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Virtual Texas EOC Test Prep Using TI-84 Plus CE 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-84 Plus CE 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 premade 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-84 Plus CE technology skills

Checking for equivalence, creating a function table, graphing a function and finding points of interest, tracing on a function, entering data into lists and graphing a scatter plot, using the Numeric Solver, storing values to variables, adjusting the window, entering data in a list and calculating a regression equation, using the Transformation Graphing App, computing the mean of a data set, scientific notation

EOC exam strategies

Using true/false statements, storing values as variables to compare and evaluate expressions, comparing graphs of functions, using tables to determine function values, using a scatter plot to graph transformations, using the Numeric Solver to solve an equation, graphing and analyzing functions, graphing to solve equations, graphing functions to analyze transformations, using regression equations to make predictions, solving equations and systems of equations with calculator tools, using tables to investigate rate of change, using lists to determine mean absolute deviation, working backward

Activities to deepen student understanding

Calculating Unit Prices, Triangles, Exponents, Factors, Zeros, Vertex and Symmetry of a Quadratic Function, Multiple Representations, Transformations Using Lists, Graphing Scatter Plots and Making Predictions, Point-Slope Form of an Equation, Calculating Slope, Transformation of Functions, Ratios of Similar Figures, Functions and Zeros, Coordinates of Points and Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines, Mean Absolute Deviation, Slope as Rate, Quadratic Formula, Proportionality, Exponential Growth, Scientific Notation

Three-hour camp areas of focus

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

TI-84 Plus CE technology skills

Checking for equivalence, creating a function table, graphing a function and finding points of interest, tracing on a function, entering data into lists and graphing a scatter plot, using the Numeric Solver, storing values to variables, adjusting the window

EOC exam strategies

Using true/false statements, storing values as variables to compare and evaluate expressions, comparing graphs of functions, using tables to determine function values, using a scatter plot to graph transformations, using the Numeric Solver to solve an equation, graphing and analyzing functions, graphing to solve equations

Activities to deepen student understanding

Calculating Unit Prices, Triangles, Exponents, Factors, Zeros, Vertex and Symmetry of a Quadratic Function, Multiple Representations, Transformations Using Lists, Graphing Scatter Plots and Making Predictions

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 camp is $2,500:

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

Request information

Get started by contacting a TI Educational Technology Consultant.