Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-05 07:16:38


Adolescent to Young Adult

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


In this research project, the research question of “How does the online curriculum and resources on Desmos impact student learning and success in the classroom?” will be addressed. The goal of this project is to analyze different activities on the Desmos website for high school students and see how effective they would be at increasing student learning. The different Desmos sections where these activities can be found are: Exponential Functions, Functions, Inequalities, Linear Functions, Linear Systems, Quadratic Functions, and Modeling. There are 50 total activities within these groups, and these selected activities will be analyzed for this project. To reach this goal, these activities will be analyzed based on a chart that can be found in Appendix A. There will be eight sections to rate each activity on, and these criteria come from Common Core's Standards for Student Mathematical Practice. These eight criteria include: 1) Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, 2) Reason abstractly and quantitatively, 3) Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, 4) Model with mathematics, 5) Use appropriate tools strategically, 6) Attend to precision, 7) Look for and make use of structure, and 8) Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Lynne M. Pachnowski

First Reader

Carrie Ann Tomko

Second Reader

Jennifer Zwick

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Lynne M. Pachnowski

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