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MTH 595AO T³™-Algebra Using the TI-83 Plus and the TI-84 Plus

Who should take this course

Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 teachers, and Pre-Service, College Algebra, Developmental Algebra educators

TI educational technology used

TI-83 Plus or TI-83 Plus Silver Edition, TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, TI-GRAPH LINK™ cable, TI-GRAPH LINK 83 or TI Connect™ software  Note: The TI technologies are not included in the cost of the course.


This course introduces ways of incorporating graphing technology into your algebra lessons to enrich instruction and extend your students' comprehension. Essential algebra topics such as solving equations, transformations, systems of inequalities, proportional reasoning, and factoring are correlated to the NCTM Standards.

Participants will examine, critique and modify and improve activities for use in an Algebra classroom and design, develop and share a plan for use in an Algebra classroom using the TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus calculators.


The primary focus of this course is to use the TI-83 and TI-84 family of graphing calculators to enhance the teaching and learning of algebra. This course contains 30 self-paced learning modules written by experienced teachers. Each module has 2-4 lessons as well as tips and hints on integrating the graphing calculator into your lessons plans.

Computer Requirements

  • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution. These movies are 680x580. A screen resolution of 1024x768 gives the best viewing size, but 800x600 works well, too.
  • Internet access (128kbs or better). Access using a broadband internet connection is best. These courses will work via a dial-up connection but will be slow.
  • Internet Explorer™ recommended
  • Macromedia Flash™ 7 Player (or later)

Note: For courses involving a TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, TI SmartView™ is used to show the calculator keyboard and screen displays.

Navigation Tips

These movies work much like a VCR. Use the menu bar at the bottom of the screen to rewind, play, fast forward, pause and stop or use the status bar to move between sections. The “Show Me” button takes the user step by step through the lesson. If you feel you are familiar with the material you may want to skip forward and use the “Let Me Try” to test your knowledge.


Click here​ to view the MTH 595AO syllabus.