If you’ve been using TI graphing calculators in your teaching, you may have contemplated how to implement the calculators for in-class testing. Whether you are giving a short quiz, a chapter test, or end-of-term exam, read my post on the TI BulleTIn Board Blog for some tips for how to use TI calculators successfully on class assessments.
There is much more in the full post, but here is a summary:
- Determine the Objectives: decide which math skills and problems you will assess with and without the calculator.
- Separate the Sections: separate the calculator and non-calculator problems into two sections.
- Set up the Handhelds: to be sure the calculators are useful tools for students and don’t interfere with assessing their math knowledge, set up the handhelds for security and equity.
- Electronic Quizzes with TI-Nspire CX Navigator: take advantage of electronic quizzes if your classroom has the TI-Nspire Navigator System.