# Search Results for: Desmos staar

## 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 his exci… Continue reading

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

…**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 also availa… Continue reading

## STAAR + Desmos = Spring 2022!

…type-able than griddable using an online testing platform) I created this **Desmos** activity. During my time proctoring **STAAR**, I have never seen directions mentioned that remind students how to correctly grid their answers to open-response problems. Even leading up to **STAAR**, one has to Google in order to find these directions, and having students understand the flexible syntax before panic strikes mid-test is necessary. This activity provides direct… Continue reading

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

…ode for April Fool’s 2) Users love Plaid Mode 3) Create a special link 4) https://t.co/V3tgO8kntY BOOM! pic.twitter.com/2A3j65xtvW — **Desmos**.com (**@Desmos**) April 2, 2017 Tweet… Continue reading

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

…ebra I, 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 tool d… Continue reading

## Desmos From a Distance

…o promote practice, review, and deeper understanding of concepts. Breakout **Desmos** – LINEAR! Breakout **Desmos** – QUADRATIC! These activities are literally the tip of the iceberg as far as what’s available. Googling “teacher **Desmos** *insert math topic*” will provide even MORE options for you! I hope your end-of-year **Desmos**-From-a-Distance experiences are successful for you and your students! Thank you to ALL who have contributed to the creation of so m… Continue reading

## Free Your Mind… and the Tech May Follow

…ght in 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, and I didn’t try… Continue reading

## A Fork is not a Spoon

…ce we share the same time and space, whether in-person or virtually, I use **Desmos** activities to drive our live lessons. For us, **Desmos** is an experience, not a summative assessment. If students were to join a **Desmos** activity, and ask that age-old question, “Is this GRADED?” it would break my heart a little. They never ask me this because it’s not something we’ve ever done. Yes, we teachers are expected to put grades in our grading software programs… Continue reading

## Ending Another Year {With Desmos}

…ithin 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! 🙌🏽**#Desmos**inTexas #iTeachMath #MtBoShttps://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 graphing projects for the past f… Continue reading

## 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 been the case… Continue reading