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Course Description

Strengthen understanding of mathematics and use technology as a means to enhance the construct of mathematical knowledge. Research current pedagogical approaches and implications of teaching mathematics with handheld technology. Examine and critique lesson design units for topics such as linear functions, quadratic, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions; curve fitting; and matrices. Design instructional units that foster development of analytical skills and increase problem solving ability of all college algebra students. Content is aligned with ISTE National Educational Technology Standards.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the TI-83Plus and TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators for teaching and learning mathematics in the College Algebra classroom.
  • Create activities using the skills, strategies and educational theories presented in this course.
  • Develop and share an instructional unit for the statistics classroom incorporating use of modern technology.
  • Design lesson plans that align with ISTE National Educational Technology Standards.
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Section Title
Topics in College Algebra and Graphing Technology
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $725.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook
Knowlton, E. (2015). TI-83Plus, TI-83Plus Silver and TI-84Plus Graphing Calculator: How To Best Use It. Fernandina Beach, FL: Adventures In Education Inc.
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Adventures in Education


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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