# Calculator Tutorials for Interactive Notebooks

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Emily Smith shares a graphing calculator tutorial interactive notebook page. Emily is a first year teacher from Mississippi.  She and her coworkers have been creating interactive notebooks this year with their Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 students.

I am in love with the idea of gluing in a picture of the graphing calculator and coloring the buttons that are used to complete a certain task.  Did you notice that the color on the buttons and the color in the notes coordinate?  Now, thatâ€™s CWP â€“ Color With A Purpose!

I am DEFINITELY stealing this idea for next year!  I get so tired of having to re-explain the steps to doing certain tasks on the graphing calculator.  Iâ€™m excited that I will be able to direct students to their notebooks when they have a question!

Emily also shared a picture of her beautiful notebook cover!  For the past two years, Iâ€™ve simply written my name on the cover of my composition notebook with a Sharpie.  No more!  Next year, Iâ€™m going to start off the year with a customized notebook cover!

This school year isnâ€™t even over, and my to-do list for this summer is already growing by leaps and bounds!

## Algebra 1 Examples of Calculator Tutorials

I had each of my classes glue in a copy of the calculator buttons and a pocket to hold calculator tutorials in the front of our notebooks in the resource section.

I took the TI-30XS tutorials from materials in Guide for Teachers posted by Texas Instruments.  I formatted them to print 2 to a page.

## Algebra 2 Examples of Calculator Tutorials

Calculator Steps for Finding Roots/Solutions/Zeroes/X-Intercepts

High school students shouldnâ€™t need the reminder of left and right, but some sadly do.

Color with a purpose to mark keys in step-by-step instructions.  I would definitely type this up for kids in the future!

Calculator steps for finding relative max/min on a graph

## Statistics Example of Calculator Tutorials

Jennifer Cook shared a version she created for the TI-Nspire.

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1. Anonymous says:

Here is a link to my blog. I teach pre-algebra, algebra 2 and geometry, but next year I am going to teach 8th grade and algebra. You have given so many ideas and helped me keep my moral up here at the end of the year. I haven't really blogged a lot about my teaching, but I hope to maybe start.