Desmos Puppy House

We don’t cover quadratic in Math 8 this year, so we really can’t do Des-man. I come up with “Puppy House” instead so my students can still create something that allows them lots of practice with writing linear equations with domain and range restrictions.

They draft the house on paper. The house needs to have a minimum of 6 slanted lines, 5 vertical lines, 5 horizontal lines, and one image of a puppy at entrance of house.




Below are the ones from my Math 8 Honors kids who learned quadratic last year. They completed these within one 55-minute period. So proud of Ashlynn for remembering how to write inequalities.




I’d love to see what amazing dog houses your students will create. (Someone create a flap door for me to play peek-a-boo with the puppy please!)

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  1. Melanie
    Posted June 1, 2015 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    Great project! How do they put the puppies in the picture?

  2. David Stack
    Posted December 3, 2015 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    I have never seen something quite like this done in Desmos. How do they put a picture inside desmos like that? Is there a worksheet that goes with this lesson or some sort of extension? Either way this is a very interesting idea and I would love to see it expanded.

  3. Posted December 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    puppy house for school

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