Design With Desmos

Take your math activities to the next level with the Desmos Activity Builder and Computation Layer.

Dan Meyer
Suzanne von Oy
Jay Chow
John Rowe

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Dan Meyer, Suzanne von Oy, Jay Chow, John Rowe

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We'll help you swap multiple choice for mathematical creativity and turn number crunching into connected experiences between students, teachers, and math itself.

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Who This Course Is For

01

You love math, math students, and math technology.

02

You've built Desmos activities and want to take them to the next level.

03

You learn best in a community.

Topics We'll Cover

Enriched math.

You'll design math activities that ask students to do more than just calculate and compute.

Interpretive feedback.

You'll create digital feedback that interprets student thinking in context rather than evaluating it as simply right or wrong.

Engaging animations.

You'll use the Desmos Graphing Calculator to create dynamic animations that support and interact with student thinking.

Connecting students to each other and themselves.

You'll use Computation Layer to help students learn from each other and from themselves.

Your Instructors

Dan Meyer
Dan Meyer

Original creators of the first-ever Desmos activity.

Suzanne von Oy
Suzanne von Oy

Graph specialist who adds animation and graph magic to every Desmos activity.

Jay Chow
Jay Chow

The first Desmos Computation Layer specialist.

John Rowe
John Rowe

The first Desmos Computation Layer specialist (from Australia).

Course Sessions

01

Give Math More Verbs

Learn how to take any math topic and turn it into a learning experience where students engage with many more interesting verbs than just "calculate" and "select multiple choice.”

02

Envision More Effective Feedback

People have different ideas about what good feedback looks like and the role computers can play in delivering it. We'll dispel the myths and offer truths you can use in your own activities.

03

Connect Student Ideas to a World

Most people and companies use computers to tell students their ideas are right or wrong. But we can use computers to show students what their ideas mean ... in a world.

04

Connect Students to Each Other and Themselves

We'll share opportunities and technologies for taking student thinking from one moment and bringing it back to them and their classmates for reflection in another moment.

05

Create an Insightful Teacher Dashboard

If your teacher dashboard contains dots in every cell for every student, then it likely doesn't give you the insight you need into questions like, "Which screen has the most student struggle? Which screen has the most student success?" We'll fix that!

06

Choice Day

Our guest speakers will support you with adding self-checking and advanced animations to your activities.

07

Show and Tell

Everyone in your group will take five minutes to share the results of their activity development.

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Active Learning, Not Passive Watching

This course includes seven live workshops taught by engaging educators.

Learn With Community

You'll learn with a small group, facilitated by your own Desmos coach through the entire experience.

Create a Project

You'll leave the course with lots of new knowledge but also the best activity you've ever created!

Exclusive Office Hours

Our Desmos coaches are offering drop-in office hours—an exclusive offer for students of this course.

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