Calculator Connections for PSSA Success

Ryan Kaczmark – James Buchanan Middle School
6th grade math teacher

Budget Request: $654.49

I would like to purchase TI 30 XIIs calculators to be used in the sixth grade math classrooms to support instruction and to be utilized on the state assessment. I would like to complete innovative weekly activities with the students using the calculators in conjunction with the Texas Instruments website. I would also like to utilize these calculators with the sixth grade learning support teacher and students. I will provide weekly instruction on how to use the functions of a scientific calculator. These activities will increase students’ calculator computing skills, which will aid the students in being more efficient and result in a positive effect on PSSA scores for all sixth grade students.