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Student Tasks: Desmos

These investigative tasks have been produced so they are easy to follow with the app on a variety of different devices including tablets and smartphones. They don't require any downlaoded files. They are designed to encourage investigation and discussion.

GCSE Mathematics

Topic Classroom tasks
Algebra Equation of a line: y=mx+c
Intersection of two lines
Parallel lines
Roots of quadratic functions
Completed square form
Transformation of functions
Equations of tangents to circles
Geometry Transformations
Properties of quadrilaterals
Circle theorems

AS/A level Mathematics: Pure Mathematics (AS)

Topic Classroom tasks
Surds and indices (AS)
Quadratic functions (AS) Plot y=ax2+bx+c in and vary a, b and c.
Graphs of quadratic functions
Equations and inequalities (AS) Intersection of a line and a curve
Quadratic inequalities
Coordinate geometry (AS) Equations of circles
Trigonometry (AS) Solution of trig equations
Polynomials (AS) The Factor Theorem
Graphs and transformations (AS) Functions - Transformations
The binomial expansion (AS)
Differentiation (AS) Exploring the gradient on a curve
Introduction to Stationary Points
Integration (AS) Area under a curve
Vectors (AS)
Exponentials and logarithms (AS) Graph of y=kax

AS/A level Mathematics: Pure Mathematics (Full A level only)

Topic Classroom tasks
Trigonometry
Sequences and series
Functions The Modulus Function
Inverse functions
Differentiation
Trigonometric functions
Algebra Partial Fractions
Trigonometry identities Double Angle formulae
Rcos(θ−α)
Further Differentiation Differentiating trigonometric functions
Integration Gradient of tangent to y=ekx
Gradient of tangent to y=lnx
Parametric equations Converting parametric equations to cartesian equations
Vectors
Differential equations
Numerical methods Change of sign


MEI Desmos Maths Art Competition

As part of Maths Week England 2019 MEI ran a Desmos Maths Art competition. The best two entries in each of three age categories received prizes of a Desmos T-shirt and a pizza party courtesy of Desmos. The winning artwork plus other notable entries can be viewed at: mei.org.uk/desmos-art

For more information about how to create art in Desmos please see the links below: