This Week at Global Math

This Week at Global Math

Edited By Brian Bushart @bstockus

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Online Professional Development Sessions

Targeting Math Discussions
Presented by Christine Newell (@MrsNewell22)

Number talks are powerful tools for building students’ mathematical thinking, fluency and discourse, but there’s more to them than just show and tell. Leverage your talks: analyze and use student strategies shared during number talks to plan and lead targeted follow-up discussions that reengage students in their mathematical thinking.

To join the meeting when it starts at 9pm Eastern (or RSVP if it’s before 9pm), click here.

Did you miss last week’s session? Never fear! Click here to listen to Jennifer Bay-Williams’ talk about research-based strategies that build procedural fluency.

The #MTBoS Never Sleeps

The Value of Feedback

So much goes into providing students with meaningful feedback. But how much do we as teachers work to receive meaningful feedback from our students. I can honestly say it’s rare that I think about receiving feedback on how I can be a better teacher from my students. I’ve asked for feedback about lessons and activities. I’ve even gone as far as asking for feedback on instructional strategies.

Lisa Bejarano has thought of something many of us have not. In her original post, “End of School Year Survey”, the Crazy Math Teacher Lady embedded an extensive survey for students to complete. The survey was filled with comments about Mrs. B. It shows the level of ownership she takes over her teaching. It shows her value in reflecting.

And because she has updated the survey, it just reinforced the notion that amazing teachers are always reflective. As you view her survey, you may find yourself somewhere on this spectrum, far left- “why would I do that?” and far right- “dammit I’m doing that!”

Written by Jenise Sexton (@MrsJeniseSexton)

A Most Wonderful Time to be a Math Teacher

I’ll say it again – this is the most exciting time to be a math teacher, thanks to the combination of GeoGebra, Desmos, and Twitter. Someone creates, then shares on Twitter, then others run with the ball. Or with the “amazeball” as it turns out! Here’s what I mean:

Vincent Pantaloni (@panlepan) created these instructions on how to create an animated gif of a GeoGebra and here is a collection of his GeoGebra gifs on Twitter. I then saw some gifs made by Tim Brezinski (@dynamic_math) and Steve Phelps (@giohio).  

Next I see crossover between GeoGebra and Desmos. Steve Phelps (@giohio) is a GeoGebrainiac who has now made his “first marbleslide activity with @Desmos. Plinko!?! I can’t wait to see how else Steve will use Desmos.

Speaking of GeoGebrainiacs, and people who are fluent in both GeoGebra and Desmos, Andrew Knauft (@aknauft) heard my call for help on Twitter about making a Desmos activity on vectors, and made this. Now I get to figure out how to make a marbleslide game using his vectors!

Hope I don’t drop the amazeball!

Written by Audrey McLaren (@a_mcsquared)

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The @GlobalMathDept is looking for volunteers to help create great online PD for math teachers. We’re currently seeking hosts, bookers, and writers for the 2017-18 school year. Check out this flyer for more details about each volunteer opportunity.

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