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Leveraging TI-Nspire™ CX Technology for ACT® Test Success

This workshop is designed for mathematics educators who want to learn to leverage TI-Nspire™ CX technology skills to drive student success on the ACT® test by exploring released test items.

Educators will cover the main elements of the ACT® test, discuss strategies for helping students to better understand key topics, and emphasize techniques for teaching with TI-Nspire™ CX technology.

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

  • Leveraging the TI-Nspire™ CX graphing calculator for exam questions in key categories such as Number & Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics & Probability
  • Highlighting the key content areas on the ACT® test and adjusting mathematics instruction accordingly
  • Implementing test preparation strategies in the mathematics classroom and using pre-made 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 offers more extensive exploration of topics and strategies using actual released items.

workshop-1-day
  • Overview of the TI-Nspire™ CX graphing calculator and basic skills
  • Exploration of key topics such as Area and Perimeter, Solving Systems, Solving Equations, and Inequalities
  • Coverage of strategies such as solving problems by working backwards, using the supplied diagrams effectively, and substitution
workshop-2-day
  • Additional coverage of TI-Nspire™ CX graphing calculator skills including statistics and geometry functionality
  • Coverage of further topics such as quadratics and absolute value, Pythagorean Theorem and slope
  • Exploration of other test prep strategies including avoiding distractors, and using graphs and visualization
workshop-3-day
  • Continued application of TI-Nspire™ CX graphing calculator skills
  • Content topics will extend to advanced areas such as matrices, trigonometry and logarithms
  • Test strategies will be summarized and applied through actual test items

Areas of Focus

This workshop focuses on using the TI-Nspire™ CX graphing calculator to improve student learning and conceptual understanding of key content areas for the ACT® test.

Subject Topics
TI-Nspire™ CX Technology Skills
Solving systems graphically, substituting values, graphing inequalities, finding mean and median, geometry tools, regression, complex numbers, truth statements, matrices, statistics
ACT® Test Strategies
Using diagrams strategically by graphing and analyzing solutions, comparing values by storing as variables, using a regression to make a prediction, evaluating expressions and solving equations with calculator tools, working backwards
Activities to Deepen Student Understanding
Systems of equations, slope, area, quadratics, coordinate geometry, Euclidean geometry, statistics and probability, logarithms

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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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