I’m dusting off the ol’ blog to share that I’ll be hosting this week’s #elemmathchat on Twitter this Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 9:00PM EST! I always find the #elemmathchats thoughtful, supportive and inspiring, so I hope you’ll join us.
The topic this week will be building mathematical communities, a topic near and dear to my hear. Check out the questions below for you to mull over this week.
Q1: How do you define mathematical community? What do strong mathematical communities look like/sound like/feel like?
Q2: What big and small things do you do to help build these strong mathematical communities?
Q3: What is a misconception/roadblocks you run into that impacts the development of strong math communities? How have you dealt with it?
Q4: Describe a moment/interaction in your math community that made you feel like “Yes! This is good stuff of mathematical community!” Why was it important?
Q5: If your students walk away from your class with one big idea about what math is all about, what do you want it to be? How would you and your math community have helped them construct this idea?
Q6: Share a picture or piece of student work that shows your mathematical community (and its values) at work.
Looking forward to “seeing” and chatting with some of you on Thursday!