Instead of a journal, I assigned this Desmos art project to get kids working and experimenting with graphs. Next time I think I’ll make this first graphing project less free-form, asking them to make a specific image (a face?) or recreate a given pattern.
I improved the assignment sheet for a similar project given later in the year, but this is what I had managed to put together in time for Project 8.
Editable version here: Ch. 8 Desmos Graphing Project