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MTH 595AP T³™-Calculus Using the TI-83 Plus and the TI-84 Plus

​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.

Objective

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.

Focus

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.

Computer Requirements

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

Navigation Tips

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. 

Syllabus

Click here to view the MTH 595AP syllabus.​