Nature Imitates Algebra with Google Drive Apps

Session Description                                                                                                     

In this session math teachers will learn to use Google Drive Apps Desmos Graphing Calculator and Pixlr for an applied mathematics project where students find images in nature and attempt to create mathematical equations that match lines and curves found in nature.


  • Suggested audience:  Teachers
  • Prior experience or knowledge: N/A


  • Time: March 26, 7pm Eastern
  • Session hashtag#algebrainnature
  • Conference hashtag: #eduonair

Kevin Brookhouser
Humanities Teacher, York School

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Kevin Brookhouser is a humanities and technology teacher at York School, in Monterey and serves the York faculty as the coordinator for academic technology. Kevin is a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer, a Computer Using Educators (CUE) Lead Learner, and a National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future. Kevin is the founder of GRMR.ME, a resource helping teachers and students tackle many of the most common writing errors through short irreverent YouTube videos. 

He also hosts the weekly podcast The Google Educast on Thursday evenings within the EdReach network at


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