Desmos: Using Activity Builder

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Desmos is the go-to tool for Mathematics teachers, especially during remote setting. During this beginner workshop, participants will learn how to use the activity builder feature of Desmos with pre-made activities. Activity Builder guides students through math investigations/activities at their pace or the pace of the teacher. Participants will first experience activity builder as a student, then will discover how to run an activity as a teacher. Participants will also be given time to find activity builders that connect with their own content that they teach. This workshop will certainly help mathematics teachers feel more comfortable with using the product with their own students and get a better understanding of what activities are out there to use.

Participants must have a google account in addition to their own laptop/chromebook with the latest Chrome browser! Participants must also be allowed to create an account with Desmos.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  April 19, 2021

Course Details

Audience 6-12 Math Teachers 
Level Beginer 
Instructor Craig Sheil
Dates Required Google Meet: Monday, April 26th  4:15-5:30pm (1 hr 15 minutes)

Self Paced Training and Creation: April 27-30th, 2021 (1 hr 45 minutes) 

Earn PDPs 
Location Online
MassCUE Member Cost $45
Non-Member Cost $55
Limit 20 Participants

Craig Sheil

Craig is a Digital Learning Specialist at Bedford High School, a public school in Bedford, NH. He has been in the educational field for over 15 years – where he initially started out sharing his love for mathematics to high school students. Over the past five years, Craig has helped Bedford High transition into a 1:1 Chromebook program. He has been a Google for Education Trainer since 2014. Twitter: @csheil 

 

Required Google Meet: Monday, April 26th  4:15-5:30pm (1 hr 15 minutes)

Self Paced Training and Creation: April 27-30th, 2021 (1 hr 45 minutes)

Standards for Mathematical Practice 

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. 
  4. Model with mathematics. 
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically. 
  6. Attend to precision. 
  7. Look for and make use of structure. 
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

This course supports the following Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards:  

6 – 8.CT.c.5  Select and use data-collection technology (e.g., probes, handheld devices, geographic mapping systems) to individually and collaboratively gather, view, organize, analyze, and report results for content-related problems.

9 – 12.DTC.b.1  Communicate and publish key ideas and details to a variety of audiences using digital tools and media-rich resources.

9 – 12.DTC.c.3  Evaluate digital sources needed to solve a given problem (e.g., reliability, point of view, relevancy).

9 – 12.DTC.c.4  Gather, organize, analyze, and synthesize information using a variety of digital tools.

9 – 12.DTC.c.5  Create an artifact that answers a research question, communicates results and conclusions, and cites sources.

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Desmos: Using Activity Builder

Required Google Meet: Monday, April 26th  4:15-5:30pm (1 hr 15 minutes)

Self Paced Training and Creation: April 27-30th, 2021 (1 hr 45 minutes)

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