Using the Desmos 6–8 Math Curriculum

Learn more about using the Desmos 6–8 Math Curriculum!

If your school is not yet using the curriculum, you can learn more about purchasing the curriculum or how to use our free activities and tools on teacher.desmos.com.

Getting Started

Totally new to Desmos? Start here! We’ll explore the basics of using the curriculum, including finding and assigning activities.

First, make sure you can log in successfully to teacher.desmos.com. Once you’re logged in, you should see the Desmos 6–8 Math Curriculum at the top of teacher.desmos.com. If you do not see this, please contact your site coordinator.

 

Teacher homepage showing the Desmos 6-8 Math Curriculum.

 

Explore the Curriculum

Next, explore the course that you will be teaching! When you click into a grade, you will see a list of all of the units in that grade.

Click into a unit on the page or in the sidebar to see the lessons and materials for that unit. At the top of each unit page, you can find the unit overview. This includes information for the entire unit, including the facilitation guide, family resources in English and Spanish, and a guide for administrators.

 

The Math 7 page, showing all of the units.

 

Each unit begins with a readiness check and ends with an assessment. In between, you will find all of the lessons for the unit, practice days, and quizzes. The lessons in the sidebar with the paper icons are paper-based lessons. Students will need their computers for at least part of all of the lessons without the paper icon.

 

Math 7, Unit 1 page, highlighting the paper lessons in the sidebar.

 

When you click into a lesson page, you’ll find all of the information and materials you need for the lesson. There are optional paper Student Notes for every lesson in the Paper Materials section at the bottom of the lesson page.

 

Lesson page with teacher guide, practice problems, and student preview called out.

 

Set Up Classes

If you haven’t started school yet, feel free to make a demo class to practice assigning activities to your students. Before the first day of class, visit your Classes page and create a class for each section you will be teaching. When you create a class, you’ll see an invite code that you will share with your students once at the beginning of the class for students to join the class. Once students are in the class, they will see all activities assigned to that class when they are logged in on student.desmos.com.

Learn more about Desmos Classes.

 

Manage Classes page

 

Next Steps

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