There are many useful conversations on Mathematics on Twitter. Now just in case you hate Twitter or have no interest in it – you can still follow useful conversations and follow links to resources without even signing up to Twitter. I find Twitter a little like a lucky dip – usually in just a few minutes I find useful resources or the latest educational news.
For Mathematics teachers I would recommend the following:
#slowmathchat where different questions are posed for discussion; you can read more about the origin of #slowmathchat and how it works on Michael Fenton’s Reason and Wonder. A complete archive of all the questions and answers is available too.
#mathsTLP for lesson planning, a Sunday night chat but you can of course view at any time and many teachers share useful resources / ideas that work in the classroom.
All the links above to Twitter list the tweets in time order (Live); note that you can choose Top or Live;
Further useful Twitter people and hashtags to follow:
#MTBoS for converstaions from the Math Twitter blogosphere
@Desmos for the latest on the fabulous graphing calculator
If you are interested in learning more about Twitter see the very clear Twitter Lingo guide from Mashable and Russell Stannard’s training videos. And for a nice simple explanation try ‘Mom This is How Twitter Works’.
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