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Exploring TEKS Topics in Middle Grades Mathematics with the TI-84 Plus Family

Designed for middle grades educators who need support transitioning to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Mathematical Process Standards, this workshop introduces the standards in the context of the eighth-grade mathmatics classroom, along with essential technology skills for the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators. The workshop emphasizes building pedagogical skills for leading discussions and engaging students in TEKS Mathematical Process Standards.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll be comfortable using the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator and TI-SmartView™ emulator software to deepen student understanding of important TEKS topics in pre-algebra and algebra for sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

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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  • Coverage of key knowledge and skills across sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
  • Introduction to TEKS Mathematical Process Standards.
  • Overview of essential technology skills, including exploration of TEKS-aligned content.
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  • Broader curriculum coverage, with added emphasis on algebra in eighth grade.
  • Opportunities for differentiation based on teacher needs.
  • Introduction to TI-SmartView™ emulator software.
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  • Extensive coverage of knowledge and skills across sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
  • Deeper discussions of how technology can support TEKS Mathematical Process Standards.
  • Additional opportunities for differentiation based on teacher needs.

Areas of Focus

This workshop addresses TEKS content standards in middle grades mathematics, with a focus on algebra in eighth grade. Educators will build pedagogical skills for leading discussions, asking students to explain their reasoning, and engaging them in TEKS Mathematical Process Standards with TI-84 Plus graphing calculators and supporting software.

Subject Topics
Grade 6
Number & Operations; Proportionality; Expressions, Equations, & Relationships; Measurement & Data
Grade 7
Number & Operations; Proportionality; Expressions, Equations, & Relationships; Measurement & Data; Personal Financial Literacy
Grade 8
Number & Operations; Proportionality; Expressions, Equations, & Relationships; 2-D Shapes; Measurement & Data

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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.