Hello friends and colleagues,
To begin this online conversation, we’d like to start with some concrete video examples of mathematics in making and tinkering settings, taken from the in-person workshop at the New York Hall of Science. Here are the links to the short clips on Vimeo (four to five minutes each):
After watching the videos, please share your reflections with the group (specifying specific time codes in the video whenever appropriate).
- What do you see as the mathematics currently in these experiences?
- What is the potential for mathematical reasoning beyond what is currently present? How would you bring out this potential (e.g., changing the design, asking follow-up questions)?
- In what ways are these videos examples of broader opportunities and challenges related to integrating mathematics with making and tinkering?
For this discussion, we're lucky to have Jan Mokros from the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance to help us frame and facilitate the conversation.
Looking forward to your thoughts and reflections!
Scott Pattison, Andee Rubin, and the Math in the Making team