Topic (follow-up to Friday, 28th January 2011):
Why do we need to teach mathematics to under 16s?
As it happened on Monday, 31st January 2011, 20:30 - 22:00 GMT
8:32 pm
ColinTGraham:
Hello and welcome to today's #mathchat. If it's your first time, a special welcome. Don't forget to use the hashtag---> #mathchat
8:33 pm
ColinTGraham:
Today's topic is: "Why do we need to teach mathematics to under 16s?" That is serious question! Mathematics vs functional numeracy #mathchat
8:33 pm
MmeVeilleux:
RT @ColinTGraham: Today's topic is: "Why do we need to teach mathematics to under 16s?" That is serious question! Mathematics vs functional numeracy #mathchat
8:35 pm
ColinTGraham:
So, what do you see as the benefits or drawbacks of teaching mathematics, rather than number skills, to under 16s? #mathchat
8:35 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I usually love the math chat topics but I am having trouble with this one. Is this equivalent to Why Teach Reading?
8:36 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat Could you pls define mathematics vs number skills for me. Thx
8:36 pm
ColinTGraham:
@MmeVeilleux Some people last week had similar problems, Ingrid! #mathchat
8:37 pm
dweksler:
skills, numeracy, mathematics - intersecting sets or possibly some are subsets of others? #mathchat
8:37 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat is beginning now w/excellent facilitation and thought-provoking questions.
8:37 pm
Sundayteatime:
Well some learners need more time mastering number skills before they are exposed to the broader curriculum. #mathchat
8:37 pm
chris_1974:
are we talking why teach maths to all under 16's, or any under 16's. Those moving on to more maths need strong grounding #mathchat
8:38 pm
ColinTGraham:
Simplistic definition is mathematics = algebra, geometry, concepts, proofs... number skills=data handling, arithmetic, estimating #mathchat
8:39 pm
ColinTGraham:
@chris_1974 Those moving on can be found through appropriate curricular design, maybe...? Keep concepts etc for high school? #mathchat
8:40 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat @ColinTGraham TY for this clarification. The Q makes much more sense 2me now.
8:40 pm
Sundayteatime:
#mathchat would it stop the what's the point of algebra questions from weak students?
8:40 pm
chris_1974:
geometry and proof lead to problem solving skills that are useful in more than just maths. #mathchat
8:41 pm
ColinTGraham:
@Sundayteatime Do you feel the broader curriculum is too broad though? Would Ss benefit from more work on data handling, for exmp #mathchat
8:42 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat Early streaming seems mean-spirited to me. The math club need notB so exclusive. Math for the masses!
8:42 pm
chris_1974:
data handling is number, but algebra is maths. How do you get to higher level stats (e.g. spearman) w/out algebra? #mathchat
8:42 pm
suburbanlion:
Perhaps an interesting point of discussion might be "neuroplasticity". Build mathematical connections early & then reinforce them. #mathchat
8:43 pm
ColinTGraham:
@chris_1974 Do Ss need to be able to understand the algebra from stats and probability to be able to apply though? #mathchat
8:43 pm
MmeVeilleux:
RT @suburbanlion: Perhaps an interesting point of discussion might be "neuroplasticity". Build mathematical connections early & then reinforce them. #mathchat
8:44 pm
ColinTGraham:
@suburbanlion So expose Ss to a "this is what happens" and leave the "why" to a later stage in cognitive development? #mathchat
8:44 pm
chris_1974:
@ColinTGraham it creates a shortcut. Even on a formula sheet it would take ages to show how w/out algebra. #mathchat
8:45 pm
chris_1974:
@ColinTGraham Why leave the why? its the best bit of the question... #mathchat
8:45 pm
Sundayteatime:
@ColinTGraham I do think there's a lot in there and definitely some bits I would cut. Trial and improvement for instance #mathchat
8:47 pm
ColinTGraham:
@chris_1974 yes, the "why" is probably the fundamental question of mathematics... can it be taught without unnecessary baggage? #mathchat
8:48 pm
ColinTGraham:
@Sundayteatime Do you see trial and improvement as too fuzzy or too sciency or what? #mathchat
8:49 pm
icecolbeveridge:
@Sundayteatime @ColinTGraham The _idea_ of T&I is really important. Doing it by hand is barbaric. #mathchat
8:49 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat As a non-expert tchg elem math, I think that algebra & geometry (& sometimes measurement) R the most fun/exciting 2teach.
8:50 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat Algebra & geometry R instrinsically rewarding to learn IMO.
8:50 pm
Sundayteatime:
RT @ColinTGraham: @Sundayteatime Do you see trial and improvement as too fuzzy or too sciency or what? #mathchat
8:50 pm
ColinTGraham:
@MmeVeilleux What happens if there is no streaming and Ss get "left behind" or are not challenged enough? #mathchat
8:51 pm
Sundayteatime:
@ColinTGraham too fuzzy I think. Sorry it just irritates me everytime I teach it. Too hoop jumpy. #mathchat.
8:51 pm
suburbanlion:
@ColinTGraham don't think the "why" should be neglected, but using a "lets do this & see what happens" approach sounds kind of fun #mathchat
8:51 pm
bucharesttutor:
Informing students why Math is connected to most of their career option will also help them learning Math #mathchat
8:51 pm
ColinTGraham:
@icecolbeveridge the questions arise "what is being tried and improved?" and "why is this approach important?" #mathchat
8:51 pm
dweksler:
Is it especially important to show young Ss that math is interesting, beautiful, out there to be discovered? #mathchat
8:52 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat @ColinTGraham The differentiation challenge is constant in all subjects not just math. I have strategies 2address dif levels eg.
8:53 pm
Sundayteatime:
#mathchat functional maths has gone down really well with my learners this year they are 16+ though.
8:53 pm
ColinTGraham:
@bucharesttutor Hi Vijay, glad you could join us! Mathematics is not always going to be important for many, numeracy will be. #mathchat
8:53 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I will allow clever Gr2s work in base2, w/integers or the order of operations to add extra challenge. KenKen is a fun extension2.
8:53 pm
suburbanlion:
Yes! RT @dweksler Is it especially important to show young Ss that math is interesting, beautiful, out there to be discovered? #mathchat
8:54 pm
ChrisMartinE1:
#mathchat All math should be functional-although the definition of functionality is very broad
8:54 pm
MmeVeilleux:
RT @suburbanlion: Yes! RT @dweksler Is it especially important to show young Ss that math is interesting, beautiful, out there to be discovered? #mathchat
8:54 pm
icecolbeveridge:
@ColinTGraham Homing in on a solution by making progressively better guesses (IMO) is how we solve many (most?) real-life problems #mathchat
8:55 pm
ColinTGraham:
@ChrisMartinE1 @Sundayteatime How much do you feel the functionality is related to perceptions of relevance? #mathchat
8:55 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat W/my (young) Ss, we work on learning about = not as a 'go' button but in terms of balancing both sides of the equation.
8:57 pm
g4r37h:
Great way to engage young learners: put maths in a context that actually interests them like thishttp://bit.ly/etWhNK #mathchat
8:57 pm
ChrisMartinE1:
#mathchat Functionality need not be 'relevant' nor even connected to real life. More of a broad investigative way of thinking.
8:58 pm
Sundayteatime:
@ColinTGraham very closely related in our board. They are more motivated when it's relevant too #mathchat
8:58 pm
bucharesttutor:
@ColinTGraham numeracy along with analytical skills best assets known to man #mathchat
8:59 pm
ColinTGraham:
@g4r37h It's not really a question of the motivation, Gareth, but more whether the curricular content itself is age-appropriate #mathchat
9:00 pm
ColinTGraham:
So, what mathematical approaches or techniques do you think the 'average' under 16 should be exposed to? #mathchat
9:00 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat @bucharesttutor I think that empathy and survival skills (encompassing analytical) might be even more important broadly speaking.
9:01 pm
bucharesttutor:
@Sundayteatime agreed, like my9th grade student asked me today how can equations ever be useful to us in our latter life? #mathchat
9:01 pm
suburbanlion:
@ColinTGraham Is it really about whether the curriculum is age-appropriate? Seems more a question of developmental-appropriateness #mathchat
9:01 pm
ColinTGraham:
Personally, I'd like to see a lot more time given to communication of findings and discussion of results/methods #mathchat
9:03 pm
ColinTGraham:
@suburbanlion The two may be (probably are) linked for most Ss. Schools tend to work on age-grouping rather than developmental #mathchat
9:03 pm
bucharesttutor:
@ColinTGraham practical applications such as Trigonometry, number systems, game theory, probability must be given priority #mathchat
9:04 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat The problem with considering the 'average' child under 16 is that we are lumping kids into categories & assuming we are right.
9:06 pm
ColinTGraham:
@MmeVeilleux This is one of the points that Sir Ken Robinson made in his talk to the RSA #mathchat
9:06 pm
dweksler:
Not sure the average child under 16 exists nor should we be looking for her ;-) #mathchat
9:08 pm
ColinTGraham:
@dweksler We may not as individuals, David, but most educational systems do work around "expectations for students at age X" #mathchat
9:08 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat I haven't heard that KR talk but I was indifferent 2math until I had a gr8 math prof at univ.
9:09 pm
suburbanlion:
@ColinTGraham Maybe its time to let age-grouping go. Some Ss learn faster than others. Why not let them go at their own pace? #mathchat
9:09 pm
ColinTGraham:
Some of us argued that under 16s should not be taught any subjects, as such, when we first discussed this on Thurs/Fri last week #mathchat
9:10 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat Now I regret that I did not appreci8 math earlier in life.
9:11 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@suburbanlion #mathchat Research shows that high ability Ss can thrive when streamed but low Ss cannot leave 'low' group if streamed.
9:11 pm
dweksler:
Math portfolios for Ss to look at development over time. Certainly all Ss won't be at the same level, seeing improvement is vital #mathchat
9:11 pm
Sundayteatime:
@ColinTGraham interesting theory. No ideas how it would work. #mathchat
9:11 pm
ColinTGraham:
@suburbanlion Having a completely differentiated curriculum would require a lot of planning and admin/support from/for the teacher #mathchat
9:11 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@suburbanlion #mathchat Conversely, low Ss can leave low group (move up) when in heterogeneous groups. It's a social justice issue IMO.
9:11 pm
bucharesttutor:
@MmeVeilleux #mathchat survival in Math surely rules but guess this is only for the lion heart who believe in honing their skills.
9:12 pm
MmeVeilleux:
RT @dweksler: Math portfolios for Ss to look at development over time. Certainly all Ss won't be at the same level, seeing improvement is vital #mathchat
9:12 pm
suburbanlion:
@MmeVeilleux Interesting. You think that's due to a lack of scaffolding in "low group"? #mathchat
9:12 pm
ColinTGraham:
@Sundayteatime Well, the IB goes some way towards integration of subjects. Portfolios and 'can-do' statements would be my choice #mathchat
9:13 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@dweksler #mathchat I like the idea of math portfolios that show growth over time vs just showing knowledge (static).
9:13 pm
ColinTGraham:
@bucharesttutor We also have to remember that most of us on #mathchat are involved mathematics in some form or other, not just numbers
9:14 pm
mattemagnus:
@ColinTGraham Explain, sounds interesting. #mathchat
9:14 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat Yes, a lack of scaffolding from peers who think differently & self-esteem & self-labelling issues. @suburbanlion
9:15 pm
Sundayteatime:
@ColinTGraham Mmm sounds intriguing. Would most students opt out of maths in that case though? #mathchat
9:15 pm
dweksler:
@MmeVeilleux "Math is a civil right" - Robert Moses - http://algebra.org #mathchat
9:15 pm
ColinTGraham:
@mattemagnus Hej Magnus! Portfolio = collection of work done by Ss through whole school. Can-do = recognized achievements #mathchat
9:17 pm
ColinTGraham:
@Sundayteatime They may opt out of "maths", but there would still be number/problem-solving skills they'd need to have... #mathchat
9:17 pm
MmeVeilleux:
RT @dweksler: @MmeVeilleux "Math is a civil right" - Robert Moses - http://algebra.org #mathchat
9:17 pm
bucharesttutor:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat, yes true Colin. I believe that students should be shown how to apply their concepts n cultivate interest in them.
9:17 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@dweksler #mathchat Thx for the math is a civil right link. I will read it after the chat. Merci!
9:18 pm
ColinTGraham:
@dweksler Was Robert Moses talking about mathematics or functional numeracy? I'd like to think the former...! #mathchat
9:18 pm
dweksler:
@MmeVeilleux Framing access to high-quality math education as a political issue. I was struck by the quote when I first heard it. #mathchat
9:19 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I wish report cards were called 'progress reports' & we had to report what new things kids had lrnd in math & other subj.
9:19 pm
mattemagnus:
@ColinTGraham Thanks. In my school we already integrate subjects so it's about the curriculum goals and not the subject. #mathchat
9:20 pm
suburbanlion:
Very intriguing. RT @dweksler @MmeVeilleux "Math is a civil right" - Robert Moses - http://algebra.org#mathchat
9:20 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat The competitive side of me does not want 2accept that some Ss cannot learn math. 2me, that is my failure as a teacher.
9:20 pm
ColinTGraham:
@mattemagnus Many Swedish schools have 'abolished' grades too, I believe... #mathchat
9:20 pm
dweksler:
@ColinTGraham My understanding is Bob Moses saw the gate-keeper aspect of algebra as barrier to opportunity analogous to voting #mathchat
9:21 pm
chris_1974:
@MmeVeilleux ours are called progress reports! Wether you would call them that is another matter... #mathchat
9:21 pm
chris_1974:
RT @MmeVeilleux: #mathchat The competitive side of me does not wnt 2accept that sum Ss cnt learn math. 2me, that is my failure as a teacher.
9:21 pm
mattemagnus:
@ColinTGraham the first grades are given in the 8th year. From the autumn it will be 7th year if I remember correctly. #mathchat
9:22 pm
ColinTGraham:
Whose progress is being reported on though? ;-) RT @chris_1974: @MmeVeilleux ours are called progress reports! ... #mathchat
9:23 pm
suburbanlion:
@MmeVeilleux I hear you. Believing that "every student can learn #math" is what gets me through each day. #mathchat
9:23 pm
mattemagnus:
@ColinTGraham In my school we have grades for all courses though. (upper secondary school, kids 16-19) #mathchat
9:23 pm
suburbanlion:
RT @MmeVeilleux: #mathchat The competitive side of me does not want 2accept that some Ss cannot learn math. 2me, that is my failure as a teacher.
9:23 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@dweksler #mathchat Streaming in math can B barrier2opportunity; do Ss know this when choosing easier math options? they should be told.
9:23 pm
chris_1974:
@ColinTGraham def. students. levels, but based on T.A. as much as test scores. #mathchat
9:24 pm
MmeVeilleux:
RT @suburbanlion: @MmeVeilleux I hear you. Believing that "every student can learn #math" is what gets me through each day. #mathchat
9:24 pm
bucharesttutor:
Very true RT @suburbanlion:#mathchat The competitive side of me does not want 2accept that some Ss cannot learn (cont) http://tl.gd/8h1755
9:24 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@suburbanlion #mathchat That is a fantastic belief & how can one not persevere with such a belief?
9:25 pm
ColinTGraham:
@dweksler Social Justice is another ball game... requiring systemic reform. Friere's ideas have been applied to maths teaching. #mathchat
9:26 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat Do they report out progress (based on pre- and post-analysis) or just knowledge (static)?
9:26 pm
suburbanlion:
@bucharesttutor That was a retweet of @MmeVeilleux -- can't take credit for it =) #mathchat
9:26 pm
chris_1974:
#mathchat RT @TopherSimpson: @chris_1974 Can't and won't are 2 different things. Can't is teachers failure, won't is students/parents fault.
9:27 pm
dweksler:
Teacher expectations (Pygmalion-effect) are documented as higher expectations lead to greater student learning #mathchat
9:27 pm
ColinTGraham:
@MmeVeilleux Depends on the country, Eng, Scot, Wales, NI all have different systems, requirements, etc. Usually against Nat Curr #mathchat
9:27 pm
ppoulin:
RT @MmeVeilleux: #mathchat The competitive side of me does not want 2accept that some Ss cannot learn math. 2me, that is my failure as a teacher.
9:28 pm
ColinTGraham:
Let's change focus a little: Is it ok to investigate topics and leave questions totally unanswered until much later, if at all? #mathchat
9:28 pm
bucharesttutor:
SorryRT @MmeVeilleux: #mathchat The competitive side of me does not want 2accept that some Ss cannot learn math. (cont) http://tl.gd/8h18i0
9:29 pm
suburbanlion:
@MmeVeilleux the sad thing is that I regularly hear "oh, some Ss just won't get it" coming from other faculty. It's heart-breaking #mathchat
9:29 pm
ColinTGraham:
Is being able to prove Pythagoras' Theorem as useful/helpful/necessary as knowing how to use it? #mathchat
9:30 pm
ChrisMartinE1:
#mathchat Depends on the nature Irvine question. Just asking a deep, but unanswerable question is pretty important for learning.
9:30 pm
bucharesttutor:
@ColinTGraham topics for us to discuss here at #mathchat?
9:30 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I do think that Mathematics should be taught to under 16s b/c of intrinsic rewards, brain development & opening doors 2future.
9:30 pm
suburbanlion:
@ColinTGraham I think its okay to have "unanswered questions", if doing so stimulates some curiosity towards them #mathchat
9:30 pm
ColinTGraham:
@bucharesttutor Yes, in relation to the type of mathematics or teaching done with under 16s #mathchat
9:31 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@bucharesttutor #mathchat No worries. I'm flattered that you found it RT-worthy.
9:33 pm
ColinTGraham:
I was struck by Andrew Wiles' comment: "Always try the problem that matters most to you"http://to.pbs.org/f8jpsd #mathchat
9:34 pm
mathheadinc:
@tabtutor Thanks for the RT! #mathchat #origami
9:34 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat I think it's bad to leave Qs unanswered too long b/c the context from which the Q came gives it meaning.
9:35 pm
ColinTGraham:
Someone needs to prove it... do students? RT @bucharesttutor: Pythagoras theorem needs to be proved b4 it is shown as examples... #mathchat
9:35 pm
MmeVeilleux:
RT @ColinTGraham: Let's change focus a little: Is it ok to investigate topics and leave questions totally unanswered until much later, if at all? #mathchat
9:36 pm
ColinTGraham:
@bucharesttutor Put the #mathchat hashtag at the beginning so longer tweets appear in the stream, Vijay!
9:37 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat Questions from Ss are more valuable than Qs posed by the teacher. They deserve a lot of prominence.
9:37 pm
ColinTGraham:
@ChrisMartinE1 Intervention at around age 11/12 with "why do you think...?" "what would happen if...?" seems to impact later on #mathchat
9:39 pm
ColinTGraham:
Some teachers "won't" as well, though... RT @chris_1974: #mathchat RT @TopherSimpson Can't and won't are 2 different things...
9:40 pm
bucharesttutor:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat S's can surely prove them as long as they have their basics of Trigonometry firm n their heads.
9:41 pm
ColinTGraham:
@bucharesttutor I think that Ss can explore demonstrations/applications, but that means sufficient algebra skills as well as trig #mathchat
9:42 pm
ColinTGraham:
What areas or topics within maths can usefully be explored for interest, without needing 'in-depth' proof or supporting concepts? #mathchat
9:44 pm
maxmathforum:
Using problem-solving strategies to address CCSS practice standards. New blog post:http://bit.ly/fnAoIs #mathchat
9:44 pm
bucharesttutor:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat as per me, any student with basic idea of numbers n their properties can demonstrate most of the theorems known.
9:44 pm
republicofmath:
As a teacher I try to never answer questions, except trivial ones (e.g how do you do a fraction on LaTeX?) #mathchat
9:46 pm
bucharesttutor:
@ColinTGraham probability, numbers, surds, powers n exponents to name a few #mathchat
9:46 pm
ColinTGraham:
@republicofmath What strategies do you use to handle questions, then, Gary? #mathchat
9:48 pm
ColinTGraham:
@MmeVeilleux How would you integrate student questions in a 'tight' timetable, such as high school teachers have? #mathchat
9:48 pm
POWERORGmath:
RT @ColinTGraham: Someone needs to prove it... do students? RT @bucharesttutor: Pythagoras theorem needs to be proved b4 it is shown as examples... #mathchat
9:48 pm
republicofmath:
I look a lot at students eyes and expression as other students present to class. Encourage students to articulate questions. #mathchat
9:49 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat I don't mean 2B simplistic but 1) pose fewer Qs (& better ones) 2) privilege the debrief & discussions
9:50 pm
republicofmath:
By having teacher close mouth often. @ColinTGraham How to integrate student Qs in a 'tight' timetable such as HS teachers have? #mathchat
9:50 pm
ColinTGraham:
One argument put forward last time was that under 16s should be exposed to something more like Socractic dialogue #mathchat
9:50 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat Also, if Ss are in the 'flow,' the discussion may spillover after class time or via blogs/chats etc
9:50 pm
republicofmath:
A lot of research on teacher wait time suggest to me that teachers should talk way less & listen a lot more. #mathchat
9:51 pm
MmeVeilleux:
RT @republicofmath: By having teacher close mouth often. @ColinTGraham How to integrate student Qs in a 'tight' timetable such as HS teachers have? #mathchat
9:51 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@republicofmath #mathchat I am laughing hysterically at your last comment!
9:51 pm
ColinTGraham:
@republicofmath My grandmother was fond of saying: "You have two eyes, two ears and one mouth. Use them in that proportion!" #mathchat
9:52 pm
republicofmath:
Good for granny! #ColinTGraham #mathchat
9:54 pm
ColinTGraham:
Summarizing some points: encourage questioning, relate teaching to development not age, increase discussion of ideas... any more? #mathchat
9:55 pm
suburbanlion:
RT @ColinTGraham: @republicofmath My grandmother was fond of saying: "You have two eyes, two ears and one mouth. Use them in that proportion!" #mathchat
9:55 pm
republicofmath:
Talk is fairly cheap. Listening is skill & art that needs to be practiced, does not always come easily. Rewards are great #mathchat
9:56 pm
MmeVeilleux:
RT @republicofmath: Talk is fairly cheap. Listening is skill & art that needs to be practiced, does not always come easily. Rewards are great #mathchat
9:56 pm
ColinTGraham:
We are into the final five minutes... any last thoughts or comments on today's topic? #mathchat
9:56 pm
bucharesttutor:
#mathchat ok everyone gotta go as my girl won't sleep w/o her Math dad. Thanks everyone and good one to all. God Bless.
9:57 pm
ColinTGraham:
@bucharesttutor Glad you could join us, Vijay! #mathchat
9:57 pm
republicofmath:
@ColinTGraham No - I'm listening! #mathchat
9:58 pm
bucharesttutor:
@ColinTGraham thanks a lot for having me #mathchat
9:59 pm
ColinTGraham:
OK, everyone, that looks like it's a wrap for today! Thanks for your contributions. Vote for the next #mathchat http://bit.ly/c9KL7u
9:59 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat I think I'm going to start writing math blog posts b/c I find I am lrning so much. It's exciting & I appreci8 the dialogue.
10:00 pm
ColinTGraham:
Next week, I may not be available on Monday, but do go ahead without me! #mathchat
10:00 pm
MmeVeilleux:
#mathchat Thx for facilitating, Colin!
10:00 pm
mattemagnus:
@ColinTGraham I do not think so. At least some question should be answered. Even if it is just a fragment of the whole thruth. #mathchat
10:00 pm
republicofmath:
Excellent! @MmeVeilleux I think I'm going to start writing math blog posts ... #mathchat
10:01 pm
POWERORGmath:
RT @MmeVeilleux: #mathchat I think I'm going to start writing math blog posts b/c I find I am lrning so much. It's exciting & I appreci8 the dialogue.
10:01 pm
ColinTGraham:
Remember to follow @mathchat to keep updated on the Wiki! See you next time. Archive will be online in 20 mins or so. #mathchat
10:02 pm
republicofmath:
Why do you think that? @mattemagnus At least some question should be answered. Even if it is just a fragment of the whole truth. #mathchat
10:02 pm
POWERORGmath:
@MmeVeilleux Looking forward to reading the posts. #mathchat rocks I've been peeking more than participating lately... But love it!
10:04 pm
MmeVeilleux:
@POWERORGmath #mathchat I should prbly particip8 less (listen more) but I always have so many Qs and things to say ... oh well!
10:05 pm
ColinTGraham:
@MmeVeilleux I'll look forward to your posts, Ingrid. I need to spend some time on my blog too :-S #mathchat