James Tanton is on a mission to bring joyous mathematics to the world. His Global Math Project is about to launch Global Math Week: during the week of October 9th, over 600,000 students from around the world will enjoy a shared mathematical experience based on Tanton’s *Exploding Dots*, a wonderful, surprising, and awe-inspiring take on place value.

James has been traveling the world for the past year spreading the good word about mathematics and his exploding dots. If you haven’t yet signed up, I encourage you to do so. The mathematics is wonderful, relevant, and inspired, and the Global Math Project has lots of resources at their homepage.

To kick off Global Math Week, the Global Math Project together with the Museum of Mathematics will be hosting a symposium at NYU’s Courant Institute. Mathematical luminaries like Po-Shen Loh, Henry Segerman, and many others will be on hand to celebrate. And I’m honored to be participating in a panel discussion on *Uplifting Mathematics for All*, where we will discuss how to make mathematics meaningful, fun, and coherent in and out of the classroom.

So get ready for Global Math Week! Hopefully this is the first of many to come.