Math = Love: A Reader Shares: Graphing Calculator Tutorial INB Page

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Reader Shares: Graphing Calculator Tutorial INB Page

Can I just say that y'all continue to amaze me?  Thanks so much for the sweet notes and e-mail thank you notes of late!  This blog has reached more people than I ever imagined possible.  When I first started blogging, I would get incredibly excited if my blog had 100 pageviews a week.  I've now reached 1.3 million pageviews which is simply mind-blowing.  I still can't really believe it.

I have had numerous readers share pictures/activities/ideas with me via e-mail.  I've decided that it's time to start sharing this information with you instead of hoarding it for myself.    

These pictures are from Emily Smith, 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.

She had the brilliant idea of creating graphing calculator tutorial pages in her interactive notebook!

Graphing Calculator Tutorial in Interactive Notebook
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!  


Personalized Interactive Notebook Cover


Do you have something you'd like to share with my readers?  Send me an e-mail!  Of course, I'd really recommend starting your own blog!  (Send me a link so I can follow you!)  If you're not quite up to starting you own blog just yet, I'd love to share your creations with the world!  

13 comments:

  1. 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.

    http://my-life-in-heels.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love the picture of the calculator!! Great idea, Emily! Sarah, your blog was one of the main reasons I started blogging. I loved the way you blogged for yourself, but it's so useful for so many other teachers. Thanks so much for sharing what you do! I'm still at the stage where I get excited over 100 views, but I could never have imagined how much I would benefit from reflecting on my teaching by blogging.

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    1. I have been enjoying your blog so much lately! You have amazing ideas, and I'm so thankful that you are sharing them! Don't stop! :)

      Blogging for yourself is definitely the way to go. I've stopped asking myself "Will this interest anybody else?" And, I've just started posting whatever interests me. I've been amazed by the response I get to some of these random ramblings. People are still reading my blog, so I guess I haven't scared too many people off with my randomness. :)

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  3. Do you think our new friend Emily would share that calculator image??? :)

    Jessie, MrsHester.blogspot.com

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    1. I would also like to have this for my ISN. Can you share it?
      thank you,

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    2. I will e-mail Emily and ask! I kinda want the image for next year, too!

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  4. I made one for the Nspire https://app.box.com/s/3snk25mk7adepxmyui3v

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    1. PERFECT! Thanks for sharing, Jennifer!

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  5. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rCEsgiB-zpU/ULowcDu09qI/AAAAAAAAAhM/aDchUyAQ1xc/s1600/TI-84+Plus+Silver+Edition+Manual.jpg

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    1. Awesome! This is just what we are looking for.

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  6. I have made a sheet of TI-84 calculators 3-up to use. I will be glad to share it with you.

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    1. Here is the link...
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/sdngu08hztpqjv1/Ti-84%20three%20up.pdf

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    2. AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing!

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