Math Menu: Intro toNspire CAS Software In-service CEC, Room 301 Tuesday, March 2 nd.
Transcript of Math Menu: Intro toNspire CAS Software In-service CEC, Room 301 Tuesday, March 2 nd.
Math Menu: Intro toNspire CAS Software In-serviceCEC, Room 301
Tuesday, March 2nd
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.
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
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
Share with the whole group
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 …..
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
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
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….
LUNCH Bless us, O Lord, and
these your gifts, which we are about to receive from your bounty. Through Christ our Lord.
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….
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
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…
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
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.
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
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
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?
For more information, please contact me:
Dwight Stead – Mathematical Literacy Consultant (7-12) x24533