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Category Archives: desmos
Equivalent Ratios: Desmos Challenge Creator
Inspiration Recently a colleague expressed dismay regarding one of her classes. Her students were not engaged and she was looking for ways to pique their interest. I had an idea. This post outlines the equivalent ratios activity created for her … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, Uncategorized
Tagged Challenges, desmos, equivalent, Grade 6, math, middle level, ratios, technology
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Desmos: Random Generated Slope & Yintercept Activities
Inspiration RandomGenerator is one of the functions within Desmos’ computational layer. As I explored the feature, I began to see the benefits of random generated tasks. Many experiments later, I’m publicly sharing my first random generated (RG) series. This one … Continue reading
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Tagged desmos, Linear, slope, technology, yintercept
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Desmos Polygraph Extension Task
Inspiration Toward the end of the school year, my colleague Jorge and I, had a regular gig coteaching in Mrs. S’s 4th grade class. Jorge had been working with Mrs. S throughout the year on various projects. I joined the … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, Google, Math Education, Uncategorized
Tagged desmos, elementary, Google, math education, Quadrilateral, technology
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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
Posted in building relationships, desmos, Uncategorized
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
Posted in desmos, fractions, Uncategorized
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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