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Tag Archives: desmos
Desmos, Dilations & The Vertical Classroom
This is a story about a Desmos Activity Builder that flopped The changes that transformed it into a successful activity 1st time teaching the lesson: Mrs. Paine’s room I’m excited to test out the Desmos Activity Builder on Dilations with students. The lesson started … Continue reading
Desmos, Complementary Angles & SMP#3
********************************************************************** It started when my colleague, Mari, showed me her moveable pentagon. At one point, the pentagon transformed into an angle which sparked an interest in angles – creating angles, moving angles, measuring angles. I reached out to both Desmos and my … Continue reading
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Tagged angle relationships, complementary angles, desmos, math, math education, SMP#3
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Algebra Tiles: How Desmos Came to My Rescue
I first used Algebra Tiles, back in the 90’s, when I was teaching 8th grade and then continued to use them when I switched to 7th grade. Now that I’m a math coach, I’ve been helping teachers learn how to integrate Algebra Tiles … Continue reading
A Day in the Life of an Instructional Coach
Monday January 11, 2016 First day back from Winter Break! 7:30 a.m. I met with Kari and Jamie. Kari’s a 50% teacher who just picked up a math intervention class for second semester. Jamie’s our principal. We discussed a … Continue reading
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Tagged Algebra Tiles, desmos, education, math, Math coach, math education
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Desmos: An Introduction to Irrational Numbers
Recently, I cotaught a lesson with a colleague where students investigated square roots. The lesson revolved around the following Desmos Activity Builder task. Afterwards, I blogged about the experience and sent the post to my teachers. Peytra, a six grade … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, Irrational Numbers, math, math coach, Math Education, mathematics, Pi, technology, Uncategorized
Tagged desmos, education, Irrational Numbers, math, math education, square roots, squares
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Desmos & Writing a line in SlopeIntercept Form
One of my teachers asked me to incorporate a different perspective on writing a line in slopeintercept form when given two points. As I drafted notes, I thought, “Why not write the steps in my blog”. I’ll have a hard … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, equations, graphing, linear equations, Math Education, mathematics, SlopeIntercept Form, Uncategorized
Tagged desmos, education, equations, graph, Linear, math, math education, points, slope, slopeintercept form, yintercept
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Squares, Square Roots & Student SenseMaking – A Desmos Activity
In this post … Part 1: The activity’s inception Part 2: The Squares and Square Roots activity builder – A guide Part 1: The Activity’s Inception Saturday, November 7, 2015, Palm Springs, CA. I was at CMCS15, listening to Eli Luberoff (creator of DESMOS) … Continue reading
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Tagged activity builder, cmcs15, collaboration, desmos, square roots, squares
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Percents and Proportions and Desmos – Oh My!
The other day a teacher asked me to create a lesson that had elements of a Number Talk involving percents. Her students had recently been discussing proportional reasoning and the constant of proportionality. Knowing this, I decided to combine percents and … Continue reading
Desmos Activity Builder – Intro to Unit Rate
In August of 2015, Desmos launched it’s newest feature, Activity Builder. Activity Builder gives teachers the freedom to create their own computer based activity to focus on a concept of choice. It’s a great formative assessment tool. From their computer, Teacher’s … Continue reading
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Tagged activity builder, desmos, education, graph, math, unit rate
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Combining Like Terms w/ Desmos
For the first 3 weeks of the school year, the math coaches are stationed at the District Office. This being the 3rd and final week, we’re transitioning from the DO to working at our respective sites. On Monday, I sent out a … Continue reading