Day 38 (Day 3 Week 8) Learning from home: What brings you joy?

I am wondering what brings you joy?  How can you bring more joy into your space and time? What if you offer your joy to others?

One thing that brings me joy is teaching math, learning math, and sharing my thinking with others.  While we are safe at home, I have found a way to bring some math-joy into my space and time.

On April 8, April 15, and today – May 6 – I hosted Embolden Your Inner Mathematician sessions for any/other joy seeking math lovers.

As we gathered this evening, each participant shared virtually the same story.

It has been a tough week. I am so grateful to have this time to visit with y’all and to do some math, just for me. I look forward to it.

(Ok, there were New Yorkers and Californians who didn’t use “visit” or “y’all,” but it’s my story.)

I am grateful to work at a school. I am grateful to work at Trinity School. I am grateful to work with teacher-learners interested in growing their craft, pedagogy, and skills to deepen mathematical understanding for and with students.

In today’s session, we played with fractions visually, graphically, and numerically.  We started simply and grew to systems of equations or ratios and proportional reasoning.

The 1.5 hours flew by. It was joyful.

Next week, we will meet again to do more math.

Next week, I’m going to host a sketch note session, because that also brings me joy.

What brings. you joy?

How can you bring more joy into your space and time?

What if you offer your joy to others?

Will you join me?

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