LEARN DESMOS: Classroom conversation
Pause class allows you to gather student attention—whether for a brief announcement, or a class discussion.
Keep an activity paused for as long (or short) as you want. When you're ready for students to continue, press the pause button again to resume the activity.
With pause class activated, students can see—but not interact—with their current screen.
By default, Desmos activities are student-paced. Want to lead students through part of an activity one screen or section at a time? Give pacing a try!
To activate, click the pacing icon. Then select the screen (or screens) you'd like to gather your students on. They'll automatically "snap" to that location in the activity, with navigation outside of that range temporarily disabled.
Once activated, you'll see clear indicators for what screens your students may access. You can edit or extend that range, or even disable pacing, with a single click.
Anonymize (and HIDE)
Want to highlight student responses, and keep students focused on the math—rather than who was right, who was wrong, or whose work is on display? Anonymize!
Students’ names are swapped out and replaced by the names of famous mathematicians. (Delightful, right?)
Multiple logins from a single student? Or maybe an inappropriate name or comment? Press the three dots menu and select "hide student" to hide a student—name and responses—from the class.