What's Desmos Math
Lessons that help students express their brilliance every day
Every student is brilliant, but not every student feels brilliant in math class—particularly students from historically excluded communities. We designed our program to put students’ ideas at its center. Our lessons pose problems that invite a variety of approaches, and our technology helps teachers celebrate and develop all of that interesting thinking in their classrooms.
A blend of paper and technology
Leveraging our expertise in technology, pedagogy, and design, we based Desmos Math 6–A1 on the top-rated programs from Illustrative Mathematics® and Open Up Resources to create dynamic and interactive digital learning experiences, offered alongside flexible and creative print activities.
Powerful facilitation tools for teachers
Our student-centered lessons empower students to explore new ideas, and our teacher dashboard helps teachers bridge those ideas together. Whether teachers are observing student learning on our lesson summary page or guiding productive discussions with our conversation toolkit, our facilitation tools make teaching more effective and more fun.
Try an activity from Desmos Math 6–A1.
Students’ ideas are the engine of our lessons. Their sketches power simulations and their mathematical thinking powers classroom conversations. In this lesson about functions, teachers help students make connections between scenarios and the graphs that represent them. Try it for free!
What are the results?
We surveyed 70 teachers and 1,500 students who piloted our program, asking them to compare it to their prior program. Here’s what they shared with us…
Students learn more math
We design student-centered lessons that promote mathematical curiosity and student engagement, building on the coherence and rigor of the Illustrative Mathematics program. Each unit includes student notes, skill practices, and rich assessments to help students show what they know and can do.
The result: Students and teachers in the pilot both said that students learned more with Desmos Math 6–A1 than with their prior program.
Students enjoy math more
We help students experience the need for new mathematical ideas, and our interactive feedback shows them the value of their own thinking.
The result: Teachers in the pilot said their students were more engaged using Desmos Math 6–A1 than in their prior program, and students reported enjoying math class more.
Teachers enjoy teaching more
We pair your entire teaching team with a dedicated coach who will support your team’s onboarding and instruction throughout the year. Additionally, we offer just-in-time lesson preview emails, unit overview webinars, and other supports to help your team succeed.
The result: Teachers in the pilot felt better supported with Desmos Math 6–A1 than with their prior program.