Sunday, August 31, 2014

#mathchat5 Begins: Join Us!

Are you looking ahead and wondering how you are going to coach, teach, or mentor the fifth grade common core math program? If so, you may want to join us on Wednesday nights for #mathchat5.

Saturday's early morning #satchat birthed #mathchat5, a chat focused on fifth grade math standards that will occur every Wednesday night from 8pmEST to 9pmEST. The chat is open to all math enthusiasts, coaches, family members, educators, and others who are interested in the successful teaching of 5th grade math standards.

The first chat will focus on facts, math models, and the following math standard:

CCSS.Math.Content.5.OA.A.1 Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

To engage in #mathchat5, I suggest you do the following:
  1. Check out the #mathchat5 website
  2. Take a look at this week's chat focus and questions
  3. Review the 5th grade math standards
  4. Review the SMPs.
  5. Sign up on the participant/moderator list
  6. Add any resources that you think will be helpful for this week's chat to the resource list. 
  7. Add the #matchat5 date to your calendar.
For Massachusetts educators, and perhaps others, this weekly chat can serve as part of your "evidence" for your professional learning goal.

If you've never participated in a Twitter chat before, don't worry, as it is an open forum for questioning and sharing resources. It's important to remember not to state specific names of students, schools, or colleagues unless the citation relates to published or specific events that the adult is comfortable sharing.  It's is also important to stay positive and proactive as you seek to share best practice and learn about others' good work.

I look forward to Wednesday's share with all interested parties.