Our Twitter Hour #MTTSCHAT

Do you want to connect with other scholars, alumni and the wider mathematics education community?  Then come along to our monthly twitter hour on the second Wednesday of each month between 20:00 and 21:00 where we’re joined by a guest co-host (such as Dr Nira Chamberlain, Tom Button, Bobby Seagull and Tom Rocks Maths

What is a Twitter hour?

A Twitter hour is when everyone involved uses the same hashtag (for us, #MTTSChat) which lets everyone see the conversations that are happening and join in.

Do I need to have Twitter account?

You can follow the conversation during the Twitter hour if you don’t have an account, but if you want to join in then you will need a Twitter account.

What should I do during the Twitter hour?

Between 20:00 and 21:00 on the second Wednesday of each month, go onto Twitter and in the search bar type #MTTSChat and find the results.  If you open the latest section, you can see the tweets in order that they are posted.

It would also help if you follow our Twitter account @beamathsteacher.

We put out posts regularly during the hour and each month has a different theme.  Everyone joining in can respond to our posts or start their own conversations.  It’s a great way to learn about and engage with the wider mathematics education community.

When you reply to another post, be sure to use the hashtag #MTTSChat (it doesn’t matter where in your post) so others can follow the conversation.

You can also retweet and like posts within the conversations if you think others would be interested in what is said.  

Why should I join in?

Of course, you can just watch the conversation and don’t have to respond or engage but we’re a vibrant community of scholars and we’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions on the topic of the hour (but we also know that some of you don’t really like social media) It’s a great way to learn about mathematics education and make some new contacts.  

Is there any etiquette?

As with all social media, remember that you are involved in a conversation with others that is being shared for everyone to see.  Be appreciative and respectful of everyone engaging in the Twitter hour and say thank-you to our fantastic guest hosts at the end of each hour.  They really do appreciate it.