How to Use Desmos Graphing Calculator

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Desmos has a number of tools. These tools include Graphing Calculator, Scientific Calculator, Four Function Calculator, Matrix Calculator, Test Practice, and Geometry Tool. One of the most popular tools is called Desmos Graphing Calculator. If you want to know about this tool, including the method to use it, you are on the right page as you will be informed about that. Continue reading until the last page.

If you want to go to the Desmos Graphing Calculator, first of all, you will have to choose Tools. After that, click Desmos Graphing Calculator. After choosing the option, you will be able to see a separate Realize Desmos window.

How to Use Desmos Graphing Calculator

After opening the Desmos Graphing Calculator, you can use it. Using this calculator is as easy as opening it. Below is an easy guide to follow:

  1. Firstly, click the list arrows when you are in the Realize Desmos window. This kind of thing is located on the left side of the page. By clicking it, the list panel will be opened.
  2. After clicking the list panel, the next thing that you have to do is to click the plus sign. Please do it if you want to add an expression, note, table, folder, or image to your graph.
  3. When you are done creating your graph, it is time for you to enter a title in the Title box and do not forget to click Save.

Aside from the guide above, you can also check out the more detailed guide to create your first graph below:

When visiting the Desmos Graphing Calculator, you will be able to see a place to write expressions located on the left side of the screen and a grid located on the right side of the screen. In the first expression, you are able to try entering a point such as (1,3) or graphing a line such as y=2x.

  • Adding a new item

In order to add a new blank expression, all that you have to do is to click an existing expression. Besides, another option that you can do is to press “enter” from an existing expression.

It is stated that the expression list is for more than just expressions. If you want to add an expression, note, table, folder, or image to your graph, you can use the Add Item menu. Everything can be started by clicking on the “plus sign” and then choosing the kind of item that you want to add to your graph. If you want to add an image, just choose Image right after that. Actually, it is not the only way as you can also click and drag the image into the expression list. However, it should be noted that it is not for everyone, meaning only those with a certain browser can do this.

If you think that the image that you just added is in the wrong position, you can move it. To be able to do that, you should click on the center point and then drag it to anywhere you want. Apart from moving an image, you can also resize it. In order to resize the image, the steps include clicking and dragging any one of the outer points surrounding the image. If you want to make it larger or smaller, you can just drag outwards. One of the things that you can do with the image is to manually change the coordinate of the center point in the expression list. It can be done if you want to move the mage so that its center is at the new coordinate point. Resizing the image can also be done by adjusting the width and height. Plus, it is also possible to adjust the angle or the opacity of the image.

  • Using the keypad

The keypad button is located in the bottom left of the page. This one includes all the buttons that can be used to quickly add anything that might be needed in your expression, which includes a menu of available functions. You are apparently able to type everything on the keypad on the keyboard.

  • Adjusting the graph settings

The buttons to zoom in and out can be found in the top right corner of the graph. Apart from that, the other ways that you can do to zoom in and out are to pinch the graph on the touch device and to scroll. If you want to see a precise view of the graph, you will need to tune the window. In addition, it is also possible for you to do a few other things such as adding axes labels, changing or hiding the grid, and so on.

  • Tables

Tables are really helpful to organize ordered pairs. Not only that, you can also quickly plot point for a certain function and run regression to be able to find a line or curve of the best fit. If you are wondering about the circle icon located at the top, it can be used to tweak more than just the color. Besides, it can also be used to adjust the style and convert the whole table into the points that can be moved with just a single click.

  • Functions

There is a function notation that can be used to make meaningful connections between expressions, tables, and the other mathematical objects. You can autofill tables by defining column headers with functions, or make a moveable point if you want to trace a path along a certain curve.

  • Saving graphs

When savable changes have been made to your graph, there will be a Save button shown on the screen. If you want to save the graph to your account, please click that button. If you want to rename and save your graph, you can just click on the title beside the Save button.

If the information to use Desmos Graphing Calculator above is not enough and you have a lot of questions to ask, you can go to the FAQs: Desmos Graphing Calculator page at

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