Math Monday: Getting Started with Desmos
Desmos is a great tool to engage students, simplify grading, and strengthen conceptual understanding. But if you haven’t used Desmos before, you might not know where to start. Never fear! NGPF created a great video tutorial series to walk you through everything you need to know to get started.
These six videos cover how to use different features of the Desmos graphing calculator and how to set up your Desmos classroom so you can easily assign activities, use Desmos activities live, and monitor student progress.
If you haven’t yet, create a Desmos teacher account. You can use this video tutorial to walk you through the process of creating that account adding your students to a class.
Once you’ve created your account, go to NGPF’s Financial Algebra Collection to see all the Desmos activities that are a part of the Financial Algebra course.
Want to collaborate with other personal finance teachers? Join FinLit Fanatics!
About the Author
Kathryn (she/her) is excited to join the NGPF team after 9 years of experience in education as a mentor, tutor, and special education teacher. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in policy analysis and management and has a master's degree in education from Brooklyn College. Kathryn is looking forward to bringing her passion for accessibility and educational justice into curriculum design at NGPF. During her free time, Kathryn loves embarking on cooking projects, walking around her Seattle neighborhood with her partner and dog, or lounging in a hammock with a book.
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