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Leveraging the TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator for SAT® Test Success

This workshop is designed for mathematics educators who want to learn to leverage TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator skills to drive student success on the SAT® test.

Educators will cover the main topics of the SAT® test, discuss strategies for helping students to better understand key content, and emphasize techniques for teaching with TI-84 Plus CE technology.

By the end of the workshop, participants should feel comfortable with:

  • Leveraging the TI-84 Plus CE in key categories such as algebra, problem-solving, data and statistics, and functions
  • Highlighting the key content areas for the test and adjusting mathematics instruction accordingly
  • Implementing test preparation strategies in the mathematics classroom and using premade activities that reinforce technology skills and deepen student understanding of key topics

Overview

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

workshop-1-day
  • Overview of the TI-84 Plus CE and basic skills
  • Exploration of key topics such as graphing functions, solving systems and solving equations
  • Coverage of strategies such as thinking graphically, eliminating incorrect answers, solving problems by working backwards, and substitution
workshop-2-day
  • Additional coverage of TI-84 Plus CE skills, including inequalities and circles
  • Coverage of further topics such as rate of change, line of best fit, graphing inequalities and transformations
  • Exploration of other test-prep strategies, including using structure, avoiding distractors and making a table
workshop-3-day
  • Continued application of TI-84 Plus CE skills, including 1-variable stats
  • Content topics will extend to advanced areas such as absolute value, trigonometry and probability
  • Test strategies will be summarized and additional ones covered, including sketching graphs

Areas of Focus

This workshop focuses on using the TI-84 Plus CE to improve student learning and conceptual understanding of key content areas.

Subject Topics
TI-84 Plus CE Technology Skills
Graphing expressions, solving systems graphically and algebraically, substituting values, determining zeros, using the trace feature, graphing inequalities, composition of functions, graphing circles, modeling line of best fit, regression, truth statements
SAT® Test Strategies
Thinking graphically, eliminating incorrect answers, solving problems by working backwards, substitution, using structure, avoiding distractors, making a table, sketching graphs
Activities to Deepen Student Understanding
Rate of change, systems of equations including non-linear systems, quadratics, exponential functions, using structure to solve equations, conditional probability, trigonometry

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Workshop Pricing

The cost of a standard workshop without TI technology is:

One-day $1,990
Two-day $3,980
Three-day $5,490

For workshop pricing including TI technology, please contact us.

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