In our class, we love to connect and learn with our friends around the world.
Today we are launching a new global project called Our World, Our Numbers.
We have a blog http://ourworldournumbers.edublogs.org where we’ll meet up with our blogging buddies to learn together for the next five weeks.
In late 2011, many of these classes worked on an award winning global project called Our World, Our Stories. This latest project is based on a similar format with a mathematical focus.
The students are all from primary (elementary) classes and are from three different continents and five countries.
How will it work?
Students from all classes will connect and collaborate by sharing their mathematical lives. This will happen through the blog and involve a variety of media.
A different class will lead a mathematical topic every four days or so, publishing posts and replying to comments. The other classes will read the posts, possibly publish their own posts, and leave blog comments.
We will share topics such as currency, seasons, time zones, population data etc.
Through blog posts, the students will teach each other about different aspects of mathematics based on aspects of their own culture.
The learning will continue in the commenting section where students, teachers and parents will engage in conversations to explore mathematical and cultural topics further.
Students will gain an understanding of mathematics through the eyes of children in different countries and cultures. They will make comparisons and contrasts between their lives and other studentsí lives.
If you want to keep up to date with how the fun and learning unfolds, there is a “subscribe via email” box on the right hand side of the Our World, Our Numbers blog.
We encourage all members of the community to get involved!
4KM and 4KJ are leading the first topic by sharing their currency.
Head over to the Our World, Our Numbers blog now to check out our post and leave a comment.
Dear Mr. Avery,
I think this new project is very intresting! So far I have learned a lot about different countries. I really like all the posts about the all currency. I really enjoy the new project.
Dear Mr. Avery and class,
This project seems like an amazing idea! I have always wanted to know how other countries or states are taught their math. Are you guys going to be skyping? Or just talking through blog posts? Maybe when your class is not busy we could do a skype session sometime? I really want to meet you all, you seem like a cool class!
8th Grade Techie kids
I think this will be an amazing experience to learn about other places. We will be skyping with some of these classes throughout the year. We have already skyped with a few classes to find out where there from. That would be really cool if we could skype with you but my teacher would need to talk to your teacher.
Mr. Avery’s class
Dear Mr. Avery,
This project seems amazing! I can’t wait to get started! I am happy that this is a worldwide project so other blogs will be doing it too. Anyway, I love all the stuff we do in your class.