Free resources for Global Math Week 2021!

It’s Global Math Week (October 10 -17) and the Global Math Project has come up with some fun maths activities to inspire a love of maths. Here’s the itinerary:

1. Sunday October 10, 10 am PDT (GMT-7). PATTERNS: What to do if you believe in them and what to do if you don’t!

This is the kick-off event, open to all.

What’s the next number: 2 4 6 8 __? Feel free to answer 10 or to answer 17. Lots of mathematical mischief to be had!

Register for this event for free.

2. Daily Exploding Dots lessons with James

Join James as he goes through the wonders of EXPLODING DOTS. See for yourself what has gotten the world so excited.

Each weekday: GMT-7. = 4 pm PDT (Los Angeles) = 7 pm EDT (New York)

Also, get a new clue each day for solving the CODE-BREAKER challenge below.

And don’t forget classroom KAPOWS! with Scolab’s fabulous Web App!

Register for this even for free.

3: Student CODE-BREAKER Challenge

Can you crack a mighty strange code?

Each day during his live lessons, James Tanton will give away a big clue for help. The first person to send the correct answer to [email protected] will receive an Exploding Dots t-shirt. So too will the fiftieth person to send the correct decoded message, as well as three other random solvers drawn from correct answers! Be the first or the fiftieth or a lucky random solver to win!

4. Saturday 16 October: A Provocative Teacher Workshop

Shocker! High-School Polynomial Algebra and Fifth-Grade Arithmetic are, to a significant extent, one and the same–and no one tells you! Register for two-hours of mighty fun professional development.

Register for this event for free

5. GMP Math Joy Talks in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Lessons in EXPLODING DOTS in multiple languages will be occurring all week thanks to the Global Math Project partner group CYFEMAT.

And there are general Math Joy talks too from GMP Ambassadors: Soccer and Math, Dragon Curves, Mind-Bending Puzzles, and more!

See the schedule and register.

6. Make a MATH IS ___ Poster!

Have you seen the MATH IS video?

Students, teachers, and enthusiasts everywhere are making posters with the words “MATH IS” followed by their answer and the hashtag #gmw2021. Would you care to make a poster too and join the fun?

Take a photo of your poster – with nothing more than the poster showing – and send it our way. We’ll happily then post it on social media for you.

Feel free to be mighty creative!

Further details can be found:

Submit your image to: [email protected]

If this weren’t all, you can also access Futurum’s maths resources for free.

Dr James Tanton is the founder of the Global Math Project, a worldwide movement of teachers committed to inspiring a love of mathematics in students and spreading the joy of this amazing subject to all corners of the globe!

The Tower of Hanoi is a beguiling puzzle that has entranced mathematicians for almost 140 years. Despite its apparent simplicity, it continues to yield new surprises – as mathematics professor Dan Romik can testify. His work has revealed new secrets about the puzzle, and through it, important lessons for the wider world of mathematics.

Patterns are everywhere in nature, from seasons to colour schemes to heartbeats. The more you look, the more you find, and the more complex they become. Dr Bard Ermentrout of the University of Pittsburgh uses advanced mathematics to decipher these patterns.

Dr Sam Ballas researches geometry and surfaces, which is a branch of mathematics, at Florida State University. Sam’s passion for the subject shows that although maths can be challenging, it can also be extremely rewarding.

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