Last October I was out of town during the NW Math Conference held in Portland, OR. I was pretty bummed, especially when I read that Fawn Nguyen was the breakfast keynote speaker. OK, “bummed” is not anywhere strong enough. I ended up getting up at 5 that morning to drive back to Portland (do you know how freakishly dark it is along I-84 at 5 in the morning?) just to go to that breakfast. The food was meh, but Fawn was lovely, wonderful, smart, amazing, funny….as expected; then I hightailed it back to my other commitment.
Months later, I am finally getting around to writing about something she included in her presentation that stood out for me. (There were many somethings. Plus, she made me cry at the end.)
From Jordan Ellenberg’s book, How Not to be Wrong, she shared and spoke about this graphic:
I have re-constructed it with blanks, because I think it is really cool, discussion-worthy, and relevant for ALL subjects:
More recently, I came across this graphic on Steve Bohnam’s blog:
Which I also modified, because I am going with the premise that more discourse and sense-making can take place if there is a little less information.
I think both of these these graphics could launch some amazing conversations around and examinations of practice. Notice and wonder, kids! As always, please share your thoughts; comments are open.