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Des-man and Desmos Exploration + MORE

on April 27, 2015

While cleaning my room I found my printouts from when my students did Des-man from Desmos back in November.  I have used it the past couple of years.  I added in some further exploration for them to do, since you can do some really cool things with graphing.  I was going to scan the black and white printouts of their creations, but when I went to log in, all the graphs were still there in my account, in beautiful color.  So I saved them to share on the website.  If you haven’t done this activity yet, it is really awesome. Great for an intro to Desmos, or more advanced.

THE BEST PART IS THAT I CAN WATCH WHAT EVERY STUDENT, PAIR, OR GROUP IS DOING ON MY SCREEN, LIVE.  I can then click on certain screens to show everyone.  I know you can do this in other programs, but I haven’t yet found one as easy.  So when I want them to do graphing in Desmos, I have them all go to Des-man, and ignore the instructions.  I asked Desmos about just making a “classroom” like Des-man, and they said they were working on it.   But until then, this is my workaround.  Here are some scatter plots we did in February.

 


2 Responses to “Des-man and Desmos Exploration + MORE”

  1. I love your page!! Always looking for fun ways to do repetitive algebra problems. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Question…The Desman..Desmos looks like a great activity Is there a link to the activity somewhere? I searched the page where you said “If you haven’t done this activity yet, it is really awesome. Great for an intro to Desmos, or more advanced” but couldn’t find a link to the activity.

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