Jan 27, 2022

NGPF Desmos Activity Collection

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NEW! NGPF Desmos Activities Collection

If you haven't already seen it, you have to check out NGPF's Desmos Classroom Activities Collection!

With over 40 activities, this custom-curated collection will allow your students to explore both personal finance and algebra topics in an interactive environment. Whether you want to compare the growth of savings vs. investments or demonstrate the difference between marginal and effective tax rates, these activities will help your students step through the complicated process in a dynamic and engaging way!

Check out the recommendations below, or open the collection and explore on your own!


Growth of Savings vs Investments (FA-5.1)

Calculating Effective Income Tax Rates (FA-1.7)


Here are a few more of our favorite activities:


Activities currently exist for the following math and personal finance topics:

Personal Finance

  • Taxes
  • Checking
  • Saving
  • Budgeting
  • Investing


  • Functions
  • Linear Equations
  • Systems of Equations
  • Systems of Inequalities
  • Exponential Functions


New to Desmos?

We've created a Desmos Tutorial series to walk you through the basics of getting started with the Desmos platform. Part 6 will walk you through setting up a classroom to assign activities and track student progress!



Want to dig deeper into math? Explore our Financial Algebra Course page!


Come take a deep dive into the next unit to be released in our virtual PD Financial Algebra: Taxes and Fundamentals of Algebra on Feb. 03 @ 1pm PT / 4pm ET. 

About the Author

Dan Rolando

Always enamored with learning, Dan’s parents affectionately nicknamed him “The Sponge” as a kid. After earning his Engineering Master’s from NC State University followed by six years of teaching, Dan joins NGPF to pursue his passion of inspiring financial capability in anyone who will listen. Having navigated seven years of higher education debt-free through scholarships, work, creative budgeting, and a whole lot of help, he recognizes the freedom that comes from financial independence and hopes to share that gift with others. In the (rare) times he’s not discussing finance, Dan enjoys running, reading, playing board games, spending time with his daughter, and being sous chef for his wife.

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