It started on Twitter. My challenge was irresistible to fellow math buddy Kyle.
— Cathy Yenca (@mathycathy) August 21, 2014
Within what seemed like mere minutes, Kyle had a complete task, videos and all, with his own unique spin.
— Kyle Pearce (@MathletePearce) August 22, 2014
Fast-forward a few weeks. Just as Kyle couldn’t let go of the ice bucket, I couldn’t stop thinking about the Big Nickel he posted:
— Kyle Pearce (@MathletePearce) September 19, 2014
When Andrew Stadel posed this question, I couldn’t walk away. It awakened within me the “perplexity” Dan Meyer talks about. I just. needed. to. know. And I felt responsible to report back.
— Cathy Yenca (@mathycathy) September 20, 2014
After all of my work, I thought using Tackk would be a great medium to share with Tweeps. This task not only inspired me to explore my own fine-tuned question, but it also encouraged me to create a product to easily share my work with the circle of math friends involved in this conversation, and beyond! Click the image below to see my Tackk.
I have not asked students to use Tackk before, but how great could that be?
There are limitless possibilities here – photos, text, and media can be displayed neatly in a Tackk… and once student Tackk links are shared with the teacher, they could easily be collected and shared in a ThingLink with an entire class, entire school, or the entire world. Note that Tackk also has settings for conversations to continue within the Tackk itself (feel free to add to mine! I know my estimate is an over-estimate! How could we make this estimate more precise?)
Have your students created solutions to math tasks using Tackk or a similar medium? If so, please share! I’d love to have more student examples to show my own kiddos before asking them to create their own.
Thank you to all Tweeps involved in this Twitter conversation. I cherish the amazing PD I receive through our interactions. You challenge and inspire me!
Ready to take the Big Nickel challenge with your students? Want to see classroom-ready visuals and resources? Here’s Kyle’s take on the Big Nickel Twitter Playdate done in classic 3-Act style.