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Algebra Through Calculus: Seeing Structure in Expressions and Equations

Technology: TI-84 Plus family, TI-Nspire™ Technology
Topic: Teaching Strategies, Content Knowledge
Speakers: Janice Mitchener, Dennis Wilson

Students begin to work with equivalent expressions in algebra and continue through their high school math courses.

In this webinar, AP® Calculus Readers will discuss seeing structure in expressions and equations from algebra I through calculus. They will highlight expectations across the grade levels, building a conceptual foundation in preparation for AP® Calculus.

Ultimately, on the AP® Calculus exam, students will be expected to use and recognize equivalent expressions on the multiple-choice section. For example, students should be able to rearrange expressions into equivalent forms before evaluating a limit. Students should also be able to convert simple rational and radical expressions into exponent forms before finding a derivative or antiderivative.

The presenters will utilize both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ graphing calculators during the webinar.

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