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# Learning to Code with the TI-Nspire™ Technology

This workshop is designed for educators interested in introducing coding to their students using TI-Nspire™ technology. Building upon the lessons from TI’s 10 Minutes of Code, the workshop introduces the basics of coding principles including logic, selection statements and loops.

A focus will be on coding topics which will reinforce student understanding of math and science curriculum concepts. Participants should be comfortable with using TI-Basic and transferrable skills to move to the next stage in coding.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be comfortable with:

• Starting a new program, writing a program to display text and running the program
• Using global and local variables in a program and understand the differences between global and local variables
• Writing statements using IF and conditions
• Using compound conditions with the relational and the logical operators
• Determining errors in a program

## Overview

This is a one-day, in-person workshop. It may be combined with the “Learning to Code With TI-Innovator™ Hub” workshop for a two-day program. A virtual workshop is also available in multiple two- or three-hour sessions.

During this workshop, participants will learn to:

 Use the TI-Basic Program Editor to create and run programs Use simple editing features to insert and delete entries or lines of code Evaluate expressions and store them as variables Recognize programing features including conditions, relational operators, logical operators, and simple and compound conditions Perform the basic steps for debugging a simple program

## Areas of Focus

This workshop connects coding to curriculum concepts. No experience on TI-Nspire™ technology will be required as basic skills on TI-Nspire™ technology will be covered as they are needed.

 Subject Topics Program Basics Write a program to evaluate a mathematical or scientific formula. Assigning Values to Variables Write a program that uses a person's weight on Earty to determine his or her weight on the moon, Mars and Jupiter. Conditional Statements Analyze and adjust lines of code for a program that computes the slope of a line. Loops and Graphics Debug and improve a program that determines the possible dimensions of a rectangle when given its perimeter.

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