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Texas 8th Grade Math EOC Exam Strategies With TI-Nspire™ Technology

This workshop is designed for 8th Grade mathematics educators in Texas who are either beginning to use the TI-Nspire™ technology or who want to learn more to drive student success on the Texas 8th Grade Mathematics EOC exam.

Educators will cover the key elements of teaching with the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld and TI-Nspire™ CX Teacher Software, and the workshop will focus on helping students use the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld to better understand key topics on the Texas 8th Grade Mathematics EOC exam.

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

  • Leveraging the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld for exam questions in key reporting categories, such as Computations and Algebraic Relationships; Geometry and Measurement; and Data Analysis
  • Analyzing and solving a wide range of sample problems using graphs, tables and calculator tools
  • Exploring premade activities that reinforce technology skills and deepen student understanding of key EOC exam topics


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

  • Overview of the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld, including the Press-to-Test feature
  • Exploration of key graphing features, such as graphing functions and relations, analyzing functions by finding points of interest, and using the trace feature
  • Coverage of key statistics features, such as entering, ordering and graphing data, and determining a least squares regression line
  • Introduction to the TI-Nspire™ CX Teacher Software, along with coverage of additional TI-Nspire™ CX handheld skills
  • Exposure to entering and evaluating numerical expressions, including strategies for saving time and avoiding mistakes
  • Exploration of expression and equation tools, including strategies for checking for equivalence, storing variables and using the numeric solver feature

Areas of Focus

This workshop focuses on using the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld to improve student learning and conceptual understanding of key content areas for the Texas 8th Grade Mathematics EOC exam.

Subject Topics
TI-Nspire™ CX Technology Skills
Evaluating an Expression; Graphing and Analyzing a Function; Using a Table; Graphing a Scatter Plot; Determining a Line of Best Fit; Finding Points of Interest; Adjusting the Window
EOC Exam Strategies
Graphing and Analyzing Solutions; Comparing Values by Storing as Variables; Evaluating Expressions and Solving Equations with Calculator Tools; Making Predictions; Working Backwards
Activities to Deepen Student Understanding
Proportionality; Expressions, Equations and Relationships; Linear Functions; Slope and y-intercept; Measurement and Data; Graphing and Analyzing Bivariate Data, Shapes and Transformations

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  • Half day:      $2,000
  • One day:      $3,200
  • Two days:    $6,400
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.