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T3™ Teacher Leader Cadre (TLC): High School Mathematics Using the TI-84 Plus Family

Audience: High school mathematics educators looking to receive in-depth technology, pedagogy, and leadership training with the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition graphing calculator over an extended period of time.

Technology: TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, TI-SmartView™ emulator software, TI Connect™ software, CBR 2™ motion sensor, Vernier EasyTemp® USB temperature sensor

Overview: This workshop focuses on appropriate usage of the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition and supporting software across the high school mathematics curriculum, with an emphasis on strengthening content knowledge, pedagogy, and leadership skills.


Participants will have the opportunity to begin or expand their use of the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, gain deeper insight into specific content areas, develop a stronger appreciation of pedagogy, and become better equipped to share their knowledge with other educators and students.

Leadership activities allow participants to develop skills to train peers and mentor colleagues on the effective use of the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition in the high school mathematics classroom. Participants will design their own technology-enhanced lessons and, during the last two days of the TLC, present their lessons to their colleagues for professional critique.

Technology, pedagogy, and leadership skills are taught in the context of the following content areas:

Algebra 1 Linear, Quadratic, & Exponential Functions; Functions & Relations
Similarity & Proportion, Quadrilaterals & Polygons, Transformational Geometry
Algebra 2:
Functions, Quadratics, Systems of Equations, Radical Functions, Matrices s
Trigonometry; Polynomial, Power, & Rational Functions
Statistics:  Displaying & Describing Univariate & Bivariate Data 

Sample Lesson: Pass the Ball

Objective: Collect data about how long it takes various-sized groups to perform a task. Develop a mathematical model of the data and use it to make predictions.