Monday, February 16, 2015

Math Investigations and Twitter



#MathMonday is hosted by @MandyRobek on her blog Enjoy and Embrace. #MathMondays provides teachers a place to come together and share math learning, ask questions and grow as  lead mathematicians in the classrooms.  I hope you stop by and read more math thinking and share your thoughts in the comments, we would love it if you joined us!  You can also find more math talk by following #MathMonday on twitter. 




Math is everywhere and I am passionate about kids asking questions, exploring and solving real 
math in our workshop. Our most recent math inquiry came from a student who commented, "I think addition is like subtraction."  Many students agreed while some disagreed, this discussion grew and became the focus of our math work for many days. As we investigated our questions we decided to share our question on twitter to gain new ideas. 

Soon Tweets were filling our Twitter feed! Watching the tweets come in with mathematicians from @MrsMaleysclass and @MsBaydasclass in Saskatchewan Canada was exciting and lead to new strategies for investigation. 




Then, Wonderopolis Tweeted us…

We know it takes a LOOONG time to get a wonder published, but if we make it we will  let everyone know! 


Then, this tweet from our district math coach appeared in our feed



Which lead to the investigation shared here in this Educreations. 

5 comments:

Mrs. Gehres said...

Carson and Emerson, Thank you for thinking about my cupcake problem. You were right in wondering if some had been chocolate and some had been vanilla. The blue icing is on the vanilla cupcakes and the white icing is on the chocolate cupcakes. When the box was full, there were the same number of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. Which flavor was the least popular? Why do you think that? How many cupcakes were in the box when it was full? How do you know?

Mandy said...

Ahhhh, this is LOVELY! A wonder idea, connections with classes from afar, a response from your district math coach! This all fosters conversations and makes math positive! I'm going to use this in my defense to unblock twitter.

robin.scott edm310 said...

Ms. Frazier
I love the encouragement your give to your students. I also love the way you took a simple question and let your students explore all of the possibilities there could be to answer it. Your comments from other teachers are inspiring to a future teacher. I would love to continue to communicate with you for more creative ideas.

extraordinaryeducation said...

Love that you were able to help them share a wonder and then share their learning as well. They are truly connected learners! (I need to ask my kinder students that same question - we will have to tweet your class what we come up with!)

Martha Preston said...

Love that you were able to help them share a wonder and then share their learning as well. They are truly connected learners! (I need to ask my kinder students that same question - we will have to tweet your class what we come up with!)