Desmos: A Definitive Guide (How to Perform Cool Computations and Creating Great Graphs Using Online Graphing Calculator)
Think you’re fond of of graphing and computing stuffs? Great! Because you might remember this thing called the Texas Instrument TI-83 from the old days. Sure, while programmable calculators in general are still pretty much popular these days, the graphing calculators from the 21st-century are also coming in waves as we speak — potentially disrupting the market of scientific computing and educational technology.
In particular, there’s a certain education startup out there, relentlessly seeking to hijack our Internet browsers and mobile devices into a — should we say — graphing extravaganza. And it comes with a funky name as well: Desmos.
Yep. You’ve heard it right. As Greek-mythology-inspired as it sounds, Desmos actually has nothing to do with the giant monster responsible for turning Mount Olympus into rubble through the wrath of infernal flames. Instead, it is probably better known as an innocent-looking math tool for the scientifically-minded, making applied math ever more palatable and entertaining!
Oh. Don’t believe in the mighty power of Desmos? Good job! Because it’ll then be our duty to beg to differ, and attempt to convince you otherwise. Indeed, if at the end of the module you still find the scope of Desmos’ functionalities unappealing, then — and only then — shall we concede defeat and return to our ivory tower for more advanced Buddhist meditation training! On the other hand, if you’re just way too lazy to read the 12-page Desmos user manual, and are looking for more concrete examples to kick-start the creative process, then this one is for you too! More