There’s this cool-looking thing called Desmos that … well, I don’t really know what it does. THe page has all these cool pictures of graphs of exotic displays of data.
That’s nice. The MTBoS (Math Twitter Blog-O-Sphere) raves about it pretty much daily. Whenever I visit, though, it seems to be a really nice place to do fun things iwth graphs.
My students do very little with graphs. Many of them struggle with the basic concept that two coordinates — TWO NUMBERS!!! — stand for … ONE POINT.
Could be that tucked into it are awesome opportunities to make that connection but… it’s part of the Internet Buffet I won’t be piling on my plate just now 😉
Time to get out my utensils and start digging into the stuff that is. Yesterday was wall-to-wall student help, a handy reminder to me to schedule some non-student time for fall semester. (Also some evidence that low on radar is the way to go around here. It’s *not* just the economy, stupid. )