Topic: Why I hate/love maths ... Bring a friend/enemy!
As it happened on Thursday, 23rd September 2010, 23:30 - 00:30 GMT

11:29 pm
davidwees:
#Mathchat starting in 1 minute. What do you love/hate about math? #edchat Bring a friend.
11:31 pm
mthman:
I'm here! School just got out and we have Open House...I have time for #mathchat!!
11:32 pm
cybraryman1:
RT @davidwees: #Mathchat starting in 1 minute. What do you love/hate about math? #edchat Bring a friend.
11:32 pm
davidwees:
Okay folks. What do you love/hate about math? Why? #mathchat #edchat (remember to include #mathchat hashtag)
11:32 pm
ColinTGraham:
@mthman Hi Ron, no distractions I hope! #mathchat
11:33 pm
ColinTGraham:
@davidwees Is moderating tonight, I'll be doing the occasional retweet - for a change! #mathchat
11:33 pm
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat #edchat I love the quirky connections with nature
11:33 pm
davidwees:
I love math because it represents the world around us. #mathchat
11:33 pm
suburbanlion:
Today's #mathchat: "What do you love/hate about #math?"
11:34 pm
mthman:
@ColinTGraham No! I'm at my school desk eagerly anticipating my first #mathchat since school started!
11:34 pm
ColinTGraham:
I love maths because it's the language of the universe #mathchat
11:34 pm
mthman:
@ColinTGraham Can you tweet our the tweetgrid URL again? Thanks Colin! #mathchat
11:35 pm
ProfTK:
@davidwees I love it when math helps solve a real-world problem.I hate it when math becomes more drill & kill on irrelevant topics #mathchat
11:35 pm
padgets:
#mathchat hey everybody! I am starting to love math that I use to hate because some you took the time to show me how great it could be
11:35 pm
suburbanlion:
#mathchat: I hate #math when it proves me wrong. I love #math when it proves me right.
11:35 pm
peterflom:
@suburbanlion #mathchat I like math as a search for structured beauty #mathchat
11:35 pm
ColinTGraham:
If you want to use TweetGrid http://tweetgrid.com/grid?l=1&q1=%23mathchat&q2=@%20your%20twitter%20account&htag=mathchat #mathchat
11:36 pm
suburbanlion:
#mathchat: I hate #math when I'm asked to memorize a bunch of equations.
11:36 pm
cybraryman1:
I did not like math because most teachers never made it relevant to real life. Making math relevant links: http://bit.ly/2YLj0m #mathchat
11:36 pm
mthman:
I love math for the opportunities is presents to discuss every day occurances! #mathchat
11:36 pm
JoAnnJ68:
I love math now that I know that there is more than 1 way to solve a problem #mathchat
11:36 pm
suburbanlion:
#mathchat: I love #math when I learn a core concept & can derive the equations as I need them
11:36 pm
suburbanlion:
#mathchat: I hate #math when I have to do a lot of work to arrive at the answer I need
11:36 pm
ColinTGraham:
Or you can click on the link on the Wiki: http://mathschat.wikispaces.com/Z_Set+up+TweetGrid #mathchat
11:36 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I like math when I can prove someone else wrong (no, of course I'm not competitive!) LOL
11:36 pm
suburbanlion:
#mathchat: I love #math when I can use it to minimize the amount of work I need to do to arrive at an answer
11:36 pm
suburbanlion:
#mathchat: I hate #math when it needs dozens of funky symbols & weird typesettings to communicate an idea
11:37 pm
suburbanlion:
#mathchat: I love #math when it concisely communicates complex ideas in an intuitive manner
11:37 pm
suburbanlion:
#mathchat: I hate #math when I'm forced to do it just for the sake of doing it
11:37 pm
suburbanlion:
#mathchat: I love #math when it crops up in unexpected situations that I encounter naturally
11:37 pm
davidwees:
I hate the archaic symbols that make math confusing for beginners. #mathchat
11:37 pm
mthman:
@ColinTGraham Thanks for the URL Colin! #mathchat
11:38 pm
mathchat:
RT @Linda_Pilko: #mathchat I love the quirky connections with nature
11:38 pm
nealchambers:
I think math useful because it teaches problem solving skills, how to break a problem down into parts and solve it step by step. #mathchat
11:38 pm
mtechman:
RT @ColinTGraham: I love maths because it's the language of the universe #mathchat
11:38 pm
davidwees:
@suburbanlion Totally agree, math should have purpose. #mathchat
11:38 pm
padgets:
#mathchat I can now talk to my math team member knowing a little from you all
11:38 pm
mthman:
I hate the "Rules" that students think they must follow! #mathchat
11:39 pm
lmockford:
RT @davidwees: #Mathchat starting in 1 minute. What do you love/hate about math? #edchat Bring a friend.
11:39 pm
mrdfleming:
I love math when it just seems to click... something so exciting about discovering the WHY behind our Math rules! #mathchat #totalnerd
11:39 pm
ColinTGraham:
@mthman Does 'rule' = algorithm or do you mean something additional to that? #mathchat
11:39 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I love learning new math concepts...
11:39 pm
JoAnnJ68:
I hate math taught from a textbook with the accompanying worksheets :( #mathchat
11:39 pm
davidwees:
I love seeing patterns in the world and recognizing them in the math inherent in the pattern. #mathchat
11:39 pm
ProfTK:
RT @Linda_Pilko: #mathchat #edchat I love the quirky connections with nature <Yea! Like how about Pascal's Triangle...music, art, nature +++
11:40 pm
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat #edchat Those quirkly connections to nature are what interested me when I was a 'non lover' of math.
11:40 pm
millerblair:
RT @davidwees: Okay folks. What do you love/hate about math? Why? #mathchat #edchat(remember to include #mathchat hashtag)
11:40 pm
ColinTGraham:
@mtechman It's my special psychic abilities! ;-P #mathchat
11:40 pm
davidwees:
WHY do we love math? Is it talent that we have? Or is it because of how our parents treated math? #mathchat
11:40 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I also find it exciting to learn new algorithms for old procedures such as division! Long div isn't the ONLY way!!
11:40 pm
mthman:
I'm going to a go-karting place this weekend to shoot some video for a #WCYDWT activity! Excited! #mathchat
11:40 pm
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat #edchat Some of it I still don't 'get' but it makes for fascinating contemplation. Direct link to science too
11:40 pm
ColinTGraham:
RT @suburbanlion: #mathchat: I love #math when I can use it to minimize the amount of work I need to do to arrive at an answer
11:41 pm
RobinThailand:
@davidwees I love math because it is the language of nature. Everything is number, Pythagoras knew it. Patterns everywhere. #mathchat
11:41 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I love math b/c of one of my univ profs. Never liked it B4 that.
11:41 pm
JoAnnJ68:
When I taught first grade we were on patterns forever, I think it opens so many windows, kids saw them in words architecture etc. #mathchat
11:41 pm
ColinTGraham:
@mthman Were you always so excited about planning maths lessons Ron? #mathchat
11:41 pm
cybraryman1:
My wife loves math now that she sees geometry's connection to quilting: http://bit.ly/7soqN2#mathchat
11:41 pm
padgets:
#mathchat I love math in science, kids make cool graphs
11:41 pm
millerblair:
I love math because of the mystery it poses - its like figuring out a good suspense story when you face a new situation/problem #mathchat
11:41 pm
mthman:
@ColinTGraham Algorithms, problem solving acronyms, the "one way" methodoligy! Those things that distract Ss from thinking! #mathchat
11:42 pm
mrdfleming:
@davidwees It's about the excitement I saw from my teachers in school. #mathchat
11:42 pm
suburbanlion:
@peterflom Yes, I love it when #math is beautiful & hate it when its "ugly" (like brute-force guess/check) #mathchat
11:42 pm
padgets:
#mathchat I wish I knew what algorithm was
11:42 pm
mthman:
@ColinTGraham Always! But it's more fun when you can bring in something "REAL" that Ss also get excited about! #mathchat
11:42 pm
MathsChatterbox:
One day Jesus said "Heaven is like 3x squared + 8x - 9". Peter said to the others "don't worry, just another one of his parabolas" #mathchat
11:42 pm
p_staatz:
RT @cybraryman1: My wife loves math now that she sees geometry's connection to quilting:http://bit.ly/7soqN2 #mathchat
11:42 pm
padgets:
@cybraryman1 #mathchat I quilt too!
11:42 pm
ColinTGraham:
@mtechman Yes, I even had people asking me if ESP could be taught, when I did a PD course on English for specific purposes! #mathchat
11:42 pm
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat #edchat I'm only a recent lover of math. had appalling teachers in high school - taught from book - no connection 2 real world
11:43 pm
mrdfleming:
I REALLY started liking Math after a PD session I attended w/Cathy Fosnot. I've seen huge improvement in my Math instruction since #mathchat
11:43 pm
Linda_Pilko:
RT @RobinThailand: @davidwees I love math because it is the language of nature. Everything is number, Pythagoras knew it. Patterns everywhere. #mathchat
11:43 pm
cybraryman1:
@MmeVeilleux Good point. A great teacher in any subject area can motivate their students #mathchat
11:43 pm
mrdfleming:
RT @MathsChatterbox: One day Jesus said "Heaven is like 3x squared + 8x - 9". Peter said to the others "don't worry, just another one of his parabolas" #mathchat
11:43 pm
padgets:
RT @MathsChatterbox: Jesus said "Heaven is like 3x squared + 8x - 9". Peter said "don't worry, just another one of his parabolas" #mathchat
11:43 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@Linda_Pilko #mathchat I had the same elem/secondary experience. I can relate completely to this.
11:43 pm
ColinTGraham:
What was the "aha!" moment, Ingrid? RT @MmeVeilleux: #mathchat I love math b/c of one of my univ profs. Never liked it B4 that.
11:44 pm
MmeVeilleux:
RT @MathsChatterbox: One day Jesus said "Heaven is like 3x squared + 8x - 9". Peter said to the others "don't worry, just another one of his parabolas" #mathchat
11:44 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I know in theory that there is math in nature but when I walk around outside (which I do a lot), I don't see it.
11:44 pm
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat #edchat I want a bit more confidence and content then I want to teach maths/science in secondary
11:44 pm
mathchat:
RT @davidwees: WHY do we love math? Is it talent that we have? Or is it because of how our parents treated math? #mathchat
11:45 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I love teaching math 'tricks' to students (they are actually patterns) or when they notice patterns on their own.
11:46 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@mrdfleming #mathchat Where is Cathy Fosnot from? Does she know she had this kind of impact on you?
11:46 pm
gobansaor:
RT @ColinTGraham: I love maths because it's the language of the universe #mathchat
11:46 pm
mrdfleming:
Id forgotten how much I loved Math til I started tutoring my sister in gr. 12 math... I was used to elem math... I miss HS Math! #mathchat
11:46 pm
davidwees:
My son loves math. It's because we spend a lot of time playing with numbers. #mathchat
11:46 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat We have a math guru in my school district who has transformed the practice of many tchrs: Carole Fullerton.
11:46 pm
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat #edchat I saw my own daughters turned off maths & science - 4 same reasons I did many yrs ago. both had 1 good teacher only
11:46 pm
davidwees:
We've made it a game which makes it fun for him. #mathchat
11:47 pm
mthman:
How do you build confidence in your students? How do they become math lovers? #mathchat
11:47 pm
ColinTGraham:
@cybraryman1 Was it the relevance to quilting that brought about the change, Jerry, or was it that it made it easier to do fancy? #mathchat
11:47 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@davidwees #mathchat How do you play with numbers at home?
11:47 pm
mrdfleming:
@MmeVeilleux She's from New York. I've never even spoken to her before... it was a BIG PD session, but it got me really excited! #mathchat
11:47 pm
busynessgirl:
RT @davidwees: Okay folks. What do you love/hate about math? Why? #mathchat #edchat(remember to include #mathchat hashtag)
11:48 pm
mathsatschool:
#mathchat For me it's the talent. Those around me have / had no interest.
11:48 pm
JoAnnJ68:
@davidwees RT I think kids need to play with math it helps them make those "aha" connections #mathchat
11:48 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat Learning to do pattern-drafting (for clothes) improved my visual-spatial skills.
11:48 pm
ColinTGraham:
@mthman Focus on producing rather than processing, then. Rules and shortcuts to 'produce' the answer... #mathchat
11:48 pm
MichelleBurton:
@davidwees I believe that parents attitudes towards math definitely affect students success -Saying show me not I can't do it #mathchat
11:48 pm
mrdfleming:
@MmeVeilleux Trying to get them to discover all those patterns is my FAVOURITE part of teaching Math! #mathchat
11:48 pm
mthman:
I play math games w/my 5 y/o during games he likes to play...embed math everywhere! #mathchat
11:48 pm
mathheadinc:
@MmeVeilleux Look for patterns. Draw 'pictures' of numbers. #mathchat
11:48 pm
davidwees:
@MmeVeilleux We count everything. We bounce around while counting. We add up stuff. We play odds/evens game. He loves it. #mathchat
11:48 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@mrdfleming #mathchat I love hearing inspirational stories where 1 person can make such a difference! That's awesome.
11:49 pm
ppoulin:
RT @MmeVeilleux: #mathchat I also find it exciting to learn new algorithms for old procedures such as division! Long div isn't the ONLY way!
11:49 pm
cybraryman1:
@ColinTGraham She never saw the connection to every day tasks when she was in school #mathchat
11:49 pm
millerblair:
I think I loved math originally b/c it was challenging & I was successful w/ it at school #mathchat
11:50 pm
mathheadinc:
@MmeVeilleux Sewing as a profession and lots of math http://bit.ly/9JX8We #mathchat
11:50 pm
millerblair:
Now I love math b/c it helps me solve problems daily and changes how I see the world. Math is everywhere. #mathchat
11:50 pm
ColinTGraham:
@Linda_Pilko Secondary teaching can be interesting - but also challenging because huge gaps in ability start to appear then... #mathchat
11:50 pm
mathheadinc:
RT @JoAnnJ68: @davidwees RT I think kids need to play with math it helps them make those "aha" connections #mathchat
11:51 pm
davidwees:
Why do our students often hate math? #mathchat
11:51 pm
mthman:
What are the confidence killers in math? #mathchat
11:51 pm
mathheadinc:
Agreed! RT @mrdfleming: @MmeVeilleux Trying to get them to discover all those patterns is my FAVOURITE part of teaching Math! #mathchat
11:51 pm
mrdfleming:
@davidwees Because mom and dad hate it, unfortunately #mathchat
11:51 pm
MmeVeilleux:
RT @mathheadinc: @MmeVeilleux Sewing as a profession and lots of math http://bit.ly/9JX8We#mathchat
11:51 pm
maparry:
RT @cybraryman1: My wife loves math now that she sees geometry's connection to quilting:http://bit.ly/7soqN2 #mathchat
11:51 pm
suburbanlion:
#mathchat: I love #math when it improves the FPS in my game code or my DPS in someone else's game
11:52 pm
georgewoodbury:
There are so many skills learned in math that extend to the real world, especially problem solving skills. #mathchat
11:52 pm
mathheadinc:
That's what the kid's calculus is all about. @mrdfleming: @MmeVeilleux Trying to get them to discover all those patterns...#mathchat
11:52 pm
mthman:
When do Ss begin to lose confidence...start saying "I'm not good in math"? #mathchat
11:52 pm
ColinTGraham:
@mrdfleming The challenge is to go onto the next stage and 'formulate' the patterns into something more 'mathematical'.... #mathchat
11:52 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I try to do tons of measurement w/primary student so that they improve in their estimation skills.
11:52 pm
LizDk:
Math has done so much for the development of society, so it really does demand respect from all of us #mathchat
11:53 pm
mthman:
What are your math "Sparks?" #mathchat
11:53 pm
davidwees:
It's too bad that math teachers rely on poorly written textbook problems. They are always so irrelevant in our students' lives. #mathchat
11:53 pm
LizDk:
Math can be very frustrating for some students #mathchat
11:53 pm
georgewoodbury:
Some Ss start to lose confidence when a teacher can not find that one extra explanation that makes it all make sense. #mathchat
11:53 pm
mrdfleming:
Don't Laugh, That's Math - poem posted in our school office for the math-phobics http://bit.ly/9lCvTM#mathchat
11:54 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@mthman #mathchat Do you think speed drills kill confidence? esp memorizing Xtables. Important, yes, but only 1 little thing.
11:54 pm
MichelleBurton:
@MmeVeilleux I completely agree, Carole is amazing and has had a great impact on my classroom too! #mathchat
11:54 pm
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat #edchat I think that many can't see use for it in 'real life'. Text books have a lot to answer for
11:54 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@mthman #mathchat What do you mean by Math Sparks?
11:54 pm
cybraryman1:
I found many MS students lacked knowledge of basic math skills & that limited them (eg: did not know multiplication table) #mathchat
11:54 pm
mthman:
My "spark" came during third grade when we created our own town...total immersion, Math, SS, Sci, LA...but focused on math! #mathchat
11:54 pm
LizDk:
The beauty of nature often reflects mathematics eg fibonacci petals, golden ratio, trig functions - tide, seasons, etc. #mathchat
11:55 pm
millerblair:
My students hate math b/c of past experiences and it's one area where its ok to say your bad at it. #mathchat
11:55 pm
mrdfleming:
@ColinTGraham IMO, the patterns are already Mathematical. Math is the study of patterns. #mathchat
11:55 pm
ColinTGraham:
@mthman Probably when they start to lose the underlying idea of the concept. I think we have to help Ss build their own maths... #mathchat
11:55 pm
melanievrba:
Stop talking about me on Twitter, Liz. ;-> RT @LizDk: Math can be very frustrating for some students #mathchat
11:55 pm
Nunavut_Teacher:
RT @davidwees: It's too bad that math teachers rely on poorly written textbook problems. They are always so irrelevant in our students' lives. #mathchat
11:55 pm
padgets:
RT @mthman: My "spark" came during third grade we created our own town...total immersion, Math, SS, Sci, LA...but focused on math! #mathchat
11:55 pm
LizDk:
The mystery of mathematics: encryption, imaginary numbers in physical design #mathchat
11:55 pm
MathsChatterbox:
I love maths when a child jumps out of their chair and dances - after solving the problem she'd worked on for two days! #mathchat
11:55 pm
mthman:
@MmeVeilleux Yes & No...depends on the delivery, frequency, amount of "work" #mathchat
11:56 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat So when you look for patterns, do you bring pinecones etc into the class or look at photos?
11:56 pm
davidwees:
Praise your kids for working hard in math rather than being good at math. It will help build their perseverance. #mathchat
11:56 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat My daughter's class measured the perimeter of the school this week. She loved it!
11:56 pm
mathheadinc:
@MmeVeilleux Need math inspiration? www.mathman.biz #mathchat
11:56 pm
MmeVeilleux:
RT @davidwees: Praise your kids for working hard in math rather than being good at math. It will help build their perseverance. #mathchat
11:57 pm
ColinTGraham:
@mrdfleming I think that is part of it. For me, maths is more about a way to turn abstract concepts into something concrete #mathchat
11:57 pm
georgewoodbury:
Students start to love math as they start to experience success. #mathchat
11:57 pm
millerblair:
RT @davidwees: Praise your kids for working hard in math rather than being good at math. It will help build their perseverance. #mathchat
11:57 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@davidwees #mathchat I totally agree. One of the things I love most about math is that it teaches perseverance!!! Gd4character.
11:58 pm
MmeVeilleux:
RT @georgewoodbury: Students start to love math as they start to experience success. #mathchat
11:58 pm
MichelleBurton:
Ss hate math because a tchr moved on to the next topic when they still had no clue. Didn't try teaching in diff way. #mathchat
11:58 pm
ColinTGraham:
What do you think causes the most frustration? RT @LizDk: Math can be very frustrating for some students #mathchat
11:58 pm
Nunavut_Teacher:
Math should be relevant to student's lives. #mathchat
11:58 pm
debwhite:
RT @davidwees: Praise your kids for working hard in math rather than being good at math. It will help build their perseverance. #mathchat
11:58 pm
cybraryman1:
RT @georgewoodbury: Students start to love math as they start to experience success. #mathchat
11:58 pm
mathheadinc:
Why I love math: looking at problems in different ways yields new discoveries. #mathchat
11:58 pm
Nunavut_Teacher:
RT @georgewoodbury: Students start to love math as they start to experience success. #mathchat
11:58 pm
mthman:
@ColinTGraham Bring in the fun...let them own their thinking/solutions...make the math relevant...listen to them...model failure! #mathchat
11:59 pm
lissgriffin:
students are taught to dislike it. Some teachers choose not to teach it so much in elementary, because they are scared of it #mathchat
11:59 pm
fiteach:
Value all methods of finding the answer, as long as it gets them there rather than valuing on the most "ideal" way... #mathchat
11:59 pm
brittgow:
Coming in late - have you shared this video - Maths in Nature at http://bit.ly/a3kJRR Beautiful! #mathchat
11:59 pm
LizDk:
@davidwees yes. Get kids to make the problems: with minimum info too.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlvKWEvKSi8 #mathchat
11:59 pm
philhart:
RT @Nunavut_Teacher: Math should be relevant to student's lives. #mathchat
11:59 pm
mathheadinc:
So start with little successes!...RT @georgewoodbury: Students start to love math as they start to experience success. #mathchat
11:59 pm
mrdfleming:
@ColinTGraham I'd argue that what we're trying to do is change concepts that were once concrete back to the concrete! #mathchat
11:59 pm
cybraryman1:
RT @fiteach: Value all methods of finding the answer, as long as it gets them there rather than valuing on the most "ideal" way... #mathchat

davidwees:
Are we to blame for our student's lack of success? How many of us are working as elementary school teachers? #mathchat

MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I also enjoy baking & math (measurement & fractions).

padgets:
#mathchat could you all talk to our math department? I would love to be in your classes!

Michael_Tuchman:
RT @georgewoodbury: Students start to love math as they start to experience success. #mathchat
12:01 am
millerblair:
I think too much is made of making math relevant and real-the problems have to be interesting enough for students to want to solve #mathchat
12:01 am
ColinTGraham:
@mrdfleming That is a valid argument in terms of much teaching/turn-off probably coming from not knowing where the maths came from #mathchat
12:01 am
republicofmath:
Yes, praise effort & perseverance. @davidwees Praise kids for working hard rather than being good @ math. Helps build perseverance #mathchat
12:01 am
mthman:
@MmeVeilleux Do you have baking lessons you've already tried in class? I'd love to do the same! #mathchat
12:01 am
peterflom:
#mathchat What math education should be; A Mathematician's Lament. My review is here:http://ow.ly/2J4zX
12:01 am
MmeVeilleux:
@davidwees #mathchat I am an elem tchr & really proud of how many of my Ss pursue math later on & excel at it.
12:02 am
ColinTGraham:
How do they measure that success? RT @georgewoodbury: Students start to love math as they start to experience success. #mathchat
12:02 am
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat #edchat @ColinTGraham There are huge gaps in Year 7's in ability and attitude and they're only 12 years old
12:02 am
LizDk:
@ColinTGraham frustration from black and white text book problems, too much restriction on method and working #mathchat
12:02 am
MmeVeilleux:
RT @fiteach: Value all methods of finding the answer, as long as it gets them there rather than valuing on the most "ideal" way... #mathchat
12:02 am
davidwees:
@MmeVeilleux Awesome! Not very common though. #mathchat
12:02 am
mrdfleming:
@davidwees elementary teacher here... I'm at least partially to blame if I have been unable to reach a student. #mathchat
12:02 am
maparry:
@fiteach I agree but efficient methods should be encouraged to cope with more complex problems #mathchat
12:03 am
peterflom:
@philhart #mathchat I don't think relevance is the key, at least, not after arithmetic. Beauty is the key. As in music or art
12:03 am
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat #edchat @brittgow Love that video!
12:03 am
mathheadinc:
Math confidence killers: stealing the joy of discovery by not letting kids experiment with numbers. #mathchat
12:03 am
georgewoodbury:
This week I have had 6 students tell me that their definition of success is being able to solve a problem that is new to them. #mathchat
12:03 am
mthman:
@millerblair I disagree. Why is relevance a bad thing in math...otherwise learning happens by parental/teacher coersion #mathchat
12:03 am
mathheadinc:
Mostly middle school. RT @mthman: When do Ss begin to lose confidence...start saying "I'm not good in math"? #mathchat
12:04 am
mthman:
AMEN! RT @mathheadinc: Math confidence killers: stealing the joy of discovery by not letting kids experiment with numbers. #mathchat
12:04 am
padgets:
#mathchat well, time to go, take care and have a great weekend :-)
12:04 am
ColinTGraham:
@Linda_Pilko I know about 12 yo ability gaps! There was a six-year difference in my first teaching practice school in Y6...! #mathchat
12:04 am
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I think it is good to balance real life problems & then problems that are 'cool' (in elem, variables are cool! soRsquare roots!)
12:04 am
davidwees:
@mrdfleming I doubt your students have much trouble with math compared to most teachers who are not specialists. #mathchat
12:04 am
MmeVeilleux:
RT @georgewoodbury: This week I have had 6 students tell me that their definition of success is being able to solve a problem that is new to them. #mathchat
12:05 am
LizDk:
@millerblair I think it is a bit of both - relevancy and interest - depends on student #mathchat
12:05 am
mathheadinc:
@mthman Kids will lose confidence earlier and earlier than middle school bc basics are being eliminated. #mathchat
12:05 am
MmeVeilleux:
@georgewoodbury #mathchat How did this interesting discussion w/your students come about?
12:05 am
fiteach:
@maparry True. I teach younger students, so saying that their methods are wrong (even though they work) makes them hate math. #mathchat
12:05 am
republicofmath:
I think cooking is more about ratios than fractions per se @MmeVeilleux I also enjoy baking & math (measurement & fractions). #mathchat
12:05 am
LizDk:
RT @georgewoodbury: This week I have had 6 students tell me that their definition of success is being able to solve a problem that is new to them. #mathchat
12:05 am
mthman:
@mathheadinc I agree...but is that because Ss didn't "learn" in elem...earned points & memorized? #mathchat
12:05 am
georgewoodbury:
@mthman @MmeVeilleux One colleague gave a cookie recipe, asked students to 2x, 3x, half it. Then they baked the cookies together. #mathchat
12:05 am
mathheadinc:
@mthman Thank! #mathchat
12:05 am
millerblair:
@mthman I didn't say relevancy is bad, but relevant problems-taxes, interest, ratios are limited- other problems can have interest #mathchat
12:05 am
fiteach:
@maparry Show them more efficient methods, yes, but take them where they are at too. #mathchat
12:05 am
MmeVeilleux:
RT @mathheadinc: Math confidence killers: stealing the joy of discovery by not letting kids experiment with numbers. #mathchat
12:05 am
mthman:
@mathheadinc Teaching to the test? Smaller teaching windows? #mathchat
12:06 am
MmeVeilleux:
@mathheadinc #mathchat That is soo true! Robbing children of the joy of discovery is mean.
12:06 am
mrdfleming:
@davidwees Trust me, that's not the case! I am not super teacher, but I do get excited about Math! #mathchat
12:06 am
penpln:
#mathchat Great maths video...Happy Pi day
12:06 am
peterflom:
RT @mthman: AMEN! RT @mathheadinc: Math confidence killers: stealing the joy of discovery by not letting kids experiment with numbers. #mathchat
12:06 am
MmeVeilleux:
RT @georgewoodbury: @mthman @MmeVeilleux One colleague gave a cookie recipe, asked students to 2x, 3x, half it. Then they baked the cookies together. #mathchat
12:06 am
gobansaor:
RT @republicofmath: I think cooking is more about ratios than fractions per se @MmeVeilleux I also enjoy baking & math (measurement & fractions). #mathchat
12:06 am
MmeVeilleux:
@georgewoodbury #mathchat That is just wonderful. I love it!!! Who isn't motivated to double a recipe to bake cookies??!!
12:06 am
LizDk:
@georgewoodbury - that's defn of high achievmt in MYP - being able to solve challenging and unfamiliar probs with current skills #mathchat
12:07 am
georgewoodbury:
@MmeVeilleux Ss in 3 different classes, all realizing the progress they've made. 1 adult who learned to subt. with borrowing. #mathchat
12:07 am
republicofmath:
Teaching Calc 3 I have to turn 20 yr old engineers back onto math. I give them latitude to follow their ideas in projects. #mathchat
12:07 am
ColinTGraham:
RT @rantingteacher all I ever wanted to understand about maths was practical applications...But nobody explained it, so I gave up! #mathchat
12:07 am
mthman:
@MmeVeilleux @georgewoodbury Cool...only problem is Home Ec was eliminated years ago..only ovens are in cafeteria & SPED areas! #mathchat
12:07 am
millerblair:
@lizdk Agree a mix is good-seeing application in the 'real' world, but that gets stretched at times & problem is less interesting #mathchat
12:07 am
georgewoodbury:
It's funny, when students start to learn they love to share that with me. #mathchat
12:08 am
peterflom:
@mthman Most math just isn't relevant; if we say it is, kids sense that we are lying. #mathchat.
12:08 am
MmeVeilleux:
@republicofmath #mathchat I agree that successful baking depends on correct ratios. However, knowing how to measure half a cup is imp2 :)
12:08 am
mrdfleming:
@davidwees Many of my students have disabilities of some sort, and some days, I feel I'm banging my head against the wall... cont. #mathchat
12:08 am
mrdfleming:
@davidwees but it's all worth it for that lightbulb moment! #mathchat
12:08 am
georgewoodbury:
@mthman Hard to do w/o the ovens :) #mathchat
12:08 am
mthman:
@millerblair I'm thinking of a more organic #WCYDWT approach that allows the students to ask mathematical Q's...drive the lesson #mathchat
12:09 am
davidwees:
@mrdfleming Definitely. The light bulb moment is 90% I think most of us teach. #mathchat
12:09 am
MmeVeilleux:
@mthman #mathchat That is a shame. Could you get a burner to do crêpes/soup/jam?? (may need parent help tho)
12:09 am
ColinTGraham:
@LizDk Do you think it is just the 'dull' format of the text/materials though or a more general feeling that "I don't get this"? #mathchat
12:09 am
republicofmath:
Who judges relevance? Godfrey Hardy? @peterflom @mthman Most math isn't relevant; if we say it is, kids sense we are lying. #mathchat.
12:09 am
lissgriffin:
@intrepidteacher when did the negative maths feelings start for you and do you know why? #mathchat math tchrs who tweet want to engage sts
12:09 am
davidwees:
What can we do to help our students love math? #mathchat
12:09 am
mathheadinc:
Yes & too much breadth, not enough depth. RT @mthman: @mathheadinc Teaching to the test? Smaller teaching windows? #mathchat
12:09 am
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat #edchat I asked a teacher 'but what's it for?' & he said,'Linda, it will show who can go 2 uni or not', I left school the next day
12:10 am
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat #edchat The thing I asked him about was 'logarithms'. All I saw were columns of numbers in a list - I was just asking...
12:10 am
mthman:
@peterflom Yep...so turn the process around...instead of "applying" the math to specific topics, bring in a scenario... #mathchat
12:10 am
penpln:
Lightbulb moment when I used "bad date" to explain ratios http://bit.ly/9uaTHD #mathchat
12:10 am
MmeVeilleux:
@Linda_Pilko #mathchat That is a horrible comment.
12:10 am
millerblair:
@mthman Agree students need to be able to ask math quest. as in #WCYDWT approach - many puzzle type problems provide this opport. #mathchat
12:11 am
LizDk:
@ColinTGraham can be a bit of both I think. Meanwhile some kids like the satisfaction of solving text drills #mathchat
12:11 am
Linda_Pilko:
@davidwees #mathchat #edchat Needs to be hands on, practical, see the link, get rid of dumbing it down text books
12:11 am
mthman:
@peterflom ...and let them drive the lesson & ask questions. Requires a confident teacher. #mathchat
12:11 am
ColinTGraham:
@georgewoodbury A new problem, without being given the 'correct' way of solving it? #mathchat
12:11 am
mathheadinc:
Our elementary students most often say that they could learn a concept better if tchrs gave then more time. #mathchat
12:11 am
MmeVeilleux:
@mthman #mathchat perhaps we could have a google wave or some format to share math scenarios?? does that exist already?
12:11 am
ColinTGraham:
@padgets See you next time Sharon! #mathchat
12:11 am
PititaCarita:
@davidwees While counting $ DS7 made pennies into a P for 'Pennies' & my name. Relevant in his world. #mathchat http://twitpic.com/2r8n8f
12:11 am
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat #edchat I swear I learned a lot about maths from teaching myself to knit!
12:12 am
georgewoodbury:
RT @davidwees: What can we do to help our students love math? Start with classroom atmosphere - positive, comfortable #mathchat
12:12 am
republicofmath:
Colleague knew elementary teacher who threw papier-mache "Stupid Rock" to kid who gave worst math answer. Encouraging? Not! #mathchat
12:12 am
MathsChatterbox:
Love maths - We get to use terms like; Peaucellier Linkage, Euclid's Algorithm, Brahmagupta's Theorem and Perpendicular Bisectors #mathchat
12:12 am
MmeVeilleux:
RT @mathheadinc: Our elementary students most often say that they could learn a concept better if tchrs gave then more time. #mathchat
12:12 am
mthman:
@MmeVeilleux Nice idea! Kids asked about using science burners to roast marshmellows during our upcoming lock-in! #mathchat
12:12 am
MmeVeilleux:
@mathheadinc #mathchat Time should not be a factor in determining whether or not s.o. can do sthg.
12:12 am
Linda_Pilko:
@MmeVeilleux #mathchat #edchat He was was very nice man too! But it knocked the stuffing out of me
12:13 am
MmeVeilleux:
@mthman Roasting marshmellows is ALWAYS good! What is a lock in? #mathchat
12:13 am
mthman:
@millerblair Yep...but in small doses...unless your are willing to turn them loose to create their own puzzles for other Ss to try #mathchat
12:13 am
MmeVeilleux:
@Linda_Pilko #mathchat I think there are many well intentioned but misguided practices we can adopt that R terrible for Ss!!! Sad but true.
12:14 am
georgewoodbury:
RT @ColinTGraham: A new prob, w/o being given the corr. way of slvng it? That's the best.And there is no "correct" way sometime #mathchat
12:14 am
millerblair:
We can help our students love math by building on their intuitive response, working with concrete objects or pictures, & encourage #mathchat
12:14 am
steveoc:
@republicofmath You are right. I am a baker and it is ALL about ratios #mathchat
12:14 am
mathheadinc:
@MmeVeilleux Time is a factor when they have to learn a new concept everyday. Lacks depth. #mathchat
12:14 am
LizDk:
Getting them to write about their feelings (Pros, cons) about math is a good start - you know where you have to go from there. #mathchat
12:14 am
peterflom:
@mthman Do you know the Kaplans in Boston, and Math Circle? http://ow.ly/2J4Ms #mathchat
12:14 am
mthman:
@MmeVeilleux A school "sleep-over" for students that get recommended by teachers for personal achievement in life/school #mathchat
12:14 am
MmeVeilleux:
@MathsChatterbox #mathchat I too would feel vastly smarter (I'm guessing) if those terms were in my vocabulary. LOL
12:15 am
georgewoodbury:
RT @davidwees: What can we do to help our students love math? Give them time to think & innovate, not than tell them what to do #mathchat
12:15 am
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat @mathheadinc more time means less time from another subject area unless its cleverly integrated - can't do that using text books
12:15 am
peterflom:
@republicofmath Well, Hardy insisted nothing he did was relevant to anything (but he was wrong) #mathchat. But to a kid's life?
12:15 am
mathheadinc:
Speed drills, yes. Learning mult tables, no. RT @MmeVeilleux: #mathchat Do you think speed drills kill confidence?
12:15 am
LizDk:
To be a good teacher in any subject you need to know your curriculum well and your students well, for a start. Writing helps this #mathchat
12:15 am
MmeVeilleux:
@mathheadinc #mathchat Question: If I 'taught' it but you did not learn it, did I really teach it?
12:15 am
davidwees:
What math project have you done which you really think your kids LOVED? Why? #mathchat
12:15 am
mthman:
@MmeVeilleux Not sure...maybe we can ask @mathchat to link something to the wiki...maybe start a discussion w/links, lessons, etc? #mathchat
12:16 am
intrepidteacher:
@lissgriffin Don't ever remember liking #'s The "it's either right or wrong" aspect of it always bothered me. Like grey areas #mathchat
12:16 am
republicofmath:
Freudenthal once wrote (pardon language) fractions are the rape of ratio. @steveoc I am a baker and it is ALL about ratios #mathchat
12:16 am
mathheadinc:
@Linda_Pilko Not if the serious math starts in kindergarten, infinite series at 6, 7 8yo. #mathchat
12:16 am
millerblair:
@mthman Of course in doses - trying to solve those puzzles leads to needing more info/understanding #mathchat
12:16 am
ColinTGraham:
@LizDk Maths seems to be the only school subject people have polarized opinions about, so exploring affect would be beneficial #mathchat
12:17 am
MichelleBurton:
I'd like to have Ss "wonder" more .... look at a picture and have them brnstm qns about it. Just wish I had more time to do this! #mathchat
12:17 am
mthman:
@peterflom No, but thanks for the link!! Will read when I get home tonight (after Open House!). #mathchat
12:17 am
intrepidteacher:
@lissgriffin If I had to nail it down it was probably around 7th grade. I hated doing all the problems over and over again. #mathchat
12:17 am
mathheadinc:
@MmeVeilleux @Linda_Pilko In addition, some of the WORST methods are taught in K-6 grades. #mathchat
12:17 am
georgewoodbury:
RT @davidwees: What math project have your kids LOVED? Why? Mathematician in History posters - got to be creative #mathchat
12:17 am
MmeVeilleux:
@mthman #mathchat I like the idea of adding a wiki to the chat to archive & build on bank of gr8 ideas.
12:17 am
republicofmath:
Propetries of protein interaction networks. Went crazy over it. @davidwees math project which you think kids LOVED? Why? #mathchat
12:17 am
intrepidteacher:
@lissgriffin I never felt there was any application or problem solving, just repetitive practicing of skills. #mathchat
12:17 am
mathheadinc:
@MmeVeilleux No, so teach another way. That's why kids need more than one method. Most kids only learn one. #mathchat
12:18 am
georgewoodbury:
Posters (c) - Also saw that mathematicians were real people w/ interesting stories - makes it seem more accessible. #mathchat
12:18 am
mthman:
@millerblair I said that because I tried making puzzles part of a week assignment...I inadvertantly encouraged cheating!! #mathchat
12:19 am
MichelleBurton:
Design a swimming pool project was huge hit - LOTS of math and art - they enjoyed the creativity , see whose most $$, etc #mathchat
12:19 am
mthman:
@millerblair Now I either leave extra copies of puzzles or my magazines so Ss can request copies! Now it's optional! #mathchat
12:19 am
mathheadinc:
@Linda_Pilko So, speedy learners need more challenging work to do, but how many tchrs can tch inf series to a 7yo? #mathchat
12:19 am
Linda_Pilko:
@mathheadinc #mathchat got infants this year. Exciting 2 let them go.1 told another one that 3 - 11 is real & it's like going underground
12:20 am
davidwees:
Favourite project here: Decide which cell phone plan Mr. Wees should get. #mathchat
12:20 am
Linda_Pilko:
@mathheadinc #mathchat They
12:20 am
georgewoodbury:
Got to run. I'll be back to read the archive. Thanks for a great #mathchat
12:20 am
ColinTGraham:
I think sometimes we just need to say this is relevant to maths & nothing else, like saying this "cabbage" is "un chou" in France #mathchat
12:20 am
mathheadinc:
OFTEN? How about everywhere :) RT @LizDk: The beauty of nature often reflects mathematics... #mathchat
12:20 am
mthman:
@MmeVeilleux I do too! Maybe we it's something we can tweet throughout the week to encourage participation @mathchat @colintgraham #mathchat
12:20 am
republicofmath:
How many contemporary women? @georgewoodbury Posters - saw mathematicians were real people w/ interesting stories #mathchat
12:20 am
MmeVeilleux:
@mathheadinc #mathchat I assume you are not a K-6 teacher! LOL
12:20 am
ColinTGraham:
@georgewoodbury Bye George, see you next time! #mathchat
12:21 am
millerblair:
@mthman I've never used puzzles as an assessed assignment - fun in-class activity with manipulatives and drawings #mathchat
12:21 am
mathheadinc:
It's so sad. RT @millerblair: math...it's one area where its ok to say your bad at it. #mathchat
12:21 am
cybraryman1:
The Stock Market Game done with cooperative learning groups was enjoyed by students #mathchat
12:21 am
MichelleBurton:
I hated word problems bc we were told to do it and show our work. Was not taught how to look for clues I'm not sure my tchrs knew #mathchat
12:22 am
mathheadinc:
@Linda_Pilko That is super cool. Now keep that going! #mathchat
12:22 am
erhubbell:
@davidwees inductive reasoning on Pi. Very cool to watch 3rd grdrs notice patterns of radius & circumference measurements. #mathchat
12:22 am
mthman:
@millerblair I used it in a series of POWs (Problem of the Week) and gave them a HW grade for it...bad, bad idea! #mathchat
12:22 am
mathheadinc:
And there are so many! RT @LizDk: true @mathheadinc Use math models for their areas of interst #mathchat
12:22 am
teachingwthsoul:
RT @MsCollinge: is looking for some food chain lesson ideas and grade 4 math smart board activities (patterns unit) #edchat #mathchat
12:22 am
republicofmath:
We never know, IMO, what is relevant, because we never know what's around the corner, & what doors open. @peterflom #mathchat
12:23 am
mathheadinc:
@millerblair When Ss have had bad math experiences I show them that they haven't been the problem all along. #mathchat
12:23 am
MmeVeilleux:
@mthman #mathchat That is a great idea. I can also snap photos in my travels2schools 2show interesting projects.
12:23 am
MichelleBurton:
Logic problems, sudokos and ken kens - love puzzles and having kids create their own. #mathchat
12:23 am
Linda_Pilko:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat are there things that are relevant to 'just maths'?
12:24 am
republicofmath:
I'm bad at brain surgery! (or so i believe) @millerblair: math...it's one area where its ok to say your bad at it. #mathchat
12:24 am
millerblair:
@mthman Oh well - live and learn I guess. I've made way more than my fair share of mistakes with assignments. #mathchat
12:24 am
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat My family is demanding dinner.. must go feed the troops. I look forward to chatting more about this!!!
12:24 am
mthman:
@republicofmath True...but if you have time to sit and ponder what is in the immediate vicinity...math becomes relevant! #mathchat
12:24 am
republicofmath:
Geometry of built environment usually turns kids on - use cell phones for pics. #mathchat
12:24 am
LizDk:
Modelling phenomena of interest with adv alg functions. Manual/alg model vs computer reg, make predictions, discuss validity #mathchat
12:24 am
HDCautism:
I'm lurking in a tweetchat for math. #mathchat
12:24 am
mathheadinc:
Super cute! RT @Linda_Pilko: #mathchat got infants this year...1 told another one that 3 - 11 is real & it's like going underground
12:25 am
ColinTGraham:
@mthman @MmeVeilleux The archive has individual discussion pages if you want to expand on previous chats! http://bit.ly/aZwCnZ #mathchat
12:26 am
davidwees:
5 minutes left in #mathchat. Closing thoughts?
12:26 am
millerblair:
@mathheadinc How do you show them they haven't been the problem? I try to show them new ways of experiencing math. #mathchat
12:26 am
davidwees:
Remember our topic is: "Why do you love/hate math?" #mathchat
12:26 am
ColinTGraham:
@Linda_Pilko A lot of the 'hatred' comes from doing things that are not seen as relevant or have some kind of 'pseudo-context' #mathchat
12:27 am
mathheadinc:
RT @mrdfleming: @davidwees Trust me, that's not the case! I am not super teacher, but I do get excited about Math! #mathchat
12:27 am
republicofmath:
Very interactive, positive, productive session #mathchat
12:27 am
mthman:
@republicofmath Sit and ponder...like this: http://tinyurl.com/28dfm2k #mathchat
12:27 am
HDCautism:
I love doing math because it's something that not everyone can do. :D #mathchat
12:27 am
ColinTGraham:
See http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=8002 with reference to pseudo-context #mathchat
12:28 am
mathheadinc:
@millerblair By showing them how easy the easy parts are. They are frequently stunned at how quickly they get it. #mathchat
12:28 am
peterflom:
I gotta go give kid a bath, tell him a story, etc. Good night everyone! #mathchat was fun!
12:28 am
davidwees:
Yes, I love having positive sessions. It's so easy to b***h about stuff that isn't working. #mathchat
12:28 am
mrdfleming:
Great #mathchat Thanks @davidwees for moderating!
12:29 am
mathheadinc:
@millerblair And believe me, they have never experienced math the way we do it. #mathchat
12:29 am
republicofmath:
Yes they can - they often just don't know it. @HDCautism I love doing math because it's something that not everyone can do. :D #mathchat
12:29 am
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat I had a uni lecturer who got me interested and fascinated in maths after I gave up. We need 2 be like that psn who excited us!
12:29 am
ColinTGraham:
Don't forget to follow new people, and follow @mathchat to keep up to date on changes to the Wiki #mathchat
12:29 am
davidwees:
Sorry if I missed a tweet here or there. Student here was DESPERATE to play Settlers of Catan so had to help him as well. #mathchat
12:30 am
mthman:
@davidwees @ColinTGraham I suggest a topic related to what IS working to promote math in a positive way! #mathchat
12:30 am
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat I also love the challenge - there is a 'right' answer you just have to find it!
12:30 am
millerblair:
@mathheadinc I like that - I do similar things - work w/ students to identify what they can recognise or do. #mathchat
12:30 am
ColinTGraham:
Add ideas for future discussions using this link http://mathschat.wikispaces.com/Ideas+for+Discussions #mathchat
12:30 am
davidwees:
Students always come first. #mathchat
12:31 am
mathheadinc:
YES! RT @millerblair: @mathheadinc I like that - I do similar things - work w/ students to identify what they can recognise or do. #mathchat
12:31 am
ColinTGraham:
We will be revisiting the same topic on Monday too, if you want to come back! #mathchat
12:31 am
mthman:
@ColinTGraham Thanks Colin! #mathchat
12:31 am
mathheadinc:
@millerblair Yes, just get them past "I can't". #mathchat
12:31 am
mthman:
RT @davidwees: Students always come first. #mathchat
12:31 am
davidwees:
Thank you everyone for coming to #mathchat. It was nice to see some new faces jump in there.
12:32 am
Linda_Pilko:
#mathchat Thanks for the chat and insights!
12:32 am
mathheadinc:
RT @MmeVeilleux: @georgewoodbury #mathchat That is just wonderful. I love it!!! Who isn't motivated to double a recipe to bake cookies??!!
12:32 am
davidwees:
Next time for chat is Monday at 3:30 PST (find information here: http://mathschat.wikispaces.com/) #mathchat
12:32 am
mathheadinc:
@MmeVeilleux Mrs. Fields, the cookie lady, says her kids are GREAT with fractions. It works. #mathchat
12:32 am
ColinTGraham:
I will be opening up the chatroom at a couple of points over the coming week for those who'd prefer more than 140-characters! #mathchat
12:33 am
ColinTGraham:
Agree! RT @davidwees: Thank you everyone for coming to #mathchat. It was nice to see some new faces jump in there.
12:33 am
HDCautism:
@republicofmath let me clarify. I'm not a teacher. I studied math cuz I enjoyed learning the "impossible" (except diffyQ) LOL. #mathchat
12:33 am
Linda_Pilko:
@mathheadinc #mathchat Double batch of cookies - what a good idea! Love holidays
12:34 am
mthman:
@MmeVeilleux @millerblair @peterflom @mathheadinc @republicofmath @georgewoodbury@padgets Thanks for a great #mathchat
12:34 am
ColinTGraham:
Thanks to @davidwees for the topic and moderating tonight #mathchat
12:34 am
davidwees:
Okay folks, I gotta go. Let's take some of these ideas back to our local peers. #mathchat
12:34 am
mccoyderek:
I had NO idea there was a #mathchat! I love talking math, is it Thursdays?
12:34 am
ColinTGraham:
Archive will be online in about 30 minutes or so... #mathchat
12:35 am
millerblair:
@mthman @mathheadinc and all thanks for the chat - first time out for me - look forward to more. #mathchat
12:35 am
ColinTGraham:
@mccoyderek And also on Mondays at a more Euro-friendly time, with the same topic.http://mathschat.wikispaces.com/ #mathchat
12:36 am
mathheadinc:
@Linda_Pilko Only thing is, I don't need a holiday, LOL! #mathchat
12:36 am
HDCautism:
When does this chat normally start? #mathchat
12:36 am
ColinTGraham:
@millerblair Glad you enjoyed it! #mathchat
12:36 am
mathheadinc:
@millerblair Oh, please come back again. It's always fun. :) #mathchat
12:36 am
mathheadinc:
THANKS EVERYONE!! #mathchat
12:36 am
ColinTGraham:
@HDCautism 23:30GMT on Thursday, 19:30GMT on Monday. Monday is 90 minutes #mathchat
12:37 am
joe_bower:
RT @davidwees: It's too bad that math teachers rely on poorly written textbook problems. They are always so irrelevant in our students' lives. #mathchat
12:38 am
HDCautism:
@ColinTGraham hey cool there's even math in figuring out what time to show up! #mathchat
12:38 am
joe_bower:
Harmful effects of Algorithms http://bit.ly/93VpMC << math teachers, I would your comments #mathchat
12:39 am
mthman:
@millerblair Thanks for giving it a try. I look forward to future chats! #mathchat
12:39 am
ColinTGraham:
@HDCautism Or you can find your time using the links on the #mathchat Wiki!
12:42 am
mathheadinc:
Fun #mathchat, yall: @Linda_Pilko @Lausen @mthman @MmeVeilleux @peterflom @LizDk@millerblair @ColinTGraham
12:42 am
HDCautism:
@ColinTGraham thanks Colin. #mathchat
12:43 am
davidwees:
@mccoyderek Welcome to #mathchat. Always want more voices. It's nice to build up diversity of opinion so we discuss instead of repeat.
12:44 am
millerblair:
LOL-missed this one! Touche, but I hear 'I'm bad at Math' a lot. RT @republicofmath I'm bad at brain surgery! (or so i believe) #mathchat