I just made my first Marbleslides in Desmos! It was incredibly easy, and the students said it was a really fun way to learn.
This Marbleslides activity introduces students to transformation form and lets them practice moving graphs around with Marbleslides (SUCCESS!!) using the new parent graphs they just learned. My students know transformation form with linears, y = a(x – h) + k, but have not moved any other graphs around yet. (For this activity I used the absolute value, quadratic, square root, and cube root functions.)
I have two goals with Desmos this year.
- Shorten my Desmos Activity Builders, so that I have time in class to practice with the students outside of Desmos.
- Make worksheets to accompany my Desmos Activity Builders, so the students can have notes to look back on.
I felt this activity accomplished both, and my students really seemed to enjoy it. I have provided the activity and the worksheet for you to try. I would love feedback!