Teaching with Desmos is back!
Wednesday 15th September 2021
Unlock the power of Desmos in your classroom this autumn with the return of our popular online course, Teaching with Desmos. This course is ideal for GCSE and A level Mathematics teachers who'd like to make greater use of technology in their lessons, and no prior knowledge or experience of Desmos is required – absolute beginners are welcome!
Desmos is a free suite of online maths tools, including activities and graphing software. Using Desmos effectively with your students can help to deepen their understanding of maths at both GCSE and A level, and our Teaching with Desmos course will support you in using the graphing calculator and the extensive set of pre-made activities, and demonstrate how to create or personalise your own activities.
The course will be delivered over six bite-sized weekly sessions that start in October and run across the autumn term. Topics that will be covered include:
- Introduction to Desmos - using the graphing calculator
- Use of activity builder
- Desmos Activities: getting started with computation layer
- Using Desmos for statistics
All sessions will take place online on Wednesdays from 4.30pm-6pm.
Any teacher working in a school or college in the UK can apply for Teaching with Desmos. However, due to the way the AMSP is funded, priority will be given to teachers working in state-funded schools and colleges in England. Applications from those teaching GCSE or A level Mathematics in other institutions will be confirmed if there is capacity. This course is only open to teachers working in schools or colleges in the UK.