Who should take this course
Teachers and prospective teachers of Calculus in grades 10-14. All teachers
interested in learning about the TI-84 Plus in the context of a Calculus content
would benefit from this course.
TI educational technology used
TI-84 Plus, a cable to link the calculator to your computer, 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
calculus lessons to enrich instruction and to extend student comprehension.
Essential topics will include: limits, rates of change, differentiation and its
applications, Riemann Sums, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, integration and
its applications, sequences and series (Taylor & Maclaurin), differential
equations, vector functions and polar functions.
The primary focus of this course is to use the TI-84 Plus family of graphing
calculators to enhance the teaching and learning of Calculus. This course
contains 30 learning modules which have been organized into an eight week
format. Each module contains 2-4 lessons as well as tips on integrating the
TI-84 Plus effectively into your lesson plans.
Note: For courses involving a TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, TI
SmartView™ is used to show the calculator keyboard and screen displays.
There are 8 weeks to the course content. Each week is available two weeks before
the due date for the assignments in that week. At the start of the course you
will have access to week 1 and week 2. After that you will see the additional
weeks appear on Sunday. In each week are links to up to four modules. Click the
link to the module’s lessons. Once you see the introduction page there will be
an orange link bar at the top of the page to move among the lessons. At the end
of the lessons is a self-test where you can check your answers. See the syllabus
for details on other assignments, discussions and quizzes for the course.
here to view the MTH 595AP syllabus.