# Category Archives: desmos

## Desmos: Percent Models

Inspiration For the past 3 years, my district has offered a back to school PD summit.  Various people from inside and outside the district present. Since I’m Instructional Tech TOA, I presented. My sessions focused on Desmos and BreakoutEDU*.  The … Continue reading

## 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

## Desmos: Random Generated Slope & Y-intercept 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

Inspiration Toward the end of the school year, my colleague Jorge and I, had a regular gig co-teaching 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

## 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

## 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

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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

## 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