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Designed for middle grades mathematics educators that are beginning with or already using TI-Nspire™ technology and the Building Concepts lesson series, this workshop focuses on strategies for engaging students in new ways of visualizing and thinking about expressions and equations. By the end of the workshop, they should be able to say:Pedagogy
This in-person workshop is available in one- and two-day options to accommodate educator-specific needs. A half-day workshop option is also available. The two-day workshop offers a more extensive exploration of topics. A virtual workshop is also available in multiple two- or three-hour sessions.
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Educators will explore a sequential, coordinated series of interactive
TI-Nspire™ lessons that support a learning progression for expressions and equations. This workshop focuses on strategies for engaging students in new ways of thinking about expressions and equations within and across Grades 6, 7 and 8.
Investigating Exponents, Variables,
Expressions & Equations
Using Structure to Solve Equations
Equations of the form ax + by = c
Moving from Proportional Relationships to Linear Equations
Task analysis & vertical alignment
Norms in classroom culture
Formative assessment strategies