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
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.
- 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.
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.
here to view the MTH 595AO syllabus.