When I told my sister that I had to go write my piece for the Global Math Department newsletter, she said “I didn’t know Math had a Global Department.” My daughter replied, “Well, if anything should have a Global Department, it’s Math.” I love my family.
Egged on by Anne Schwartz, a whole slew of people are participating in #MTBoS30, myself included. There will be lots of great reading this month, judging from the posts on THE FIRST DAY! I was struck by this first post by Pam Wilson, aka the Radical Rational – here we are one month (or less for some) to go in the school year, and she is reflecting and planning for next year – being truly intentional as she reads, makes notes, thinks ahead. I was inspired by her energy. I highly recommend creating a #MTBoS30 column in your Twitter feed. It’s great to hear everyone’s voices all at once.
I’ve written many times about Resourceaholic. In case you haven’t been paying attention and subscribed to that treasure trove, I want to share with you a resource that Jo Morgan shared this week, 29 GIFs that Teach Math Better Than Your Teacher Did. I’m not sure the title is completely accurate, but there are some very neat animations, like the one above, which might illuminate some abstractions for your students (and you!).
Thanks, Dan Meyer. What for this time? For sharing Every Handout & Presentation from NCTM and NCSM 2016. For those of us who didn’t get to go, and those of you who did but, being human, couldn’t attend every session, it’s all here, included a curated list.