This is the last Friday Fave for 2016, as the Fave and colleagues are taking some time to rest and recuperate in preparation for a new year, new features, new activities, and above all new learning. 2016 finishes with a recently upgraded activity that began life as a really nice set of challenges from Lauren… Continue reading Friday Fave for December 16
In our most recent fellow’s prompt, we asked the fellows to compare Lego Prices and Are People Waiting to Get Married?. Our discussion highlighted values and unique perspectives, helping us to develop common ideas around what makes a good Desmos activity. Many of the fellows highlighted elements of the Desmos guide for building activities as… Continue reading Linear Modeling: Which Do You Prefer?
When the Friday Fave was a child, truck driving was the coolest possible job. CB radios, convoys, a life on the road; it seemed everyone aspired to long-haul trucking. It’s unclear whether the nature of the work has changed, or whether society has just developed new romantic notions about other lines of work. Whatever the… Continue reading Friday Fave for December 9
We asked the Desmos Fellows this week to pick an upcoming or completed activity and tell how they would use the teacher dashboard during the activity. Responses fell on a spectrum, with many of the fellows describing how they use the dashboard during the launch, explore, or summarize part of a lesson. We also got… Continue reading “How do you use the teacher dashboard in class?”
The Friday Fave is settling in for what may be a long, cold winter, and in such times nothing is more comforting than powerful algebraic thinking. Linearity is a big and important idea in algebra. When you are learning about thing, it is often important to contrast that thing with against what it is not.… Continue reading Friday Fave for December 2