Teacher Review For Desmos

It is easy to do some great math explorations. Works w GoogleAppsForEd.

Richard D.
Technology coordinator
Sant Bani School
Sanbornton, NH
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
..in class demonstrations of 2D graphs and algebra concepts. Students can experience quick results. Basic to fairly complex equations and formulas can be graphed. Projects can be annotated and saved either on Desmos site, or in Google Drive for those using Google Apps for Education. Teams can work on solutions and present findings successfully. Features keep being improved and added.
My Take
I do not have experience with a widely differentiated class, but please try with different learning styles. Desmos is a solid demonstrator and inquiry tool for 2D math. The interface makes sense, and sliders for varying values allow a lot of "what-if" variations. Great cross platform tool for BYOD! Laptops, tablets, Mac PC all work fine.