Meetings strictly observe the thirty-minute time limit, and all participants respect the agreement not to jump ahead and watch the next part of the course alone, even if the temptation to do so is great! Despite the short length of the sessions, however, the group cover more than just maths: “There's social time as well,” Atul says. “People want to talk about how their teaching is going, how their day has been, all sorts of things — venting if necessary, because teaching is a tough job.”
For Atul, however, the biggest benefit is the sense of community. As a tutor, he says, he can sometimes feel that he doesn’t belong to any particular group, but the more time he’s spent in the maths community, the more he’s realised that “...People feel like they are in their little niche, and that everyone else is somehow better — no matter which niche they are in.” For him, the strength of the Complete Mathematics community is the feeling that everyone is welcome. “The most value,” he believes, “is just getting people to talk to each other.”
2. Use Jamboard, or another online notes platform, to collaborate live on ideas and complete tasks
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