# Lesson 3.1: Teaching with the Graphing Calculator

**Objectives**:

- Describe the steps to solving a common core algebra problem using the graphing calculator.

**Overview**: Now that we have identified how to use the graphing calculator to solve Common Core Algebra 1 Problems, we can implement these skills into our teaching practice. To get an idea what that may look like, there are 3 video examples in this lesson. In the next lesson, you will construct a lesson plan incorporating the graphing calculator and exam questions. By the end of this lesson, you should have a topic, corresponding exam questions, and an idea as to how you will teach students to solve these problems using the graphing calculator.

**Task 9**

1. Watch the following 3 videos which incorporate the graphing calculator to teach Algebra 1 topics.

2. Choose a Common Core Algebra 1 topic, that in your experience, is difficult for students to understand.

3. Review the Exam you chose in Task 3 and identify the questions that relate to the topic you chose to incorporate into your lesson plan.

**Next Lesson**: Lesson 3.2: Lesson Planning

**Previous Lesson**: Lesson 2.3: Analyzing the Exam

**Back to Mini Course**: Teaching Problem Solving in Algebra using the Graphing Calculator

**Resources**:

"Streets and Traffic." Emaze Presentations. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2016.

"Search Results for “calculator”." NGMN Graph RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2016.

YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 13 May 2016. <http://www.youtube.com/>.