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:
* 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!)