For Week 2 of the MTBoS Blogging Initiation, I’ve decided to write about my favorite tweets. Or more accurately, tweets that I have favorited and quickly forgotten.

1) In Matt Larson‘s engaging ignite talk, he wants us to seek equilibrium by teaching How, Why and When:

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```"We live in the educational shadow of the 18th century" Watch @mlarson_math engaging #ignite talk. @NCTM #cmcs15 https://t.co/5F9QIRtQQC

— The Math Forum (@themathforum) January 6, 2016

2) Graham Fletcher‘s “Progression of Multiplication and the Standard Traditional Algorithm” video enthralls me. I didn’t learn to multiply this way, so it’s extremely helpful to see how the earlier connections students will now be making, are going to make it easier for them learn high school math one day.

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```5m video illustrating how multiplication is taught from 2-5th grade. Wish @gfletchy would make loads more of these. https://t.co/AL2ds514QD

— Dan Meyer (@ddmeyer) December 28, 2015

3) I am loving all the Desmos Activity Builders everyone is sharing, and these two from Laurie B look particularly fun for our upcoming unit on exponentials:

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```Expo Growth w/Desmos AB @wmukluk
Let's Make a Deal:
https://t.co/sK7ywArkOP
Do Vampires Exist:
https://t.co/Zh5HoYOVil
#msmathchat #MTBoS +

— Laurie B-Worthington (@lauriebworthy) December 19, 2015

4) I agree with Sadie! This Common Core coherence map is very helpful!

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```Check this out people!!! It is an AWESOME TOOL! cc @gfletchy https://t.co/vivvTJB85t

— Sadie Estrella (@wahedahbug) August 26, 2015

5) This activity from Dylan Kane gives students the chance to examine the properties and structure of polynomials as they determine which one doesn’t belong.

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```Another gem from @math8_teacher (with some help): https://t.co/0BZLjhBOPj
Which polynomial doesn't belong? I think I'll use this w/Alg 1.

— Lisa Henry (@lmhenry9) August 12, 2015

Update: Here are links to two past posts with favorited tweets:

Favorited Tweets #1

Favorited Tweets #2

This is motivational to read! I like your Favorited Tweets!

I had seen the Graham Fletcher video before, but the rest of these resources were new to me. I especially likes the Matt Larson video. I wish I had the guts to give parents the leech example when they complain to me about the Common Core. Just yesterday, I had to change the teacher for a student because they didn’t like the way the teacher was commenting on her work — expecting the student to try to figure out their mistake. Although we are the “experts,” untrained, unqualified parents sometimes get the final decision.

I noticed you said that you had favorited and then FORGOTTEN these tweets. Anything you can do to refresh and/or remind yourself of these great resources in the future?

I saw on another blog to use Pocket to save tweets…and these are definitely worth saving. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks, Kristina! I am going to look into using Pocket now!

Hi Chad! Yes, my problem is that I forget everything I favorite almost immediately after I favorite it. The best thing I’ve found to do it browse my favorited tweets every so often and then write a blog post like this one. Having it on my blog helps me so much. This is the 3rd one I’ve written like this. But I am going to look into trying Kristina’s suggestion below!

Nice feature! Let’s do more of these!

Thanks, Dan! I updated the post to include two links to other posts following the same format. I seem to be on a trend of doing this only once a year, but strive to write more as these posts are better for record keeping and sharing ideas.

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