Friday Fave for March 31

Until every student is walking around looking like this… …the graph-colored glasses we want our students to develop will have to remain metaphorical. Let the Friday Fave and the opticians at Dr. Desmos help you adjust your students’ prescriptions with Graphing Stories. Students watch a short video. What do they notice? What variables can they… Continue reading Friday Fave for March 31

Fellows’ Lounge: Conference Proposals

The Desmos fellows have been brainstorming possible sessions for upcoming state and national conferences. This past week we considered the following questions to help us get ready to write our proposals: What is your big idea for the session? If that idea is aspirin, then what is the teacher’s headache? Under what circumstances, would your… Continue reading Fellows’ Lounge: Conference Proposals

Reflection on Our February 28 Service Outage

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, Desmos experienced a complete service outage of our public calculator as well as the API that our partners use to embed the calculator into their sites. Our outage was related to the outage of Amazon’s S3 storage service, which also affected many other sites across the internet. We’d like to… Continue reading Reflection on Our February 28 Service Outage

Applications Are Open for Cohort 2 of the Desmos Teaching Fellowship!

Last year, we flew 39 teachers to Desmos HQ in San Francisco, CA, and the Demos Teaching Fellowship was born.In the months since, that cohort has been utterly indispensable to our company’s growth – offering us criticism and counsel on early editions of our products and activities – and we’ve done our best to become… Continue reading Applications Are Open for Cohort 2 of the Desmos Teaching Fellowship!