Education Technology

Teaching Rates of Change From Algebra Through Calculus

Technology: TI-84 Plus Family, TI-Nspire™ Technology
Topic: Teaching Resources
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Corey Boby

The AP* Calculus course requires students to have an in-depth understanding of rate of change. However, the foundation of the concept of rate of change should be introduced to students early in their mathematics education. Students’ understanding of rate of change should evolve all the way from middle school up to and including calculus.

In this webinar, experts serving on the AP* Calculus Development Committee and Readers for the AP* Calculus exam will focus on using TI technology – both the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and TI-Nspire™ technology – to demonstrate how to:

  • Explore rate of change using numbers, tables, graphs and equations
  • Investigate and model applications of rate of change using TI-technology
  • Appropriately integrate technology to enhance student understanding of rate of change at various levels
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