Leapfrogging Step 2 - How Desmos is Changing College Math

In my previous post I shared some of my favorite features of the Desmos Graphing Calculator. In this post I want to share how Desmos is changing the way math is taught and experienced in the college classroom. Math for...

A Brief Intro to Desmos

What is this calculator I’ve been hearing about? Desmos is the graphing calculator I could only dream of having when I went through high school. It has a beautiful layout, it solves equations (numerically), it works with lists, and it...

Animation via Desmos

Recently I had to make a video to introduce our new placement tool to students. Several people asked about the graphics in the video, so I am sharing the details in this post. Click below to watch the video.  ...

Replacing Accuplacer with EdReady

At the beginning of the summer I wrote a post Revamping College Math Placement about our new placement exam policy at NSC. This post is a follow up report to share our progress. Previously we had been using the Accuplacer...

Revamping College Math Placement

Getting students placed in the right math class in college is a challenge that plagues all of higher ed. Math is often the obstacle that keeps students from progressing to a degree, especially when they place below the level of...