Helping Teachers Author Interactive Online Classroom Activities

Desmos Mathematics, 2020–21

Liaison(s): Denis Lantsman ‘10, Cori McElwain ‘13
Advisor(s): Ben Wiedermann
Students(s): Harris McCullers (PM-F), Sarah Grade (PM-S), Leo Lindo, Laina Sanders

Desmos creates free, online learning tools for math classrooms. The goal of this project is to make it easier for teachers to use the Desmos Activity Builder to customize activities for their own classrooms. To accomplish this, we add features to Computation Layer, a programming language that teachers can use to control Activity Builder. These features make it easier for teachers to understand potential errors in their programs, so that they can create new activities faster and with more ease.