Amazing things you can do with Desmos

Tom Button, Natalie Vernon and Sarah Denison

10:30-11:30, Thursday 30 June

Session description

We will showcase a number of ways that you can use the Desmos Graphing Calculator. Some of these ideas have a pedagogical focus and are designed to provoke thinking about the use of Desmos in your classroom. Other ideas demonstrate the versatile functionality of Desmos, and are designed to spark your creativity!

The session is suitable for all teachers of A level and GCSE Mathematics. Delegates will need to bring an internet-connected laptop or tablet.

Interests: Use of technology in teaching mathsA level Mathematics / Further Mathematics

About the speakers

Tom is MEI's Maths Technology Specialist. He’s an expert in the use of technology for the teaching and learning of maths and has presented a large number of PD courses on this. He is leading on the development of MEI’s Data Science courses and previously led on the development on Further Pure with Technology (MEI A level Further Maths option).

Natalie is a national coordinator for A level PD for the AMSP and part of the teacher support team for MEI. Prior to this, she was a Head of Maths and taught in secondary schools for 11 years. She is particularly interested in how technology and cognitive science can support effective mathematical learning.

Sarah worked as a teacher and KS5 lead for 17 years before joining MEI in 2020 as a Maths Education Support Specialist. Her role includes project managing Deeper Maths, coordinating the AMSP work with other subjects and delivering training on using Desmos.