Graphing Calculator Usage Course
The purpose of this course is to learn basic features of the TI-84+ CE Graphing Calculator and to get a glimpse of the full power and capabilities of this calculator’s tools. This is the calculator (or, specialized computer for mathematics) most recently recommended by the STA Mathematics Department, and highly recommended for freshmen. Students will investigate and explore the calculator features listed below in guided practices through a daily progression of skills.
August 16 - 20, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The daily schedule will run as follows, times being approximate:
8:00 a.m. - Welcome, introduction to the day’s plans and goals, survey and inventory of initial abilities, “warm-ups” or basic instruction for 20 - 25 minutes
8:30 a.m. - 5 to 10 minute break with time for individual help and instructional adjustments
8:40 - 9:30 - “Quick shots” of sample problems and instructions
9:30 - return to questions and issues from “Quick shots”, instructional adjustments, and “Big questions” for pairs and small groups
10:00 - Pairs and groups present results and share learning
10:30 - Summary of day’s learning, more examples, and previews of the next day’s plans and goals
Students must have their own calculator, charged and ready to go, each day.
Cost per student: $120 for the week
Minimum enrollment: 8 Maximum enrollment: 20