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CAMT 2022 - Desmos & New STAAR Item Types

CAMT 2022 – Desmos & New STAAR Item Types

Desmos + New STAAR Item Types = Deeper Discourse STAAR has introduced new item types that go beyond multiple choice and griddable items. This session explored how to use Desmos to model these new items types, capture student thinking, and elicit more student discourse The goal of this session was to model new item types in Desmos, then show how… Read more →

NCTM Virtual 2021 - Scaffolding & Desmos

NCTM Virtual 2021 – Scaffolding & Desmos

NCTM Virtual Conference – Scaffolding Instruction for All Learners with Desmos Activity Builder Desmos provides free technology tools that build students’ math understanding through experimentation, discourse, and guided questioning. The Desmos Activity Builder allows teachers to modify tasks to support students with diverse needs. This session explores sample Desmos activities with specific strategies for differentiating interactive tasks. This session was… Read more →

Desmos Fellowship Weekend

Desmos Fellowship Weekend

This past weekend, I was honored to join 40 other new Desmos Fellows in San Francisco for a weekend to talk about access & equity, classroom practice, instructional coaching, math history, the future of math education, lesson study & we even squeezed in time to talk desmos.com and their online platform for visualizing math concepts! The welcoming crew at Desmos… Read more →

CAMT 2019 - Differentiation for Special Education Students with Desmos Activity Builder

CAMT 2019 – Differentiation for Special Education Students with Desmos Activity Builder

This session provided a short introduction to the Desmos Activity Builder, then explored strategies for scaffolding activities to meet the needs of struggling learners. Session Slide Deck Desmos Activity Builder: Differentiation Demonstration Desmos Activity Builder: Scaffolded Questions

Desmos Road Trip Activity

Desmos Road Trip Activity

I’ve mentioned the ice cabinets at this chain of convenience stores before. They provide some nice data points for a linear relationship. I finally built a short Desmos activity around the photos. Even though the short activity could be polished, it has a couple of nice features on slide #3 The user is prompted to enter an equation, and the… Read more →

Newly Acquired DESMOS Skills

Newly Acquired DESMOS Skills

If you haven’t heard of Desmos yet,¬†prepare to explore some new horizons. Imagine an online graphing calculator that is intuitive, elegant, and powerful. Not imagine that is only one facet of a greater mathematics learning tool. That’s Desmos. I’ve been working with Desmos’ activity builder creating some new things, translating some of our old manipulatives to a new format, and… Read more →