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What terminology should we use and when  'proper' mathematical terms or everyday language?
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Thursday, 30th September 2010, 23:30  00:30 GMT
11:32 pm
ColinTGraham
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Hello everyone and, in case you haven't got used to the idea yet, I am going to be spending the next hour tweeting in #
mathchat
11:33 pm
ColinTGraham
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If it is your first time here, welcome! Don't try to follow everything, just interact with one or two people #
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11:34 pm
ColinTGraham
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Links, URLs and so on will be extracted later, so you don't need to check them out now! #
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11:34 pm
ColinTGraham
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Tonight's full topic is: "What terminology should we use and when  'proper' mathematical terms or everyday language?" #
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11:35 pm
padgets
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@
ColinTGraham
#
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Hi everyone! I am a high school science teacher lurking and learning from some great math folks!
11:35 pm
millerblair
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Introduce math terminology as students need a way to express or refer to a concept  the 'uh, uh, that thing moment' #
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11:36 pm
suburbanlion
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#
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@
republicofmath
had a great post today on "Strangeness of #
mathematical
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language
"
http://wp.me/pJESd
Ak
11:36 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
padgets
Hi Sharon! Lurking means noone knows you're here! ;) #
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11:37 pm
mthman
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What mathematical language/terminology do students resist using? #
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11:37 pm
ColinTGraham
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Let's use this question to focus, at first: Does the introduction of terminology come before or after the concept? #
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11:37 pm
padgets
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@
ColinTGraham
#
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well, I plan to talk some......:)
11:38 pm
padgets
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#
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I have been in my math team mates room and she does vocabulary activities first
11:38 pm
mthman
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@
ColinTGraham
My preference is to come while introducing a concept...let them hear it in context first...talk about other meanings #
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11:38 pm
millerblair
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For anyone who hasn't seen @
republicofmath
's blog post 'The Strangeness of Mathematical Language'
http://wp.me/pJESd
Ak gd read #
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11:38 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
suburbanlion
I already had Gary's post in the prep, before he knew! #
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11:39 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
millerblair
It's in the prep for tonight already! #
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11:40 pm
mthman
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Hmmm...that didn't sound right...I use the vocab all throughout the intro...then discuss meaning(s). Ask Ss to use it in Q's #
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11:40 pm
padgets
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#
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we use things like semantic mapping, concept mapping, word sorts and other literacy strategies
11:40 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
mthman
How do you decide how much terminology to introduce, Ron? #
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11:40 pm
padgets
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RT @
millerblair
: @
republicofmath
's blog post 'The Strangeness of Mathematical Language'
http://wp.me/pJESd
Ak gd read #
mathchat
11:42 pm
ColinTGraham
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For newcomers, please make sure you follow @
mathchat
, preparatory questions usually appear on the Wiki about 8 hours b4 Thur's #
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11:42 pm
millerblair
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@
ColinTGraham
My bad didn't get over to the prep before the chat  thought others may not have seen it. #
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11:43 pm
mthman
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@
ColinTGraham
The volume of terminology is determined by past experience (mine)...but I don't try to limit it or assess it all. #
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11:43 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
millerblair
Don't worry about it, useful links are always welcome however many times they get tweeted! #
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11:44 pm
padgets
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#
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Do you all visuals for vocabulary or just a definition?
11:44 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
mthman
How do you decide on 'correct' terminology... interesting differences between describing polynomials in relation to US/Uk #
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11:44 pm
mthman
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If you want your students to talk the language of math, you have to lead the way! Use it, make fun of it, have fun with it! #
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11:45 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
padgets
Depends, where do you get your definitions from? #
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11:45 pm
millerblair
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@
mthman
I'm w/ you on introduction of terms in context, but I like to start w/ the way students describe or understand a situation #
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11:45 pm
cybraryman1
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My Math Vocabulary sites:
http://bit.ly/byedYS
#
mathchat
11:45 pm
mthman
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@
ColinTGraham
I expect them to follow my lead...or challenge my use of the terminology. #
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11:46 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
cybraryman1
Are those American math vocabulary sites, Jerry? Check out trapezium/trapezoid, for example...! #
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11:46 pm
padgets
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#
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oh no I thought math had the same word for all the same things, not like science where some animals have 3 different names! :)
11:46 pm
mthman
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@
millerblair
Exactly...let them compare & contrast their understanding to my usage. #
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11:46 pm
cybraryman1
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Have your students create their own math glossaries with their own visuals #
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11:47 pm
rushtheiceberg
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RT @
mthman
: If you want your students to talk the language of math, you have to lead the way! Use it, make fun of it, have fun with it! #
mathchat
11:47 pm
padgets
:
RT @
cybraryman1
: My Math Vocabulary sites:
http://bit.ly/byedYS
#
mathchat
11:47 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
cybraryman1
So get Ss to explain their thinking/approach/process from the beginning? #
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11:48 pm
millerblair
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@
padgets
Wherever possible I like to intro the term with a visual  this can be difficult with some things #
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11:48 pm
POWERORGmath
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RT @
cybraryman1
: My Math Vocabulary sites:
http://bit.ly/byedYS
#
mathchat
11:48 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
millerblair
For example, where are visuals challenging? #
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11:48 pm
padgets
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#
mathchat
I would think it would be hard to have metric in your country and the English system here, run into it many times in science
11:49 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
mthman
How consistent are you in your use of terminology? #
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11:49 pm
millerblair
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@
mthman
Got you. That's why I like the moments when they are searching for a word to describe a situationdrives need for a term #
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11:49 pm
POWERORGmath
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Absolutely!!!> RT @
cybraryman1
: Have your students create their own math glossaries with their own visuals #
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11:49 pm
cybraryman1
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@
ColinTGraham
Yes, you want to see how students solve problems #
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11:50 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
padgets
Technically, the 'English' system is metric... Imperial measurement is probably best term to use, US does its own thing... #
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11:50 pm
padgets
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@
millerblair
#
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That is why I have trouble, cannot do the stuff in my head :)
11:51 pm
padgets
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@
ColinTGraham
#
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yep and that drives me CRAZZZZYYYY! :)
11:52 pm
ColinTGraham
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At what age do you think it is valuable or realistic to ask children to explain process, as opposed to describe it? #
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11:52 pm
millerblair
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@
ColinTGraham
Abstract concepts  i.e. irrational numbers easy to provide examples & Venn Diagram, but irrationality itself? #
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11:52 pm
enlindsay
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@
rushtheiceberg
Amen! if you don't use the words how do you expect your students to use the words? #
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11:53 pm
enlindsay
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@
POWERORGmath
Yes. This works really well and really helps the ELL students #
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11:54 pm
padgets
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#
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I think as early as possible
11:55 pm
enlindsay
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@
padgets
I agree. #
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11:55 pm
millerblair
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@
ColinTGraham
I've taught in UK & Canada  well aware of terminology differences. I go w/ term predominant in that system #
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11:55 pm
mthman
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@
ColinTGraham
Sorry...custodian came in for a chat...I use the terminology whenever possible. #
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11:55 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
millerblair
So exemplification is ok, but concept is more difficult to display... Are there situations when visuals help concept? #
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11:56 pm
mthman
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Wow...my time is up...I need to pick up my 5 y/o...will catch what I can on my phone! #
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11:56 pm
cybraryman1
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@
ColinTGraham
MathSphere Maths Dictionary (UK) has trapezium Good point. Math Vocabulary sites:
http://bit.ly/byedYS
#
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11:56 pm
padgets
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#
mathchat
Is there a universal Math dictionary or like in science Latin is used?
11:56 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
millerblair
I prefer to go with conceptually correct terms... if properly defined... hohum! #
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11:57 pm
ColinTGraham
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@
mthman
Catch you later Ron! #
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11:58 pm
padgets
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RT @
cybraryman1
: MathSphere Maths Dictionary (UK) has trapezium Good point. Math Vocabulary sites:
http://bit.ly/byedYS
#
mathchat
11:58 pm
ColinTGraham
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There have been examples of workbooks/methods which ask children as young as 6 to 'explain' their answer. Can they? #
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11:59 pm
republicofmath
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About grade 5 @
ColinTGraham
What age is it valuable or realistic to ask children to explain process as opposed to describe it? #
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ColinTGraham
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@
republicofmath
So that's about 10/11 years old, Gary? #
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millerblair
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@
ColinTGraham
Examples of places where visuals are great  physical concepts/geometry, integers, patterns/sequence, proportions #
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padgets
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RT @
republicofmath
: About grade 5 #
mathchat
< agree :)
12:02 am
ColinTGraham
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@
millerblair
How do you link the terminology of a visual with a written example, eg tie geometry into algebra...? #
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12:03 am
ColinTGraham
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@
padgets
Some maths dictionaries are listed in the preparation page for tonight, Sharon! But US/UK terminology differs... #
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12:03 am
enlindsay
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@
ColinTGraham
My students are adding and subtracting integers and drawing two colored chips is helpful to understand the concept #
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12:04 am
dendari
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@
ColinTGraham
Thats a good question. How old is the child? ___ is the exact right age to ask him/her to explain #
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12:04 am
padgets
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@
ColinTGraham
#
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I missed them! must go back and read again thanks! :)
12:04 am
ColinTGraham
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In Japan, early years rotational symmetry is taught as being 180degree rotations, so an equilateral triangle has none #
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12:04 am
millerblair
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@
ColinTGraham
I ask my 13/14 yr olds (Gr. 8) to do a lot of explaining  they get better as the year goes on. #
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12:05 am
republicofmath
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That's my experience. @
ColinTGraham
So that's about 10/11 years old, Gary? #
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12:05 am
ColinTGraham
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@
enlindsay
Understanding, seeing, describing and explaining are all different levels cognitively... it's important to recognize #
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12:06 am
ColinTGraham
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@
millerblair
Explanation is 'required' (hoped for!) from age 11 upwards in the UK national curriculum #
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12:07 am
millerblair
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@
ColinTGraham
Can be tricky to link term to examplesdiagrams, pictures of problem, use of objects to represent variables/numbers #
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12:07 am
ColinTGraham
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So, if explaining and describing are seen as important parts of being mathematicians... where do we get definitions from? #
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12:07 am
suburbanlion
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@
ColinTGraham
it's not just US/UK differences. For example, "natural number" varies from textbook to textbook. #
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12:08 am
millerblair
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RT @
ColinTGraham
: Understanding, seeing, describing & explaining are all diff. levels cognitively... it's important to recognize #
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12:08 am
ColinTGraham
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@
millerblair
Online manipulatives can be very helpful if you get Ss to make their own #
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12:08 am
mthman
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What terminology do you use to teach rotations? Most students don't wear watches! #
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12:08 am
Chuck_Bell_
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Don't know a math teacher anywhere who couldn't use this! RT @
cybraryman1
: My Math Vocabulary sites:
http://bit.ly/byedYS
#
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12:08 am
ColinTGraham
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@
suburbanlion
But whose textbook, who edited, who decides the content of the texts? #
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12:09 am
ColinTGraham
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@
mthman
Oh Origami, if you want to find out how, check out my Skype presentation for TeachMeet Tennessee on Saturday! #
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12:09 am
millerblair
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@
ColinTGraham
Agree  I use a lot of manipulatives  physical & virtual in class  students also create #
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12:10 am
padgets
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#
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Well, I hate to run but have a grad paper to write, take care everyone, thanks for the chat, tweet you all next week :)
12:10 am
MathPerch
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RT @
mthman
: If you want your students to talk the language of math, you have to lead the way! Use it, make fun of it, have fun with it! #
mathchat
12:11 am
ColinTGraham
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@
suburbanlion
Yes, some people include zero as a natural number, others don't... what is a number? numbers vs numerals... ;) #
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12:11 am
millerblair
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@
mthman
Rotations  complete or partial turns  examples wheels on a bike/car #
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12:12 am
republicofmath
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Known 4 yr olds in UK explain why something is prism ; context is critical. @
ColinTGraham
@
millerblair
Explanation from age 11 #
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12:12 am
ColinTGraham
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OK, here's an "offthewall" as a colleague described it: Do you/should you teach the Greek alphabet and how to write it? #
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12:13 am
ColinTGraham
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@
republicofmath
Do you believe this is actually explanation or is it just highly observant description? #
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12:14 am
republicofmath
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LOL And in US how to pronounce it! @
ColinTGraham
Do you/should you teach Greek alphabet and how to write it? #
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12:14 am
ccampbel14
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Hello everyone on #
mathchat
. Sorry I am sooooo late!
12:14 am
millerblair
:
@
republicofmath
@
ColinTGraham
New curriculum in Wstn Canada has introduced explanation in earlier years  in context #
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12:15 am
ColinTGraham
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@
ccampbel14
Hi Cathy, glad you could join us! #
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12:16 am
ColinTGraham
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@
millerblair
UK expectation is that 11 year olds should be able to notice and describe patterns in words (eg Fibonacci numbers) #
mathchat
12:17 am
tperran
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#
mathchat
Hi everyone. Sorry I'm late! Hope you all ae havng a good week so far.
12:17 am
millerblair
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@
ColinTGraham
Teach Greek letters as required for functions, sequences/series, geometry & measurement in secondary not whole thing #
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12:17 am
ccampbel14
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Young children can memorize names of dinosaurs, Pokemon, etc. so I know they can learn math vocabulary! #
mathchat
12:17 am
republicofmath
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Good question. Have to reflect on it. @ ColinTGraham is this explanation or highly observant description? #
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12:17 am
ColinTGraham
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I think children as young as 4 or 5 can say/notice things like "add 3" or "double"... but not 'generalize to the nth term'... #
mathchat
12:17 am
cybraryman1
:
@
millerblair
My Math Manipulatives page:
http://bit.ly/dutc65
#
mathchat
12:19 am
ColinTGraham
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@
ccampbel14
Memorizing lists is not the same as being able to describe or define the object though... #
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12:19 am
ccampbel14
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@
suburbanlion
Didn't know that 'natural numbers' have different definitions! I understood it to be the counting numbers. #
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12:20 am
millerblair
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@
ColinTGraham
Earliest I can find in Wstn Canada curriculum guidelines is Gr. 4 (10 yrs)  explaining concept of 0 and 1 #
mathchat
12:20 am
ColinTGraham
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Let me throw out an example which came up recently... If I say "binomial" what do you immediately think of? #
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12:20 am
ccampbel14
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@
ColinTGraham
I haven't taught the Greek alphabet . Exposed students to pi, alpha, beta  ones I think they might see. #
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12:21 am
ccampbel14
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@
ColinTGraham
You are right. I do think, though, that they can learn the terminology with understanding. #
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12:21 am
millerblair
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@
cybraryman1
Thanks for sharing Math Manipulatives page. Here are my bookmarks
http://delicious.com/mr.b.miller/math
+interactive #
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12:21 am
ccampbel14
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@
ColinTGraham
Binomial to me is a polynomical with two terms. #
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12:22 am
ccampbel14
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In our Western Canadian curriculum we ask kids to explain right from kindergarten  can show it if they have trouble explaining #
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12:23 am
ColinTGraham
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Binomial to me conjures up the binomial theorem and rows of Pascal's triangle... #
mathchat
12:23 am
republicofmath
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LOL. Known elem teachers who have trouble with this. @
ColinTGraham
45 yr olds can say "add 3" or "double"but not generalize. #
mathchat
12:23 am
suburbanlion
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@
ccampbel14
main debate is whether or not to include 0. ie: number theorists like to start at 1, set theorists like to start at 0. #
mathchat
12:24 am
ccampbel14
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What about the word 'and' when you say numbers? I am a stickler for only using this where you see a decimal point. #
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12:24 am
ccampbel14
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@
suburbanlion
Don't really know what set & number theorists are. New idea for me! #
mathchat
12:24 am
ColinTGraham
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@
ccampbel14
Again, as I said earlier, describe and explain are not the same. I don't think kids of singledigit ages can explain #
mathchat
12:25 am
millerblair
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@
ColinTGraham
@
republicofmath
It's a very fine line  isn't explanation ability to use in context & describe appropriate observ.? #
mathchat
12:25 am
enlindsay
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@
ccampbel14
what a great thought! #
mathchat
12:26 am
ColinTGraham
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@
millerblair
To me, explain means "Say why... happens" or give the reason for "...." #
mathchat
12:26 am
ccampbel14
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@
ColinTGraham
I will have to think about it...I know kids can describe more easily but I need to rethink whether they explain.. #
mathchat
12:27 am
ColinTGraham
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So  some points to consider: explain/describe, define, show/tell, whose 'meaning'? #
mathchat
12:28 am
ColinTGraham
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In the final few minutes... any thoughts or comments about using 'correct' terminology? #
mathchat
12:28 am
cybraryman1
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RT @
ColinTGraham
: So  some points to consider: explain/describe, define, show/tell, whose 'meaning'? #
mathchat
12:28 am
republicofmath
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Probability distribution; binomial expansion: middle term hard. @
ColinTGraham
If I say binomial what do you immediately think of? #
mathchat
12:28 am
Sundayteatime
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@
ccampbel14
: What about the word 'and' when you ... #
mathchat
What do you mean here?
12:29 am
ColinTGraham
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@
republicofmath
Yes, given that I am basically a statistician... my thoughts too! #
mathchat
12:29 am
enlindsay
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@
ColinTGraham
I would agree but students do connect a pic or idea to dinasours and so on. They don't just memorize these words #
mathchat
12:29 am
suburbanlion
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Math terms are only valid within the context of the text that defines them. #
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12:29 am
ccampbel14
:
I like to provide correct terminology along with 'friendlier' terms but I do explect them to use correct terms over time. #
mathchat
12:29 am
davidwees
:
@
ColinTGraham
x+3 or 6x^2 + 6x for examples of binomials. #
mathchat
12:30 am
ccampbel14
:
@
Sundayteatime
Instead of saying 134  one hundred and thirtyfour it is one hundred thirtyfour. 1.3 would be 1 and three tenths #
mathchat
12:30 am
millerblair
:
@
ColinTGraham
Agree, but "saying what happens" is usually in a given context. Give reasons for, is observation of math usage #
mathchat
12:30 am
ColinTGraham
:
In US terminology... which personally I think is confusing. RT @
davidwees
: x+3 or 6x^2 + 6x for examples of binomials. #
mathchat
12:31 am
republicofmath
:
It's a big #
math
world. Try to communicate effectively. @
ColinTGraham
thoughts or comments about using correct terminology? #
mathchat
12:31 am
ccampbel14
:
I think using correct terminology helps students explain their thinking which demonstrates understanding. #
mathchat
12:31 am
ColinTGraham
:
OK, looks like we opened another can of worms today! We'll be back to visit this topic again on Monday! #
mathchat
12:31 am
millerblair
:
@
elenelsecchio
That is a good test. Appropriate application and extension to generalisable conditions. #
mathchat
12:31 am
Traveller698
:
RT @
ColinTGraham
: So  some points to consider: explain/describe, define, show/tell, whose 'meaning'? #
mathchat
12:32 am
ColinTGraham
:
Thanks for your contributions everyone. Please add new ideas for discussions to the Wiki:
http://bit.ly/aOhxOW
#
mathchat
12:32 am
enlindsay
:
You know students understand the words they hear when you hear them using them in their own sentences correctly. #
mathchat
12:33 am
ColinTGraham
:
Remember to follow @
mathchat
to keep uptodate with changes. #
mathchat
12:34 am
ColinTGraham
:
I will be giving a presentation to TeachMeet Tennessee on Saturday, using my experience with #
mathchat
12:34 am
ccampbel14
:
Thks every1 for #
mathchat
. Becoming increasingly challenging to participate now that I'm back at work. Will try again next week.
12:35 am
millerblair
:
@
ColinTGraham
Thanks for moderating & pushing discussion along. Thanks @
padgets
@
elenelsecchio
@
cybraryman1
@
republicofmath
for #
mathchat
12:35 am
ColinTGraham
:
The schedule is here:
http://tmtn.wikispaces.com/Schedule
if you want to join us virtually. If not, see you next time! #
mathchat
12:36 am
ColinTGraham
:
The archive will be online in about 30 minutes or so as usual. #
mathchat
12:36 am
padgets
:
#
mathchat
thanks for the kudos! :)
12:36 am
ccampbel14
:
@
ColinTGraham
Do you ever sleep?! #
mathchat
12:37 am
mikcooke
:
@
glenmacpherson
Did you follow #
mathchat
today? It was about the timing for the use of proper terminology in #
mathematics
12:39 am
ColinTGraham
:
@
ccampbel14
No, I'm a robot! I can decide my own schedule at the moment, so that helps, and I've always been a night owl! #
mathchat
12:40 am
elenelsecchio
:
@
millerblair
Thanks for the tweet although you should know: I don't often tweet about maths! I was gatecrashing the #
mathchat
12:42 am
ColinTGraham
:
@
elenelsecchio
Gatecrashers are always welcome! #
mathchat
is one big party ;P
12:43 am
millerblair
:
@
elenelsecchio
No worries. I don't like to tweet only about maths! Like any interest. convo.  on topic gatecrashers welcome in #
mathchat
12:48 am
elenelsecchio
:
@
millerblair
@
ColinTGraham
Ihihi will gatecrash again then :) Thanks for chat and sharing! #
mathchat
12:55 am
JillBromen
:
RT @
MrStephenWolfe
: I don't see a need to "wait on superman"  I see superheroes on here every day #
ELLchat
#
mathchat
#
lrnchat
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