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May 2, 2022
Very useful for mathematical formulas, and for visualizing them.
Very useful for mathematical formulas, and for visualizing them.Continue reading
May 2, 2022
Highly customizable and quick to use
Since this teaching tool is completely online, it's very accessible to students and all setup required is just going to the website. Rather than downloading a calculator so that I can display visuals of certain equations, I can put them up with ease. The tool is fast and streamlined but does take a bit of getting use to, to utilize it at its full potential. However, its still a great tool and worth it to learn as an educator, and to teach to students.Continue reading
May 1, 2022
Great visual to teach math concepts
I believe that this tool makes it easier to show a visual perspective for mathematical concepts and how different types of equations look on the graph. I liked that it is an easy software to learn and utilize. It is also accessible for anyone to use and does not cost extra money, so students can use it as support when learning and completing classwork.Continue reading
April 30, 2022
This app is very useful in both graphing information and helping people to visualize equations. Having students play around with this app can be a great way to show how changing certain variables like exponents and constants change the shape of equations. Desmos is great for both teaching about how graphing works, and collecting data to make graphs. There are many useful features, and some features that I haven't found an excuse to used yet (like the ability to transpose an image over the graph. Desmos is an amazing graphing tool.Continue reading
April 23, 2022
Great visual resources for math
I think this is a great tool for math classes. The graphing calculator allows students to visualize any function they are working with and compare multiple functions on the same screen. There are multiple calculators available and a space to construct and transform geometric figures. The Desmos online curriculum provides four grades worth of activities that show applications of concepts with engaging visuals. These also allow students to compare their reasoning to their classmates' after submitting certain answers.Continue reading
March 17, 2021
Fantastic for blended learning.
Easy to pick up, lots of scope to improve lessons (i.e. self marking, more interaction, use of card sorts and graphing calculators) but overall its fantastic if you put the effort in. Spend time over the summer trying things out and try it in the classroom!Continue reading
February 1, 2021
Looking forward to finding parents that would want to use it.
It seems slightly under appreciated by people, or at least people don't mention it at al in conversations.Continue reading
October 15, 2020
Fantastic math tool for exploration and discovery
It is extremely interactive and can be made intuitive depending on how familiar you are with the code and how long you're willing to spend on it. Granted, there are plenty of already made resources from other teachers you can borrow from. What doesn't work is group work. It's really difficult to have all your students working on something together. Instead, this is better to have exploration and discovery at the student's own pace.Continue reading
August 9, 2020
This is a engaging Math tool.
The platform is well put together and well thought out. The flow from lesson to lesson contains the same tone. That consistency will serve very well for my students. I like the interactive abilities of large portions of the program. The collaboration and communication portions of this program meets the modification level of SAMR, and it did also meet Bloom’s Taxonomy levels of analysis and evaluation. Redefinition could be achieved by coupling with other programs. That can take students to a whole new level. Overall, I would recommend this program to administrators and my peers.Continue reading
December 5, 2019
Desmos ruins student understanding of basic math relationships. 12th graders with no ability to do simple algebra without it
Physics teacher. Desmos is ruining understanding of math. 90% 12th graders cannot manipulate 3 variable equations. F=m×a, students cannot solve for m or a. They do not understand that 6×7 means 7 groups of 6 or 6 groups of 7. Seriously, they don't. They can put numbers in desmos, but all understanding of relationships of numbers and ability to solve without technology are gone. I don't know why I don't see anyone speaking out on this issue.Continue reading