author of the programs, Nevil Hopley, has been Head of Mathematics
at a large independent school in Edinburgh, Scotland, since 1998.
After completing a Mathematics degree (1992) and Teacher Training
(1993), he worked for 3 years as a Mathematics Teacher at a school
in Northamptonshire, England. In 1996, he moved to Edinburgh.
has been programming computers in both BASIC and Assembly Language
since the early days of ZX Spectrums and Acorn Electrons. His first
forays into graphical calculator programming were on Casio's at
his first teaching post, but thereafter exclusively on TI80's, 82's,
83's, 83+'s, 83+SE's, 84+'s 84+SE's, 92's and 92+'s. From Easter
2000, his classroom hosted Texas Instruments' pilot site of networked
calculators - the first outside of the USA - which became commercially
available in 2003 as "TI Navigator" for the TI83+/84+ handhelds.
He started working
with the TI-Nspire handheld in 2007 and was involved in a support
capacity for Pilot site projects in both England (session 2007/08)
and Scotland (session 2008/09). In October 2008, he was again a
first user in the UK of the TI-Nspire Navigator prototype, and involved
in a research project relating to its classroom benefits. In February
2009, he presented a session at the T3 International Conference
in Seattle, USA. He continues to deliver T3 training on the TI-Nspire
on a regular basis in both Scotland and the UK.
the current collection of programs on this website over several
years and they are used extensively within his current department
of 13 staff. They are used with all ages and abilities and alongside
normal teaching resources and practice. Please see the Reviews
page on this website for comments from other users from across
the UK. This pioneering software has been recognised and presented
at the following events:
> Scottish Mathematics Council Annual Conferences 2000, 2001,
2002 and 2004.
> BECTa Small Software Seminar, 2001.
> SMILE Mathematics Conference, 2002.
> Scottish Maths Advisory Group, 2002.
> Angus Council Maths Advisory Group, 2002.
> SETT Exhibition, 2003.
> LTS Maths Software in Focus Day, 2004
> Mathematics Teaching Conference, 2004
> BCME-6 Roots of Unity Conference, 2005
> TTT Regional
footage of some Calculator Software programs being used in classrooms
was included on a boxed 2 CD resource “Using Graphic Calculators
- Practical Help and Resources”.
This publication was circulated to all secondary schools in
Scotland in 2003 and it was funded by the Scottish Executive
Education Department and produced by Learning & Teaching
Scotland and SITC/Moray House School of Education. Click
here to order a copy
videos of all of Calculator Software's programs were included
on the CD that accompanied the ATM publication "Integrating
ICT into the Mathematics Classroom". These videos can also
be downloaded from this website.
This publication was circulated in October 2005 to approximately
3500 secondary schools in England and Wales, as well as 350
Mathematics Consultants. Click
here to order a copy