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Getting Started with the TI-73 Explorer™ Graphing Calculator in Middle Grades Mathematics

Designed for educators who want to learn more about the features of the TI-73 Explorer™ graphing calculator, this workshop offers hands-on explorations demonstrating the effective classroom use of technology within a middle grades mathematics curriculum.

You’ll become familiar with the TI-73 Explorer™ graphing calculator by working through classroom-ready activities that use the calculator to enhance student understanding and problem-solving.


This 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 a more extensive exploration of topics.

  • Overview of the TI-73 Explorer™ graphing calculator, including an introduction to general calculator and graphing functionality.
  • Exploration of capabilities to analyze algebraic, graphical and tabular representations of linear functions.
  • Modeling problem situations algebraically and solving linear systems graphically.
  • Additional coverage of features for geometry and measurement.
  • Data collection and analysis with the Calculator-Based Ranger 2™ (CBR 2) motion sensor and Vernier EasyData™ app.
  • Deeper coverage of additional technology features, with an emphasis on interactive lessons and classroom applications.
  • Opportunities to explore activities focused on statistics, probability and modeling with multiple representations.
  • Coverage of additional statistical functionality, including entering data into lists, creating scatter plots and determining lines of best fit.

Areas of Focus

This workshop focuses on appropriate use of the TI-73 Explorer™ graphing calculator and supporting computer software, with an emphasis on numeric, algebraic, geometric and statistical functionality across a middle grades mathematics curriculum.

Subject Topics
Number System
Estimation, Numbers & Operations, Algebraic Thinking, Combinations
Functions, Expressions & Equations, Problem Solving
Triangles, Circles, Perimeter & Area
Displaying & Describing Univariate & Bivariate Data
Theoretical & Experimental Probability

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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.