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Leveraging the TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator for ACT® Test Success

This workshop is designed for mathematics educators who want to learn to leverage TI-84 Plus CE technology skills to drive student success on the ACT® test by exploring released test items.

Educators will cover the main elements of the ACT® test, discuss strategies for helping students to better understand key topics, and emphasize techniques for teaching with TI-84 Plus CE technology.

By the end of the workshop, participants should feel comfortable with:

  • Leveraging the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator for exam questions in key categories such as Number & Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics & Probability
  • Highlighting the key content areas on the ACT® test and adjusting mathematics instruction accordingly
  • Implementing test preparation strategies in the mathematics classroom and using pre-made activities that reinforce technology skills and deepen student understanding of key topics

While the workshop is taught using TI-84 Plus CE technology, it is relevant for educators using any graphing calculator within the TI-84 Plus family.


This in-person workshop is available in one-, two- and three day options to accommodate educator-specific needs. A half-day workshop option is also available. The two-and three-day workshops offer more extensive exploration of topics and strategies using actual released items. A virtual workshop is also available in multiple two- or three-hour sessions.

  • Overview of the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator and basic skills
  • Exploration of key topics such as Area and Perimeter, Solving Systems, Solving Equations and Inequalities
  • Coverage of strategies such as solving problems by working backwards, using the supplied diagrams effectively, and substitution
  • Additional coverage of the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator skills including statistics
  • Coverage of further topics such as quadratics and absolute value, Pythagorean Theorem and slope
  • Exploration of other test prep strategies including avoiding distractors, and using graphs and visualization
  • Continued application of TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator skills
  • Content topics will extend to advanced areas such as matrices, trigonometry and logarithms
  • Test strategies will be summarized and applied through actual test items

Areas of Focus

This workshop focuses on using the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator to improve student learning and conceptual understanding of key content areas for the ACT® test.

Subject Topics
TI-84 Plus CE Technology Skills
Solving systems graphically, substituting values, graphing inequalities, finding mean and median, regression, complex numbers, truth statements, matrices, statistics
ACT® Test Strategies
Using diagrams strategically by graphing and analyzing solutions, comparing values by storing as variables, using a regression to make a prediction, evaluating expressions and solving equations with calculator tools, working backwards
Activities to Deepen Student Understanding
Systems of equations, slope, area, quadratics, geometry, statistics and probability, logarithms

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  • Half day:      $2,000
  • One day:      $3,200
  • Two days:    $6,400
  • Three days:  $9,600

Six virtual hours, delivered in two- or three-hour sessions, is the equivalent to one full-day of in-person professional learning. For workshop pricing including TI technology, please contact us.

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