Category Archives: Victoria

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.

Encourage your students to register and 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 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.

Encourage your students to register and 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 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 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.

Encourage your students to register and take part.

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Program schedule

Further Mathematics Wednesdays at 5pm

22/07- Effective TI-Nspire CX CAS calculator use in the Further Mathematics Matrices module with Danijela Draskovic.

05/08- Effective TI-Npsire CX CAS calculator use in the Further Mathematics Geometry & Measurement module with Danijela Draskovic.

19/08- Effective TI-Nspire CX CAS calculator use in the Further Mathematics Graphs & Relations module with Danijela Draskovic.

02/09- Writing small programs and functions for Further Mathematics modules with Craig Browne

16/09- Developing notes pages for Further Mathematics modules with Craig Browne.

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

LIVE WEBINARS FOR VCE FURTHER MATHS STUDENTS

FREE Student Unit 3 Term 2 Webinars

This program has been developed to assist students with Term 2 concepts, using TI-Nspire™ CAS technology.

Register for these live interactive webinars and get the opportunity to ask questions!

VCE Further Maths Program

23rd April (4pm) – Recurrence models for linear growth and decay

In this student focused webinar, we examine key calculator features and tips for analyzing recurrence models for linear growth and decay. Key applications include simple interest as well as flat rate and unit cost depreciation.

7th May (4pm) – Recurrence models for geometric growth and decay

In this student focused webinar, we examine key calculator features and tips for analyzing recurrence models for geometric growth and decay. Key applications include compound interest, reducing balance depreciations and nominal & effective interest rates.

21st May (4pm) – Reducing Balance Loans & Investments

In this student focused webinar, we examine key calculator features and tips for analysing compound interest-based loans and investments. Key applications include amortization tables, and the effective use of the finance solver.

4th June (4pm) – Calculator Techniques for Matrices module

In this student focused webinar, we examine key calculator features and tips for analyzing problems using matrices. It includes consideration of operations on matrices, special matrices, dominance matrices, and the inverse and identity matrices.

18th June (4pm) – Applications of Matrices

In this student focused webinar, 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.

18th June (5pm) – Building and using Library functions and Widgets in Further Maths Core topics

In this student focused webinar, 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.

Teachers are welcome to attend!

Register Here!

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