The Friday Fave is working to stave off the mid-winter blues by thinking about delight.
At Desmos, one of our core values is Design for delight. So when we built Penny Circle, we made the pennies bounce off each other, and we made them non-identical.
We made a robot celebrate your mathematical victories in Adding Whole Numbers
And we made Marbleslides, where you can launch your marbles into the air and through the stars.
Of course, we don’t delude ourselves that the electronic world is the primary source of delight in classrooms. We understand and celebrate that there is delight in a clever new student solution, in persistence paying off, and in just connecting to each other as human beings in a shared community. But isn’t it lovely when electronic math lessons bring a spark of delight too?
Delight. This week’s Friday Fave. Find it in lots of places at teacher.desmos.com, including these activities: