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Friday, November 19 • 8:00am - 8:50am
Dynamic Math with Desmos

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Desmos is an incredible free tool to help build math and logical understanding in your classroom. Learn the basics of where to start with the Desmos Graphing Calculator and how to incorporate it into your teaching! If you are already familiar with Desmos, don't worry, we will step it up and explore the amazing Activity resources that are available to you online... AND how YOU can make your OWN ACTIVITES!

During the pandemic, the Algebra 2 team at my school turned to creating interactive and thought-provoking projects to assess student understanding instead of relying on traditional test grades. We have learned an incredible amount of information since our first basic project during the fall and we want to share that excitement and passion with other teachers who might be interested as well!

Desmos and their Activity Builder are versatile tools that can be used in more than just a math classroom. The power and interconnectivity between the Desmos Graphing Calculator and all the different Activity Builder Components is truly mind blowing! Science teachers can definitely use Desmos! Coding and Computers classes can use Desmos! Our Scholastic Bowl Team uses Desmos for practicing. Junior High and Grade Schools can benefit from Desmos just as much as High Schools can.

The only limitation for using Desmos is what's in your imagination. #CreateGreatThings

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avatar for Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson

Math Teacher, Jacksonville High School
Using his background in Mathematics and Art, Phil doesn't just do math... he dreams it into life and bottles it up at the front of a classroom. Winner of the "Bill Russell Award for Excellence in Education," Phil has taught exclusively at Jacksonville High School since his 2013 collegiate... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 8:00am - 8:50am CST
Plaza F