May 21, 2018

#11632 Desmos Updates: A Great Tool for Grades 9-12 Math Teaching and Learning

Desmos has become a leader as a free online graphics calculator.  It is available, and runs easily, on iPads, phones, tablets, and computers.  The Desmos company has explicit goals for helping students learn and love math. (It is worth noting that the College Board has recently decided to make Desmos available on the SAT.) This workshop is designed to benefit teachers new to Desmos and those who have some experience.  We will look at the two aspects of Desmos: (1) The graphing calculator which can be used by teachers to dynamically demonstrate mathematical concepts and by students to explore and learn concepts, and (2) Desmos Classroom Activities. Desmos Classroom Activities are an ever-growing set of online activities which teachers can use to engage their students.  We will also look at the Desmos Activity Builder, so teachers can modify and build their own interactive Desmos Classroom Activities. We will connect the classroom activities to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Mathematical Practices.

Teachers are encouraged to attend both the morning and afternoon sessions.  The format in the morning and afternoon will be similar but the actual math content will be different.  There is a 30 minute break in between. Lunch is on your own.  Bring a laptop device as we will be accessing online teaching resources.

Date:           Sept 11, 2018

Time:           12:30 – 3:30 PM

Cost:              $40.00

Hours:       3

Location:     ROE Moline

Presenters:  Dr. Jim Olsen & Dr. Kim Hartweg

Registration Deadline: 9/4/18