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Monday, October 29, 2012

Regression Instructions on Nspire and 84

I have kids with both models of calculators, and I find that just giving them print instructions to work through at their own pace is the most efficient way for them to learn button-press procedures. It's either that or a live demonstration, and then you have to wait for everyone to keep up with you, and they don't have something they can look at later. On top of that, half the kids are not fluent English speakers, so I try not to make verbal instructions the only mode of communication, ever. The point of this is not for them to learn any math. We're doing other stuff for that. (So lay off about the inauthenticity of this task, please.) It's purely to learn the button presses. I spent way too much time making these, so please, take them so you don't have to duplicate my efforts. Also, disclaimer, these assume your handhelds have the latest operating systems. Which are way better than previous versions, so update yo' shit, people.

Nspire Regression Instructions (docx)

Nspire Regression Instructions (pdf)

84 Regression Instructions (docx)

84 Regression Instructions (pdf)


  1. Thanks! I am totally going to use these.

    I linked to your blog post here

    You are awesome! Thanks again.


  2. Thanks for sharing this! I am getting a classroom set of Inspires next month and don't even know where to start. Would love to hear more of what you are doing with the Inspire.

  3. These are great-we already did regression but I've been struggling with spending so much time on button press stuff in AP

  4. Thanks for putting these together. I teach physics and had started the year assuming that my students recalled how to do this from their math classes. Big oversight on my part. These will have a nice home in our classroom for everyone to use.


  5. Thank you SO much! I used these and modified slightly to fit into my Algebra kids' interactive notebook and it was perfect!!!


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