Math Menu: Intro toNspire CAS Software In-service CEC, Room 301 Tuesday, March 2 nd.

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Math Menu: Intro toNspire CAS Software In- service CEC, Room 301 Tuesday, March 2 nd

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Math Menu: Intro toNspire CAS Software In-serviceCEC, Room 301

Tuesday, March 2nd

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Prayer to our Lady of Good CounselGod of wisdom and love,you have sent your Son Jesus to be the light of the world, and continue to send your Holy Spirit among usto guide us into the way of truth.

Open our hearts to your wordand let us ponder your actions among us.Give us your Spirit of wisdom and knowledge,of understanding and counsel.With Mary, may we rejoice in your gifts,and walk in the way of truth and love.

With all your people on earth and in eternity,we ask this prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ,in the unity of your loving Spirit,one holy God, for ever and ever.

Amen!

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Agenda Welcome Cheers, Fears and Unclears Math and Science Activities Online and the Nspire Computer

Link software Data Collection using the CBR2 Lunch Nspire CAS Teacher Edition Software and Activities

Exchange Connect to Class Working on your Activity Next Steps & Dismissal

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Cheers and Fears and Unclears In a group of 3 or 4

discuss: What has gone well so far? What have you struggled

with? What are your fears? What are you still uncertain

about?

Share with the whole group

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Math and Science Nspire Activities TI offers many online

supports for teachers and students

There are many prepared Nspire activities for Math and Science

Let’s download and try them out …..

www.tinspire.com

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Nspire Computer Link Software This program allows you to:

Transfer files to and from the handheld

Transfer the OS to a handheld

Take screen shots Backup or restore handhelds

Let’s see how it works… Explore one of the 12 science

and math activities with a partner

Do a demo for the whole group

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Data Collection using the CBR2 The latest version of the

OS (1.7) has “plug and play” usage for the CBR2

Each school got one CBR2 over the last 2 years

Let’s see how to use the CBR 2….

MatchMyGraph activity Collecting Data activity

Collect and model linear, quadratic and periodic data

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Vernier Data Probes for Nspire CAS Vernier offers four products for data collection

EZ-Temp Probe (connects to Handheld and collects real time temperatures), P/N EZ-TMP, $59

Go-Link (connect probes to PC), P/N GO-LINK, $85 Easy Link (connect CBL2 probes to Nspire), P/N EX-

LINK, $89 Mini USB Adapter (Connect EZ-Temp or CBR2 to PC),

P/N MINI-USB, $7.50 James Frielink ([email protected] 1-800-387-2474

x113) from Merlan Scientific is the rep for Ontario Let’s try using these probes….

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LUNCH Bless us, O Lord, and

these your gifts, which we are about to receive from your bounty. Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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Nspire CAS Teacher Edition Software Each school has one

license of this software This software can be

used to demo any activity using the Emulator

You will also use it create your activity

Lets have a brief tour….

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Make your First Activity Create an activity to allow students to investigate the roots of a quadratic

function (Grade 10 Academic) Specifications:

1.1: A title (notes) page including your name 1.2: A notes page with the expectation (QR3.04) 1.3: A notes page with instructions 1.4: A graphs and geometry page to graph the function and find the roots

using trace 1.5: A notes page with instructions 1.6: A spreadsheet page to make a table of values for the function 2.1: A notes page for instructions 2.2 A calculator page to use CAS to expand the factored form to compare

to the function 2.3: A notes page with a journal prompt and instructions to repeat the steps

for other quadratic functions Save the activity and transfer it to a handheld to test it

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Making Handout Sheets Once your activity is perfected you need to make supporting

student handouts… Good handouts have:

Clear instructions Screen shots Questions to expose and provoke student thinking

Tips: 1. Use tables with no visible borders to make formatting easier.

2. Nspire Key Fonts allow you to put pictures of the handheld keys in the handout

Let’s see how to make a student handout…

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Online Resources DPCDSB Nspire Wiki

http://dpcdsb-nspire.wikispaces.com/ Nspire web site:

http://www.ti-nspire.com Algebra Nspired web site:

http://www.ti-mathnspired.com/login/?next=/ Must create a login and password

Activities Exchange: http://education.ti.com click on Activities Exchange in the

Classroom Activities drop down list Nspire Video Tutorials

http://www.tinspire.com

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Connect To Class Each school gets a copy of

Connect to Class software on a board owned laptop

The kit contains two 4 port USB hubs that allow you to distribute files and OS to up to 8 handhelds at a time.

Let’s see how it works …. Come get your school’s

copy of the kit.

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Your Responsibilities With a partner you are to create

an activity using Nspire CAS to address a cluster of expectations

You will use your class for action research to design, test and refine your activity

Keep a journal of your classroom experiences with Nspire CAS

You and your partner will present your completed activity at the in-service on April 7th

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Activity Planning Time Get together with your

partner and plan your activity

Refer to the sheets of problem areas in grade 9 and 10 we made in February

Make use of the Activity Planning Template

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Next Steps Work on your activity and

try it out in class What other support do you

need to complete your activity for April 7th?

Hardware or Software Issues?

Any other questions or concerns?

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For more information, please contact me:

Dwight Stead – Mathematical Literacy Consultant (7-12) x24533