This page contains examples of old workshops, as well as a very brief introduction to the use of the TI-82. This material is for the benefit of any curious students or faculty. Typically no more than four problems are presented to students in a workshop. The ideal problem is somewhat open-ended and may be difficult to understand, just like a "real" problem!

As you read the problems remember that students work on them in groups, with textbook and graphing calculator available and with the instructors circulating to provide suggestions for exploration and discussion. Students then individually write up solutions of at least one problem each week.

The workshops are provided in two viewable formats: GIF format (which most viewers can handle) or PS format (which is of higher quality but may not be viewable for you, depending on your system). Click on either GIF or PS to view the workshop you want.

In addition, the TeX source files for the workshops are provided: click on TEX to download them. Some of the TeX sources also require one or more graphics files; click on PIC, PIC1, etc. to download these so that the .tex files will TeX correctly.

GIF || PS || TEX Get acquainted with your TI-82

From 1995-96:

- GIF || PS || TEX Workshop 1: Recall some facts about transcendental functions; some problems about the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus PIC
- GIF || PS || TEX Workshop 2: Work, volumes, averages PIC1 PIC2 PIC3
- GIF || PS || TEX Workshop 3: Integration by partial fractions, integration by parts, estimation of integrals
- GIF || PS || TEX Workshop 4: Numerical methods for the definite integral PIC
- GIF || PS || TEX Workshop 5: Improper integrals
- GIF || PS || TEX Workshop 6: The beginnings of sequences and some of their applications in calculus
- GIF || PS || TEX Workshop 7: The beginnings of series and estimations of their sums
- GIF || PS || TEX Workshop 8: Conditional convergence and absolute convergence PIC
- GIF || PS || TEX Workshop 9: Power series and estimation of sums with errors
- GIF || PS || TEX Workshop 10: Parametric curves and polar coordinates PIC1 PIC2 PIC3