TI CODES CONTEST

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This is your invitation to connect and learn together in the classroom or remotely to take a bite out of this exciting challenge!

This multi-staged coding contest will challenge Year 7-10 students to develop their STEM problem-solving, design and coding skills in order to design and build a product that automates or optimises a process or product related to food.

TI Codes Contest is free to enter and the perfect challenge that is sure to set minds racing and creativity soaring. No coding experience is required!

Watch this short video created by T3 Instructor Jody Crothers from Ridge View Secondary College in WA , as he outlines why your students should be part of this amazing contest.
 
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Prizes will be awarded to the top 5 teams!

Grand Prize- 1st place
The grand prize winning team- determined by a public vote- will receive the following Each Team member and Teacher Mentor will receive a TI Graphing Calculator of his or her choice along with a Gold Medal and Certificate
For their school a pack of 3 x TI-Innovator™ Rovers, 3 x TI-Innovator™ Hub and 3 x TI Graphing Calculators.
 
How to enter
To enter the contest each team is required to get creative, use their imaginations and submit a written proposal outlining the food-related process they want to improve, automate or invent!

Teams are made up of 2-4 students and a Teacher Mentor.

There is no limit to how many teams a school or mentor can submit!

A panel of judges will determine which teams move on to the next round. As teams advance, they start using coding to build their proposed design – using TI Technology that will be provided on loan from TI Australia – and showcase it in a video. The public will then vote on their favourite video which will be the grand prize winner.

The Deadline to enter is 25th September 2020 at 03:00 p.m. (AEST).

For more information and to enter the contest click here →

STUDENT TUTORIALS FOR SPECIALIST MATHEMATICS – TERM 3 PROGRAM

The term 3 Student ‘live’ tutorial programs for Specialist Mathematics has been posted on the Texas Instruments, Australia website. 

The aim of these FREE tutorial programs is to support teachers with student learning of term 3 concepts, whilst also demonstrating how TI-NspireTM CX CAS technology can assist in efficiently answering exam style questions. 

Prior to each event registered participants will be provided with the exam style questions that will be covered during the ‘live’ tutorial. In addition to demonstrating efficient ways to solve the exam style questions presenters will also provide tips and shortcuts.

All the presenters of these programs are experienced Mathematics Teachers who are also extremely knowledgeable with regards to using TI-Nspire CX CAS technology. It is a great opportunity for students to ask questions.

Teachers of course are welcome to attend too!

All ‘live’ events run for 30mins.

Register now to take part in this valuable FREE tutorial series. CLICK HERE

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Program schedule: 5pm on selected Tuesdays (*except for 18 Aug tutorial which will be at 7pm)

Tuesday 4 Aug – Vector Functions with James Mott.

In this Student focused webinar we will analyse the behaviour of time-varying vectors using the TI-Nspire™ CX CAS Calculator. In addition to plotting the path of an object described by a vector function, we will also determine if, and where, the paths of two objects meet, and if and when they ever collide. Register for this live revision interactive webinar, work through sample problems and also get the opportunity to ask questions!

Tuesday 18 Aug – Vector Calculus with Bozenna Graham. (* start time 7pm instead of 5)

In this Student focused webinar we will combine vectors, differential and integral calculus, parametric equations and kinematics to describe the motion of particles in 3 dimensions. We will analyse how the velocity and acceleration vary with time given the position vector and also how to find the cartesian path starting with acceleration and initial conditions. Projectile motion and circular motion will be considered as particular examples. Register for this live revision interactive webinar, work through sample problems and also get the opportunity to ask questions!

Tuesday 1 Sep – Mechanics (Statics) with James Mott.

In this Student focused webinar we will identify forces acting upon an object on a flat surface, an inclined plane, and objects connected by string. We will resolve the forces to determine what, if any, net force is required to ensure the object is in equilibrium. Register for this live revision interactive webinar, work through sample problems and also get the opportunity to ask questions!

Tuesday 15 Sep – Mechanics (Dynamics) with Stephen Crouch.

In this Student focused webinar we will review Newton’s laws of motion and identify how calculus can be used to solve problems involving constant and variable forces. The speed and distance of objects will also be considered. Register for this live revision interactive webinar, work through sample problems and get the opportunity to ask questions!

Tuesday 13 Oct – Exam Revision Part 1 with Bozenna Graham.

In this exam focused student revision webinar we will work through carefully selected Specialist Mathematics exam style multiple choice questions, covering the five areas of study. We will demonstrate accurate and efficient strategies using graphical. algebraic and numeric features of TI-Nspire CX CAS Calculator. Useful examination and technology tips and tricks will also be offered. Register for this interactive webinar, download the sample problems and boost your exam revision

Tuesday 27 Oct – Exam Revision Part 2  with Stephen Crouch.

In this exam focused Student revision webinar we will use TI-Nspire™ CX CAS technology to work through carefully selected Specialist Mathematics exam style extended response questions, covering the five areas of study. We will demonstrate accurate and efficient strategies using functionalities of TI-Nspire™ CX CAS, appropriately chosen from its graphical, algebraic and numeric capabilities. Useful exam and technology tips and tricks will also be offered. Register for this interactive webinar, download the sample problems and boost your exam revision!

Register now to ensure your place in this very helpful tutorial series. CLICK HERE

STUDENT TUTORIALS FOR MATHS methods – TERM 3 PROGRAM

The term 3 Student ‘live’ tutorial programs for Mathematical Methods has been posted on the Texas Instruments, Australia website. 

The aim of these FREE tutorial programs is to support student learning of term 3 concepts, whilst also demonstrating how TI-NspireTM CX CAS technology can assist in efficiently answering exam style questions. 

Prior to each event registered participants will be provided with the exam style questions that will be covered during the ‘live’ tutorial. In addition to demonstrating efficient ways to solve the exam style questions presenters will also provide tips and shortcuts.

All the presenters of these programs are experienced Mathematics Teachers who are also extremely knowledgeable with regards to using TI-Nspire CX CAS technology. It is a great opportunity for students to ask questions.

Teachers of course are welcome to attend too!

All ‘live’ events run for 30mins.

Register now to take part in this valuable FREE tutorial series. CLICK HERE

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Program schedule: 5pm on selected Wednesdays and Tuesdays

Wednesday 29 Jul -Techniques for effective TI-Nspire™ use in Mathematical Methods with Frank Moya.

This student focused webinar will offer a host of ‘tips and tricks’ to help you seize the advantage by using your TI-Nspire CX CAS technology efficiently and effectively. Explore a multitude of useful features (including some less-well-known ones), recommended settings, keyboard shortcuts, graphing and calculation tips, navigating tips for getting around your TI-Nspire, and much more to help you ace Unit 4! Register for this live interactive, student-focused webinar and get the opportunity to ask questions!

Wednesday 12 Aug – Exam-Style Questions Part 1: Functions and their graphs with Frank Moya.

This student-focused webinar will help you stay ahead of the game by exploring the use of key features of TI-Nspire CX CAS technology to efficiently solve common exam-style questions related to polynomial, circular (trigonometric), exponential and logarithmic functions, including ways of approaching some ‘tricky’ questions. Register for this live interactive, student-focused webinar and get the opportunity to ask questions!

Wednesday 19 Aug – Style Questions Part 2: Calculus with Peter Flynn.

Take the TI-Nspire CX CAS advantage and explore the use of key features of the technology to efficiently solve common exam-style questions related to applications of differential and integral calculus, including ways of approaching some ‘tricky’ questions. Register for this live interactive, student-focused webinar and get the opportunity to ask questions!

Wednesday 26 Aug – Exam-Style Questions Part 3: Probability with Peter Flynn.

This student focused webinar will help you gain the advantage by exploring the use of key features of TI-Nspire CX CAS technology to efficiently solve common exam-style questions involving calculation of probabilities related to binomial and normal distributions, including conditional probability and ways of approaching some ‘tricky’ questions. Register for this live interactive, student-focused webinar and get the opportunity to ask questions!

Tuesday 08 Sep –  Exam-Style Questions Part 4: Widgets with Chris Ireson.

Have you ever wanted to save precious time solving exam-style questions? Then Notes Pages and Widgets could just be your answer. Pre-prepare widgets well in advance of an upcoming CAS active assessment task and then during the task import a widget into any open document to solve a question as required. In this webinar you will be discover how widgets can be used to your advantage as common exam-style questions are solved and along the way pick up other TI-nspire CX CAS Technology tips. Register for this live interactive, student-focused webinar and get the opportunity to ask questions!

Tuesday 22 Sep – Exam-Style Questions Part 5: The Public Library with Chris Ireson.

Have you ever wanted to save precious time solving exam-style questions? Then User Defined Functions and the Public Library could just be your answer. Pre-prepare Public Library UDFs well in advance of an upcoming CAS active assessment task and then during the task import a Public Library UDF into any open document to solve a question as required. In this webinar you will be discover how the Public Library can be used to your advantage as common exam-style questions are solved and along the way pick up other TI-nspire CX CAS Technology tips. Register for this live interactive, student-focused webinar and get the opportunity to ask questions!

Register now to ensure your place in this very helpful tutorial series. CLICK HERE

STUDENT TUTORIALS FOR TASC3 & TASC4 – Tasmania

The term 3 Student ‘live’ tutorial programs for Tasmania has just been posted on the Texas Instruments, Australia website. 

The aim of these FREE tutorial programs is to support student learning of term 3 concepts, whilst also demonstrating how TI-NspireTM CX CAS technology can assist in efficiently answering exam style questions. 

Prior to each event registered participants will be provided with the exam style questions that will be covered during the ‘live’ tutorial. In addition to demonstrating efficient ways to solve the exam style questions presenters will also provide tips and shortcuts.

Presenter for the series is Tim Grabovszky from the Hutchins School, Hobart. Tim has been teaching Mathematics for over 15 years and has taught in a number of Australian States and Territories. He incorporates technology into his daily teaching and is a passionate educator.

Teachers of course are welcome to attend too! All ‘live’ events run for 45mins.

Register now for this valuable FREE tutorial series. CLICK HERE

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Program schedule

Monday, July 27, 2020 5:00 pm General Mathematics TASC3- Mid-year exam Revision

Get ready for questions from Bivariate Data Analysis (BVDA), Trigonometry and Sequences and Series, plus loads of applications. See how to use your TI-Nspire CX CAS efficiently to answer these exam style questions.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:00 pm Mathematics Methods Foundation TASC3- Mid-year exam Revision

Get ready for questions from Algebra Techniques, Function Study and Differential Calculus, plus loads of applications. See how to use your TI-Nspire CX CAS efficiently to answer these exam style questions.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:00 pm Mathematics Methods TASC4- Mid-year exam Revision

Get ready for questions from Function study, Trigonometric functions and Differential calculus, plus loads of applications. See how to use your TI-Nspire CX CAS efficiently to answer these exam style questions.

Register now to ensure your place in this valuable tutorial series. CLICK HERE

student tutorials for further maths – term 3 program

The term 3 Student ‘live’ tutorial programs for Further Mathematics has just been posted on the Texas Instruments, Australia website. 

The aim of these FREE tutorial programs is to support student learning of term 3 concepts, whilst also demonstrating how TI-NspireTM CX CAS technology can assist in efficiently answering exam style questions. 

Prior to each event registered participants will be provided with the exam style questions that will be covered during the ‘live’ tutorial. In addition to demonstrating efficient ways to solve the exam style questions presenters will also provide tips and shortcuts.

All the presenters of these programs are experienced Mathematics Teachers who are also extremely knowledgeable with regards to using TI-Nspire CX CAS technology. It is a great opportunity for students to ask questions.

Teachers of course are welcome to attend too!

All ‘live’ events run for 30mins.

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Program schedule

Further Mathematics Wednesdays at 5pm

22 Jul – Effective TI-Nspire CX CAS calculator use in the Further Mathematics Matrices module with Danijela Draskovic.

In this student focused webinar, we examine key calculator features and tips for analysing matrices SAC and exam problems. Key applications include operations with matrices, as well as applications to equation solving and transition matrices. Register for this live interactive webinar and get the opportunity to ask questions!

5 Aug – Effective TI-Npsire CX CAS calculator use in the Further Mathematics Geometry & Measurement module with Danijela Draskovic.

In this student focused webinar, we examine key calculator features and tips for analysing SAC and exam problems from the Geometry & Measurement module. Register for this live interactive webinar and get the opportunity to ask questions!

19 Aug- Effective TI-Nspire CX CAS calculator use in the Further Mathematics Graphs & Relations module with Danijela Draskovic.

In this student focused webinar, we examine key calculator features and tips for analysing SAC and exam problems from the Graphs & Relations module. Register for this live interactive webinar and get the opportunity to ask questions!

2 Sep- Writing small programs and functions for Further Mathematics modules with Craig Browne

In this student focused webinar, we examine ways in which small programs and user-defined functions can be constructed and used to assist students to answer SAC and exam questions in Further Maths modules. Register for this live interactive webinar and get the opportunity to ask questions!

16 Sep – Developing notes pages for Further Mathematics modules with Craig Browne.

In this student focused webinar, we examine ways in which dynamic calculator notes pages can be constructed and used to assist students to answer SAC and exam questions in Further Maths modules. Register for this live interactive webinar and get the opportunity to ask questions!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

new student tutorial series on string graphs – ideal for year 10

This unit on string graphs is inspired by the amazing works by Architect, Engineer and Artist, Santiago Calatrava.

The four-part tutorial series will be conducted on Wednesday mornings from 11:00 to 11:30 am and presented by T-Cubed trainer, Roger Wander. Roger was a secondary mathematics teacher in Victoria, South Australia and the USA for over 30 years. His M.Ed studies at the University of Melbourne led to his move in 2008 to the Mathematics Education group at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education as a Senior Research Officer in the Texas Instruments-sponsored New Technologies for Teaching Mathematics project, which investigated the use of TI-Nspire CAS (Computer Algebra Systems) in middle secondary classrooms. He is currently a Clinical Specialist for the Master of Teaching graduate course at the MGSE, working with teacher candidates in secondary schools. He also works in the undergraduate subject School Experience as Breadth as the STEM stream lecturer.

Register now to ensure your place in this fascinating and curriculum relevant tutorial series. CLICK HERE

Wednesday, July 22, 11:00 am Part 1: Gradients, Intercepts and Parameters

This first tutorial explores a family of linear graphs to produce a pattern similar to the one found on the Chords Bridge. Equations will be formed using information about the gradient and y-intercept. Each equation will be linked to form a family using something called a parameter.

Wednesday, July 29, 11:00 am Part 2: Points, lines and Parameters

This tutorial literally turns the first session on its side. Continuing the theme, more patterns will be formed linear functions. In this session we stitch lines to y = x and y = -x. Just like a time-lapse of the Milwaukee Art Museum, you can explore what happens when structures move. Equations will be formed using two points. Each equation will be linked to form a family.

Wednesday, Aug 5, 11:00 am Part 3: Working Simultaneously

In this tutorial we combine one and two to get three. The results from the first two tutorials will be used to further explore the patterns formed when these linear functions intersect. You will learn how to solve equations simultaneously, appreciate the use of exact values over decimal approximations and value the functionality of different mathematical representations.

Wednesday, Aug 12, 11:00 am Part 4: A table with a difference

This final session brings everything together. The patterns created and observed can be described mathematically. A simple tool called a ‘difference table’ will help identify the patterns. The curves can be described using simple expressions and graphed nicely using your TI-nspire CX CAS. You may even want to dive into further opportunities to extend your journey.

Register now to ensure your place in this fascinating and curriculum relevant tutorial series. CLICK HERE

Register now to ensure your place in this fascinating and curriculum relevant tutorial series. CLICK HERE

FREE Queensland SPECialist mathematics – QCE Unit 3 Revision Webinars for students

This program has been developed to assist students consolidate Term 2 concepts, whilst also demonstrating how their TI-Nspire™ or TI-84CE technology can assist in efficiently answering exam style questions.

Students will have the opportunity to ask the presenters questions and will receive a revision worksheet to practice concepts covered in each webinar.

8th July (10am) QCE Specialist Mathematics- Unit 3 Revision with TI-Nspire™ Technology

It may be the end of term, but if you don’t use it you’ll lose it. Get ready for questions from complex numbers, vectors and matrices, plus loads of applications. See how to use your TI-Nspire CX efficiently to answer these exam style questions.

8th July (10am) QCE Specialist Mathematics- Unit 3 Revision with TI-84PlusCE Technology

It may be the end of term, but if you don’t use it you’ll lose it. Get ready for questions from complex numbers, vectors and matrices, plus loads of applications. See how to use your TI-84 CE Plus efficiently to answer these exam style questions.

Register Here

FREE Student QCE Unit 3 ON-line revision tutorials

This program has been developed to assist students consolidate Term 2 concepts, whilst also demonstrating how their TI-Nspire™ or TI-84CE technology can assist in efficiently answering exam style questions.

Students will have the opportunity to ask the presenters questions and will receive a revision worksheet to practice concepts covered in each webinar.

7th July (10 am) QCE Mathematical Methods – Unit 3 Revision with TI-Nspire™ Technology

It may be the end of term, but if you don’t use it you’ll lose it. Get ready for questions from exponential and logarithmic functions, differential and integral calculus, plus loads of applications. See how to use your TI-Nspire CX efficiently to answer these exam style questions.

7th July (11:30 am) QCE Mathematical Methods- Unit 3 Revision with TI-84PlusCE Technology

It may be the end of term, but if you don’t use it you’ll lose it. Get ready for questions from exponentials, logarithms, differential and integral calculus, plus loads of applications. See how to use your TI-84PlusCE efficiently to answer these exam style questions.

8th July (10am) QCE Specialist Mathematics- Unit 3 Revision with TI-Nspire™ Technology

It may be the end of term, but if you don’t use it you’ll lose it. Get ready for questions from complex numbers, trigonometric functions and matrices, plus loads of applications. See how to use your TI-Nspire CX efficiently to answer these exam style questions.

8th July (10am) QCE Specialist Mathematics- Unit 3 Revision with TI-84PlusCE Technology

It may be the end of term, but if you don’t use it you’ll lose it. Get ready for questions from complex numbers, trigonometric functions and matrices, plus loads of applications. See how to use your TI-84 CE Plus efficiently to answer these exam style questions.

Post Student Live Webinar Resources – Building and using Library functions and Widgets in Further Maths Core topics

VCE Further Maths

Building and using Library functions and Widgets in Further Maths Core topics

Recorded Live: 18th June 2020

We examine ways in which user-defined library functions and widgets can be constructed and used to assist students to answer SAC and exam questions in Further Maths.

Download Question Sheet, TNS File & Presentation

Watch On Demand

Resources and Video will be available approx 24 hours after each Live event.

More Student Resources, including Exam help can be found at

education.ti.com/en-au/students

Post Student Live Webinar Resources – Applications of Matrices

VCE Further Maths

Applications of Matrices

Recorded Live: 18th June 2020

We examine key calculator features and tips for analyzing application problems using matrices. It includes the application of matrix-based methods for equation solving, and transition matrices. 

Download Question Sheet, TNS File & Presentation

Watch On Demand

Resources and Video will be available approx 24 hours after each Live event.

More Student Resources, including Exam help can be found at

education.ti.com/en-au/students

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