Desmos Teacher Activity Builder – Systems of Equations Review

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Desmos teacher activities are amazing!  You can find them all at teacher.desmos.com (not Desmos.com).  And now, you can even create your own!  I just made my first Desmos Activity last week on systems of equations.  It was incredibly easy to make!

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Overlay – See all student work at once.

I teach Algebra 2 students so many of them have already worked on solving systems of equations in Algebra 1.  However, since it was long ago, it is also far away in their brains.  I wanted to let them work through a review without having to directly teach the concept from scratch.  I also didn’t want to reteach parts of the concept they already knew. Desmos activities let you do this beautifully.

Screen Shot 2015-09-11 at 4.32.02 PMSince you can see their work on your computer in real time, you can see if the whole class needs some review on a topic or if you just need to go and visit a few students.  I project the overlays, and students love to see all of their work together.  Another neat feature when you add a “Question Page” is that students can see previous student answers AFTER they type their answer in.

I also want to thank Sam and his new Better Questions Blog because that is where I got the first question of the Desmos activity I created.  It was a wonderful way to have students think about systems of equations!

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