Now that schools have closed, many of us are finding ourselves suddenly homeschooling. So I’ve decided to continue Math Monday as an online program in Zoom, every Monday at noon. This will be a program for parents and kids to attend together, and it will include activities for all ages, grades K-12. For kids this will be fun education; for parents this is games you can make part of your family math culture.
I’m going to host a small private experimental version of Math Monday tomorrow March 16 at noon. Just click on this link at noon to join. And if you can attend, please RSVP so I have an idea of how many are coming. All you need is a computer, tablet or laptop running Zoom. The rest we’ll handle from there.
This is short notice, so I expect many of you can’t make it, but if you happen to be available and are looking for something fun to do with your kids, I’d be glad to include you. And feel free to pass on this notice to other families that you think might be interested.
Here’s briefly how it will work.
- I’ll open with a story that introduces a math game that you can play at home with things around the house.
- I’ll play a demonstration game with a volunteer — these are games you can play remotely with someone else using nothing but Zoom. I’ll include a couple variations that let you dial up the difficulty of the game for older kids or for those who want more challenge.
- Everyone plays a brief game at home. Then we all come back together and discuss.
- I’ll end by suggesting followup activities and challenges you can continue to do at home, and providing additional resources for following up.