single focus: Improving student outcomes

“The energy level is crazy high!”

Explore new ways to motivate students by using TI technology as tools for real-world inquiry and discovery.

Discover how TI technology supports and promotes:

Productive struggle

Effective teaching strategies

Exploring mathematical tasks

College and career readiness

Test preparation

Coding

Data collection and analysis

Formative assessment

And more

Personalize your learning experience

“The value here is just great.”

Choose from hundreds of hands-on sessions led by successful classroom teachers to meet your professional learning goals.

A lot of learning, a little time for fun

Get one semester hour of
graduate credit through
Central Michigan University.
(Additional fee applies.)

Acquire 1.5 Continuing
Education Units (CEUs) through
Adams State University.
(Additional fee applies.)

All attendees receive a Certificate of Attendance, which may be submitted to your school or district for professional credit.

Hyatt Regency is a registered trademark of its owner.

New content available

We are pleased to provide 2020 T³IC professional learning to educators in a virtual format. You’ll find upcoming online sessions as well as sessions available on-demand.

2020 Virtual T³IC – Part II: Webinar Series

Exploring Linear and Quadratic Functions With TI-84 Plus CE Technology

April 23, 2020 | 7 p.m. Central / 8 p.m. Eastern

In this presentation, we will look for patterns to predict the shape of functions by looking at their equations, graphs, tables and for how to test students’ understanding of linear functions. We will use features of the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, such as Quick Plot and Fit Equation, Piecewise, Transformation Graphing App and PlySmlt2 App.

Technology: TI-SmartView™ CE emulator software for the TI-84 Plus graphing family

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Exploring Quadratics With TI-Nspire™ CX Technology

April 23, 2020 | 7 p.m. Central / 8 p.m. Eastern

There are lots of resources for the concept of quadratics. TI-Nspire™ CX technology is a useful tool that can be leveraged for exploration and visualization of quadratics. Join this webinar to experience a few of the quadratic resources available from Texas Instruments along with exploring the built-in features of TI-Nspire™ CX technology that are typically used when working with quadratics.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software

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Exploring, Investigating and Touching Quadratics Using the TI-Nspire™ App for iPad®

April 23, 2020 | 7 p.m. Central / 8 p.m. Eastern

Learn how students can easily investigate what makes the graph of a parabola change. See how students will effortlessly graph any quadratic using the “parabola dance,” and discover the relationship between roots, zeros, factors and x-intercepts visually. All the activities can also be used with TI-Nspire™ CX graphing calculators or using the TI-Nspire™ CX teacher or student software. Mathematics by touch!

Technology: TI-Nspire™ App for iPad®

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Model the Spread of Diseases Using Real Data With TI-84 Plus CE Technology

April 30, 2020 | 7 p.m. Central / 8 p.m. Eastern

Learn how to creatively and effectively use the TI-SmartView™ emulator software and the Chromebook™ app to teach remotely — or in person. Get some tips on how to best utilize the features of this emulator software and app. We will illustrate these features while also modeling real data about infectious diseases. We’ll discuss various models, how to interpret them, and what that means.

Technology: TI-SmartView™ CE emulator software for the TI-84 Plus graphing family, TI-84 Plus CE App for Chrome OS™

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A Mathematical Study of the Spread of Disease

April 30, 2020 | 7 p.m. Central / 8 p.m. Eastern

Are you spreading disease wherever you go? Solve the mystery of who is the primary source of the infection. Were you one of the people who shared bodily fluids? Integrate technology with math and science to solve the case.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software

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Exploring the Mathematics Behind Social Distancing With the TI-Nspire™ App for iPad®

April 30, 2020 | 7 p.m. Central / 8 p.m. Eastern

Stores are having to solve real life problems to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Let’s use the power of TI-Nspire™ App for iPad® to find solutions and keep everyone safe. We will introduce specific parameters and how to solve the problem.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ App for iPad®

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The Mathematics of Wheels and Spirographs®

May 7, 2020 | 7 p.m. Central / 8 p.m. Eastern

See how parametric equations can be understood and used to model the motion of wheels and Spirographs®.

Technology: TI-SmartView™ CE emulator software for the TI-84 Plus graphing family

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FUNctional Art: Create Pictures By Transforming Functions

May 7, 2020 | 7 p.m. Central / 8 p.m. Eastern

Students love to work on this project. It requires them to transform different parent functions and limit domain and range to create a picture. Learn the features of the technology to make this project amazing. Attendees will receive a link to files associated with this project.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software

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Pulling It All Together — Connecting Art and Math

May 7, 2020 | 7 p.m. Central / 8 p.m. Eastern

Thinking about an end-of-course activity to connect the course content? Students will love the opportunity to be creative by pulling in what students have learned. We will explore the functionality of TI-Nspire™ App for iPad® to see how students can create works of art using functions, scatter plots and draw commands.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ App for iPad®

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2020 Virtual T³IC – Part I

We are committed to bringing you a quality professional learning experience, which is why we offered the 2020 Virtual T³IC on Saturday March 14. Attendees were able to participate in 12 one-hour online sessions. Find the session recordings and materials below.

Little-Known Tips and Tricks for the TI-84 Family of Graphing Calculators and TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software

See how to use the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator as an evaluator of complex expressions, easily trace on a graph and table simultaneously, quickly evaluate the quadratic formula, store window settings, quickly investigate transformation graphing with lists, and more.

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Are You Using Technology Effectively? Come Find Out

Technology poses challenges to mathematics educators. In this workshop, participants will experience activities illustrating effective and ineffective uses of technology in teaching and learning mathematics. Participants will discuss criteria for effective use of technology in the classroom and apply them to analyze various activities with TI-Nspire™ CX II technology.

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The Curiosity and Problem-Solving of STEM

What does problem-solving look like in STEM, and what can we do as teachers to make every letter of STEM really shine in our classes? Join us in inquiry-based activities ready to take back to your classroom that unite math, science, engineering and TI-Nspire™ technology.

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The Development of Mathematical Reasoning

We’ll discuss a sequence of embedded levels of reasoning that help students develop intuition and understanding of high school functions and relations. When we attempt to skip these levels, students do not have the requisite connections to succeed. We’ll showcase possible interventions.

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More Tips and Tricks for the TI-84 Plus Family of Graphing Calculators

Get the most out of your TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators with these tips and tricks that can empower students to handle expressions and equations fluently, increase performance on standardized tests or the AP® Calculus Exam, visualize big ideas in mathematics, and make connections.

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Learn to Draw on the TI-Nspire™ CX II Graphing Calculator

The TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator contains new Draw commands that allow us to write TI-Basic programs that produce full-screen graphical results. With the getKey() function we can write interactive graphical programs, too. Come and learn how to take advantage of this exciting new feature in the TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator.

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DCI, CCC and SEPs, Oh My! Sweet and Salty Investigations With a 3D Twist

In this session, participants will use TI technology and Vernier sensors to collect real-world data to determine a phenomenon — why salt is added to freezing roads and making homemade ice cream but also added to boiling water when making pasta.

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Using TI Technology to Increase Student Engagement

Research shows that increasing levels of student engagement lead to increases in student achievement. This session will use problems and the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator to support discussion on how technology can be used to increase student engagement.

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What Do You Notice? Strategies for Inquiry With TI-84 Technology

Noticing and wondering, which one doesn’t belong, and action-consequence-reflection are among the inquiry strategies we will discuss to build understanding with TI-84 Plus CE technology and TI-SmartView™ emulator software. Leverage your calculators with engaging reasoning and discussion activities to make the math learning stick.

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Interactive Geometry TI-Nspire™ Activities: Play, Investigate, Explore and Discover Geometry Concepts Quickly, Easily, Dynamically and In-Depth

Discover geometric properties in 15 seconds by interacting with dynamic geometric figures: parallel lines, right triangles, areas, volumes, circles and quadrilaterals. Experience reflections, translations, rotations and dilations as never before. 100+ activities available, with student sheets and teacher notes.

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A Hands-On Look at Creating the First Ever TI-Innovator™ Rover Competition

Do you have some TI-Innovator™ Rovers but want to do more with them? Want to get a start in robotics but don’t have thousands of dollars? Come learn how to host a Rover competition where students compete in a series of challenges to see which teams are the most creative problem-solvers.

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Problem-Solving Strategies and Reasoning on the ACT® Exam

Did you know that there are almost always two or three bad answers on each ACT® question? Too often, students don’t reason through a question before they guess an answer choice. Instead, students should make sense of problems and forge ahead with a plan to solve them.

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2020 T³IC session library

Explore our 2020 T³IC library of session resources and materials. You can find lessons, activities and documents presenters have shared from the sessions they had planned to present.

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2020 T³IC session library

Explore our 2020 T³IC library of session resources and materials. You can find lessons, activities and documents presenters have shared from the sessions they had planned to present.