#ISTE12 Wrap-up: Thoughts from Team Desmos

Hey mathosphere! Team Desmos is back home from the 2012 ISTE Conference in San Diego.  Not only did we meet some awesome new superstars – educators, bloggers, and edtech peers – we also got to catch up with familiar faces.  Considering how digital our industry is, ISTE is a great venue to get together as… Continue reading #ISTE12 Wrap-up: Thoughts from Team Desmos

New calculator features at desmos.com

Operation #Desmazing   Since our calculator was released last year, we’ve received a ton of feedback from users worldwide on features they’d like to see us develop. Well, we listened, and we’re happy to announce that many exciting new features are now live at desmos.com/calculator.  Your des-mission, if you choose to accept it, is to… Continue reading New calculator features at desmos.com

Teacher Feature: Concepts Illustrated

Last Tuesday we brought you the story of Bob & Kevin’s Algebra II classroom conics project. Since then we’ve received messages from teachers across the country who’ve shared how Desmos has also made learning math a more enjoyable experience for their students. Take Stephen Fast for example, a Calculus and Trigonometry teacher at Pennsylvania State… Continue reading Teacher Feature: Concepts Illustrated

Teacher Feature: Channeling Creativity in Algebra II

As we’ve said before, there’s nothing that motivates us like hearing from real users. Last week we received a note from Bob Lochel, a Philadelphia teacher who combined Desmos, a conics lesson, and his students’ creativity in an artistic Algebra II project. Thanks to Desmos’ ability to save graphs for users to return to later,… Continue reading Teacher Feature: Channeling Creativity in Algebra II

Blast-off with Desmos

Earlier this year we received a graph from one of our users that was totally out of this world! Abhishek K., a 10th grader in need of an online, user-friendly graphing calculator, discovered Desmos in the Google Chrome Web Store and decided to take our program for a spin. What came next sent our brains… Continue reading Blast-off with Desmos