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This workshop is designed for Algebra 1 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 Algebra 1 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 Algebra 1 EOC exam.
By the end of the workshop, participants should feel comfortable with:
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.
This workshop focuses on using the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld to improve student learning and conceptual understanding of key content areas for the Texas Algebra 1 EOC exam.
|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
"We definitely learned so much about how to maneuver on the calculator. Directions were very clear! Examples were appropriate. I've got plenty of "what if" questions, but I'm now confident in my use of the handheld TI-Nspire and how to apply it to EOC prep!" — Amber Smith, Curriculum Technology Coach
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (Texas)