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A NOTE FROM STUART
June 28, 2023
Our regularly scheduled newsletter doesn’t come out until next week, but I didn’t want to wait that long to say a big THANK YOU to the team of the California Early Math Project for organizing the fantastic Summer Early Math Symposium!
It was such a wonderful experience, bringing together educators from all over the world online. Math truly is a universal language!
Also, a BIG WELCOME to all the new subscribers! I am so very pleased to meet you!
Until next week, I hope you have a chance to explore the Activities Newsletter archive.
Math = Fun!
For the Summer Early Math Symposium, I collaborated on a program about data collection with my good friend Jon Dueck, Early Math Coordinator for the Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. Jon has coached teachers and worked with students from Pre-K through high school.
Our presentation began with some activities from my latest book, “Show and Tell: Great Graphs and Smart Charts.” Then Jon shared some activities that he and some of the teachers with whom he works developed for the classroom.
The video of the presentation will be shared in a future newsletter. We will also be sharing information on a our Great Data Collection Project. Jon and I hope that you and your students will be involved! Stay tuned!
A FEW WORDS FROM JON
Talking about graphs, charts, and data collection is always a fun topic and presenting with my friend Stuart doubles the fun! After reading Stuart's book and talking with him about it, I encouraged some of the teachers I coach to read the book as well. Then we had a coaching conversation about what a lesson on data and graphing might look like. We spent some time planning together and I offered to demonstrate or co-teach. Each teaching experience was slightly different—and they were all great!
I encourage everyone to simply try a lesson on data collection and graphing, making sure to let the students do as much of the work as possible. It is important to talk with students about the data, how it can be visualized, and how they can be involved in everything from data collection to analysis.
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