Are You Ready for Global Math Week? It Starts Today!
Today is the first day of Global Math Week — will your class or school be participating?
If you haven’t heard, Global Math Week is a celebration of the joy of mathematics, and an organized event dedicated to making math more exciting and accessible for students of all ages around the world. When educators sign up, then receive free math resources that will help them explore a new way of teaching math — for only 15 minutes a day— that just might reach a few more students and change they way they relate to numeracy.
If you haven’t already signed up, you can do so here:
Starting today, participating schools will be diving into the Exploding Dots Story — this year’s Global Math Week theme. The Exploding Dots approach to mathematics instruction is an “astounding mathematical story that starts at the very beginning of mathematics — it assumes nothing — and swiftly takes you on a wondrous journey through grade school arithmetic, polynomial algebra, and infinite sums to unsolved problems baffling mathematicians to this day.”
The Exploding Dots Story will work in any classroom, with a variety of learning styles. It’s an easy to understand mathematical model that brings context and understanding to a wide array of mathematical concepts from K-12 including:
- place value
- standard algorithms for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and long division
- polynomial division
- infinite sums
- and more!
Learn more about Exploding Dots from Global Math Project co-founder, James Tanton, below:
Global Math Week is organized by the Global Math Project, a group of educators and mathematicians who are dedicated to bringing the joy of mathematics to children across the globe. Learn more about their mission and how you can get involved here: