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Implementing the TEKS

Professional Development | Graphing Technology | Algebra Readiness

Provide students with graphing tools that drive achievement in the classroom, on the STAAR® math assessment and beyond.

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Enhance teachers’ confidence through professional development that focuses on TEKS math processes, content knowledge and technology integration.

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Encourage students to explore math with free TEKS-aligned activities for middle grades and high school that can be used as-is or customized.

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Discover resources to help prepare for the new STAAR assessment guidelines.

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Tools for Exploration and Problem-Solving

TI graphing calculators give students the tools that allow them to build their understanding of algebra concepts in the TEKS – like proportionality, expressions, equations, relationships, and functions – so that they can be prepared for success on the STAAR® math assessments.

Visit the TEA website to read the most recent policy for the STAAR® assessments.

Decide which handheld graphing calculator is best for your school.

TI-Nspire™ CX Handhelds

The TI-Nspire™ CX handheld’s innovative capabilities support teaching strategies that research has found accelerate understanding of complex mathematic and scientific concepts.

  • Approved for use on SAT*, ACT*, AP*, IB* and STAAR® Assessments for: Grade 8 Math (2015), Algebra I EOC and Algebra II EOC exams
  • Multiple Representations of expressions in problems are presented simultaneously, enabling students to visualize how algebraic, graphical, geometric, numeric and written forms of those expressions relate to one another
  • Dynamic Linking across documents and multiple representations allows students to interact directly with the math by seeing how manipulating one form simultaneously changes all the others

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Download a free trial of TI-Nspire™ Teacher Software.

TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition graphing calculator

The TI-84 Plus CE allows students to visualize concepts clearly and make faster, stronger connections between equations, data, and graphs in full color.

  • Approved for use on SAT*, ACT*, AP*, IB* and STAAR® Assessments for: Grade 8 Math, Algebra I EOC and Algebra II EOC exams
  • Represent numbers and expressions, including conversion between standard decimal notation and scientific notation
  • Apply geometry and measurement concepts, including applications of transformational geometry concepts
  • Analyze data, and describe and apply it to real-world concepts

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Download a free trial of TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software for the TI-84 Plus Family.

TI-Nspire™ App for iPad®

Built from the platform that powers the innovative TI-Nspire™ Technology, the TI-Nspire App for iPad® delivers all-in-one functionality that provides reliable, comprehensive computational and analytic tools and capabilities, plus:

  • Approved for use on the STAAR® grade 8 2015 Mathematics Assessment
  • Create, Share, and Save your work between TI-Nspire™ handhelds, software and iPad® app
  • Supports a hands-on, visual approach to learning

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TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ System

The TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ System closes the learning gap by connecting teacher and student devices through a wireless classroom network. The system provides real-time visibility into student understanding, enabling teachers to keep students engaged and focused.

The system’s unique capabilities supports formative assessment far beyond multiple-choice and presents opportunities to adjust instruction instantly.

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Prepare math teachers for the classroom

T³™ provides systemic professional development that helps teachers master new TEKS content requirements, shifts in mathematics processes and technology usage that fosters an environment of mathematical thinkers.

Free T³™ Webinars

Prepare students for success on the STAAR® assessment by learning how to effectively use TI technology and activities to target learning for TEKS. Sign up to participate in live interactive sessions or view on-demand T³™ webinars online anytime.

Featured Webinars:

Exploring TEKS Topics in Algebra 1 with TI-Nspire™ Technology

TEKS Content Shifts with TI Technology

Getting Started with TI-84 Plus for Grade 8 TEKS

Getting Started with TI-Nspire™ CX for Grade 8 TEKS

TI Graphing Calculator Support for Texas 8th Grade Administrators

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T³™ Summer Workshops

Designed for educators who are implementing the TEKS, the T³™ Summer Workshops offer an invaluable learning opportunity for you and your department. With hands-on activities and TI technology included in the registration cost, summer workshops will help you prepare for next year.

See the full summer schedule and register for a workshop

T³™ Workshops

Bring TEKS professional development to your school

T³™ Workshops focus on effectively using TI technology to successfully implement the TEKS. Expert instructors provide participants with hands-on training with TI technology, while focusing on the math content and instructional practices that lead to success in the classroom.

T³™ Workshops, which provide professional development for the entire department, can be scheduled during the school year or in summer.

Workshops for TI-Nspire™ technology include:

Getting Started in Middle Grades Mathematics

Exploring TEKS Topics in Middle Grades Mathematics

Exploring TEKS Topics in High School Mathematics

Implementing the TEKS Mathematical Process Standards with TI-Nspire™ Technology

Workshops for TI-84™ Plus graphing technology family include:

Getting Started in Middle Grades Mathematics

Exploring TEKS Topics in Middle Grades Mathematics

Exploring TEKS Topics in High School Mathematics

Implementing the TEKS Mathematical Process Standards

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T³™ International Conference

The annual T³™ International Conference connects math educators from around the world with education experts, experienced teachers and thought leaders for two and a half days of intensive, exciting professional development to enhance teaching and learning in mathematics and science.

Save the date. The 2017 conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, March 10 - 12. 

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T³™ Boost

Comprehensive, systemic professional development

Build teachers’ confidence and expertise through a combination of T³™ Workshops, Coaching and online learning designed to meet their specific needs for mastering instructional practices and content knowledge and integrating TI technology to facilitate standards implementation.

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TI MathForward™

Algebra success. Backed by results.

The new TEKS for 8th grade mathematics include a focus on Algebra readiness that may require intensive preparation.

TI’s proven Algebra readiness program, TI MathForward™ delivers strategies and tactics for success in classrooms by integrating TI technology; grade-appropriate, subject-specific digital content and activities; and professional development that supports Texas’ pre-Algebra and Algebra curricula.

This comprehensive approach is based on eight components designed to support students, teachers and administrators as they work to achieve success in mathematics.

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Enhance your math curriculum with activities built for the TEKS classroom.

Verbal To Visual

Middle School, TEKS Standard: 7.1 (D)

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The Rule of Four

Middle School, TEKS Standard: 7.7

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Domain and Range 2

High School, TEKS Standard: AII.7 (I)

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Exponential Growth

High School, TEKS Standard: AI.9 (D)

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Texas STAAR Resources®

A collection of resources created to help Texas teachers effectively prepare and use their TI technology to implement the new STAAR® assessment requirements.

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Tutorial Guides for the TI-Nspire™ Family

Learn the basics of your handheld with step-by-step instructions to help get you started.

TI-Nspire Graphing a Line.pdf

TI-Nspire Solving a System of Equations.pdf

TI-Nspire Graphing a Scatterplot.pdf

TI-Nspire Graphing an Inequality.pdf

TI-Nspire Absolute Mean Deviation.pdf

Tutorial Guides for the TI-84 Plus Family of Graphing Calculators

Learn the basics of your graphing calculator with step-by-step instructions to help get you started.

TI-84 Plus Graphing an Equation.pdf

TI-84 Plus Building a Table.pdf

TI-84 Plus Producing a Scatterplot.pdf

TI-84 Plus Solving a System of Equations by Graphing.pdf

TI-84 Plus Using a Manual Fit Line.pdf

Product Tutorials

Graphing Tutorials

Get started with the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators with these online tutorials and instructional videos.

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TI-Nspire™ Technology

These Atomic Learning™ online tutorials provide step-by-step instructions to help you get started with TI-Nspire™ technology.

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TI-Nspire™ Handhelds

How to Clear Handhelds

Prepare student TI-Nspire™ handhelds for exams by deleting all non-system variables and all programs and restoring all system variables and memory to default settings.

Quick Start: Resetting all memory

Press-to-Test

Quickly prepare student TI-Nspire™ handhelds for exams by blocking access to pre-existing programs, documents, files, data, applications and pictures.

Quick Start: Press-to-Test

Press-to-Test Guidebook

TI-84 Plus Family of Graphing Calculators

How to Clear Calculators

Some exams require clearing all apps from calculators; others permit some apps during testing. Choose the appropriate exam preparation method:

Quick Start: Clearing memory and all apps

Quick Start: Clearing memory and selected apps

Press-to-Test

Press-to-Test restricts access to user-saved data, programs, applications or pictures, ensuring that they are not available during exams.

Quick Start: Press-to-Test

Press-to-Test Guidebook

TestGuard™ App

This application allows you to quickly configure your students' calculators for exams. It runs from your graphing calculators and enables you to remove or disable programs on student calculators prior to the exam and easily restores them after exam. Download the App for:

TI-84 Plus CE (Coming soon)

TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition.

TI TestGuard™ App Guidebook

Ti-83 Plus

How to Clear Calculators

Some exams require clearing all apps from calculators; others permit some apps during testing. Choose the appropriate exam preparation method:

Quick Start: Clearing memory and all apps

Quick Start: Clearing memory and selected apps

TestGuard™ App

This application allows you to quickly configure your students' calculators for exams. It runs from your calculator and enables you to remove or disable programs on student calculators prior to the exam and easily restores them after the exam.

TestGuard™ App for TI-83 Plus

TI TestGuard™ App and Press-to-Test Guidebook