Free professional learning for math educators
Amplify’s math professional learning is designed to support individuals, schools, and districts in using collaborative, effective, and engaging math practices in their classrooms. Attend one of our live webinars or watch previous recordings on demand.
For all Polypad and Desmos Classroom Users Interested in Math + Music
Polypad Music Part II: Using Instruments to Graph Harmonies, Rhythms and More
December 8 | 7:00–8:00 p.m. EST
This webinar is the second webinar in the Math + Music in Polypad series. Join us to learn about the guitar and piano tiles and how they can be used to create graphs (that you can listen to of course) of pitches, harmonies, and rhythms. We’ll make some music within Desmos Classroom using the new song tile on Polypad. Leave the webinar well equipped to leverage the math + music connections using the tools on Polypad to enhance your math pedagogy.
For intermediate/advanced Desmos Classroom users
Introduction to Computation Layer
December 8 | 6:00–7:00 p.m. EST
Designed for intermediate/advanced users of Desmos activities who are looking for an introduction to Computation Layer (CL) that won’t be intimidating! CL is the underlying technology that lets you connect different components in an activity to help students learn math deeply. Join us and walk through some examples of this connection focused on “getters” and “setters.” Leave with the resources to continue practicing on your own.
For new Desmos Classroom users
Step Ahead with Desmos Classroom and Chrissy Newell
Sit in on the grade 6 lesson Weight for It with Chrissy Newell as the teacher, and you as the student! You’ll experience Desmos Classroom’s engaging, collaborative digital activities and powerful, live classroom monitoring tools.
FOR ALL POLYPAD AND DESMOS CLASSROOM USERS INTERESTED IN MATH + MUSIC
Polypad Music Part I: Making Music with Math Manipulatives
This webinar provides an introduction to the music tools built into polygons, fraction bars, and number bars on Polypad. Join us to learn how these tools function and how they can be leveraged to enhance math instruction for all students. We’ll make some music together using Polypads embedded into Desmos Classroom activities and discuss the connection to math instruction. Leave ready to begin making meaningful connections between math + music in your classrooms.
For new Desmos Classroom users
Step Ahead with Desmos Classroom and Dan Meyer
Sit in on the Algebra 1 lesson Finding Desmo, with Dan Meyer as the teacher and you as the student! You’ll experience Desmos Classroom’s engaging, collaborative digital activities and powerful, live classroom-monitoring tools.
Introduction to Desmos Activities
After watching this webinar, you'll be ready to assign a pre-made activity to students and know more about anonymizing the class, pacing throughout the activity, pausing student work to facilitate conversations, and leaving meaningful feedback for students.
Introduction to Desmos Computation Layer
In this webinar, you'll explore the underlying technology that lets you connect different components in a Desmos Classroom activity to help students learn math deeply. Join us to walk through some examples of this connection focused on “getters” and “setters."