Math Ed SaidJanuary 29: 11 people shared this Teaching Channel story by Kristin Gray about math resources she's shared on a Pinterest board. Thanks for sharing goes to Jennifer Wilson, Margie Pearse, Rusty Anderson, Simon Gregg, John Golden, Kassia Wedekind, Crystal, Allison Hintz, Jennifer Bell, Jill Gough, and Kristin herself. One note I'll add, however: Just because there's good stuff on a website, that doesn't mean everything on the site is good stuff. Don't be random, and heed these warnings:
Love this! We must have a guaranteed and viable curriculum for every student! #NCTMinst pic.twitter.com/uTerCKVBIC— Laura Vaughn (@coachvaughnl) February 5, 2016
January 30: A bunch of things were shared by 3 people in my Math Ed Twitter list. (Hey, it was a Saturday.) I won't name all the sharers and re-sharers, but here are the stories:
- The Art of Questioning In Mathematics by Tim McCaffrey
- Making the Transition from Liberal Arts to Graduate School by Lila Greco
- Successful Turnaround by Jonathan Claydon
- Computer Science For All by the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Megan Smith.
- CS For All - Special Report by the National Science Foundation
- The Guinness Brewer Who Revolutionized Statistics by Dan Kopf
February 1: I'll just highlight one of the most-shared posts from last Monday: "Many Parents Hated Common Core Math at First, Before Figuring It Out", by Jay Mathews. Thanks to Tracy Johnston Zager, Jody Guarino, Ted Coe, David Coffey, Mike Flynn, and Karen King for sharing. (Five more shared this on February 2, too.)
February 2: Happy MATHog Day! Sharers were Desmos.com, Denis Sheeran, Jeremiah Ruesch, Audrey McLaren, Cathy Yenca, and Norma Gordon.
February 3: Another very popular post from Ben Orlin: "How to Edit Your Math Pessimism". Thanks Dan Anderson, Josh Giesbrecht, John Golden, Joshua Bowman, John Golden, Kate Johnson, TJ Hitchman, Geoff Krall, Eric Retan, Simon Gregg, Robert Talbert, Audrey McLaren, and Taylor Belcher.
February 4: A tie: (1) "Why I Am Not Quitting Teaching" by Anne Schwartz (shared by Anne, Michelle, Jonathan Claydon, Geoff Krall, and Anna Blinstein), and (2) "How Adding Math to a Child's Home Routine Can Advance Achievement" by Eric Westervelt (shared by John Golden, Farshid Safi, Margie Pearse, Alex Jaffurs, and Rusty Anderson).
Around the Math Ed WebAt Global Math this week's talk was about using Google Apps for math and next week's topic is "Social Emotional Learning in Mathematics". This is also a good time to remind you that the GMD has an excellent weekly news update of their own in newsletter form. Sign up!
NCTM is accepting proposals for their new "Innov8" conference to be held this November 16-18 in St. Louis. Act fast: the proposal deadline is March 1!
Research NotesI usually just look for new issues of journals, instead of noting every "Online First" article that's not yet assigned to an issue. Maybe I should always compile the latest everything, but it makes it more difficult to keep track of things. I'll make an exception this week, though, because I'm one of the authors!
The March 2016 issue of Educational Studies in Mathematics geeks out about commognition, where math learning is seen as a change in a person's mathematical discourse. Articles include:
- Communicational Perspectives on Learning and Teaching Mathematics: Prologue by Michael Tabach (Tel-Aviv University) and Talli Nachlieli (Levinsky College of Education)
- The Interplay Between Language, Gestures, Dragging and Diagrams in Bilingual Learners' Mathematical Communications by Oi-Lam Ng of Simon Fraser University
- Rituals and Right Answers: Barriers and Supports to Autonomous Activity by Marcy Wood of the University of Arizona
- Between People-Pleasing and Mathematizing: South African Learners' Struggle for Numeracy by Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim of the Israel Institute of Technology and the University of Pittsburgh and Mellony Graven of Rhodes University
- Making Implicit Metalevel Rules of the Discourse on Function Explicit Topics of Reflection in the Classroom to Foster Student Learning by Beste Güçler of the Kaput Center, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- Communicational Approach to Study Textbook Discourse on the Derivative by Jungeun Park, University of Delaware
- Commognition as a Lens for Research by Norma Presmeg, Illinois State University
|Sam Severance and Bill Penuel, two of my Inquiry Hub collaborators|
Math Ed in the News
- Amazon launches math education movement (The Seattle Times)
- A new model in math education (Boston College News)
Math Ed in ColoradoI had a great time at my first CCTM board meeting last Saturday in Cherry Creek. It seemed like one way or another, most every conversation related to sharing, outreach, supporting the work of teachers, collaborating...you know—all those things you'd want a well-run professional organization to do. Everyone seemed to have ideas and goals for how to use technology better to reach more Colorado math teachers, and I'm happy I'll be active in CCTM to see that happen.
The next session of the Northern Colorado Math Circles are on Monday, February 22nd. Contact Gulden Karakok or Delia Haefeli for more information or to RSVP.
The Front Range Math Ed Seminar (FRaMES) is now on Twitter at @FRaMESMathED. They had an event today that I missed, but I'll be listening to their listserv for details on the next gathering.