This week I started my grade 9 students on a project that I got from NCTM’s article The Algebra Artist, by Darin Beige. The task has students use Desmos to make a drawing using restrictions on domain and range to limit lines and inequalities to shade areas of the graph. Before starting the activity I had the students solving systems of equations through graphing and graphing systems of inequalities. We did a few linear programming exercises by hand and then with Desmos so the students could get familiar with the Desmos.
Here is The linear Art Assignment.
The students have one week to complete the assignment.
I created a Panda using Desmos to show my students. (If you use the browser and login to save your creation.) It was helpful for them to see examples then they did some research online to get ideas on what they wanted to create.
Beige, Darin. “The Algebra Artist.” Mathematics Teacher 108.4 (2014): 258-65.