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- We released new versions of our iOS and Android graphing calculator apps
- You can now use "arsinh(x)" as an alias for "arcsinh(x)," and similar for other related functions, which should help out our friends in the UK who use the former name for the expression. (It's still "math" and not "maths," though. We are apologetic but firm in this matter.)
- We have used a series of "equity principles" internally to help us evaluate the projects we take up and the efficacy of that work. They're now linked from our homepage.
- We updated our home page. Quickly find our math tools, activities, and other information about Desmos. Students can also jump easily into activities right from the homepage.
- We launched a re-designed Activity Builder, which allows for much more flexibility in the kinds and quantity of components you can add to a screen. Our Computation Layer scripting language is on by default so you can now copy and edit many, many more activities than you could previously.
- The link for students to join activities is now shorter and a little more human readable (e.g. https://student.desmos.com/join/[code]) and continues to take students directly to the student greeting page for the activity.
- We added new functions to our lists: sort, shuffle, join, and filters. Read more!
- It's Pride Month and Desmos is celebrating. Type "pride" into your graphing calculator.
- We changed the structure of the activity link you send to students and then we changed it again!
- Check out our Equity Principles, which we rely on to guide our work at Desmos, newly added to our site.
- New team page! Check out all your Des-friends.
- Say hey to the finalists and winners of our first ever Math Art Contest!
- We now export labels in PNGs, SVGs, and in different places throughout our activities.
- We reduced the amount of students send and receive. On average, students are now sending 65% less data to the server, receiving 35% less data from the server, and making 45% fewer requests to the server.
- You can choose from three languages in our new language picker at teacher.desmos.com – French, Russian, and Spanish.
- We released a new activity: Faucet.
- We made some improvements to the way we handle regressions.
- You can add co-teachers to your account who can see activity dashboards.
- Our SVG / PNG graph export features now export point labels as well.
Schools started closing around the United States and we added a lot of new features and content to support teachers. (For more, see learn.desmos.com/coronavirus.)
- We released Written Feedback as a beta.
- You can embed a scientific calculator in activities.
- We created collections of distance-friendly activities.
- You can copy and paste screens from other people's activities straight from the preview.
- We created a set of "Starter Screens" to help you get your own activities started.
- Sort options in the dashboard! You can now sort student names by the time they entered the activity, by their name, or randomly.
- Desmos Test Mode is now available for Android!
- New activity releases!
- We added SVG export to our graphing calculator!
- Student activities now have a fancy new design!
- We released new activities!
- We released Turtle Crossing.
- Check out our upgrades to collections, including a whole bunch of middle school statistics activities.
- We released Parallel Lines – an activity that asks students to notice patterns in parallel lines.
- We added Spearman's rank coefficient to the graphing calculator.
- We released three new fantastic activities:
- Students can now upload images into full-screen graphs in Activity Builder. (This will be extremely useful for all of you folks who assign graph art projects!)
- We made major re-designs to our Transformation Golf activity!
- We added a new animation mode – "play indefinitely."
- We released the newest version of our API.
- You can now follow other people's collections!
- Utah and Iowa include Desmos on their state math exam.
- We released an Ordered List component for Activity Builder.
- We released Collections! Teachers can now create collections of their favorite activities.
- We released Photo Snapshots! Teachers can add photos from their cameraphone to the snapshots gallery.
- Our embosser exports to both 11 x 11 and 8.5 x 11 paper sizes. Happy embossing!
- We released support for statistics!
- You can now paste in data sets with 1,000 rows!
- Now we have export options for embossers for teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired.
- We released a secure test-mode app so students can use our graphing calculator on in-class tests! [iOS, Android]
- We updated our teacher tips to include new categories: Teacher Moves, Sample Responses, and Student Supports.
- We released an app for our scientific calculator for iOS, Android, and wait for it wait for it are you still waiting, Kindle!
- Images are bigger in Activity Builder when they're the only element on the screen.
- Our testing page now includes information for North Carolina and Virginia.
- You can now use variables in slider parameters.
- You can now specify label position on points.
- Card Sort for everyone! Card Sorts are no longer an opt-in feature in labs, but available by default in our editor.
- New sinks added for expression inputs and table cells.
- Italian and Thai translations are complete in the graphing calculator.
- You now have access to our Computation Layer scripting language for Activity Builder, which until this point has been private. (More here.)
- We released transformation tools for our geometry tool. (More here.)
- Our iOS app supports iOS 9 again.
- You can now place images above graphs in the calculator.
- Our class codes now have six characters instead of four. We also make your class codes inactive after six months. (You can re-activate them if you need to – no problem.) This is all an effort at reducing the odds someone will stumble into your Desmos activity and your students' data.
- Our calculator is 100% translated into Ukrainian.
- We added Louisiana to our testing page because you'll now find the Desmos calculators on their state test.
- Bug fixes for our iOS app.
- Polygons added to the graphing calculator. (Check it!)
- Settings menu in our Four Function and Scientific calculators, including modes for projectors, Braille, and reverse contrast.
- Braille support for our Four Function and Scientific calculators.
- Polygons in Geometry.
- Upgrades and bug fixes for printing in the Graphing Calculator.
- We updated styling options for expression list items.
- iOS & Android app updates released.
- Is Desmos on your test?
- New activities: The Fraction Challenge and The Decimal Challenge.
- We updated two activities with our latest Challenge Creator technology: Pomegraphit and Land the Plane.
- We added a quartile function to our graphing calculator.
- You can randomize the options in multiple choice questions in Activity Builder.
- Now you can change the font size on point labels.
- Go ahead and rotate images in the graphing calculator.
- Now you can re-size the expression list in our calculator.
- Our geometry tool now has angle measures.
- If you edit an activity, we'll post a notice in your list of class codes so you know which ones belong to the older version.
- We released three new activities: Parabola Slalom, Match My Picture [blog post], and Translations with Coordinates.
- We developed a new feature called Challenge Creator, which lets students to create challenges for other students. We added it to three activities – Parabola Slalom, Laser Challenge, and Point Collector: Lines – with many more to come.
- We upgraded our entire activity pool to offer more automatic feedback to teachers.
- We released our hot new free activity: Transformation Golf. (Behind the scenes.)
- We've made usability and performance updates to our iPad Test Mode app.
- Our new teacher dashboard is officially released!
- Go ahead and construct 'til your heart's content! You can now save constructions at desmos.com/geometry.
- We're working on updates to a new teacher dashboard at teacher.desmos.com. Give it a try - we'd love your feedback.
- Solving simple single variable equations has been deprecated.
- Dynamic labeling is here!
- Lists can be used to define locations of images.
- Text and math type can now co-exist in Activity Builder. Hooray!
- Using Teacher Pacing, teachers can now restrict students to multiple screens.
- You can now import a graph into an Activity Builder activity by copying and pasting the url into the first expression line of a graph component.
- Videos in Activity Builder - Play, pause, and more with the addition of videos in our classroom activities.
- We've added a Multiple Choice option for Activity Builder activities.
- iOS App Updates - including limits and parametric domain restriction updates.
- Teacher Pacing and Pause - Ring in the school year with our newest additions to the teacher dashboard. Find out what we love about these features.
- Classcode Screen - Simply open the dashboard and the student instructions will automatically be projected.
- Teacher Account Settings - We've added the ability to update your username, reset your password, and email subscription preferences. Head over to teacher.desmos.com and click on your username in the upper right hand corner.
- teacher.desmos.com - We given our teacher site received quite a facelift including the addition of bookmarks, bundles (!), and the brand new Desmos Labs.
- Calculator Colors - We've upgraded the current color palette in the graphing calculator to be bolder and even more beautiful.
- iOS updates - Download our latest and greatest version of the Desmos Graphing Calculator app from the App Store.
- Sketch - Have students record their informal thinking with our newest component. Check out one way to use it in one of our Desmos Teaching Faculty's newest activities, Sketchy Graphs.
- Hide Students - By popular demand! You can now hide unruly students from the teacher dashboard and find the account information associated with each student.
- Offline Test Mode (Chrome App) - We've launched our newest addition to the Desmos family. Desmos Test Mode is now available on desktop devices that support the Google Chrome Browser.
- Student Side Math Text - Student math responses can now be automatically formatted to beautiful math type.
- Integrals - The wait is over. Integrals are officially live.
- Tips for Teachers - Give the gift of context to your fellow teachers. It's now possible to view screen-by-screen advice from the original author of activities in Activity Builder. You can also add tips for other teachers to your own authored activities.
- Math Text - It's now possible to format math text in Activity Builder. Say goodbye to ^ and hello to actual exponents!
- Anonymize Student List - We've added the ability to anonymize your student list. Click the Anonymous Icon and your class list will show a list of famous mathematician names (only available in Activity Builder).
- Student Preview - You can now preview a student screen in the teacher dashboard. Try it out when discussing a question screen with students or exploring a graph together!
- New Activities - Fresh crop of activities have been added to the search pool: Who's Faster, Roll the Dice, Intro to Rational Functions, String Art 2.0, and Modeling Perimeter and Area.
- Copy Previous - You can now carry student graph work forward in Activity Builder. Use it to have students reflect on their work or make changes later in the lesson - the possibilities are endless! Learn more about the feature with our copy previous support page.
- Invisible Folders - Hide folders from students in Activity Builder graph screens. Check out an example of its implementation in our updated Match My Line activity or our teacher.desmos.com graph screen support page.
- Graph Exhibits - Graphs can be now be added to question and text screens in Activity Builder