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Exploring Functions with TI-Rover

Do you feel pressed for time as you struggle to cover content while also using STEM principles and technology? In this session, participants will put technology to work for them. Classroom activities using the TI-Rover will explore a variety of topics involving functions. Engage students with a robotic vehicle to develop their understanding of domain, range, linear and quadratic models and more.

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Playing Nice with the Mean Value Theorem

Explore the concept of average rate of change while focusing on conceptual understanding using dynamic graphical explorations. This conceptual understanding will serve as a foundation for discovering the conclusion of the mean value theorem in the context of the race between the tortoise and the hare. With the conclusion in mind, attendees will explore the necessary conditions required for the conclusion to be met.

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About Dennis

Dennis Wilson started at Landmark Christian School in Fairburn Georgia in the fall of 1996. A graduate from Georgia Tech’s School of Physics, Dennis initially began teaching Chemistry and Physics in the science department at Landmark. Since becoming a member of the mathematics faculty in 2001, he has taught every level of math offered at Landmark from 5th grade to Multivariable Calculus II. In 2012, Dennis was appointed the Head of the Mathematics Department. Selected nine times by Landmark students as STAR teacher of the year, he is passionate about teaching with technology to help his students learn math through the use of multiple representations. He has presented at multiple conferences on technology use in the math classroom. In 2016, Mr. Wilson became an AP Reader for the AP Calculus BC exam.

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