Today we used the Desmos graphing calculator for the first time with my 8th graders. We were graphing proportional relationships and using the graph to solve problems. We’re going to be using it a ton over the next few months but this was the first time students had used it to graph. Before we started, I had them scroll down the home page and check out some of the featured graphs. The “ooo’s” and “ahhh’s” started immediately as they began finding amazing graphs. They got really excited and when we started graphing, they wanted to know about all of the features. I told them they’d have to wait and features would be revealed in the near future. They’re pretty excited.