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Using Desmos on iPads… for the STAAR Test… Really!

…ise ways to tweak Desmos to be a test-friendly tool, resulting in the FREE Desmos Test Mode app. The folks at Desmos are such a pleasure to work with, even responding to a passionate student of mine who contacted them in hopes of employment with Desmos some day! Yes, one of my 7th graders loves Desmos SO MUCH that he’s looking for ways to connect with them already. Thank you, Desmos, for responding to him and acknowledging and encouraging hi… Continue reading

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Using Desmos on iPads… for the Algebra 1 EOC STAAR Test… Take 1

…han Desmos. Name a few math lesson topics for which you like using Desmos more than the TI Graphing Calculator. Algebra Calculator Survey Yenca 2015-16 Note: These Algebra students WERE the Math 8 students last year who were able to use Desmos on their Math 8 STAAR too, so we’re talking about a generation of kids who have been using Desmos for two years. I wonder if that also has an impact on their enthusiasm? *Update* Desmos Test Mode is al… Continue reading

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Using Desmos on iPads… for the Math 8 STAAR Test… Take 3

…April Fool’s2) Users love Plaid Mode3) Create a special link4) https://t.co/V3tgO8kntY BOOM! pic.twitter.com/2A3j65xtvW — Desmos.com (@Desmos) April 2, 2017 Tweet… Continue reading

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Using Desmos on iPads… for the Math 8 STAAR Test… Take 2

…, Algebra II and Biology. While my Algebra students won’t get to use Desmos Test Mode for their STAAR EOC (end-of-course) exam until May, my Math 8 students completed their math testing yesterday. Students had the option of using Desmos Test Mode, a TI-graphing calculator… or BOTH tools if they preferred. Today, I gave my Math 8 students the same survey I gave to my Math 8 students last year. I asked three questions: In general, which… Continue reading

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Free Your Mind… and the Tech May Follow

…Nearpod, and you’ll be able to project the Overlay feature from the Desmos teacher panel in teacher.desmos.com so kids can see it. Once the Desmos part is done, advance the Nearpod to present the last two open-ended questions to students. Or, you could throw a poll question here, or any other of Nearpod’s many tools. Magic. Okay… so maybe that last example was a little more elaborate, but my point is… I tried something new… Continue reading

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Ending Another Year {With Desmos}

…it. Here’s progress toward more Texas math students having access to Desmos Test Mode with confidence during STAAR testing in 2019-2020! A step in the right direction! 🙌🏽#DesmosinTexas #iTeachMath #MtBoS https://t.co/hWNMbr9YtG pic.twitter.com/wXo7a3yODl— Coach Perales (@operales72) June 1, 2019 Year’s end for many of us also included a final Desmos graphing project! The #MTBoS has been creating and revamping grap… Continue reading

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Using Desmos on iPads… for the Algebra 1 EOC STAAR Test… Take 2

…esson topics for which you like using the TI Graphing Calculator more than Desmos Test Mode. Name a few math lesson topics for which you like using Desmos Test Mode more than the TI Graphing Calculator. Though my Algebra 1 sample size this year is very small (36 students to be exact) this round marks the first time that not a single student answered the first question by saying they prefer the TI calculator…! This hasn’t necessarily be… Continue reading

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Desmos, Nearpod, ThingLink, and the Kitchen Sink

…us – now they have proof of conquering the challenges, and more importantly, they get bragging rights. 😉 P.S. The power of Twitter never ceases – a kindred spirit! Check this out @mathycathy @Desmos @Nearpod, a similar idea with @DaneEhlert ‘s Putt Putt Golf w/ Desmos screenshots https://t.co/QwToXRtv46 — Cory Henwood (@CoryHenwood) April 8, 2015     Tweet… Continue reading

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Using Kahoot! Challenges and Desmos BREAKOUT to Revisit and Review… and a shout-out to #DesmosInTexas

…prepared written testimonies to help SB 1453 gain traction. So thankful that Oscar Perales was able to attend and deliver a powerful in-person testimony to help advocate for ALL student mathematicians across Texas! Stay tuned by keeping up with the hashtag #DesmosInTexas. Want to learn more about Desmos and Testing across the nation? —> https://www.desmos.com/testing My public testimony in support of SB 1453. #DesmosInTexas #iteachmath #MTb… Continue reading

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Desmos Pet House: A Linear {and Not-So-Linear} Project

…ne segments on the sketch. After draft approval, students gain access to a Desmos activity where brief tutorials help them explore new graphing skills. Students recreate the draft “pet house” using linear function “code” in Desmos. As my Math 8 students explored and discovered how the mathematics they wrote impacted the math-art they created, their hunger for more math extended the due date for the final project repeatedly.  They didn’t want… Continue reading

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