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Middle School - Pre-Algebra Case Studies

Miami Middle School Teacher Attains Success with TI-Nspire™ Technology

Teacher/Researcher: Anthony Armbrister
Location: North Dade Middle School, Miami-Dade Schools, Miami, FL
Course: Intensive Mathematics 7th Grade
Grade: 7
Student Profile: African American and Hispanic students, 95% below grade level
Technology: TI-Nspire handhelds with SMART Board™ and TI-Nspire Computer Software - Teacher Edition

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TI-Navigator™ helps transform a 5th grade math class

Teacher/Researcher: Sharon Camp
Location: Pelican Marsh Elementary School, Collier County School District, Naples, FL
Course: 5th Grade Math
Grade: 5
Student Profile:
24 5th grade students in gifted/blended
10 Male, 14 Female
88% White, 12% Hispanic
8% non-native English speaking
17% Free/reduced lunch
Technology: TI-Navigator classroom network system with TI-73
graphing calculators, used with Interactive White board and video projector

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Using TI-Nspire™ to Teach Factors

Teacher/Researcher: Alison Clark-Wilson
Location: Blue Coat School in Walsall, UK
Course: Year 8, Set 1
Grade: Year 8
Student Profile: approximate NC level: 6
Technology: TI-Nspire

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Middle School Math Systemic Improvement Using TI-Navigator™ System Shows Three Steady Years of Growth

Teacher/Researcher: Pamela Bernabei-Rorrer, Fred Groves, Jim Pukys
Location: Canton, OH
Course: Pre-Algebra & Algebra I
Grade: 7 & 8
Student Profile: District-Wide
Technology: TI-Navigator classroom learning system with TI-84 Graphing Calculators’ Cognitive Tutor
In this systemic improvement program, district-wide proficiency on the standardized state test climbed steadily during three years from 39% to 62% in both 7th and 8th grades. Before the program began, the district’s 6th grade proficiency was approximately 24%.

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Connected Math Pre-Algebra and Algebra Grade 8 Students Show Gains with Graphing Calculators

Teacher/Researcher: Vivian Birdsall
Location: New Canaan, CT
Course: Pre-Algebra & Algebra 1
Grade: 8
Student Profile: 48 Pre-Algebra, 40 Honors Algebra 1 students. All working on grade level.
Technology: TI-84 family Graphing Calculators, TI-Navigator, Smartboard

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