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Teaching and Learning With the TI-Innovator™ Rover

This workshop is designed for educators interested in learning more about coding using the TI‑Innovator™ Rover to engage students in coding and STEM applications.

Building upon the lessons from TI’s 10 Minutes of Code, the workshop shows participants how to control Rover using either TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ CX technology. The coding applications covered will be connected to concepts in math and science.

By the end of the workshop, participants should be comfortable:

  • Identifying the Rover's components and specifications
  • Writing programs that control input and output commands on Rover
  • Using variables in a program
  • Using loops and If … Then … Else … End statements to control the direction of Rover
  • Applying what they have learned to create their own activities with connections to mathematics and science


"Teaching and Learning With the TI-Innovator™ Rover" is a one-day workshop. A half-day workshop option is also available. It can be combined with the following workshops to create a two- or three-day workshop option:

A virtual workshop is also available in multiple two- or three-hour sessions.

During this workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Write programs and navigate Rover to create basic geometric shapes.
  • Connect their knowledge of mathematics to direct Rover on a map of Olympus Mons on Mars.
  • Connect to physics and rates of change to explore velocity with Rover.
  • Use Rover’s Ultrasonic Ranger to have Rover conduct its way through an obstacle course.
  • Use two Rovers to identify and work with points of intersection and solving systems of linear equations.

Areas of focus

This workshop connects coding to curriculum concepts. No experience on the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator or TI-Nspire™ CX graphing calculator will be required, as basic technology skills will be covered as they are needed.

Subject Topics
Rates of Change
How to calculate and understand various rates of change and velocity.
Geometric Shapes
Creating the commands within loops and If ... Then statements to understand the mathematics involved in constructed geometric shapes.
Systems of Equations,
Linear Relations,
Understanding relationship between motion and a linear graph.
Finding a point of intersection and connecting it to the context of distance and time.
Basics of Coding
Cover the basics of input/output, variables, loops and selection statements.

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  • Half day:     $2,000
  • One day:     $3,200

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.