Kendall Hunt Publishing Company Announces Addition of Desmos Digital Graphing Calculator to Curricula

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Kendall Hunt Publishing Company and Desmos announced their partnership recently that will integrate a digital math component with Kendall Hunt’s Discovering Algebra this fall! A new app featuring a next generation graphing calculator can instantly plot any equation, from lines and parabolas up through derivatives and Fourier series.

Kendall Hunt Publishing Company and Desmos announced their partnership recently that will integrate a digital math component with Kendall Hunt’s Discovering Algebra this fall! A new app featuring a next generation graphing calculator will assist students in learning by doing.

Using what Desmos calls, “Our powerful and blazingly-fast math engine, this calculator can instantly plot any equation, from lines and parabolas up through derivatives and Fourier series. Sliders make it a breeze the demonstrate function transformers.”

Its full range of features include:

  • Graphing: Plot polar, cartesian or parametric graphics. There’s no limit to how many expressions can be graphed at one time (and expressions don’t even have to be entered in y=form).
  • Sliders: Adjust values interactively to build intuition or animate any parameter to visualize its effect on the graph.
  • Tables: Input and plot data or create an input-output table for any function.
  • Statistics: Find best-fit lines, parabolas and more.
  • Zooming: Scale the axes independently or at the same time with the pinch of two fingers or edit the window size manually to get the perfect window.
  • Points of Interest: Touch a curve to show maximums and points of intersection. Tap the gray points of interest to see their coordinates. Hold and drag along a curve to see the coordinates change under your finger.
  • Scientific Calculator: Just type in any equation you want to solve and Desmos will show you the answer. It can handle square roots, logs, absolute value and more.

“Kendall Hunt Publishing is honored to integrate this best-in-class graphic calculator to Discovering Algebra’s digital program,” said Kendall Hunt Director of Curriculum Tim Pope.

“Like Kendall Hunt, Desmos is passionate about giving students an engaging math experience,” said Katy Elkin, Director of Partnerships at Desmos. “We are thrilled to begin our partnership with Kendall Hunt and Discovering Algebra.”

About Kendall Hunt Publishing
Kendall Hunt Publishing is the premiere publisher of innovative, hands-on, inquiry-based science, mathematics and gifted curricula for grades PreK-12. Our award-winning research and standards-based programs are available in both print and digital components that fully engage students, teachers and parents. Visit http://www.kendallhunt.com to learn more.

About Kendall Hunt’s Discovering Algebra
Discovering Algebra allows students to not only solve problems, but make sense of complex situations and develop mathematical skills. The strength of this content is the way it connects mathematical content and practices. Students will not only learn a mathematical procedure, but will be able to justify why it works.

About Desmos
Beautiful, powerful, math! Desmos imagines a world of universal math literacy where math is accessible and enjoyable for all students. The Desmos Graphing Calculator instantly plots any equation – from lines and parabolas through regressions and derivatives. This is the next generation of interactive math.
Visit http://www.desmos.com or email info(at)desmos(dot)com to learn more.

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