I showed the students the Immersion short video that I posted sometime ago (you can see it by clicking here) to kick-off the connection. I was trying to explain to them how important is for me the language issue for learning maths, and how I believe is crucial for students as I once felt it myself when I had to start teaching maths in a foreign language (English).
This connection is made such that the Immersion Program students coach the MAT096 students on their writing skills, bringing value to their work. They are looking over students already in a 2-year program. I hope this connection will motivate the Immersion Program students by seeing what could be next for them.
Students from the Immersion Program started posting their feelings about maths. I thought it was going to be easy tasks, logistically... but when I went to check their posts, I saw that actually students were using previous posts to just make their own post. I had to go back and re-construct the original posts trying to keep all contributions as they were. I believed that I managed to do that but it took two hours that I did not planned... I hope that this will not happen again.
I am now worried on how is going to work when the proofreading comments are introduced for the first time... I will let you know soon!