The Desmos and Self-Portrait Projects (STEM)

Algebra comes from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts,” and was developed by the Greeks in the 3rd century and formalized by the Persians in the 9th. In class, students looked at the relationship between two variables and how those variables yield lines and plenty of other 2D curves. Then, students looked at the important features of those graphs and what other relationships existed.

In STEM, the sophomores were asked to create an image using the DESMOS math application that best represented what it means to live in America and the overall theme of sustainability. The project culminated in a one-night exhibition at the Bruce Museum.

Photos of student work (click to see the full resolution file with museum description).

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Photos of preparations for the Bruce Museum Exhibition.

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