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Exploring Topics in Calculus with TI-Nspire™ Technology

Designed for educators who are just beginning to use TI-Nspire™ technology, this workshop introduces the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld in the context of key topics in the AP* Calculus AB and AP* Calculus BC curricula.

Learn calculator and graphing skills in the context of dynamic TI-Nspire™ investigations, with an emphasis on deepening student understanding of limits, derivatives, and integrals. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be comfortable performing calculations, graphing and analyzing the behavior of functions, and using dynamic TI-Nspire™ investigations.

Overview

This workshop is available in one-, two- and three-day options to accommodate educator-specific needs. The two- and three-day workshops offer a more extensive exploration of topics.

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  • Introduction to the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld, including key calculator and graphing features for Calculus
  • Exploration of dynamic lessons on limits, derivatives, and integrals
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  • Broader coverage of the AP* Calculus AB curriculum, including added emphasis on derivatives and integrals
  • Discussion of strategies to prepare students for the AP* Calculus exam
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  • Broader and deeper coverage of the AP* Calculus AB curriculum, with the introduction of key topics in the AP* Calculus BC curriculum
  • Construction of a dynamic TI-Nspire™ document that can be used to investigate derivatives

Areas of Focus

This workshop covers basic TI-Nspire™ technology skills in the context of key topics across the AP* Calculus curriculum, with an emphasis on using dynamic investigations to deepen students’ understanding of limits, derivatives and integrals.

Subject Topics
Functions, Graphs, and Limits
Limits of Functions
Derivatives
Concept of the Derivative, Derivative at a Point, Derivative as a Function, Applications of Derivatives, Computation of Derivatives
Integrals
Interpretations and Properties of Definite Integrals, Applications of Integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Polynomial Approximations and Series
Taylor Series (incl. a brief overview of CAS functionality)

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Workshop Pricing

The costs of standard workshops without TI technology are:

1-day $1,990
2-day $3,980
3-day $5,490

For workshop pricing including TI technology, please contact us.