One of the many benefits of using Twitter as an educator is the networking available with educators across the world. Because of Twitter, I have been part of a few national and international little projects and enjoy seeing and sharing posts and photos from other places. A grade 3 class from Thompson, Manitoba (Twitter handle @3BBees) posted a Math Photo a Day challenge for May and I thought it would be fun to join in.
Because I visit so many schools, I figured I could capture some mathematically-inspired photos from across our district. I shared photos and used the hashtag #mathphotoaday to contribute to the twitter community that was taking part in the challenge. I have always appreciate the value of visual images in helping students see mathematics in the world around them and would have loved to have played along with my whole class if I was in a classroom this year.
May 1, Polygon at Brighouse Elementary
May 3, Fraction at Steves Elementary
May 5, Ascending Numbers at School Board Office
May 9, Increasing Pattern at Byng Elementary
-part of a doubling and halving sequence, working on mental math strategies
May 13, Tallies at Byng Elementary
-investigating ways to make 7
May 14, Sphere at Quilchena Elementary
-investigating the surface area of spheres with grade 7 students
May 30, Rectangular at Cambie Secondary
-lots of rectangular objects on a rectangular table as grade 9 students investigate littleBits
I had high hopes of posting daily but I either forgot to take a photo as I got wrapped up in the teaching I was doing or there wasn’t a related image to capture that day. I believe a June challenge was posted, but with June being such a crazy month, I didn’t jump in this time. Maybe next year!