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									TI-Nspire
Todd Lindbloom
CSLO Model Schools
            What is the TI-Nspire?
• TI-Nspire technology provides the flexibility and versatility to
  meet different classroom and curriculum needs.
• Educators and students have the option to use handhelds or
  computer software, or both, at school and at home – they are
  also permitted on college entrance and advanced placement
  exams.
• The TI-Nspire handheld comes with the interchangeable TI-
  84 Plus Keypad* that provides compatibility with the TI-83 Plus
  and TI-84 Plus families of graphing calculators. By inserting the
  TI-84 Plus Keypad, educators and students can continue using
  the TI-Nspire handheld alongside TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus and TI-
  84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculator models.
• The TI-Nspire handheld is priced comparably to the TI-84 Plus
  Silver Edition graphing calculator.
TI-Nspire CAS (Computer Algebra System)
• The TI-Nspire CAS handheld and computer software share
  the same functionality and user interface features of TI-Nspire
  technology – plus a built-in Computer Algebra System. CAS
  adds an interactive dimension to exploring symbolic algebra and
  symbolic calculus, in addition to standard numeric calculations.
• The TI-Nspire CAS handheld is priced comparably to the TI-89
  Titanium graphing calculator.
           Multiple Representations
• With TI-Nspire™ and TI-Nspire CAS technology, educators
  and students can see multiple representations of a problem
  – algebraic, graphical, geometric, numeric and written – on
  a single screen. Explore individual representations, one at a
  time, or as many as four all on the same screen.
• Choose different split-screen options. Using a drop-down
  menu, select the number of representations and their
  arrangement on screen.
• Representations can be dynamically linked. This means that
  changes made to one representation of a problem are
  automatically reflected in other representations of the same
  problem – instantly, in real time, on the same screen. The
  dynamic linking of multiple representations provides real-time,
  interactive feedback so students can try different problem-
  solving techniques.
                 Multiple Representations
•   CALCULATOR supporting algebraic representations
    Perform computations. Enter and view expressions, equations and formulas exactly as they
    appear in math textbooks. Quickly and easily select the proper syntax, symbols and
    variables from a template that supports standard mathematical notation. Scroll through
    previous entries to explore outcomes and patterns.
•   GRAPHS & GEOMETRY supporting graphical and geometric representations
    Graph equations, expressions and other functions. Then make changes to variables to see
    how the values in dynamically linked tables and equations will also change, in real time. Add
    labels, rename the axes and include text on the graph's coordinate plane. Construct and
    explore geometric figures interactively and create animations. Integrate graphing and
    geometry on the same screen to help reveal connections between concepts in algebra and
    geometry.
•   LISTS & SPREADSHEET supporting numeric and analytical representations
    Capture and track the values of a graph and collected data, and observe number patterns.
    Organize the results of statistical analysis. Experience capabilities similar to using computer
    spreadsheets: label columns, insert formulas into cells, select individual cells and change
    their size, and more.
•   NOTES supporting written representations
    Put the math in writing. Include the word problem with its solutions. Explain problem-solving
    approaches - right in the handheld or computer software. Question-and-answer templates
    allow educators to prompt students to document their steps and progress.
• http://www.ti-nspire.com/tools/nspire/features/multi_rep.html
            Linking Representations
• With TI-Nspire™ and TI-Nspire CAS technology, the
  multiple representations of a problem can be dynamically
  linked together. This means that changes to one
  representation are instantly reflected in other “linked”
  representations of the same problem – on the same screen.

• Educators and their students can explore more of a problem– in
  algebraic, graphical, geometric, numeric and written forms –
  without having to switch back-and-forth between screens.
  Explore individual representations, one at a time, or as many as
  four all on the same screen.

• The dynamic linking of multiple representations provides real-
  time, interactive feedback so students can try different problem-
  solving techniques and compare predictions to outcomes.
              Data and Statistics
• This built-in application allows educators to input and
  organize statistical data, using different graphical
  representations on a single screen to guide students in
  hypothesizing results and making meaningful connections.
• Summarize statistical data using different graphical methods.
• Experience list and spreadsheet features similar to computer
  software features.
• Manipulate and explore data - watch how dynamic changes in
  data changes can affect the statistical analysis.
• Create "quick graphs" of one-variable and two-variable data
  sets.
• Perform a variety of descriptive and inferential statistical
  calculations on real data sets, while simultaneously analyzing
  graphical representations
         Additional Data and Statistics
                 Functionality:

Scatter plots
x-y line
Histogram
Box plots
Regression lines
Normal probability plots
Hypothesis test plots

http://www.ti-nspire.com/tools/nspire/features/data_stats.html
                     Grab-and-Move
• Grab-and-Move Make changes, observe relationships and try new
  approaches. “Grab-and-move” the various properties of a graphed
  function, as well as the dimensions of a graph itself, to discover
  mathematical relationships and patterns.

• “Grab” a line, parabola or graph, for example, and “move” it to see
   the effect of changes, in real time. As a result, the corresponding
   equations of each function will update automatically through the
   dynamic linking feature, which is effective for identifying patterns
   key to conceptual learning. Such interactive feedback can help
   students explore insightful “what if” scenarios.
• Grab-and-move the x-axis, y-axis and tick marks of a graph.
   Alter plotted points, lines, curves and geometric constructions. In
   the example below, the curve of a graphed function widens as the
   x-axis is moved out. When the x-axis is moved in, the curve
   narrows.
http://www.ti-nspire.com/tools/nspire/features/grab_move.html
              Save and Review Work
• Save and Review Work Follow every problem-solving step by
  every student.
• The unique features of TI-Nspire™ technology include the ability
  to create, edit, save and review problem solving in electronic
  documents similar to the word processing and file storage
  features of a computer.
• The ability to save and review assignments as electronic
  documents allows students to show their work step-by-step and
  demonstrate problem-solving techniques. Educators are able to
  effectively assess critical thinking and guide individual progress.
• Class assignments and homework documents can be saved on
  TI-Nspire/TI-Nspire CAS handhelds and computer software.
  Students are able to pick up where they left off in a previous
  class.
  Students can continue work on projects outside of class, easily
  transferring documents between their handheld and computer.
  TEACHING WITH TI-NSPIRE DOCUMENTS
• TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS technology’s use of documents
  aligns with teaching practices proven to enhance learning.
• Save and continue work from one class to the next Allow
  students to reflect on their work and make revisions. Organize
  the build-up and sequencing of ideas Conduct formative
  assessment of student understanding Prepare and save
  activities and other materials before class.

http://www.ti-nspire.com/tools/nspire/features/save_review.html
                      Press-to-Test
• With the built-in Press-to-Test feature on TI-Nspire™ and TI-
  Nspire CAS handhelds, you can stop potential cheating by
  temporarily disabling all current documents and denying access
  to programming libraries. A blinking LED located at the top of
  the TI-Nspire handheld provides proctors a way to quickly and
  confidently see that a student's handheld is operating in Press-
  to-Test mode. After the exam, handhelds are easily restored for
  classroom use by exiting Press-to-Test mode, and all previously
  created documents restored.

• The new Press-to-Test feature is only available with TI-Nspire
  operating system version 1.3 or higher.

http://www.ti-nspire.com/tools/nspire/features/press_to_test.html
            TI-84 Plus Compatibility
• The TI-Nspire™ handheld comes with the interchangeable
  TI-84 Plus Keypad* that provides side-by-side compatibility
  with the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus families of graphing
  calculators.
• By inserting the TI-84 Plus Keypad, educators and students can
  continue using the TI-Nspire handheld alongside TI-83 Plus, TI-
  84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculator
  models. Simply remove the TI-Nspire Keypad and slide in the
  TI-84 Plus Keypad. It's fast and easy, and fits securely into
  place.

  EXAM ACCEPTANCE
  The TI-Nspire handheld–with TI-84 Plus Keypad inserted–can
  be used on exams that permit TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus family
  graphing calculators, such as SAT*, ACT*, PSAT* and AP*
  exams.
The TI-84 Plus Keypad includes these built-in calculator
software applications (Apps):


•   Cabri Jr.
•   Inequalities Graphing
•   LearningCheck
•   Periodic Table
•   Probability Simulations
•   Science Tools
•   StudyCards
•   Transformation Graphing
•   Vernier EasyData
With the TI-84 Plus keypad inserted, educators and
students can continue:

• Using the TI-Navigator classroom learning system, version
  3.0 software or later.

• Collecting data using TI’s CBR 2™ motion detector and CBL
  2™ data collection device, as well as Vernier Software and
  Technology’s EasyTemp® temperature sensor and EasyLink®
  sensor interface.

• Transferring data back-and-forth between student TI-Nspire
  handhelds and the teacher’s classroom computer using TI
  Connect™ software.
                Borrow TI Technology
• Try TI technology free for two weeks TI offers a unique program
  to educators who are training other educators on how to
  integrate TI technology in the classroom. You may borrow TI
  equipment to use in a workshop/session for in-service or pre-
  service teachers, for use at a conference or for evaluation
  before purchasing.
http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/nonProductMulti/support_b
    orrowtitechnology.html
            Resources and Sites to See…
• TI-Nspire Homepage
http://www.ti-nspire.com/tools/nspire/index.html


• Free TI-Nspire Guide Books to Download
http://education.ti.com/educationportal/downloadcenter/SoftwareList.do?web
    site=US&tabId=2&paneId=6001


• Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T3™) Professional
  Development
http://www.ti-nspire.com/tools/nspire/resources/pro_dev.html


• TI-Nspire Activities (Free)
  TI’s online Activities Exchange features a library of free,
  downloadable activities–in a wide range of subject areas – all
  designed to help educators effectively incorporate TI technology
  into their lessons.
http://education.ti.com/educationportal/activityexchange/activity_list.do?cid=us
Activities, Tutorials & Publishers
• Step-By-Step Tutorials
  TI has teamed with Atomic Learning, an award-winning provider
  of Web-based software training, to create tutorials for TI-Nspire
  and TI-Nspire CAS technology. These short, easy-to-understand
  animated movies help answer common questions.
http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/ti_nspire/


• TI-Nspire Sample Library for Linear Algebra
  This library contains a collection of variables, functions and
  programs that have been defined as library objects. Educators
  can create custom libraries or use libraries created by fellow
  educators. The following links constitute a sample linear algebra
  library and instructions for installing it.
•   Instructions for installing the linear algebra library
•   Download the linear algebra library file for TI-Nspire CAS systems
•   Download the linear algebra library file for TI-Nspire systems
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