James Tanton sent the email reproduced below to all Global Math Project Ambassadors, January 7, 2018.

I feel the message is so positive in terms of what Global Math Week 2018 might be that I asked James if I could reproduce it here. Of course, he agreed!

**From James Tanton:**

G’Day Global Math Ambassadors and Ambassadors-to-be:

Happiest of Happiest and Bestus Mathiest New Year Wishes to one and all!

Global Math Week 2017 was a tremendous success and has set the stage for for GMW2018 to be even more successful. Let’s go for 10 million students and teachers this October!

To this end it is now time to start getting back into gear and taking action.

* In October 2018 teachers will have new students and we’ve received the message that many folk would indeed like to do Exploding Dots again. That’s great! So let’s do that and let’s now have each person bring on 10 colleagues!* Let’s get back into recruiting additional ambassadors.* Let’s get back into catching the typos and slips in the written materials and web materials.* Let’s start translating all the materials into even more languages!* Let’s start revealing the new mathematics of the next topic for 2019 too! (That is, let’s get excited about both Exploding Dots and the next reveal!)

SAVE THE DATE: Oct 6

It looks like we might have some start funding to host another kick-off symposium for Global Math Week, like the successful one we had last October in at the Courant Institute in New York. This time, we’ll be out in the Bay Area (San Jose, California, and surrounds). Details need to be confirmed. Some top folk who work out there have this date on their books and are saving it for GMP. Might you be able to save the date too?

EXPLODING DOTS STORIES: THE BOOK

One of our ambassadors would like to collate stories of folk doing the mathematics of Exploding Dots from around the world. Details are just starting to come into focus now and I’ll write more about this in my next update – but feel free to start mulling. Have you any essays or articles that you have written that you would like the world to see? Is there something in the back of your mind you would like to write? This would be a math book – all the mathematics of Exploding Dots spelled out – with additional articles and essays and tidbits, collated as an edited volume.

CPN ARTICLE

Speaking of articles … Below is a very nice piece about Global Math Week just released by the Center for the Promotion of Science, Serbia.

I am still receiving requests from around the world to talk and give workshops on Exploding Dots. Folk are still signing up to www.explodingdots.org to play with scolab.com ‘s fabulous web app. Folk are still sending me emails and videos about new ways to do school algorithms that are beautifully explained with an Exploding Dots mindset. Folk are still exploring the mathematics of wild and crazy Exploding Dots machines. Those dots are still going mighty strong!

Here’s to a happy and healthy and uplifting and truly joyous 2018 for the world.

Cheers,

James – and the GMP team.