March 26, 2013

Desmos Graphing Calculator

Desmos is a website which offers a really comprehensive graphing calculator solution for absolutely no cost.  I remember sitting in class a few years ago and watching my teacher struggle through connecting the calculator to the computer so they could display a 2 inch square screen for the class to struggle to see.  Thankfully, those days are over.  Desmos is capable of performing all of the basic functions a graphing calculator should serve as well as a few more that you don't find on the expensive TI models.  Desmos even supports sharing of your equations and graphs which is a great feature and I really like that you can add a text box to explain a part of an equation.  Watch the video below to learn more about the free Desmos graphing calculator.

Now What?

It's hard to beat a calculator this full of features for absolutely free and it's web based and accessible from any device.  There is even a Chrome browser extension to make it more accessible.  They even have a great YouTube channel with lots of videos to help you get the most out of the calculator.

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