As the year comes to a close I look back at all the global connections and collaboration opportunities my students have had through making connections through Skype, Twitter, blog, and GAFE. One of the ways we have connected during math this year was through our weekly math exchange of a math problem or math task with Heidi Samuelson‘s second graders in Tennessee. Every Tuesday we would take turns tweeting out a math task for the other class to figure out and tweet back the answer.
The students were so engaged we often tweeted out more than one problem each day. Which would often lead to more classes tweeting and asking questions as well.
Toward the end of the year we often had other classes joining in on the fun and tweeting problems to us as well. One week we had other so classes tweeting math problems with us my students took it as a challenge to correctly work out the problem and tweet back the answer before the other classes.
This past weekend Heidi and I had the opportunity to meet. It was so exciting to meet and brainstorm ideas and projects we could have our students work on together next year. We decided to expand on the idea and get as many other classes involved to allow for teachers and students to connect.
If you are interested in participating and tweeting math tasks for a week with your students in the 2015-2016 school year click on the link below. You will have to accept the confirmation that you are willing to participate to get provided with the link to the spreadsheet. When you sign up make sure the number at the end of the hashtag corresponds to your grade level.
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