Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Desmos Obstacle Challenge

Here is the challenge:  To move from the START POINT to the END POINT using equations.  You will have to navigate a little bit through some obstacles.  You can have your students use any equation or certain equations.  For instance, you could have them use all parabolas or all lines.  I have put together a few challenges.  They are below.  You can go to any of them simply by clicking on the image.  If you want to make your own, then just go to www.desmos.com and click on the "+" sign (add item) and add a picture of your own.

Click on any graph to go to the DESMOS graph and take the Challenge.  

Desmos has a FACE drawing website that all math teachers need to check out calling it DESMAN.


Ramsey Willis said...

Hi Dave

This is Ramsey Willis again from the University of South Alabama and I see you have added more on Desmos.com. Right now I am subbing in Alabama and shared the Desmos.com opportunity with a group of juniors. They enjoyed helping me figure out how to create a face on there and, although time consuming, it was fun. I think I will check out some of your challenges and see if I can create some of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ramsey Willis

Dave Sladkey said...

As always, it is great to hear from you Ramsey. That is great that you are subbing. Desmos is a great alternative for kids to be challenged and engaged. Thanks for trying it. Here is my challenge for you Ramsey: Get a twitter account. Use it professionally. It has opened many doors for me. I'm at @dsladkey if you choose to try it out.