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Virtual Texas EOC Test Prep Using TI-Nspire™ CX Technology

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This virtual camp is offered to assist students in preparing for their upcoming Texas EOC examinations covering algebra I and eighth grade math. The camp is offered in two options: A six-hour camp for up to 25 students or two three-hour camps for up to 50 students (25 students each). The breakdown of hours can be customized as needed.

By the end of the camp, students should feel comfortable with:

  • Leveraging the TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator for exam questions in key reporting categories, such as number and algebraic methods, describing and graphing linear functions, and writing and solving linear equations and inequalities
  • Analyzing and solving a wide range of sample problems using graphs, tables and calculator tools
  • Exploring activities that reinforce technology skills and deepen student understanding of key EOC exam topics

Six-hour camp areas of focus

The six-hour camp covers the following Texas Instruments (TI) technology skills, exam strategies and activities:

TI-Nspire™ CX technology skills

Using a table, graphing a function and finding points of interest, grabbing and moving a point, graphing a sequence, adjusting the window, graphing a scatter plot, using Numerical Solve to solve an equation, storing a value to a variable, entering data in a spreadsheet and calculating a regression equation, scientific notation, generating a sequence in a spreadsheet and on a calculator page, transforming graphs of linear and quadratic functions, graphing relations, using a Movable Line to determine a line of fit, calculating the mean of a data set

EOC exam strategies

Graphing and analyzing functions and relations, graphing and solving equations, substituting values, comparing values by storing values as variables, using true/false statements, using regression equations to make predictions, evaluating expressions and solving equations with calculator tools, working backward, using a spreadsheet to determine the terms of a sequence, using tables to determine function values, using a scatter plot to graph transformations, using a spreadsheet to determine mean absolute deviation

Activities to deepen student understanding

Domain and Range, Functions and Zeros, Translations, Slope as Rate, Equivalence, Surface Area/Volume, Proportionality, Correlation, Exponential Growth, Volume Relationships, Simple Inequalities, Linear Inequalities, Comparing Linear and Exponential Data, Quadratic Functions, Pythagorean Relationships, Dilations, Reflections, Graphing and Analyzing Bivariate Data, Mean Absolute Deviation

Three-hour camp areas of focus

The three-hour camp covers the following TI technology skills, exam strategies and activities:

TI-Nspire™ CX technology skills

Using a table, graphing a function and finding points of interest, grabbing and moving a point, graphing a sequence, adjusting the window, graphing a scatter plot, using Numerical Solve to solve an equation, storing a value to a variable, entering data in a spreadsheet and calculating a regression equation, scientific notation

EOC exam strategies

Graphing and analyzing functions and relations, graphing and solving equations, substituting values, comparing values by storing values as variables, using true/false statements, using regression equations to make predictions, storing value to evaluate expressions, solving equations and systems of equations with calculator tools, working backward

Activities to deepen student understanding

Domain and Range, Functions and Zeros, Translations, Slope as Rate, Equivalence, Surface Area/Volume, Proportionality, Correlation, Exponential Growth

Details

  • TI will provide an instructor who will lead the camp online
  • The district is required to ensure a certified educator is present throughout the camp
  • If needed, TI technology may be borrowed; it will be shipped to a central location for the use of the students during the camp
  • Print materials needed for the camp will be shipped to a central location and distributed by the district to the participating students

Recommended configurations for the six-hour camp include:

  • Three 2-hour blocks
  • Four 1.5-hour blocks
  • Six 1-hour blocks

Recommended configurations for the three-hour camp include:

  • Two 1.5-hour blocks
  • Three 1-hour blocks

Pricing

The cost of a student boot camp is $2,500:

  • One six-hour boot camp with up to 25 students, or
  • Two three-hour boot camps with up to 25 students each

Request information

Get started by contacting a TI Educational Technology Consultant.