Welcome to GLOBAL MATH WEEK!

Welcome to GLOBAL MATH WEEK!


Join ONE MILLION students, teachers, math leaders, and adults from around the globe in an astounding mathematical experience!

“See mathematics like you’ve never seen it before.”

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What is Global Math Week?

Still have questions? Scroll down for answers to some frequently asked questions!

What’s the astounding mathematics of Global Math Week 2017?

Answer

Experience the wonder of EXPLODING DOTS, a topic consistently described as a “mind blowing.” This mathematical story starts by assuming nothing (!) and works its way through grade-school arithmetic, high-school polynomial algebra, infinite sums, and advanced mathematics and unsolved research problems still baffling mathematicians to this day, all in one astonishingly accessible fell swoop!

Learn about the magic of Exploding Dots RIGHT NOW here!

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I am a mathematics teacher or other leader who works with students. How do my students and I participate in Global Math Week 2017?

Answer

Global Math Week starts October 10,2017 and ends October 17, 2017. (It is actually eight days long!)

We ask you, as a math teacher, club director, or student leader, to simply devote one class period during those eight days to have a first experience exploring the Exploding Dots story. We will provide the whole story-line, including lessons and teacher guides, and we simply ask for you and your students to start at the beginning and enjoy the journey. There is no set end point. Just enjoy!

We also ask you to share your collective experience — thoughts, photos, videos, extensions, inspirations — with the world on social media. That is, please take part in a global conversation about joyous mathematics.

#GMW2017 #GLOBALMATHPROJECT #WHERESYOURDOT #EXPLODINGDOTS

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What grade levels can participate in Global Math Week?

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The story of Exploding Dots is best for students aged around 10 or so, for high school students, for college students, and for all adults interested in exploring cool and exciting mathematics!

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Is there material to engage younger students, too? Can my whole K-12 school participate?

Answer

Exploding Dots is the story of the surprising power of thinking deeply about place value. As such, K-3 educators play a vital role in setting the scene for this story. Our partner organization Matific, in Sydney, Australia, https://www.matific.com/au/en-au, will provide a suite of interactive classroom materials and activities for the younger grades to play with and enjoy, to start the journey towards Exploding Dots. We’ll let you know when their landing page is ready and how to sign up to enjoy their activities with your young budding mathematicians!

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Do I need technology in the classroom?

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No! Even though we will share all the mathematical content with you through web apps, video, and text, we will provide complete guidance on how to conduct our lessons in the classroom very little or no technology available. (Of course, if students have full access to the web, they could also explore the full web experience.)

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Can I connect with other classrooms across the globe?

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If you would like to video chat with a classroom of students of the same age elsewhere in the world, just let us know when you register. We’ll ask you for your email address and the age of your students, and will do our best to find a connection for you.

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Does the topic of Exploding Dots follow a particular curriculum?

Answer

Exploding Dots covers the arithmetic and algebra of school mathematics – and more! – but is not tied to a particular curriculum. It is directly relevant to classroom work and remains universal.

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Are the materials provided free? Do they go away after Global Math Week 2017?

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All the materials will remaining freely available in perpetuity. There is plenty of time to explore the whole Exploding Dots experience.

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My students are already doing Exploding Dots. Can we post photos and videos somewhere?

Answer

Send them our way (info@globalmathproject.org) and we’ll do our best to post student products on our community page.

Photographs and videos that identify students in any way – names and/or faces – must be accompanied with copies of appropriate signed releases from their parents and guardians. Please download this release form and send it to info@globalmathproject.org along with your photos or videos.

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Show me the full outline of the Exploding Dots story!

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You asked for it! Here’s the full table of contents of the Exploding Dots story. Videos and text of this material appear here: http://gdaymath.com/courses/exploding-dots/. Also, all of this material is being organized in an incredible interactive web experience thanks to our partner organization www.scolab.com.

  • EXPERIENCE ONE: THE MACHINES
    • Welcome
    • The 1←2 machine
    • Other machines
    • The 1←10 machine
    • Wild explorations
    • Solutions
  • EXPERIENCE TWO: INSIGHT
    • Welcome
    • Explaining the 1←2 machine
    • Explaining more machines
    • TWe Speak 1 ← 10 machine
    • Wild explorations
    • Solutions
  • EXPERIENCE THREE: ADDITION AND MULTIPLICATION
    • Welcome
    • Addition
    • (Optional) The traditional algorithm
    • Multiplication
    • (Optional) Multiplication by 10
    • (Optional) Long multiplication
    • Wild explorations
    • Solutions
  • EXPERIENCE FOUR: SUBTRACTION
    • Welcome
    • Piles and holes; dots and antidots
    • Subtraction
    • (Optional): The traditional algorithm
    • Wild explorations
    • Solutions
  • EXPERIENCE FIVE: DIVISION
    • Welcome
    • Division
    • (Optional) Division by ten
    • Remainders
    • (Optional) Deep explanation
    • (Optional) The traditional algorithm
    • Wild explorations
    • Solutions
  • EXPERIENCE SIX: ALL BASES, ALL AT ONCE: POLYNOMIALS
    • Welcome
    • Division in any base
    • A problem!
    • A Resolution!
    • (Optional): Remainders
    • (Optional): The remainder theorem
    • (Optional): Multiplying, adding, and subtracting polynomials.
    • Wild explorations
    • Solutions
  • EXPERIENCE SEVEN: INFINTE SUMS
    • Welcome
    • Infinite sums
    • (Optional) Should we believe infinite sums?
  • EXPERIENCE EIGHT: DECIMALS
    • Welcome
    • Adding and subtracting
    • Converting fractions into decimals
    • Irrational Numbers
    • Decimals in other bases
    • Wild explorations
    • Solutions
  • EXPERIENCE NINE: WEIRD AND WILD MACHINES
    • Welcome
    • Base one-and-a-half?
    • Does order matter?
    • Base two? Base three?
    • Going really wild

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