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

This past week, we completed our third lap of using the iPad app “Desmos Test Mode” on the Math 8 STAAR test (with the option of also using a TI handheld graphing calculator).  If you’d like to see what we’ve … Continue reading

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

For the first time in history… (too strong?)… my Algebra 1 students excitedly embraced the opportunity to use Desmos Test Mode *AND* TI graphing calculators during their End-of-Course STAAR test this past week. In years prior, TI handheld graphing calculators … Continue reading

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

Last year, our district pioneered using the Desmos Test Mode iOS app on STAAR (state) tests.  You can read about that here. For the 2015-16 school year, we knew that the Texas Education Agency updated its calculator policy to extend the … Continue reading

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

Dear Desmos, (with the help of Casper Focus)… You made a liar out of me. Two short years later, @Desmos “made a liar out of me” 🙂 Watch 24:40 @ HCMS on @livestream: http://t.co/94HuPTkf2A https://t.co/Tct5xhJE1H — Cathy Yenca  (@mathycathy) … Continue reading

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STAAR “Boot Camp” Standardized Test Prep With iPads!

Before moving to Austin, I had the pleasure of working with a team of teachers in the Bethlehem Area School District in eastern Pennsylvania that knocked my socks off.  At the time, I was a Middle School Math Coach who … Continue reading

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