Blue Coat School is a state secondary school for students aged 11-18 years in Walsall, UK. I have been using TI-Nspire Navigator since May 2009 and this was the first time this class had used the TI-NspireTM handhelds or TI-Nspire Navigator. In this lesson I used Screen Capture and Live Presenter. This class of eight students were working at a level below their age-related expectation.
The students were very engaged throughout the lesson and, despite being some of the weakest students in their year group, they were very motivated by their individual contribution to the class task and were also keen to support each other with ideas and approaches. The students grew in their confidence to use the correct mathematical vocabulary to describe their patterns and the position of the geometric objects within it.