Somerset, North Somerset and East Devon Online Teacher Network (AMSP SW2 Area)

Avoid teaching into the void!


Teacher Networks are an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers of maths to meet, collaborate and to share best practice. We meet termly and the programme is mainly speaker-led training events and informal sessions.


Have you had an online lesson where you felt like you were teaching into the void? With no idea if your students have understood, or even listened to, your explanations? If yes then you're not alone!

In this short online session Tom Rainbow and Margaret Harding (AMSP Area Coordinators) will introduce and demonstrate using and creating basic Desmos classroom activities. These can be used to gauge student understanding and give manageable feedback during remote teaching.

The aim for this session is to show teachers how Desmos activities could enhance remote learning, and how they can be quickly and effectively used with minimal time invested by busy teachers.

The session will run from 16:15 to 17:15, and we will be available until 17:45 to respond to any questions you might have.

This session is aimed at teachers with no, or limited, experience of Desmos classroom activities.

Teachers with experience of Desmos who are looking to develop their skills further should consider something like instead.

Materials and Equipment

This meeting will be in Zoom. You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting in the dasys prior to the meeting and again on the day of the meeting itself.

Teachers will need a Desmos account if you don't already have one. 

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths, A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics, Core Maths

Mathematical focus:

Use of technology, Curriculum planning

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours


South West


Thu 25th Feb 2021

Course times:

16:15 - 17:45

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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Tom Rainbow


The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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