Grade levels: PreK - 12

Desmos Activities are free for teachers in all content areas to highlight and center student thinking in real-time. Teachers can facilitate learning using pre-made activities or create activities tailored to their students' individual needs. Desmos also has a variety of math tools including a graphing calculator, scientific calculator, and four function calculator.

Access: Teachers access Desmos through or the Microsoft My Apps Portal. Teachers can preview activities without signing in; however, they must click Sign-in --> Sign In With Google before pushing any activities to students. Students sign in through They will need to provide the teacher's Join Code and then click the Sign In With Google option. If there is no Join Code, students should Sign In With Google.

Learning How

Getting Started with Desmos

Preview teacher and student dashboards and activities by visiting Getting Started with Desmos Activities.

For additional learning resources, including how to use the calculators, next steps for creating activities, and more, visit

ISTE Standards for Students

    • Computational Thinker. 5 - Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.

    • Creative Communicator. 6c - Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

Ideas for Use

  • Share student thinking with the whole class anonymously

  • Pace the learning for the class

  • Monitor student work in real-time

  • Practice using the appropriate calculator for MCAP & MISA testing

  • Engage students using multiple select questions, drawing tools, short responses, card sorts, annotated passages, and more

  • Build positive academic identities through community building and creative thinking

  • Collect actionable data to formatively assess students' understanding