This Week at Global Math

This Week at Global Math

Edited By Brian Bushart @bstockus

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Online Professional Development Sessions

Using Animation to Promote Discourse
Presented by Steve Wyborney (@SteveWyborney)

Animation propels mathematical discourse. The simple concept of visual change invites wonder and provides ample space for multiple perspectives. Animated illustrations also provide a clear, common context for discourse. This session of the Global Math Department will feature a wide range of animated questions which will offer insights to viewers and feature ready-to-use animated questions which can be downloaded at the conclusion of the session.

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 Tracy Zager’s talk about different purposes, techniques, and formats for closing your math lessons.

The #MTBoS Never Sleeps

The Math Missus and More!

I just found out, via Jocelyn Dagenais (@jocedage) about a wonderful new Canadian series on the CBCNL YouTube channel, called “The Math Missus”. Catchy title, no? It deals with the myth that there is such a thing as a “math person” – that you’ve either got it or you don’t. I still struggle with the question myself, even as a math teacher, so it helps to hear from the experts. Bonus that they’re from my country of Canada!

John Golden (@mathhombre) shared this post by Harry O’Malley (@harrytomalley) about how simulations are a better way to represent data than traditional graphs. It seems related to (but I’m not sure) my recent thoughts about how I can get my students to model a function’s rate of change as opposed to the shape of its curve. At any rate, it really struck a note.

I once wrote a post on my own blog about being an explainaholic. Michael Pershan’s post about going beyond the beyond in our explanations (@mpershan) offered me some some intervention – specifically how to get better at explaining. And of course, Michael explains explaining very well!

Written by Audrey McLaren (@a_mcsquared)

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