Teacher Review for Desmos

I great online substitute for a graphing calculator.

Darrell W.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
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
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This online application has been helpful in my Integrated Algebra classes. Since the application allows students to graphs equations much easier than a traditional scientific calculator, I quickly use it as a tool with almost all of my students. Since the graphing component of it is so easy to input, it makes it easier to show students how a equation/inequality may look different in different forms (such as function form and standard form) but the line/inequality is still the same. The final calculator also makes it easy for student to confirm input and output values.
My Take
I think it is a great online substitute for a graphing calculator. I like it because the prep time and getting student ready to use it is extremely short compare to teaching student how to use a traditional in-hand graphing calculator. The only slight complaint I have so far is when writing coefficients in fraction form. For example if I needed to write "(2/3)x" I first type it as 2x, and then I back space between the "2" and the "x" and then I type /3. After I do that graphs the fractional value correctly.