Sunday, September 11, 2016

#mtgr1 is back!

I'm very excited to start Twitter math talk (#mtgr1 = math talk grade 1) again this year! This is going to be my 4th year hosting this slow chat for grade one students. If you have participated before, welcome back! If you are new to #mtgr1, I'm looking forward to connecting my students with mathematicians around the world!

Here is how #mtgr1 works:
  1. Every Sunday night starting on September 11, I will Tweet an open-ended math problem of the week. Please follow me at @lekadegroot
  2. Please retweet to share the question with your PLN.
  3. Your students will share their thinking during the following week from Monday through Friday. Make sure their Tweets include the hashtag #mtgr1 so that everyone in the #mtgr1 community can view your students' responses.
  4. I encourage you to visit Tweets from other classes to discuss different ways to solve a problem or view math.
  5. Respond or leave a comment to other classes' ideas. 
  6. Follow classes that are participating to build your students' learning community.
You can read my post from last year HERE to see more details.

My focus for #mtgr1 this year is "math around us." I want my students to see the connections between math and their world. I want them to start seeing their surroundings through different set of eyes. But before start talking about math around us, I am curious to find out what our students think about math? Many students have told me their favorite subject was math in the past. What does math mean to them?  So, here is our first question of the year.

I believe this discussion will open our mathematicians' minds up for up-coming #mtgr1 math talks. I can't wait to read your students' ideas & thinking!

If you are planning on participating this year, please let me know a little bit about yourself by filling out this form.

You don't teach first grade? Don't worry! Follow @mcarlson110 for #mtgr2, and @firstatbat for #mtgr3.