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Category Archives: desmos
A Guest Teacher’s Challenge
INSPIRATION My last post, Multiplying Fractions: A Desmos Area Model, blended conversations from the same lesson run in two different classrooms. Although the lesson flowed similarly in both rooms, there was one student who viewed the presented problems differently. Gabe … Continue reading
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Tagged education, equivalent fractions, fractions, math, Perserverance, SMP#1
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Multiplying Fractions: A Desmos Area Model
INSPIRATION I’ve been tinkering with area models for awhile, storing countless versions in my teacher.desmos.com account. A few of my area models support the conceptual thinking of multiplying fractions. Recently, I was approached by a coaching colleague, Crystal, to teach … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, fractions, Uncategorized
Tagged area model, desmos, elementary, fractions, math, multiplication, technology
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Collaboration Tip 2: Don’t. Touch. Your. Computer!
The other day, I had the pleasure of running the Desmos Activity Builder, Nets & Surface Area: Rectangular Prisms, with Mrs. Keser’s 6th grade math classes. I’ve updated the opening of the activity, since I first wrote about it back … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, math, Math Education, technology
Tagged desmos, math discourse, nets, SMP#3, surface area, technology
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Desmos Graph: Adding Positive & Negative Fractions w/ Dynamic Labels
Inspiration For the past 15 months, I’ve been working on fraction models. When I brought the models to students, the resulting conversations were great. Just what I was hoping for. The downside stemmed from the behind the scenes “coding”. My original … Continue reading
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Tagged adding, desmos, dynamic labels, education, fractions, math, negative, positive, technology
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Desmos Polygraph: The Periodic Table
Desmos is not just for math teachers. To support this point, I created a Polygraph activity using elements from the Periodic Table. Eager to field test the Polygraph, I reached out to a few 8th grade science teachers. Heather Wingo took me up … Continue reading
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Tagged desmos, Elements, Periodic Table, science, technology
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Desmos Marbleslides: 10 Frame Addition
Inspiration Many many months ago, I saw an intriguing tweet. Kristin, @mathminds, had made a Desmos AB focused on 10 Frames and was inquiring about the possibility of an interactive one. Challenge excepted. I viewed her inquiry as a chance to … Continue reading
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Tagged 10 frame, addition, desmos, dot cards, elementary, math, technology
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Desmos Polygraph: Geometry Basics
Today, I had the pleasure of introducing Desmos Polygraph: Geometric Basics to a group of 4th grade students. It was my first time teaching in an elementary classroom and I enjoyed every minute. Starting To avoid answering the same question 100 times, … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, technology, Uncategorized
Tagged desmos, elementary, geometry, math, technology, vocabulary
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Desmos: Percent Challenges
Inspiration These days, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the double number line. I love using it to teach proportional reasoning – especially percents. Why? A double number line… Allows for flexible thinking. Expands on a single idea to present a bigger … Continue reading
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Tagged Challenges, desmos, math, percents, technology
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Desmos: Ordering Fractions on a Number Line
A couple of months ago, my team and I ran a Desmos workshop for elementary teachers. Two activities were highlighted. The first was an individually paced challenge AB (activity builder). The second activity shared can be run as a … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, fractions, Uncategorized
Tagged desmos, fractions, Number Line, Ordering, technology
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Comparing Fractions w/ Desmos
For the past few days, I’ve been hanging out with Mrs. Becker’s (Peytra) 6th grade exploratory class. We both like experimenting with new strategies and often use her exploratory kiddos as guinea pigs. Our recent experiment – Fractions. Last year I … Continue reading
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Tagged Comparing Fractions, desmos, elementary, equivalent fractions, fractions, grade 4, grade 5, Grade 6, math education, SMP #2
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