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Exploding Dots: Uniting Elements of the K-12 Curriculum and Beyond

Tue, Aug 23, 2016 · 9:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada) 1508 views
About This Webinar

Here is a story that isn't true.

When I was a young child I invented a machine (not true) that was nothing more than a series of boxes that could hold dots. And these dots would, upon certain actions, explode. And with this machine (in this non-true story) I realized that I could explain true things! I could explain all the mathematics of arithmetic I learnt in grade school (true), all the of the polynomial algebra I was to learn in high-school (true), elements of calculus and number theory I was to learn in university (true), and explore unanswered research questions mathematicians are studying today (also true)!

Come join us as we explore the power of an astounding simple mathematical construct pushed to the max. Experience deep creative discovery first-hand and true joyous mathematics doing.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Webinar ID: 0487b3c98dcf
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter GMD Host Coordinator - Leigh Nataro
I am a mother, wife and math teacher. I currently teach at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and my favorite class to teach is statistics! This is my 27th year of teaching and I am a Desmos fellow and Desmos certified presenter. @mathteacher24 is my twitter handle and I blog at mathteacher24.blogspot.com. I have several tech related videos for stat and TI-NSpire at www.youtube.com/mathteacher24. Feel free to ask me questions about National Board Certification (renewed in 2015). I also enjoy singing, reading and staying fit using workouts from Beachbody (P90X3/TurboFire/21DFX).
Webinar hosting presenter James Tanton
James Tanton (PhD, Princeton 1994, mathematics) is an author, a consultant, and an ambassador for the Mathematical Association of America in Washington D.C., currently serving as their Mathematician-at-Large. He has taught mathematics both at university and high-school institutions. James is absolutely committed to promoting effective and joyful mathematics thinking, learning, and doing at all levels of the education spectrum.
James has written a number of books, including THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MATHEMATICS (Facts on File, 2005) and two wordless puzzle books WITHOUT WORDS and MORE WITHOUT WORDS (Tarquin, 2015) -- which have each been translated in Serbian -- and developed two DVD Great Courses (The teaching Company, 2013 and 2016). He advises on curriculum, consults with teachers, and gives demonstration classes and professional development across the globe. James also leads the MAA’s Curriculum Inspirations project, www.maa.org/ci and is founder of The Global Math Project,www.theglobalmathproject.org. See his sites www.jamestanton.com and www.gdaymath.com for more.
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Global Math Department webinar platform hosts Exploding Dots: Uniting Elements of the K-12 Curriculum and Beyond
The Global Math Department began as a group of teachers who knew each other through Twitter, math education blogs and Twitter Math Camp. Since 2012 The Global Math Department community has grown into a multi-faceted group of math educators who love to share their ideas related to teaching and learning mathematics. We recognize that as educators we are charged with promoting equity and access within mathematics instruction. In addition, we believe it is crucial that teachers be provided with quality resources and ideas that they can use immediately with their students. Lively and friendly conversations in our weekly webinars encourage all participants to share and continue to grow as educators.
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