Thursday, June 16, 2016

Gearing up for a New Year of Sharing with #GMTTC

Are you a connected educator?

Do you enjoy connecting your students to share in the learning?

Then have we got a challenge for you!

The Global Math Task Twitter Challenge (@globalmathtask) is entering it's second full year of sharing! We'd love to have you join in the fun and connect with us!

We are looking for students/homeschoolers/classes/teachers of all ages, all over the world, to participate in this year’s Global Math Task Twitter Challenge starting in the fall of 2016.
If you follow Beverly Ladd (@bevery_ladd) or Heidi Samuelson (@swampfrogkids) on Twitter, you might have seen us tweeting math problems and tasks for other classes to answer. We want to expand on our experiences and share them with you! We think we've created a fantastic way for teachers all over the globe to connect and do the same through @globalmathtask.
You can join in the challenge at any time! Just follow the hashtag for your grade(age) level and respond to tasks being shared out. For instance if you want to look at the tasks being shared by fourth graders, search the hashtag #gmttc4. Find a task you’d like your students to solve. Then share out your solution using the same hashtag so that others can comment and connect to share their thoughts as well.

We Need/ LOVE to have classes/teachers sign up for a week to tweet tasks during the 2016-17 school year. It’s easy to do and we promise to help as much as we can to make your tweets and challenges as successful as they can be! Just sign up for a week (or two or three) to dedicate your time/students/classes to sharing tasks of the math skills you're working on during that week.

You can share tasks as a picture, words, GIFs, videos, (either generated by you or your students) or knock our socks off and come up with something unique to share the task!

What you’ll need: a personal or class Twitter Account and a device to share your tweets with the world. Make sure to follow the appropriate hashtag for your grade(age) level because questions could be posted at anytime from anywhere around the world.
Also be sure to follow @globlamathtask on Twitter for updates and shares throughout the year.

When you tweet a math task, be sure to include the hashtag. If you tag @globalmathtask in your tweet,  we can retweet your task to help you share your learning with other classes.

We understand that some countries have different conversions and systems when it comes to money and measurement. If you chose to tweet measurement problems, please be aware that not all countries will be able to participate or it can be taken as an additional challenge to teach your students to convert them.

We’ll start the challenge at the beginning of September 2016 and go until the beginning of May 2017. Be brave! Sign up for a week or two now. We’ll send a reminder email (and text) before your week to give you time to prepare for your tweeting of the tasks!

Click HERE to sign up on the spreadsheet to share
your very own math tasks with other classes!

We’re also starting a NEW challenge this year: #gmttc24!
If you’ve ever played the card game 24, you know the premise
…four numbers will be tweeted out at the beginning of the week with the hashtag #gmttc24.
The challenge will be to come up with as many ways as you possibly can to use all of the numbers to create the number 24. You can add, multiply, subtract, and divide.
The goal for the challenge will be to have classes use the week's numbers to come up with
(and share out on twitter)
as many different number combinations to create the number 24.
One class would be in charge of keeping track of the different solutions to see which week has the most different combinations. This will be great practice for students around the world to share their thinking as they share the different solution combinations!

Lastly, if you would like to receive RemindHQ notifications about the Global Math Task Twitter Challenge please follow these steps.
To receive messages via text, text @gmathc to 81010.
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Trouble using 81010? Try texting @gmathc to (917) 746-0412 instead.
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Please contact Beverly, @bevladd ,or Heidi, @swampfrogfirst, if you have any questions.
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