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TI-73 Short Course

Stuart Moskowitz, a lecturer in the Humboldt State University Mathematics Department, will be presenting a Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T³™) Short Course at IUP on November 7–8. The course will focus on the use of the TI-73 Explorer graphing calculator in the mathematics classroom. You do not need to have a TI-73 to participate.

There will be three separate workshops:

  • Friday, November 7, 6:00–9:00 p.m. — workshop for secondary mathematics education majors
  • Saturday, November 8, 9:00–11:00 a.m. — workshop for faculty/teachers
  • Saturday, November 8, 12:00–4:00 p.m. — workshop for elementary and middle preservice students

Topics to be covered include:

  • Estimation Games—more activities for developing number sense
  • Does it End or Repeat?—fraction/decimal sense
  • Take Me to Zero/Space Invaders Game—learning about place value
  • Introduction to  the TI-73
  • Compound Interest— calculators make guess/check an even better strategy
  • Grading Scales – use the TABLE to convert raw scores to percents
  • The Gambler’s Fallacy – simulating streaks
  • Why aren’t There More Reds? – analyze color distribution of M&M’s
  • Disappearing M&M’s – exponential decay
  • Collect All 6 – a probability simulation
  • Do You See What I See?—Make pretty pictures and learn spreadsheets and algebraic transformations
  • Dazzling Drawings—more pictures, this time using the DRAW menu
  • Apps on the 73 – SMILE, and Area Formulas
  • Intro to Stats on the TI-xx
  • Across and Around—discovering PI
  • Working with Lists on the TI-73
  • Function Game—graphical approach to guessing a function (beginning algebra)
  • Walk The Line – using the CBR to develop concepts of linear functions
  • Bouncing Ball—which ball bounces the highest?
  • TI-Connect Quick Start Guide – connecting your calculator to your computer

If you are interesting in participating, please contact the organizer, Dr. Yong Colen, to sign up.

The Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T³™) Outreach Program is sponsored by Texas Instruments.

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