Teacher Review for Desmos

I love Desmos more than any other classroom math tool.

Rafranz D.
School district administrator
Lufkin ISD
Lufkin, TX
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My Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 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
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Desmos is how we investigate everything from algebra basics like intercepts and slopes to more complex transformations in pre-calculus. The fact that kids can manipulate equations on their device makes it such a useful "goto" tool.
My Take
I knew that Desmos was an amazing platform when a student talked about being a visual learner that benefitted from the colors that Desmos includes in graphing. I love that it's a flexible tool that is so inquiry driven that I used it more than classroom calculators. The sliders are amazing for student investigations and building deeper understanding. I especially love the "getting started" graphs located in the left tab.