Session Detail

TI Presents: Promoting Productive Struggle that Leads to Understanding with TI Technology (TI-84 or TI-Nspire)

This one day workshop will focus on one of the Mathematics Teaching Practices from NCTM's Principles to Actions to support productive struggle in learning mathematics. 

Discussions and activities will focus on the following:

  • How does TI technology promote productive struggle?
  • How might we provide #SlowMath opportunities for all students to notice and question?
  • How do activities that provide for visualization and conceptual development of mathematics help students think deeply about mathematical ideas and relationships?

In this workshop, participants will participate in discussions and activities that focus on visualization and conceptual development of mathematics to help students think deeply about mathematical ideas and relationships.  Participants will explore: How to provide #SlowMath opportunities for all students to notice and wonder “what if” and “why." 

Buy the end of the workshop, participants should be able to say, I can…  Invoke #SlowMath for students to engage in productive struggle to show what they know in more than one way.    Recognize the difference between productive struggle and destructive struggle.  Recognize #AskDontTell opportunities to "unstuck" students.  Anticipate how students will solve tasks and expect use of multiple representations to deepen mathematics understanding.

Participants will join in discussions and activities focused on: 

·         Demonstrating math flexibility to show what they know in more than one way

·         Facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse so that students can look for and make use of structure to reason   

·         Analyzing different pathways, finding connections between pathways, and adding new strategies to their thinking  

·         Recognizing when students are undergoing destructive struggle and need #AskDontTell prompting to become "unstuck”

Important Session Information:

Registration for this workshop will be through Texas Instruments. You will register and pay using the following link (link not yet available). 

Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 1.4: Activities, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise, Dimension 2.4: Differentiation

Registration for this session begins at 12:00 AM on Monday, May 3, 2021

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
Seats Available:
$0.00 (* No Charge)
Contact Person:
Debbie Trigo
Heather Sherrill
Teacher (6-8), Teacher (9-12)
Date Time Location
8/5/2021 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Region 17 ESC - South Conference A
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