Topic (follow-up to Friday, 18th February 2011):
Should we “fast track” students who show exceptional ability in mathematics?
As it happened on Monday, 21st February 2011, 20:30 - 22:00 GMT
8:32 pm
ColinTGraham:
Hello everyone and welcome to this week's #mathchat
8:33 pm
ColinTGraham:
Today's topic is: "Should we ?fast track? students who show exceptional ability in mathematics?" Don't forget the hashtag! --> #mathchat
8:33 pm
BE_PURE:
RT @ColinTGraham: Today's topic is: "Should we ?fast track? students who show exceptional ability in mathematics?" Don't forget the hashtag! --> #mathchat
8:34 pm
padgets:
#mathchat Hi everybody! I am Sharon and am a HS science teacher I am doing this in my science classroom, seeing what you all think :0)
8:34 pm
Sundayteatime:
RT @ColinTGraham: Today's topic is: "Should we ?fast track? students who show exceptional ability in mathematics?" Don't forget the hashtag! --> #mathchat
8:35 pm
ColinTGraham:
Points to consider - always 'fast track'? what is exceptional ability? what about age or cognitive development? bump up a grade? #mathchat
8:37 pm
ColinTGraham:
@padgets Hi Sharon. Do you fast track in your school/subject? #mathchat
8:37 pm
padgets:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat I have 6 kids right now that I am fast tracking due to giftedness or just plain work faster than the others
8:38 pm
ambikadani:
i work with certain students outside of my classroom to ensure that they are not being slowed down by the rest of my class #mathchat
8:38 pm
padgets:
#mathchat Tech allows me to do this and I caught heat for it :0)
8:38 pm
ambikadani:
looking for ways to work with them inside the classroom, but i have 35 students in my class which makes it so hard #mathchat
8:38 pm
ColinTGraham:
@padgets In-class... so differentiated work? #mathchat
8:39 pm
Sundayteatime:
#mathchat I was bumped up a year at 8 mostly due to maths. Always felt I missed out.
8:39 pm
padgets:
#mathchat yes, I have all my curriculum digitized, so with the help of google docs, forms, gmail and my wiki I having it working
8:39 pm
ColinTGraham:
@pluke17 GeoGebra is worth a look too, for older Ss #mathchat
8:40 pm
padgets:
#mathchat I also use Diigo to share resources with kids
8:40 pm
Sundayteatime:
@ambikadani 35 is a big group to cope with. What age? #mathchat
8:40 pm
ColinTGraham:
@Sundayteatime That happened to me too! I was already young for my year, so there was almost a 2-year difference in age of peers #mathchat
8:40 pm
ambikadani:
@Sundayteatime 9-11 grade, and no technology in the classroom #mathchat
8:41 pm
padgets:
#mathchat I keep all my kids in class so they stay with their peers
8:41 pm
ColinTGraham:
@ambikadani This is always going to be a problem, class size and management of effective strategies for differentiated instruction #mathchat
8:42 pm
padgets:
#mathchat they all know some work faster some slower, so far not any big problems unless my network goes down then I KEN KEN or sudoko
8:42 pm
ambikadani:
@ColinTGraham true, probably one of my biggest struggles right now #mathchat
8:43 pm
ColinTGraham:
I think by 13 or 14, most kids are emotionally developed enough to work in a subject with a higher level class. Otherwise... #mathchat
8:43 pm
Sundayteatime:
@ambikadani #mathchat. Ooh that does sound tricky. Are they total mixed ability?
8:44 pm
padgets:
#mathchat I have kids that range from a brain injury with no short term memory to a kid that as 9th grader is doing calculus
8:45 pm
ambikadani:
@Sundayteatime unfortunately, yes. 11th graders who've failed the class 3 times due to poor teachers in the past...#mathchat
8:45 pm
ColinTGraham:
@padgets Do you find yourself aiming for the middle or do you start at lowest and provide extensions? #mathchat
8:45 pm
padgets:
#mathchat it was some work in the beginning, but now, as long as everything stays digital, I am ok, I have tues and thurs lab days
8:45 pm
ambikadani:
@Sundayteatime 10th graders just coming into geo with very poor algebra skills #mathchat
8:45 pm
Sundayteatime:
@ColinTGraham yeah me too #mathchat
8:46 pm
ambikadani:
@Sundayteatime and 9th graders transferring from other schools with exceptional math skills #mathchat
8:46 pm
padgets:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat ummm.. I have 3 different versions of my current assignments and create more when needed
8:46 pm
ColinTGraham:
In UK maths is often streamed for 14+ RT @jimwysocki "work in a subject with a higher level class..." what exactly does this mean? #mathchat
8:47 pm
Sundayteatime:
@ambikadani tough job. Do you get any help? #mathchat
8:48 pm
padgets:
#mathchat has been a learning curve for some, some kids are ok with that, some are motivated to do more, some are happy with just passing
8:48 pm
ambikadani:
@Sundayteatime no help at all, and other teachers in my school have given up on differentiating #mathchat
8:49 pm
ambikadani:
@Sundayteatime i'm afraid that my 'exceptional' students will lose interest and want to prevent that from happening #mathchat
8:49 pm
ColinTGraham:
@jimwysocki Streaming is aimed at the GCSE, Foundation, Middle, High (exceptional performance). Two years on appropriate curric #mathchat
8:50 pm
padgets:
@ambikadani #mathchat wow, I would like to offer help anyway I can :0)
8:50 pm
ColinTGraham:
@Sundayteatime Some schools do stream earlier... but only in mathematics, it seems :-( #mathchat
8:50 pm
padgets:
@ambikadani #mathchat do you have computer access for students?
8:51 pm
ambikadani:
@padgets thank you for the offer :) public schools really make teaching challenging #mathchat
8:51 pm
bucharesttutor:
I have a Korean kid in the 10th grade who already appreciates Differentiation #mathchat
8:51 pm
d_martin05:
If you tell they may forget, but if you let them discover they may teach. #abed #edchat #mathchat
8:51 pm
ambikadani:
@padgets we only have around 10 computers in the lab (not in my class), and laptops that are always in use by the comp class #mathchat
8:52 pm
ColinTGraham:
@ambikadani Have a look at our very 1st #mathchat discussion which was on DI... http://bit.ly/e0viRm you may get some ideas there
8:53 pm
vtdeacon:
@ColinTGraham great topic. I think we need a definition of what "exceptional ability is". #mathchat
8:53 pm
padgets:
@ambikadani #mathchat how are your books? I am on a freshman academy team, my math member has some books new that they do not need :0p)
8:53 pm
ambikadani:
@ColinTGraham thanks, will do that, unfortunately can never make that chat time #mathchat
8:53 pm
bucharesttutor:
Get the basics correct, brush up your facts, even the most complex Math seems simple #mathchat
8:54 pm
ambikadani:
@padgets books are outdated and boring, what books do you have? would be VERY interested #mathchat
8:55 pm
d_martin05:
Showing a formula without explanation is the equivalent of showing a card trick and asking the stus to reproduce it. #mathchat #edchat
8:55 pm
ColinTGraham:
@ambikadani Not Th/F chat, it's a record of the two chats we held on a specific topic. Differentiation was the 1st topic we had #mathchat
8:55 pm
bucharesttutor:
And yes I forgot to mention, I have a grade4 S with whom I have already started Algebra, explosively talented kid #mathchat
8:56 pm
ColinTGraham:
@d_martin05 Some students will want to know how or why the 'trick' works, though #mathchat
8:56 pm
ambikadani:
@ColinTGraham got it! thanks! #mathchat
8:57 pm
vtdeacon:
#mathchat when we define exceptional i think its important we aren't just saying really good at math "skills"
8:58 pm
padgets:
#mathchat If we hold kids back to stay with the rest of the class, is that good for them? I mean they get bored, behavior goes bad
8:58 pm
bucharesttutor:
Fast track is definitely welcome if the S shows the inclination to work more and is certainly hungry for more #mathchat
8:59 pm
ColinTGraham:
@vtdeacon What other attributes would you expect to see before 'labelling' as exceptional? Or is 'labelling' not smthg you'd do? #mathchat
8:59 pm
padgets:
#mathchat I also think we should be looking at our Special Needs kids, ELL kids and At-risk kids, they could be at their own pace too
9:00 pm
ColinTGraham:
@bucharesttutor How would you deal with Ss who can do more, but aren't because they don't want to 'stand out' from the rest? #mathchat
9:01 pm
vtdeacon:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat i'd prefer not to label but i do think there are those few we need to recognize and challenge. Can't just use di
9:02 pm
bucharesttutor:
@ColinTGraham Certainly coax them into getting more problems solved and try encourage them with incentives time and again #mathchat
9:03 pm
ColinTGraham:
Well that's the point, for expanding ability RT @d_martin05: @ColinTGraham shouldn't Ss know why & how & create their own trick? #mathchat
9:04 pm
amrowley:
RT @padgets: #mathchat I also think we should be looking at our Special Needs kids, ELL kids and At-risk kids, they could be at their own p
9:04 pm
bucharesttutor:
Like I have this 4th grade girl who can do more so I give more stuff tempting her with a croissant each time #mathchat
9:05 pm
ColinTGraham:
@padgets Some would argue that too much time/effort/money is already allocated there, Sharon... 'bright kids' are seen as being OK #mathchat
9:07 pm
padgets:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat I agree totally! gifted kids are definitely left out, I just have a program in place that addresses most kids
9:07 pm
ColinTGraham:
@vtdeacon DI in its ultimate form would be individualized learning for each stdt, but as @ambikadaniknows, class size is factor #mathchat
9:09 pm
ColinTGraham:
@bucharesttutor Are you talking about a 1-1 tuition situation here, Vijay or a small group? #mathchat
9:09 pm
LesLinks:
@ColinTGraham @padgets Hi.. ;-) I wa lurking... often if gifted kids are given one quirky thing to figure out, works better #mathchat
9:09 pm
bucharesttutor:
@padgets @ColinTGraham precisely for this reason, I am tutoring a whiz kid to continuously challenge the boy to greater levels #mathchat
9:10 pm
d_martin05:
High end stus need to be just as engaged as your low end stus. #mathchat #edchat
9:10 pm
bucharesttutor:
@ColinTGraham most of my tuition are 1-1 but I have some group teaching as well #mathchat
9:11 pm
LesLinks:
RT @d_martin05: High end stus need to be just as engaged as your low end stus. = Yup, or they disengage... sad.. #mathchat #edchat #mathchat
9:11 pm
ColinTGraham:
@bucharesttutor So, in a sense, your situation is one option for parents who want to 'fast track' their children. #mathchat
9:12 pm
vtdeacon:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat so true. And i believe kids need to talk thru math. When you've got 4 levels in a class its hard to provide that
9:13 pm
ColinTGraham:
What strategies or techniques or methods of handling Ss with higher conceptual levels of mathematics do you use, or would like to? #mathchat
9:14 pm
bucharesttutor:
@ColinTGraham I love Math that's why I love to challenge any student who poses a "threat" to me n I infuse more examples in them #mathchat
9:14 pm
ColinTGraham:
What options, in addition to individual external tuition, are there to 'fast track' without seeming to 'favor' particular Ss? #mathchat
9:16 pm
ColinTGraham:
@LesLinks Finding a 'quirky thing' requires fairly good knowledge of each of your Ss' abilities/interests. How do you get this? #mathchat
9:16 pm
bucharesttutor:
@ColinTGraham Start Enrichment Math class regularly, quizzes, organise Math evenings involving parents #mathchat
9:16 pm
vtdeacon:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat i think a district needs to have a system of preassessment to determine if a kid needs advancement
9:17 pm
ColinTGraham:
@vtdeacon Do you keep each of the levels separate or work with mixed-ability groups, Eric? #mathchat
9:17 pm
ambikadani:
@vtdeacon preassessment would be good, but even with that there will still be 'exceptional students' in every class, what then? #mathchat
9:18 pm
ambikadani:
@ColinTGraham @vtdeacon i've found mixed ability groups to be great for discovery exercises #mathchat
9:19 pm
ColinTGraham:
@vtdeacon Preassessment against what standards though? It comes back to recognizing what the conceptual levels in maths are #mathchat
9:19 pm
vtdeacon:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat i mix it up sometimes i work by ability sometimes i have mixed ability groups. Depends on what i'm trying to do
9:20 pm
LesLinks:
@ColinTGraham Big picture is 2 keep spark and interest alive, so even if can't play 2 allstrengths, occationally quirky thinghelps #mathchat
9:21 pm
republicofmath:
We fast track our math ugrads all the time. We want them to excel. They do better we send them places to present. Happiness. #mathchat
9:21 pm
vtdeacon:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat. True. It think the preassessments needs to be standards a couple years above current level
9:22 pm
padgets:
#mathchat well, time to go get dinner started, thanks for the great conversation, take care, stay safe and tweet you all next time! :0)
9:22 pm
vtdeacon:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat otherwise i think can use di to get to kids even up to a year above grade level
9:22 pm
ColinTGraham:
@padgets Thanks for dropping by Sharon! #mathchat
9:22 pm
republicofmath:
I'm always looking for students to do better than what we expect - to follow their own leads with support. #mathchat
9:23 pm
ColinTGraham:
@republicofmath This is college-age students, Gary...? #mathchat
9:23 pm
bucharesttutor:
Conduct more competitions like world Mathday, where more S's are pitted against one another and a healthy competition ensues #mathchat
9:23 pm
republicofmath:
I don't think getting kids up a year level is the point. Point is development in mathematical thinking. #mathchat
9:24 pm
LesLinks:
@ColinTGraham Not quirky, but great material 4 scaffolding w/different needs classroom high endhttp://www.marcycookmath.com/ #mathchat
9:24 pm
republicofmath:
@ColinTGraham Yes, but ... we have had HS students excel in some of our upper level courses. Issues are same IMO #mathchat
9:25 pm
ColinTGraham:
@vtdeacon I think by middle school age, a noticeable gap in ability becomes more prevalent in mathematics... I saw 6-yr gap at 13 #mathchat
9:25 pm
LesLinks:
@padgets Hey dancing friend.. have a scrumpious yummy dinner.. #mathchat
9:26 pm
ColinTGraham:
@LesLinks If you have a class consisting entirely of gifted Ss, does that create a different type of challenge for group work? #mathchat
9:26 pm
republicofmath:
@jamestanton and I are in process of setting up online journal to showcase HS & ugrad inquiry/research in math #mathchat
9:28 pm
ColinTGraham:
There are math camps in the US for Ss over 14 who show exceptional promise in mathematics... is cognitive development a key here? #mathchat
9:28 pm
republicofmath:
@ColinTGraham @LesLinks Yes, because gifted intellectually can go with awkward socially. #mathchat
9:30 pm
NewFacMajority:
RT @republicofmath: I don't think getting kids up a year level is the point. Point is development in mathematical thinking. #mathchat
9:31 pm
ColinTGraham:
We maybe haven't defined or explained how we recognize 'exceptional' ability in our students... is it solely by 'end tests'/exams #mathchat
9:31 pm
bucharesttutor:
Ok guys, me outta here as well. Nice finding all of you here, have fun #mathchat
9:32 pm
ColinTGraham:
@bucharesttutor See you again, Vijay, glad you could join us! #mathchat
9:32 pm
LesLinks:
@ColinTGraham @LesLinks Thing is there would be a range of ability even in all gifted group.. could be from 2 deviations to 7 #mathchat
9:33 pm
ColinTGraham:
That's DI! RT @vtdeacon I have class this year with kid who doesn't know 4s time table sitting next to kid doing 3d geometry #mathchat
9:34 pm
bucharesttutor:
@ColinTGraham thanks for having me, tweet soon #mathchat
9:35 pm
vtdeacon:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat i do think teacher opinion plays a role. But there needs to be spme district based preassessment to back up opinion
9:35 pm
teachdig:
Jumping in late. I find projects a good way to allow for different levels. #mathchat
9:35 pm
pawatt:
Try and keep pupils with peers, provide open Maths Challenge style problems to interest and extend. Interest equates to learning #mathchat
9:36 pm
LesLinks:
@ColinTGraham only end of year assessments no.. I think taking data from several/continual assessments beter, individual work too #mathchat
9:36 pm
republicofmath:
@ColinTGraham grade 1 kid, STH Wonston HANTS, couldn't count to 10, with 3 boys discussing if infinity plus infinity made sense. #mathchat
9:36 pm
teachdig:
@ColinTGraham I think it is by though process and creativity in problem solving. Oft leads to higher achvmnt on tests. #mathchat
9:36 pm
vtdeacon:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat. So true. But i still struggle with making sure i'm talking thru math with both ends of spectrum
9:37 pm
ColinTGraham:
@teachdig Hi Dvora! I was about to ask @LesLinks if projects were an approach to deal with wide deviation in ability #mathchat
9:37 pm
LesLinks:
@ColinTGraham Also, not all exceptional kids, like all other kids, are good 'test' takers.. can fall through the cracks.. or 'fix' #mathchat
9:38 pm
LesLinks:
@ColinTGraham Some are real good at 'working at class level so as not to stand out' and do 'exactly just enough' and 'no more' ;-D #mathchat
9:38 pm
vtdeacon:
@teachdig #mathchat projects are great for differentiating but i still struggle when kids are doing completely different math
9:39 pm
ColinTGraham:
@pawatt I think this is a key point, Peter, for some of us who were 'fast-tracked' out of our peer group... emotional development #mathchat
9:39 pm
teachdig:
@ColinTGraham I have done this before in a systems of eqn cell phone project. More advanced vs simpler models to compare. #mathchat
9:40 pm
LesLinks:
@ColinTGraham @teachdig @LesLinks Yes indeed, projects are very good too. thing is if you can vary with different approaches Yes #mathchat
9:40 pm
republicofmath:
@lLesLinks My son "failed" gifted test in gr 5 because he wrote there are 3 solutions to x^2= x (0, 1 & infinity) Multiple choice #mathchat
9:40 pm
teachdig:
@vtdeacon That is a big struggle. It is why many schools track to some degree by gr 8. Found much benefit for struggling Ss. #mathchat
9:40 pm
ambikadani:
@teachdig don't students notice this? do some object? #mathchat
9:41 pm
teachdig:
@vtdeacon Are they all over the place or in a few topic areas? #mathchat
9:42 pm
ColinTGraham:
@LesLinks The 'lazy' student or non-sticky-outy can be very difficult to manage. Especially if it is cultural too. #mathchat
9:42 pm
LesLinks:
@republicofmath @lLesLinks ;-D ;-D Ya they are very cute like that.. and sometimes need to learn the systems unfortunately.. #mathchat
9:43 pm
ColinTGraham:
@vtdeacon Yr7 and Yr8 at my first practicum were completely differentiated, using a system called SMILE, I was an adminstrator... #mathchat
9:44 pm
ColinTGraham:
@republicofmath Some might question whether infinity squared = infinity... ;-) #mathchat
9:44 pm
teachdig:
@ambikadani In that class had been offering levels of HW kids could choose day2day so it was the norm in class. #mathchat
9:45 pm
ColinTGraham:
@teachdig Tracking in N Amer is what we would refer to as streaming in UK...? #mathchat
9:45 pm
teachdig:
@ambikadani Also had 6 diff plans & gave 2 to each. Was deliberate in how chose. #mathchat
9:46 pm
LesLinks:
@ColinTGraham @LesLinks Yes true.. in that case if possible.. need to find what 'moves' them.. math through soccer.. #mathchat
9:46 pm
teachdig:
@ColinTGraham Yup... that would be the same idea. :) Of course IB does it too. #mathchat
9:46 pm
ambikadani:
@teachdig interesting, did you find that certain students only chose the easiest hw? ways to counter that? #mathchat
9:46 pm
LesLinks:
@ColinTGraham @teachdig Ya Tracking = Streaming.. in Ireland we also use 'Setting'.. #mathchat
9:47 pm
pawatt:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat agree with the social interaction and emotional side, setting in maths works but top kids will still need extra
9:48 pm
ColinTGraham:
@republicofmath Behind this lies a deeper issue, though, that ability can be identified by answering a test question 'correctly' #mathchat
9:48 pm
teachdig:
If stream need to allow for those that catch on later to advance. #mathchat
9:49 pm
LesLinks:
@ColinTGraham @teachdig Setting= three levels in each subject, u may be level 3 in math, level 2 in English, 1 in French, #mathchat
9:50 pm
pawatt:
@ColinTGraham It is the balancing act of training what they need for qualifications and what they need for life long learning. #mathchat
9:50 pm
teachdig:
@ambikadani Actually no, most seemed to want to challenge themselves or would ask me at the beginning what I thought on each day. #mathchat
9:50 pm
jimwysocki:
@ColinTGraham Certainly infinity^2 = infinity if you are considering the sets would be the same size. #mathchat
9:51 pm
ColinTGraham:
@jimwysocki I'm not getting into semantic arguments about sets of infinities at this time of the night! Not my area of maths... #mathchat
9:52 pm
ambikadani:
@teachdig that's amaziing, thinking of implementing that in my classroom soon #mathchat
9:52 pm
teachdig:
@ambikadani Individual discussions helped too. Ss liked that they could change depending on understanding of topic. #mathchat
9:52 pm
jimwysocki:
@ColinTGraham I was thinking merely that it would be a good question to consider - but hard to test on a multiple choice test. #mathchat
9:52 pm
ColinTGraham:
@pawatt Or that the accredited qualifications do not match what is required for life...? Wherein lies the problem... #mathchat
9:53 pm
teachdig:
@ColinTGraham One school offered summer help to allow Ss we saw to change. #mathchat
9:53 pm
pawatt:
#mathchat streaming must be fluid, allow movement up and down match pupils pace of learning and ability. 1 A lvl pupil moved 3 sets in 2 yrs
9:53 pm
JohnAllenPaulos:
RT @republicofmath: @jamestanton and I are in process of setting up online journal to showcase HS & ugrad inquiry/research in math #mathchat
9:53 pm
LesLinks:
RT @ColinTGraham: @pawatt Or that qualifications do not match what is required for life...? Wherein lies the problem... oh ya... #mathchat
9:54 pm
ColinTGraham:
@jimwysocki It is a good question to consider, but also supports what I said earlier to Gary about tests having a 'correct' answer #mathchat
9:54 pm
teachdig:
@ambikadani I used ski slope colors as levels: blue (ez in Europe), red, black #mathchat
9:54 pm
jimwysocki:
@ColinTGraham Agreed... I'm just catching up on that part of the convo. #mathchat
9:55 pm
vtdeacon:
@teachdig #mathchat no more than two or three topics. I believe kids need to see the connection between topics
9:55 pm
LesLinks:
Mentoring can help.. staff member who has passion similar to Ss.. can be big help #mathchat
9:56 pm
vtdeacon:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat oh most certainly. The lecture style wouldn't work in a diverse classroom i do not think
9:56 pm
ColinTGraham:
Whenever I'm asked about a 'fast track' scenario, I always think about expectations, again @republicofmath mentioned this #mathchat
9:56 pm
ambikadani:
@teachdig love it! my kids may not get that, so i'll try to think of something more applicable to them, thanks for sharing! #mathchat
9:56 pm
pawatt:
@LesLinks #mathchat I run the games club and my best wargamers are all G&T in maths.
9:56 pm
ColinTGraham:
@vtdeacon Except to introduce the background to a class project, maybe... #mathchat
9:56 pm
teachdig:
@republicofmath @jamestanton Will you share when it is ready? #mathchat
9:57 pm
LesLinks:
@vtdeacon @teachdig This I agree with, so much cross over of math into other subjects..beautiful if they can grasp it... ;-D #mathchat
9:57 pm
ColinTGraham:
Perhaps it is not that some students have exceptional ability, but that our expectations of the rest are set too low? #mathchat
9:57 pm
teachdig:
@ambikadani Of course! I was in Switzerland at the time so it worked well for there. Def pick something easy for Ss to connect to. #mathchat
9:58 pm
ColinTGraham:
@pawatt Do the games help the maths or is that the maths made them interested in the games? #mathchat
9:59 pm
vtdeacon:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat completely agree plus another problem of tracking in math is huge differences in kids ability to do dif math
9:59 pm
pawatt:
#mathchat - disagree. Different Ss see maths in different ways, can help G&T's to explain to less gifted what they just 'know'.
10:00 pm
teachdig:
@vtdeacon Maybe then getting student input into project ideas would be great. They can work together to develop at diff levs. #mathchat
10:00 pm
pawatt:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat liked the games because of the maths but then exposed to social artistic literacy skills.
10:01 pm
ColinTGraham:
Where does the time go? Thanks for your contributions today, everyone! Another lively session... #mathchat
10:01 pm
ambikadani:
@teachdig @ColinTGraham @Sundayteatime @padgets thanks for chatting and sharing! see u next week #mathchat
10:01 pm
vtdeacon:
@teachdig #mathchat certainly plus seeing exemplars as they go is good too. I'm thinking of when i have kids 2 years ahead doing dif project
10:02 pm
teachdig:
@ColinTGraham Always a good thing to question. #mathchat
10:02 pm
ColinTGraham:
There are a couple of links for G&T on Resources - Special needs http://bit.ly/9WeXKc #mathchat wiki page. And watch "Stand and Deliver" ;-)
10:02 pm
teachdig:
@vtdeacon @ColinTGraham What about mini-lessons for small grps as needed? #mathchat
10:02 pm
vtdeacon:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat thanks for moderating Colin! Excellent chat!
10:02 pm
republicofmath:
Oh yes! And will be looking for contributions. @teachdig Will you share when it is ready? #mathchat
10:03 pm
teachdig:
@republicofmath Great! #mathchat
10:04 pm
ColinTGraham:
@davidwees is also collecting projects together and he and I will be putting together a site/wiki/whatever to expand on #mathchat expertise!
10:04 pm
republicofmath:
Cannot, IMO @ColinTGraham deeper issue: that ability can be identified by answering a test question 'correctly' #mathchat
10:04 pm
vtdeacon:
@teachdig @colintgraham #mathchat. Definitely to enrich and remediate.
10:05 pm
LesLinks:
@ColinTGraham Thanks for letting me join in.. link to my livebinder math linkshttp://livebinders.com/play/play/24733 Enjoy! #mathchat
10:05 pm
teachdig:
Thanks for the great #mathchat and to @colintgraham for facilitating. Need to get out the gates now or stuck for a while. :)
10:05 pm
ColinTGraham:
Remember to follow new tweeps and @mathchat to keep updated on changes/new topics etc. #mathchat
10:05 pm
LesLinks:
@ColinTGraham @davidwees fantastic.. good to know... #mathchat
10:07 pm
ColinTGraham:
@vtdeacon Glad you enjoyed it Eric, try and get that Ron bloke back here sometime! @mthman #mathchat
10:08 pm
ColinTGraham:
Don't forget to vote for the next #mathchat topic, either! http://bit.ly/c9KL7w
10:10 pm
LesLinks:
My blogsite not to active recently, but maybe of interest to some.. http://innreach.wordpress.com/Thanks again Colin, alwaysnice #mathchat