My Algebra 2 students have been studying function transformations. To give them an opportunity to apply their learning, we are creating Desmos Snowglobes!
The inspiration came from a tweet by Joanna Stevens and I created this activity based on a Desmos Activity by Julie Reulbach. In Desmos Snowglobes, students start off with some tutorials about circles, ellipses, and some Desmos features such as domain/range restrictions and using inequalities to color graphs. After completing the tutorials, students view some Desmos snowglobes created by others before using the Desmos graphing calculator to create their own. Please visit student.desmos.com and use code SA974 if you’d like to try this activity as a student! If you’d like to use this activity with your students, just click “Create Class Code” to get started.
If you would like help finding/creating a Desmos Activity for a particular topic or using a Desmos Activity with your own students, let me know! I am happy to help you plan a lesson, teach a model lesson, or co-teach a lesson with you. 🙂