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Texas 8th Grade Math EOC Exam Strategies With the TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator

This workshop is designed for 8th Grade mathematics educators in Texas who are either beginning to use the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator or who want to learn more to drive student success on the Texas 8th Grade Mathematics EOC exam.

Educators will cover the key elements of teaching with the TI-84 Plus CE and TI-SmartView™ CE emulator software for the TI-84 Plus Family, and the workshop will focus on helping students use the TI-84 Plus CE to better understand key topics on the Texas 8th Grade Mathematics EOC exam.

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

  • Leveraging the TI-84 Plus CE for exam questions in key reporting categories, such as Computations and Algebraic Relationships; Geometry and Measurement; and Data Analysis
  • Analyzing and solving a wide range of sample problems using graphs, tables and calculator tools
  • Exploring premade activities that reinforce technology skills and deepen student understanding of key EOC exam topics


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

  • Overview of the TI-84 Plus CE, including the TestGuard™ app
  • Exploration of key graphing features, such as graphing functions and relations, analyzing functions by finding points of interest, and using the trace feature
  • Coverage of key statistics features, such as entering, ordering and graphing data, and determining a least squares regression line
  • Introduction to the TI-SmartView™ CE emulator, along with coverage of additional TI-84 Plus CE technology skills
  • Exposure to entering and evaluating numerical expressions, including strategies for saving time and avoiding mistakes
  • Exploration of expression and equation tools, including strategies for checking for equivalence, storing variables and using the numeric solver feature

Areas of Focus

This workshop focuses on using the TI-84 Plus CE to improve student learning and conceptual understanding of key content areas for the Texas 8th Grade Mathematics EOC exam.

Subject Topics
TI-84 Plus CE Technology Skills
Evaluating an Expression; Graphing and Analyzing a Function; Using a Table; Graphing a Scatter Plot; Determining a Line of Best Fit; Finding Points of Interest; Adjusting the Window
EOC Exam Strategies
Graphing and Analyzing Solutions; Comparing Values by Storing as Variables; Evaluating Expressions and Solving Equations with Calculator Tools; Making Predictions; Working Backwards
Activities to Deepen Student Understanding
Proportionality; Expressions, Equations and Relationships; Linear Functions; Slope and y-intercept; Measurement and Data; Graphing and Analyzing Bivariate Data, Shapes and Transformations

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Workshop Pricing

The cost of a standard workshop without TI technology is:

One-day $1,990
Two-day $3,980

For workshop pricing including TI technology, please contact us.