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Archive for July, 2013

Twitter Math Camp ’13

Twitter Math Camp has come and gone, and once again it was truly amazing. The energy of all these other exuberant math teachers just recharges my batteries and gets me ready to go again. (Ironically I go on vacation in exactly one week, but I think this will be a productive week!)

I don’t feel that I learned as much at #TMC13 as I did at #TMC12, but that makes sense to me. Before last year I was only at the edge of the #MTBoS. I had only discovered Dan the summer before and was only following a handful of people by the time TMC12 came around. But after that, I dove in with full force, and absorbed so much great teaching. So this year, when TMC13 came about, I was more up to date and had less to learn.

What I did notice instead was that TMC13 was much more collaborative in nature. Last year, there was a focus on sharing things we knew, and exploring new math (the Exeter problems) together. That was still present this year, but so many sessions I went to focused on creating things together. I look forward to many of those projects coming to fruition (and have a lot of work to do on my half to make that happen).

It makes me wonder at the direction TMC will take next year. I have no idea, and that’s exciting.