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Getting Started with the TI-84 Plus Family in Middle Grades Mathematics

Designed for educators who are just beginning to use TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition graphing calculators in a middle grades mathematics classroom, this workshop covers basic features and functionality of the TI-84 Plus family, with additional focus on TI-SmartView™ emulator software and TI Connect™ software.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll be ready to use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, TI-SmartView™ emulator software, and TI Connect™ software in the middle grades mathematics classroom.


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.

  • Overview of the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, including an introduction to the MathPrint™ feature and general graphing and statistical functionality.
  • Modeling and analyzing univariate data with box plots and histograms.
  • Overview of TI-SmartView™ emulator software and TI Connect™ software.
  • Additional coverage of features for modeling with multiple representations.
  • Exploration of interactive lessons that make connections between ratios, proportional relationships and linear functions.
  • Data collection and analysis with the Calculator-Based Ranger 2™ (CBR 2™) motion sensor and Vernier EasyData™ app.
  • Deeper coverage of additional technology features, with an emphasis on classroom applications.
  • Opportunities to explore activities focused on statistics, probability and geometry.
  • Coverage of additional statistical functionality, including entering data into lists, creating scatter plots, and determining lines of best fit.

Areas of Focus

This workshop focuses on appropriate use of the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and supporting computer software, with an emphasis on numeric, algebraic, geometric and statistical functionality across a middle grades mathematics curriculum.

Subject Topics
Middle Grades
Ratios & Proportional Relationships, The Number System, Expressions & Equations, Functions, Geometry, Statistics & Probability
Algebra 1
Linear Functions, Systems of Linear Equations, Quadratic Functions, Exponential Functions

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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.