Friday, September 5, 2014

Our New BFF: Ti-Nspire!

Today we were finally able to get our hands on our new gadgets, the Ti-Nspire calculators!

According to the state of Texas, all 8th grade math students will now be able to use a graphing calculator during the school year and to take the Math STAAR. While we wait for ours to arrive, we borrowed a class set from our awesome colleagues at Rio High. :) Needless to say, the kids were ecstatic!! Here are a few snapshots of them getting their feet wet using them to work out some basic integer operations.

Of course, we also added an entry into our interactive notebook with a skeleton of our new device and some keystroke shortcuts for the students to use as reference as they become more familiar with it. But who are we kidding, they will probably learn it faster than us adults, their technology skills amaze me daily!