Topic: Is groupwork or collaborative learning always possible in mathematics?
As it happened on Friday, 3rd December 00:00 - 01:00 GMT
12:13 am
ColinTGraham:
Hello everyone, no-one chatting yet? #mathchat
12:15 am
ColinTGraham:
Today's #mathchat topic is: Is groupwork or collaborative learning always possible in mathematics?
12:17 am
ColinTGraham:
Two questions here, I think: How often do we use groupwork in maths and does maths sometimes require individual work? #mathchat
12:18 am
suburbanlion:
Groupwork/collaborative learning can be a valuable experience, but sometimes in #math you need to work things out for yourself. #mathchat
12:19 am
ColinTGraham:
@suburbanlion Do you feel there are any areas where groupwork is not possible, Ryan? ie always has to be personal exploration #mathchat
12:22 am
suburbanlion:
@ColinTGraham I think arithmetic might be an example of where groupwork is not possible #mathchat
12:24 am
ColinTGraham:
@suburbanlion When you say that, do you mean the actual learning of basic number facts? I can see ways where groupwork cld be used #mathchat
12:25 am
suburbanlion:
@ColinTGraham can have groupwork relating arithmetic to real world problems, but carrying out calculation is an individual process #mathchat
12:26 am
davidwees:
@suburbanlion @ColinTGraham Disagree. Practicing? Students give each other feedback. Using? Students problem solve together. #mathchat
12:26 am
ColinTGraham:
@suburbanlion Groups could explore commutivity, associativity and distributivity though... #mathchat
12:27 am
republicofmath:
Why is that? Would have thought eminently possible @ColinTGraham arithmetic might be example of where groupwork is not possible #mathchat
12:28 am
republicofmath:
In my experience working things out for oneself is entirely compatible with collaborative group work #mathchat
12:28 am
suburbanlion:
@republicofmath I think that was me #mathchat
12:28 am
LizDk:
Group work can be used for any unit involving practice. Could also do discovery tasks in groups. #mathchat
12:29 am
ColinTGraham:
Yes, it was. Ryan was replying to me Gary! RT @suburbanlion: @republicofmath I think that was me #mathchat
12:29 am
republicofmath:
I'm in agreement with @davidwees. #mathchat Disagree. Practicing? Students give each other feedback. Using? Students problem solve together
12:29 am
NewFacMajority:
RT @republicofmath: In my experience working things out for oneself is entirely compatible with collaborative group work #mathchat
12:30 am
davidwees:
I think that any instructional strategy can be overused. Too much group work = too much dependence on peers. #mathchat
12:30 am
ColinTGraham:
To rephrase one of my initial two questions: Do we use enough groupwork in maths? #mathchat
12:31 am
LizDk:
Google spreadsheets etc makes it easier for collab. tasks eg trig graphs get cosx from 0-360 at 10 deg intervals then plot graph #mathchat
12:31 am
republicofmath:
@davidwees But mix groups and partners up randomly and often. #mathchat
12:31 am
davidwees:
Is group possible for every unit? Probably. Should it be used exclusively? Don't think so. #mathchat
12:32 am
republicofmath:
I use group work all the time. Why? math is, IMO, a collaborative activity. We are not Pyhagoreans any more. #mathchat
12:32 am
davidwees:
The greatest discoveries in mathematics have generally come from individual mathematicians with peer sharing networks. #mathchat
12:32 am
ColinTGraham:
Maybe it would be better to ask: are there areas of mathematics teaching which almost demand group work or collaboration? #mathchat
12:33 am
republicofmath:
Yes, always use group work, IMO. It stimulates higher level thought through communication. #mathchat
12:34 am
FlammableGoose:
RT @republicofmath: I use group work all the time. Why? math is, IMO, a collaborative activity. We are not Pyhagoreans any more. #mathchat
12:34 am
republicofmath:
@davidwees Not so much nowadays, with- gasp! -widespread use of social media. Witness, e,g Terry Tao, Tim Gowers. #mathchat
12:35 am
davidwees:
Problem solving, especially the formulation of the problem, almost requires peer collaboration to be successful. #mathchat
12:35 am
LizDk:
Do people assess group work - i.e. score a group's task, or assess student behaviour/participation in grp work? #mathchat
12:35 am
jonhusband:
RT @davidwees: The greatest discoveries in mathematics have generally come from individual mathematicians with peer sharing networks. #mathchat
12:36 am
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I like collaboration for portions of my math lessons but I require that Ss initially work on a prob alone2improve perseverance.
12:37 am
davidwees:
@republicofmath Reading about Polymath was awesome. That's definitely a good example of peer collaboration. #mathchat
12:37 am
ColinTGraham:
@LizDk I don't see why group work couldn't be assessed, ability to work in a team is important. Why is assessment an issue,though? #mathchat
12:37 am
cybraryman1:
I did group work with a math teacher for a Stock Market Game and it was great http://bit.ly/5fd4kv#mathchat
12:37 am
suburbanlion:
@davidwees I agree collaboration is important for problem solving, but "calculating" seems to be more of an individual process #mathchat
12:37 am
bmcguinness:
Dan Meyers on Maths teachers: "I sell a product to people who don't want it but are required by law to buy it" #mathchat
12:37 am
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I usually require 10min of indep prob solving (after all understand the prob) then open it up to collaboration.
12:38 am
republicofmath:
Einstein: "If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be called research" Inquiry math, only sort worth doing, needs collaboration #mathchat
12:38 am
ColinTGraham:
@MmeVeilleux Do you see the groupwork as a follow-up to individual exploration, then? #mathchat
12:39 am
MmeVeilleux:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat I allow collaboration right away sometimes but prefer to require indep work first.
12:39 am
davidwees:
@LizDk When we do group work, I assess formatively & ability of students to work cohesively but not math skills themselves. #mathchat
12:39 am
republicofmath:
Says more about Dan Meyers attitude to math than anything else. @bmcguinness Dan Meyers on Maths teachers #mathchat
12:39 am
ColinTGraham:
@suburbanlion Personally, I'd leave calculations to machines... but why not encourage groups to explore efficient calculn methods? #mathchat
12:39 am
MmeVeilleux:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat I like group work when Ss are sharing their solution methods and comparing strategies.
12:39 am
ClassroomAmeric:
#mathchat Some of my college math students have done almost no homework all semester, and it could cost them passing grades.
12:40 am
republicofmath:
I choose students randomly and let them sort out how to work. They usually do @davidwees#mathchat
12:40 am
davidwees:
@suburbanlion True, but if you buy Conrad Wolfram's argument, most math calculation should be done with a computer anyway. #mathchat
12:40 am
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I must admit that for report card purposes, I do assessments in indiv settings b/c I want to know skills of each child.
12:40 am
ColinTGraham:
@bmcguinness I would add: "required to make and sell..." many teachers are unhappy with the 'product' #mathchat
12:41 am
republicofmath:
I agree. @ColinTGraham OR @suburbanlion ?? Personally, I'd leave calculations to machines...#mathchat
12:42 am
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat When I can see patterns of need in class, I then form non-permanent groups so I can re-teach or extend w/challenges.
12:42 am
ColinTGraham:
@ClassroomAmeric Is it because they haven't submitted and submission is required? If so, it says more about 'vested interests'... #mathchat
12:43 am
LizDk:
@ColinTGraham just wondering if we should value ability to work in a team and hence give students credit for collaborative skills #mathchat
12:43 am
republicofmath:
For assessment I get students to write blogs. Can ask audience, phone a friend. I want to see learning. @MmeVeilleux #mathchat
12:43 am
TechnologyToday:
RT @cybraryman1 I did group work with a math teacher for a Stock Market Game & it was greathttp://bit.ly/5fd4kv #mathchat ..gr8 collection!
12:43 am
ColinTGraham:
@MmeVeilleux It's important to be able to assess individual students' abilities. I don't think anyone would disagree, Ingrid. #mathchat
12:44 am
davidwees:
I've experimented with every pedagogical technique I've encountered in my math class. Has helped me grow professionally. #mathchat
12:44 am
ColinTGraham:
@LizDk The ability to work in a team may not be 'officially assessed' but it gives you something positive to write on reports... #mathchat
12:44 am
republicofmath:
I would say give students credit for what they do, write, and explain. But they can do it collaboratively. @LizDk #mathchat
12:45 am
LizDk:
@republicofmath @MmeVeilleux re blogs - nice idea. Self-assessment and Peer assessment via blogs? #mathchat
12:45 am
dweksler:
If students use e-portfolio/math journal will this allow for individual understanding that is reviewable during group work? #mathchat
12:46 am
Mollybmom:
RT @davidwees: The greatest discoveries in mathematics have generally come from individual mathematicians with peer sharing networks. #mathchat
12:46 am
republicofmath:
What, exactly, is to be gained by having students work individually? #mathchat (140 characters or less!!)
12:46 am
busynessgirl:
#mathchat We use a lot of partner learning and play-based learning whenever I have the time to build new games.
12:47 am
ccampbel14:
@LizDk We are not allowed to assess participation. #mathchat
12:47 am
ColinTGraham:
Ability to communicate findings is explicitly stated in the UK national curriculum. Too often it's communication w/ teacher only. #mathchat
12:47 am
cybraryman1:
My Cooperative Learning page: http://bit.ly/4kjU3S #mathchat
12:47 am
Mollybmom:
@davidwees Speaking 2 the necessity of collaboration & communication w/in mathematics! #mathchat
12:47 am
ColinTGraham:
That doesn't mean that you can't/don't though, Cathy! RT @ccampbel14: @LizDk We are not allowed to assess participation. #mathchat
12:48 am
MmeVeilleux:
@republicofmath #mathchat If you want silence (maybe tchr has headache?), indep work is the way to go. (tongue in cheek)
12:48 am
republicofmath:
I conduct Calc 3 and diff equations classes so students work collaboratively. They wouldn't have it any other way. #mathchat
12:48 am
ccampbel14:
@MmeVeilleux Quite often I ask kids 2 work quietly & independently 1st 2 allow think time & then partner/group work as they choose #mathchat
12:49 am
ColinTGraham:
What do you see as being the ideal group size or method of forming groups? @republicofmath said he uses random methods... #mathchat
12:49 am
ccampbel14:
@ColinTGraham How do you assess participation? If it isn't in our curriculum we are not 'allowed'. It is good feedback, though. #mathchat
12:49 am
cybraryman1:
RT @busynessgirl: #mathchat We use a lot of partner learning and play-based learning whenever I have the time to build new games.
12:49 am
republicofmath:
@MmeVeilleux My classes are VERY noisy. But productively noisy. People ARE noisy. #mathchat(take Ibuprofen or similar?)
12:50 am
MmeVeilleux:
RT @ccampbel14: @MmeVeilleux Quite often I ask kids 2 work quietly & independently 1st 2 allow think time & then partner/group work as they choose #mathchat
12:50 am
ColinTGraham:
@busynessgirl Is your partner learning pair work, then? If so, is it always the same pairings? #mathchat
12:50 am
LizDk:
@ColinTGraham @republicofmath Number in group: I think 3, max 4. Otherwise it is hard to have all students engaged. #mathchat
12:51 am
MmeVeilleux:
@republicofmath LOL! Noisy can be great when it's productively noisy. #mathchat
12:51 am
republicofmath:
Who cares about assessing collaboration? Assess learning. Collaboration generally enhances learning. #mathchat
12:51 am
ccampbel14:
It's interesting bcs we construct math understanding individually but we benefit from working with others. Helps refine thinking. #mathchat
12:51 am
busynessgirl:
I've got some rubrics for assessing blogs and other digital work at http://bit.ly/mathet #mathchat
12:52 am
suburbanlion:
I, for one, liked working individually over groups in school. When put in groups, it felt like I did most of the work anyway. #mathchat
12:52 am
republicofmath:
@CoilnTGraham No not random sizes. Generally pairs, though pairs also collaborate with other pairs. students walk around. #mathchat
12:52 am
ColinTGraham:
@ccampbel14 Quantity of input, helping direct work, focusing skills, ability to summarize findings, quality of questioning.... #mathchat
12:52 am
MmeVeilleux:
@busynessgirl Thanks for sharing your rubrics. That is generous of you. #mathchat
12:53 am
republicofmath:
I'm not convinced that's entirely true @ccampbel14 It's interesting bcs we construct math understanding individually #mathchat
12:53 am
ColinTGraham:
@suburbanlion Because you wanted to or because the other members let you? Social/interactive skills also need to be developed... #mathchat
12:53 am
ccampbel14:
Think we need to respect learners preferences & provide experiences both individually & in groups. Important to be able to do both #mathchat
12:53 am
republicofmath:
The only sort I tolerate @MmeVeilleux LOL! Noisy can be great when it's productively noisy. #mathchat
12:54 am
busynessgirl:
Partner work is mostly board work (boards on 3 classroom walls), partners change every 2 problems. All participate at once. #mathchat
12:54 am
mathattck:
@suburbanlion Did you learn to do math by yourself, or did you talk it over or share with anyone? #mathchat
12:55 am
ColinTGraham:
Sugata Mitra suggested that groups of four were critical in his 1 computer/group discussions at #ukief10 on Monday #mathchat
12:55 am
mathhombre:
I assess communication on a 4-C scale: Clear, Coherent, Complete, Consolidated. Based on NCTM comm process. #mathchat Add Content sometimes
12:55 am
ccampbel14:
@mathattck @suburbanlion I think some students learn by themselves. Others require conversation with others to really 'get' it. #mathchat
12:55 am
republicofmath:
Wish I'd been in your group! @suburbanlion When put in groups felt like I did most of work. #mathchat
12:55 am
wainbrave:
RT @republicofmath: Who cares about assessing collaboration? Assess learning. Collaboration generally enhances learning. #mathchat but how?
12:55 am
suburbanlion:
@mathattck yes, I learned to do math by myself, so groupwork turned into me explaining it to others #mathchat
12:55 am
bpgannon:
Collaboration is a global skill. Kids learn math as well as group skills. Prepare kids for real world #mathchat
12:56 am
padgets:
#mathchat I supoose I missed it AGAIN!!! :(
12:56 am
aajizattari:
RT @suburbanlion: @davidwees I agree collaboration is important for problem solving, but "calculating" seems to be more of an individual process #mathchat
12:56 am
ColinTGraham:
We're digressing slightly by talking about assessing. Unless the suggestion is that if it's not being assessed don't do it... #mathchat
12:56 am
aajizattari:
RT @suburbanlion: I, for one, liked working individually over groups in school. When put in groups, it felt like I did most of the work anyway. #mathchat
12:56 am
suburbanlion:
@ColinTGraham it certainly helped me to develop skills I would later need as a teacher #mathchat
12:57 am
republicofmath:
Ability to communicate math is a vital skill. Collaboration encourages that in practice. #mathchat
12:57 am
ColinTGraham:
@padgets we started late, Sharon, so there's another 10 minutes or so! #mathchat
12:57 am
mathhombre:
Learn by yourself = able to have the conversation in your head? #mathchat
12:57 am
znmeb:
RT @republicofmath: Ability to communicate math is a vital skill. Collaboration encourages that in practice. #mathchat
12:57 am
ccampbel14:
Many teachers are concerned that if students do too much group work that they won't be able to do math on their own. #mathchat
12:57 am
MmeVeilleux:
@wainbrave @republicofmath Collaboration (aka group processing) are essential to deep learning. #mathchat
12:58 am
republicofmath:
@suburbanlion Yes, "calculating" seems to be a solitary activity. Hard to calculate together. Not like dancing. #mathchat
12:58 am
bpgannon:
@suburbanlion or how to handle people who expect you to do all the work #mathchat
12:58 am
ColinTGraham:
Where is the feedback or questioning/interruption? RT @mathhombre: Learn by yourself = able to have the conversation in your head? #mathchat
12:58 am
MmeVeilleux:
@wainbrave @republicofmath I very much subscribe to Vygotsky's view that learning is socially constructed. Indiv lrng is more ltd. #mathchat
12:59 am
ColinTGraham:
@MmeVeilleux I am very much a Vygotskian too, more so than Piaget! #mathchat
12:59 am
republicofmath:
My experience is opposite. @ccampbel14 teachers concerned if students do too much group work won't be able to do math on own #mathchat
12:59 am
busynessgirl:
While we construct math in our heads individually,partner work fills in gaps through individual attention and out loud discussion. #mathchat
12:59 am
DahlD:
RT @busynessgirl: While we construct math in our heads individually,partner work fills in gaps through individual attention and out loud discussion. #mathchat
12:59 am
ccampbel14:
How do you decide when to use group work? What concepts? #mathchat
12:59 am
AcctgWarrior:
RT @republicofmath: Who cares about assessing collaboration? Assess learning. Collaboration generally enhances learning. #mathchat
1:00 am
suburbanlion:
So that's what I've been missing! RT @bpgannon or how to handle people who expect you to do all the work #mathchat
1:00 am
republicofmath:
Great, cause he was right! @MmeVeilleux I very much subscribe to Vygotsky's view that learning is socially constructed. #mathchat
1:00 am
MmeVeilleux:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat I love reading articles on the current generation of Vygotskians.
1:00 am
padgets:
#mathchat I like a mix of group and individual work, like mixing it up
1:00 am
DahlD:
I usually teach whole class, then practice as groups, then work individually. #mathchat
1:00 am
republicofmath:
Everything! @ccampbel14 How do you decide when to use group work? What concepts? #mathchat
1:01 am
mathhombre:
Yeah Vygotsky. Regardless, communication helps us organize and consolidate. Even the rare independent math'n eventually comm.s. #mathchat
1:01 am
MmeVeilleux:
@ccampbel14 #mathchat Do you use the Math Makes Sense textbook? The Explore questions are great esp for groups.
1:01 am
busynessgirl:
There is one more very important thing to consider here. Students like math a lot better when they are active participants. #mathchat
1:02 am
MmeVeilleux:
@DahlD #mathchat Do you usually present a solution method in the whole class part (intro) or do you present a problem 2B solved?
1:02 am
padgets:
#mathchat with 9th graders who are more social, I actually get more out of them if I go by 2's, no more if more off task
1:03 am
MmeVeilleux:
RT @padgets: #mathchat with 9th graders who are more social, I actually get more out of them if I go by 2's, no more if more off task
1:03 am
DahlD:
@MmeVeilleux Whole class I demonstrate how to solve the problems. #mathchat
1:03 am
ColinTGraham:
@busynessgirl I think that is more about ownership of the problem, which is what @ddmeyer is trying with #WCYDWT #mathchat
1:03 am
MmeVeilleux:
@padgets #mathchat I agree that pairs require high accountability.
1:03 am
republicofmath:
My experience @busynessgirl one very important thing to consider. Students like math lot better when they r active participants. #mathchat
1:03 am
DahlD:
Using examples, then give them their own to solve in groups. #mathchat
1:04 am
republicofmath:
Me too. @DahlD @MmeVeilleux Whole class I demonstrate how to solve the problems. #mathchat
1:04 am
dweksler:
#mathchat I think ACTIVE participation in ANY kind of math class is key
1:04 am
DahlD:
Our district started Everyday Math this year. Lots of group work. #mathchat
1:04 am
padgets:
#mathchat fortunate I have a promeathean board, now everybody wants to show there work, before it was a chalkboard, no volunteers ummm
1:04 am
DahlD:
RT @dweksler: #mathchat I think ACTIVE participation in ANY kind of math class is key
1:05 am
ColinTGraham:
In the last 5 minutes or so, let me ask again: Do you think we use group work enough in our mathematics teaching? #mathchat
1:05 am
MmeVeilleux:
@DahlD #mathchat Have you considered hiding the solution method from them to see if they can figure it out? Wd they Bfrustrated?
1:05 am
padgets:
#mathchat my team math person seems to like group work more than single
1:05 am
ColinTGraham:
@padgets Interactive whiteboards are only helpful if the students get to interact with them, though! Not all teachers are like you #mathchat
1:06 am
DahlD:
@MmeVeilleux I do that sometimes, I tell them it was Einsteins method. ;) #mathchat
1:06 am
republicofmath:
I know I do cause that's all I do @ColinTGraham Do you think we use group work enough in our mathematics teaching? #mathchat
1:06 am
MmeVeilleux:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat To sum up, I think groupwork is great if we R exploring different ways to solve 1 problem & sharing strategies.
1:06 am
ccampbel14:
@MmeVeilleux In AB we use Math Makes Sense and Math Focus. I'll have a closer look @ explore questions. #mathchat
1:06 am
padgets:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat awww thansk for the kind words, I know I am very lucky :)
1:06 am
ccampbel14:
@republicofmath I use lots of class discussions and lots of think-pair-share types of things but not always groups per se. #mathchat
1:06 am
ccampbel14:
agree that ACTIVE participation is key. Anyone else see students who don't want to think or get involved? #mathchat
1:06 am
MmeVeilleux:
@DahlD #mathchat I like that - Einstein's method. I will have to remember that!
1:06 am
DahlD:
@ColinTGraham I didn't use groups enough before, but I do now. #mathchat
1:07 am
DahlD:
@ccampbel14 YES! #mathchat
1:07 am
dweksler:
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. A. Einstein #mathchat
1:07 am
republicofmath:
How many of you get students to do math standing up and talking? #mathchat
1:07 am
DahlD:
RT @dweksler: Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. A. Einstein #mathchat
1:07 am
MmeVeilleux:
RT @padgets: #mathchat fortunate I have a promeathean board, now everybody wants to show there work, before it was a chalkboard, no volunteers ummm
1:08 am
MmeVeilleux:
@padgets #mathchat That is really interesting that the IWB promotes the sharing of diverse solution methods.
1:08 am
ccampbel14:
Think many teachers use group work more now than ever. When I was a student we sat in rows & copied the teacher, no talking. #mathchat
1:08 am
ColinTGraham:
I'd like to bring in some of the questions on the Project Euler site, for example, and let Ss form groups of four & get on with it #mathchat
1:08 am
ccampbel14:
@republicofmath I am beginning to believe that this is the way to go - IWBs, whiteboards around the room. #mathchat
1:08 am
jmcconville1000:
@republicofmath Great question - how about a math playground? Measurement with digital cameras anyone? #mathchat
1:09 am
padgets:
@MmeVeilleux #mathchat I know, I think it might be the choices it gives to display work, with the slate my Sped and ELL kids get involved
1:09 am
MmeVeilleux:
@republicofmath @DahlD When you demo solution methods, do you demo multiple or one single method? #mathchat Also, yr method or Ss'?
1:09 am
DahlD:
@MmeVeilleux I teach multiple methods and let them decide what works best for them. #mathchat
1:10 am
MmeVeilleux:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat What is the Project Euler site?
1:10 am
republicofmath:
A great idea! @jmcconville1000 how about a math playground? #mathchat
1:10 am
MmeVeilleux:
@DahlD #mathchat That sounds great. Me too.
1:11 am
DahlD:
@MmeVeilleux It makes parents more comfortable too! #mathchat
1:11 am
ccampbel14:
@DahlD @MmeVeilleux I try 2 let them solve problems in different ways & then use what I see 2 add other options 2 solve problems. #mathchat
1:11 am
ColinTGraham:
@MmeVeilleux Project Euler is a series of questions of increasing difficulty that require some programming... #mathchat
1:11 am
DahlD:
@ccampbel14 Great idea. #mathchat
1:11 am
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat is the best weekly ed chat around!! Thanks everyone! I always learn so much here.
1:11 am
ccampbel14:
One of my colleagues has lost himself in Project Euler :-) #mathchat
1:12 am
padgets:
RT @padgets: #mathchat I just found Xtranormal anyone using this?
1:12 am
dweksler:
Community Math center in South Bend, Indiana -an be counted.#mathchat
1:12 am
ColinTGraham:
The link to Project Euler is on one of the #mathchat resource pages: http://bit.ly/cZopfH
1:12 am
dweksler:
Community Math Center - South Bend, Indiana - http://bit.ly/bF1QpK #mathchat
1:12 am
jmcconville1000:
@padgets met with a middle school teacher today who is using Xtranormal by having students explain a math concept #mathchat
1:12 am
republicofmath:
@MmeVeilleux I do what ever it takes to get them going. Then I see what they are doing, and re-think. Math is messy. #mathchat
1:13 am
ColinTGraham:
OK, thanks everyone. That's it for this session. Thanks for your participation. This is now the new time, by popular demand! #mathchat
1:13 am
republicofmath:
I feel math teaching should be more like a market place of ideas and conversations. #mathchat
1:13 am
padgets:
@jmcconville1000 #mathchat very cool!!! just found it myself and am thinking of using it in my science class, what did they think of it?
1:14 am
ColinTGraham:
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1:14 am
DahlD:
@ColinTGraham Thank you! #mathchat
1:14 am
ccampbel14:
@ColinTGraham When did you start today? I joined let as I was hosting my very 1st webinar. #mathchat
1:14 am
ccampbel14:
@padgets I have seen several teachers begin using this. Quite fun! #mathchat
1:15 am
ColinTGraham:
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1:16 am
ccampbel14:
@ColinTGraham Can you tell me what CPD means? #mathchat
1:16 am
MmeVeilleux:
@republicofmath I had to 'favorite' your math is messy comment. #mathchat
1:16 am
brokenairplane:
@republicofmath Here here! In fact my blog post yesterday and tom are all about programming to free stds for more creative math #mathchat
1:16 am
ColinTGraham:
@ccampbel14 New official start time is midnight Thur/Fri GMT. #mathchat
1:16 am
dweksler:
continuing professional development (CPD) - my guess #mathchat
1:17 am
ColinTGraham:
@ccampbel14 CPD is Continuing Professional Development, in this context #mathchat
1:17 am
ccampbel14:
@ColinTGraham Thanks! I think the time will work better for me. Super late for you, though. #mathchat
1:17 am
jmcconville1000:
@padgets The student feedback was excellent - ould act as third-party viewers for videos to save face if the math part was wrong #mathchat
1:17 am
ColinTGraham:
@ccampbel14 It's halfway between old time and BST! #mathchat
1:19 am
padgets:
@jmcconville1000 #mathchat good to hear, in doing a test run it seems easy to set up, I also found ToonDo