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Included this week: This week's Global Math webinar details, some blogs posts you might have missed.  Edited by Ashli Black.
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Today at Global Math:  TMC My Favorites

Tonight at Global Math we have Recaps from Twitter Math Camp 2015! Join speakers Anne Schwartz, Bob Lochel, Chris Shore, John Mahlstedt, and Matt Baker.

Click here to register for tonight's session at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

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Because you can never have too much Twitter Math Camp here’s some more from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California…

 

The hit of TMC15 wasn’t a morning or afternoon session, it was a 10 minute “My Favorite” (you can hear more like this tonight by registering here).  Heather Kohn presented her 3D design project where her students created some pretty awesome stuff using Desmos and 3D printing! Check out her blog post here.  You can see more cool student creations like this impressive horse ranch...

Another fantastic session was led by Robert Kaplinsky about improving your questioning skills in order to better understand student mathematical thinking.  Robert brings up the excellent point that just listening to your students is a powerful form of formative assessment.  You can find his presentation and materials here.  I plan to use this professional development activity with teachers at my school during our orientation this year.  I’ll blog about it and let you know how it goes!

Lastly, because he won’t mention it himself, I will.  Even though this didn’t happen at Twitter Math Camp, Andrew Stadel did lead three amazing sessions about a variety of ways to engage student’s thinking about number sense.  Here is a video of Andrew’s edtalk at the California Teacher’s Summit.  It’s worth a look!
 

by Andrew Gael (@bkdidact)

Goldilocks, the Three Bears, and Teaching Math
 

I’ve made it a goal for the school year to learn more about K-5 math this year. I believe knowing more about the K-5 curriculum, instructional strategies and activities will help me be a better secondary math teacher along with helping students make stronger connections to prior knowledge.

 

Marilyn Burns continues to create simple blog posts that make the teacher connections relevant for any grade level. Her recent blog post, Goldilocks, the Three Bears, and Teaching Math, illustrates how students can have multiple strategies for the same question.

 


How can we all find ways to provide our students with math problems that engage students in different ways to solve it? Please share. Hit me up on Twitter and I’ll retweet.

by Andrew Stadel (@mr_stadel)

Problem Set of the Week

While at the NCTM High School Interactive Institute Mohamed Omar of Harvey Mudd College did a keynote where we all got to do math! Check out the problem set here (note: for problem 9b it should be x^4 + 4y^4 + ...)