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, that’s CWP – 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. I’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, I’ve simply written my name on the cover of my composition notebook with a Sharpie. No more! Next year, I’m going to start off the year with a customized notebook cover!
This school year isn’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.
Algebra 2 Examples of Calculator Tutorials
Calculator Steps for Finding Roots/Solutions/Zeroes/X-Intercepts
High school students shouldn’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
Free Download of TI-84 Graphing Calculator INB Template
Free Download of TI-Nspire Graphing Calculator INB Template
Jennifer Cook shared a version she created for the TI-Nspire.