Desmos Activity Builder – Not to be Missed!

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 5.21.22 PMHas it ever been so simple to create and share interactive math lessons that rock?  The Desmos Activity Builder is inspiring math educators all over to take lesson ideas to new levels.  Head on over to Twitter and search for @Desmos and/or #ActivityBuilder… and you might just bump into exactly what you’re looking for… or at the very least, something BETTER than what you’ve done before!

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 9.27.08 PMI recently used this Dilations activity shared by Andrew Stadel along with my own Dilations Nearpod lesson with students, and that was all it took to get hooked!  Inspired by Andrew’s work, I whipped up this Reflections exploration to see what it was like to create my very own Desmos Activity. Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 9.23.46 PM

 

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 5.21.57 PMIt’s quite easy!  Go here and select “Start Building an Activity”.  The sky’s the limit – mix “Graph”, “Question”, and “Text” options to create a Desmos journey, and share it on Twitter using the #ActivityBuilder and #MTBoS hashtags.  You know that lesson topic you dread? Or the one that kids don’t “get” or “see”?  Could Activity Builder help?  Creativity is key, and let me tell you, there are already quite a few creative people out there making great stuff.

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 9.17.43 PMLooking for something specific?  Want to share activities you’ve made? You should check out the Desmos Bank.  P.S.  I can’t wait for my students to experience this activity by Michael Fenton in a new Desmos Activity format!

Have you seen this?  I can’t. Stop. Clicking.

Also worth mentioning is this nifty “overlay” option of viewing student work – super cool.

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