Making Math Moments That Matter

By Kyle Pearce & Jon Orr

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Wondering how to create a classroom culture where students don't want to stop exploring mathematics when the bell rings? Kyle Pearce from TapIntoTeenMinds.com and Jon Orr from MrOrr-IsAGeek.com team up to uncover how we can Make Math Moments That Matter for every student in the math classroom from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Discover how you can build easy to plan and fun to deliver math lessons that kids will not only love, but also learn from using the Making Math Moments That Matter 3-Part Framework. Get ready to learn as we interview math education influencers, engage in coaching calls with mathematics educators from around the world, and take deep dives into assessment, differentiation, student behaviour, engagement, problem solving, math fact fluency, and many other common teacher challenges as we strive to Make Math Moments That Matter. Let’s learn how we can meet the needs of every learner in all classrooms regardless of student readiness together!

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#83: How To Get Your Students Motivated - An Interview With Ilana Horn
40:41

In this episode we speak with Ilana Horn - A professor of math education at Vanderbilt University. Llana’s work is motivated by the underperformance of students in mathematics. Today we talk with Llana about her book Motivated and what is needed to START to motivate your students. 

Ilana calls her book the prequel to Peg Smith and Mary K. Stein’s book The 5 Practices to Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussions and we can’t agree more. There’s so much that we overlook when planning lessons that will either make or break what you do in the classroom. 

You’ll Learn: 

  • The two most important things to consider when motivating your students. 
  • How to help colleagues motivate students. 
  • What it means to be smart at math

Resources:

Ilanahorn.com 

Motivated [Book] - Ilana Horn

Twitter: @ilana_horn

Jun 29, 2020
#82: Mathematics for Human Flourishing - An Interview with Francis Su
41:25

Francis Su is a professor at Harvey Mudd College in California, he’s a past president of the Mathematical Association of America, he’s won multiple awards for teaching, and he’s the author of a new book Mathematics for Human Flourishing. 

In this episode we chat with Francis about how learning mathematics can help us become better human beings; how can mathematics help us become better at exploring truth and justice; and, how to change your assessment to reflect what you value.

You’ll Learn: 

  • How learning mathematics can help become a better human being. 
  • How can mathematics help us become better at exploring truth and justice.
  • How to change your assessment to reflect what you value. 

Resources: 

Mathematics for Human Flourishing

Francissu.com 

Mudd Math Fun Facts - 200+ Warm-Up Problems

Jun 22, 2020
#81: Creating Balance in Personalized Learning: A Math Mentoring Moment.
49:03

In another “Where are they now?” episode series we bring back on 6th grade math teacher Sam Brotherton from St. Louis Missouri. Sam’s back to talk about the changes he made in his classroom around assessment, lesson design and how practice fits in. He also talks to us about his new challenges around personalized learning. 

This is another  Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through struggles and together we brainstorm possible next steps and strategies to overcome them. 

You’ll Learn: 

  • The difference between Individualized Learning, Differentiated Learning, and Personalized Learning. 
  • How to create balance among different modes of instruction in your course. 
  • How we can spark the love of learning in our students.

Resources: 

Episode #54 What does an effective math block look like?

Flex math block visual

Open up resources

Jun 15, 2020
#80 How Can A Fractured Educator Teach The Whole Student? - An Interview with Hema Khodai
34:07

That is Hema Khodai, an educator who lives relatively close to Kyle and I in Mississauga Ontario. Hema is a high school math teacher turned instructional resource teacher. We speak with Hema today about her 2019 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit presentation called “Who is a Mathematician”. Hema’s session was one of the most watched sessions during our two-day virtual conference back in November. 

Stick around to hear how relationships help build / or wreck a student's ability to identify as a mathematician; why it’s so important that we educators know our why; and how math has to be a community endeavour. 

 

You’ll Learn: 

  • How relationships help build / or wreck a student's ability to identify as a mathematician. 
  • Why it’s so important that we educators know our why. 
  • How math has to be a community endeavour


Resources: 

Make Math Moments Virtual Summit - Get on the waitlist for 2020

Start With Why - Simon Sinek [Book]

It Takes A Community - Hema Khodai

Twitter - Hema Khodai

Jun 08, 2020
#79: Same, But Different - Math Education In Israel
38:49

Listen in to Craig Guthrie share his insights on comparing learning and teaching math in Israel to learning and teaching math here in North America. Both Craig and our own Kyle Pearce recently visited Tel Aviv to learn what math looks like in Israel and share the Make Math Moments 3-Part Framework with their fantastic math educators. 

Stick around to hear about what educators struggle with on the other side of the world and how students are learning math --- is it different than here?

You’ll Learn: 

  • Help educators get perspective beyond our own context. 
  • Learning is both similar and unique in different countries. 
  • Educators worldwide struggle with many of the same issues. 
  • Students all around the world want to be curious and learn math in interesting ways.

Resources: 

Episode 58: How we stared a math council and why you should too.

Jun 01, 2020
#78: How to Organize Your Course and Day-to-Day Plans - A Math Mentoring Moment
45:53

In this episode we chat with Jennifer L’Arrivee a high school science and math teacher from British Columbia. After learning about spiralling in our online workshop this past Fall, Jennifer is on a mission to implement a content organizational structure that will maximize retention and understanding in her science and math classes. Listen in as she picks our brains about best approaches to stay organized both with content standards and with classroom activities. 

Stick around for this mentoring moment episode where we brainstorm with Jennifer how we can be more intentional with our planning, how to organize our day-to-day using google spreadsheets, and how to organize a whole course so you’re not overwhelmed. 

You’ll Learn: 

  • How to be more intentional with your planning;
  • How to organize your day-to-day plans; 
  • How to organize your course so that you’re not overwhelmed

Resources: 

May 25, 2020
#77: Up For Debate - An Interview With Chris Luzniak
36:50

You’re listening to the ever so charming math teacher & department chair at the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles, and debate guru Chris Luzniak. 

We chat with Chris about why we should have students debate in math class, how you can get started with this routine in any classroom, what pitfalls to watch out for, and where you can go to get resources to make this happen in your classroom! 

Let the Debate begin!!!! 

Let’s do it! 

 

Resources:

Up For Debate [Book] 

Luzniak.com

Twitter: @Cluzniak

#DebateMath

May 18, 2020
#76: COVID-19 Struggles Shared During Our Recent Q&A Webcall
54:38

Hey there, Math Moment Makers! This episode is a little different from our usual episodes as we look to give you a glimpse of some of the other places that we’re trying to learn with Math Moment Makers like YOU from around the world.

In addition to hosting this podcast each week and working our day jobs in classrooms, we also host the Make Math Moments Academy. The Academy is a membership site for ongoing professional development and support specifically crafted for teachers who are seeking ways to create Math Moments on a regular basis in their classrooms. 

Each month we usually hold a LIVE Q & A session with our members to talk about current problems of practice from the classroom, but right now, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have been meeting weekly! 

These chats have been really energizing, so we wanted to share a recent recording of our LIVE Q&A Webcall from April 22 2020.

 

You’ll Learn: 

  • Our daily routines during this pandemic. 

  • What are districts doing with grades, exams, and promotion to the next grade; and,

  • What does a 3-act task look like when it’s not in your classroom?

Resources: 

https://makemathmoments.com/webinar 

https://makemathmoments.com/academy 

May 11, 2020
#75: Would You Rather Math - An Interview With John Stevens
49:49

In today’s episode, we welcome Math Moment Maker, John Stevens to the podcast! John is an instructional coach for mathematics and technology, who not only supports the teachers he works with throughout his district, but educators from around the world with his many resources. 

Dive into this episode with John and we’ll unpack how you can facilitate debates in math class using his free online resource, wouldyourathermath.com, how to bring parents to the table with his Table Talk Math resources, and a great resource parents can lean on to help their children avoid the dreaded summer slide.


You’ll Learn: 

  1. How you can spark and facilitate arguments and discussions in your math class. 
  2. What wouldyourathermath.com can do to change your classroom culture. 
  3. How to help parents bring math to the table so they can support their children. 
  4. What you can do to help your students eliminate summer slide. 

Resources: 

Wouldyourathermath.com

John’s User Guide - Would You Rather Math 

Table Talk Math [Book]

Math Before Bed

Adding parents to the equation https://makemathmoments.com/episode49/ 

@jstevens009 

john@tabletalkmath.com

Fishing4tech.com

May 04, 2020
#74: When Do I Nudge and When Do I Coach? A “Where Are They Now?” Math Mentoring Moment.
50:45

In another in a series of “Where Are They Now?” episodes we chat with Kirsten Dyck a part-time teacher and part-time math coach. We chatted with Kirsten way back in episode #9 about Intentionality and learning goal. 

In this episode we hear from Kirsten how she’s made progress on her goals since we last spoke. 

Stick around and you’ll learn how she’s adapted the Thinking Classroom to further student learning; how she has focused on making the connection and consolidation stage of her lessons a priority; and how she’s applying coaching techniques to incrementally nudge her teachers down a path toward a thinking classroom. 


You’ll Learn: 

  • How she’s adapted the Thinking Classroom to further student learning;
  • How she has focused on making the connection and consolidation stage of her lessons a priority; and, 
  • How she’s applying coaching techniques to incrementally nudge her teachers down a path toward a thinking classroom.

RESOURCES: 

https://makemathmoments.com/trial 

Episode 9: Planning with Intentionality: A Math Mentoring Moment with Kirsten Dyck

Episode 21: The Thinking Classroom

Apr 27, 2020
#73: It’s not about tech, it’s about good teaching: An Interview with Cathy Yenca.
49:45

Cathy Yenca is a middle school teacher from Austin, Texas who has been leading the charge in effective math teaching pedagogy and effective use of technology in math class. 

The Mathy Cathy blog is a go-to spot not only because she routinely shares great resources and reflections, but because she is constantly sharing interesting ways to use technology to help her formatively assess students on an ongoing basis and to give her students a voice in math class. 

You’ll Learn: 

  1. How to effectively use technology in your math class. 
  2. How technology can be a hindrance to learning and how you can overcome those obstacles. 
  3. How you can avoid tech-overwhelm so you can do what matters most. 
  4. What the focus of using tech should be and what it shouldn’t be. 

Resources: 

Seeking Students Who Hide [Socrative] 

The Way Digital Tools Are Used Can Make A Difference NCTM Article

Mathy Cathy Blog 

Using Keynote To Explore Math Relationships [iBooks] 

Cathy’s Shadowcon Talk

www.Knowledgehook.com 

@mathycathy

Teacher.desmos.com

Nearpod

Socrative

Apr 20, 2020
#72: How Can I Spark Curiosity During Emergency Remote Learning: A Math Mentoring Moment
52:36

In another “Where Are They Now?” episode we chat with Katrien Vance a teacher of 25+ years from Charlottesville, Virginia  who has participated in our online workshop over a year ago; she’s a member of the Make Math Moments Academy, and she’s a make math moments podcast alumni.  

We spoke with Katrien way back on episode 8 where we heard all about her transformation from a traditional teacher into a curiosity instigator. If you haven’t listened to episode 8 yet, we won’t hold it against you if you pause this one and cue up that episode. You won’t regret it. 

In this Where are they now episode Katrien fills us in on what her classroom has looked liked and sounded like over the past year, as well as how she is dealing with emergency remote teaching in this age of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 


You’ll Learn: 

 

  • How you can build curiosity remotely. 

 

  • What does the 5 practices look like when we’re not all together?
  • How we can slow down and focus on what matters. 

Resources: 

https://makemathmoments.com/tasks

https://makemathmoments.com/trial

Apr 13, 2020
#71: Powerful Numeracy: An Interview With Pam Harris
57:15

Today we interview Pam Harris; a former high school teacher turned mathematics consultant living in Austin Texas. When she’s not teaching pre-service teachers at Texas State University, she’s out and about leading K-12 mathematics professional development sessions, writing books, and courses.

We’re eager to share this fantastic conversation with Pam about what it means to do math, defining the “end goal” when teaching a concept, discussing the difference between models and strategies, and why math is FIGUREOUTABLE!


You’ll Learn: 

  • What does it mean to do math? 
  • The end goal when students are learning number sense concepts.
  • Why Emerging models vs showing models
  • Why math is figureoutable and how you can convince students and parents. 
  • Why we need to understand the development of mathematical reasoning and how you can use it in your classroom.

Resources: 

#mathstratchat

https://twitter.com/pwharris?lang=en @pwharris

Mathisfigureoutable.com

NCTM Math Focal Points

Young Mathematicians At Work [Book]

Apr 06, 2020
#70: It’s Not The Resource, It’s What You Do With It - A Math Mentoring Moment
47:28

That is the Math Moment Maker Takiesha Martinez from San Antonio Texas. Takiesha talks with us about how to decide which resources are the best for her students, how to create an inclusive learning environment, how to increase mathematical discourse and collaboration, and how to plan with intentionality so that you can get the most out of your resources.

What you’re about to hear is another Math Mentoring Moment Episode where we speak with a math moment maker like you who is working on a problem of practice and together we brainstorm a plan for overcoming these challenges. 


You’ll Learn: 

  • How to create an inclusive learning environment. 
  • How to increase mathematical discourse and collaboration.
  • How being more explicit with verbal instructions can change the level of engagement through discourse and collaboration. 
  • How to plan with intentionality so that you can get the most out of your resources. 


Resources: 

https://makemathmoments.com/lesson1

Mar 30, 2020
COVID-19 - How to Move Forward?
56:43

In this extra episode of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast we’re sharing a recording of our Monthly Live Q and A call with the Make Math Moments Academy members. In this live chat Jon & Kyle discuss the COVID-19 Pandemic and how it’s affecting our home-work life and the home-school life of our students. They answer questions from the community around teaching online, engaging students with math when working from home and resources that can help you do that. 

You’ll Learn: 

  • What should we prioritize when working from home?
  • How can we engage our students when teaching online?
  • What resources are helpful when engaging students online with math?

Resources: 

https://makemathmoments.com/academy 

Knowledgehook.com

Brainingcamp.com

Flipgrid.com

Teacher.desmos.com

Mar 27, 2020
#69: How Can I Get More From My Students? A Math Mentoring Moment
48:46

Today we speak with a 23 year veteran teacher from Alabama; Tiffany Roddy. Tiffany joins us on this Math Mentoring Moment episode where we will explore a struggle or challenge she is working on and together we’ll brainstorm next steps to ignite her teacher moves! 

Stick around and you’ll learn how you can move away from the “I do, we do, you do” approach to teaching math class; how you can gain more time in your course instead of feeling like you’re always behind; and finally, we’ll dive into the two moments that are most important in your lesson.

You’ll Learn: 

 

  • How to get your students to share their thinking instead of wait and get. 
  • How can I move away from the I do, we do, you do math class. 
  • How do I pace my timing? 
  • What two moments are the most important in your lesson.

 

Resources:

Principles to Action [Book] 

https://tapintoteenminds.com/3act-math/stacking-paper - Stacking paper 

https://tapintoteenminds.com/3act-math/penny-a-day

wipebook.com/40moments

https://makemathmoments.com/framework

WHEN by Daniel Pink - https://amzn.to/2P6xFZl

http://wodb.ca/ - Which One Doesn't Belong

Flippity.net - Random cards set by Jon

Visualpatterns.org

Mashupmath.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mathmomentmakers

Mar 23, 2020
#68: Gradual Release Of Responsibility SUCKS! An Interview With Kristopher Childs
01:08:57

In this episode, we’ll dive into a conversation with Dr. Kristopher Childs, a Mathematics Educator, Presenter, and Speaker from Orlando, Florida. Kris joins us for an insightful conversation about shifting mathematics instruction from the “I do, We do, You do” approach to a problem based teaching model broken down into 6 stages. As the conversation progresses, we will learn that not only does Kris dislike the gradual release of responsibility model for math class; he passionately describes why it actually “sucks”. Listen in as we discuss how we can make changes to our mathematics teaching practice to increase access and equity for all students.


You’ll Learn: 

  • The 6 stages of mathematics instruction and why you should be thinking about them as you prepare your lessons. 
  • How to Teach for Depth and not width
  • How to view assessment as a way to learn who you students are. 
  • How can we help parents who want to help their kids. 
  • Why we need to ditch the gradual release of responsibility. 
  • How to promote access and equity in the mathematics classroom

Resources: 

Progressions Documents for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Graham Fletcher’s Progression videos

A Talk To Teachers - James Baldwin [PDF]

White Rage - Carol Anderson [Book]

https://kristopherchilds.com/ 

http://kristopherchilds.com/podcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrKChilds 

https://makemathmoments.com/companion

Mar 16, 2020
#67: How To Promote Reasoning and Proving Over Answer Getting - A Math Mentoring Moment
44:25

In episode 67 we speak with Karen Huber, a third grade math teacher from San Antonio Texas. Karen has taken a deep dive with us in our Full Online workshop, she’s a member of the make math moments academy and today in this Math Mentoring Moment Episode we talk about how to promote reasoning and proving with our students instead of focusing on just answer getting. 

Stick around and you’ll learn strategies to get students to value math strategies over right and wrong answers, and …. what’s the 10-10-10 rule? and how you can help you think about student learning progressions so that you can give appropriate feedback


You’ll Learn: 

  • How to help students dive deeper into their learning instead of just answer getting. 
  • How to use questioning to engage students. 
  • What’s the 10-10-10 rule and how it can help us think about student learning progressions.

Resources: 

https://tapintoteenminds.com/3act-math/massive-mosaic/

https://makemathmoments.com/academy

https://makemathmoments.com/onlineworkshop

Mar 09, 2020
#66: Implementing Change with Teachers: An Interview with Mike Flynn.
55:33

Today we speak with Mike Fynn, a national speaker on teacher education, the director of mathematics education at Mount Holyoke College and all around super nice guy! Mike shares with us how to spark change amongst teachers you work with, how to make habits that stick, why some moments from math class stick with us and some don’t, and how we can “break the script” to help students learn math at a deeper level. 

You’ll Learn: 

  • How to spark change amongst teachers you work with. 
  • How to make habits that stick. 
  • How to elevate moments in math class. 
  • How “breaking the script” helps students learn math. 

Resources: 

Switch: How To Change Things When Things Are Hard.

Atomic Habits: James Clear

http://mathleadership.org/understanding-resistance-to-change/

http://mathleadership.org/1618-2/

Mar 02, 2020
#65 THE CONCEPT HOLDING YOUR STUDENTS BACK
52:37

We are bringing you another Make Math Moments MASTERCLASS! 

Do you know what concept is holding your students back the most? PROPORTIONAL REASONING! 

We have found that reasoning proportionally is the concept that prevents  many students from developing a deeper level of thinking towards number sense, algebra, measurement, and functions! 

In this episode we’ll explore why our students are struggling with this concept, how we can help students from various grades, and how you can develop a deeper understanding of proportional reasoning so you can ensure your students … 

You’ll Learn: 

  • Why our students are struggling with this proportional reasoning. 
  • How we can help students from various grades. 
  • How you can develop a deeper understanding of proportional reasoning so you can ensure your students get that deep learning you’re looking for. 

Resources

https://makemathmoments.com/proportions

Feb 24, 2020
#64 - Are You Missing The Mark With 3-Act Math Tasks? An Interview With Graham Fletcher
51:13

Today we have GFletchy himself! Yes, today on the podcast we have 3-Act Math Task Builder, National Speaker, and Math Specialist Graham Fletcher.

Stick around while we chat with our good ol Canadian friend who’s transplanted in America on what it really means to assess, how to leverage engagement in your math class, where some teachers miss the mark when teaching through tasks, why tasks are great for formative assessment rather than summative assessment, and how to view your lesson from 60000 ft instead 6 inches. 


You’ll Learn: 

How coaching sports is like teaching math & how it’s not. 

What it really means to assess. 

Where student intuition lives

How to leverage engagement in your math class

Where teachers miss the mark when teaching through tasks

Why tasks are great for formative assessment rather than summative assessment

How to view your lesson from 60000 ft instead 6 inches. 

 

 Resources: 

Estimation180.com estimation180.com 

Gfletchy.com

Twitter: @gfletchy

Graham’s Fractions course on Build Math Minds

Feb 17, 2020
#63: Convincing Students To Value Struggle - A Math Mentoring Moment
47:02

Christina Marin a dedicated and reflective middle school teacher from the Bay Area in California. We talk with christina today about struggles around how students are resistant to learning through productive struggle. Especially students who have been successful in traditional math classes. 

In our conversation we talk  about how using purposeful questioning and planning can give you the confidence you need to convince students that the struggle is worth it. 

You’ll Learn: 

  • How to use purposeful questions to keep students in a state of flow. 
  • How planning your learning goals and your consolidation will give your students confidence. 
  • How to convince parents that teaching through struggle is worthwhile. 

 

Resources: 

Principles to Action [Book] 

Stacking paper 

https://tapintoteenminds.com/3act-math/stacking-paper/

 

Voting Booth

“Every Vote Counts”

https://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/resources/potw/2014-15/POTWC-14-NN-PA-19-P.pdf



Principles to Actions - 8 effective teaching practices - Executive Summary

https://www.nctm.org/uploadedFiles/Standards_and_Positions/PtAExecutiveSummary.pdf

 

3 part math lesson - John Van De Walle & Kyle’s 4 part math lesson

https://tapintoteenminds.com/4-part-math-lesson/

 

Episode 33 - 5 Practices with Peg Smith 

http://makemathmoments.com/episode33

Feb 10, 2020
#62: Learning Trajectories & Running Records: An Interview with Dr. Nicki Newton
57:39

We have a treat for you today. We’re speaking with the great and obviously passionate Dr. Nicki Newton. By the end of this episode you’ll wish Nicki could just keep on going. She shares with us today her passion about learning trajectories and why we all need to learn them for various mathematical ideas. 

She fills us in why we should be using running running records, and she gives you many knowledge bombs and resources during this one hour session. 

You’ll Learn: 

  1. Why you need to understand learning trajectories in math class.
  2. The stages of counting and why you need to know them.  
  3. Should we be departmententalizing our schools or not? 
  4. Why running records are so important for your students learning pathway. 

Resources: 

Mathematizing Your School [Book] 

Levelling Math Workstations Grade K-2 [Book] 

Learning Trajectories

Kathy Richardson Books

Fluency Doesn’t Just Happen [Book]

Math Running Records in Action [Book]

https://www.mathrunningrecords.com/

Feb 03, 2020
#61 How to Transform Your Textbook Into A Curiosity Machine
01:08:23

Ever felt like you were blindly teaching through the textbook to "cover" the curriculum?

We have too!

Teaching math exclusively from your textbook is like teaching with a bag over your head.

The textbook doesn’t allow you to SEE your students. It doesn’t take into account who your students are and where they are on their learning path.

The textbook doesn’t allow you to HEAR your students. It struggles to provide meaningful opportunities for your students to discuss, collaborate, and reason with peers.

The textbook doesn’t provide resources that spark curiosity and ENGAGE your students.

BUT ...

Throwing out the textbook is NOT the answer either.

Why spend hours of your limited planning time searching the internet for better resources just to find that you have to PAY for those resources out of your own pocket?

Instead, learn how to use the resources you already have access to so that you can Make Math Moments That Matter!

You’ll Learn: 

  • Engage your students using resources you already have;
  • Modify textbook problems and exercises so that they spark curiosity in your students;
  • Use the Make Math Moments Curiosity Path so that your students will not only love math class but also learn to think deeply;
  • Formative assessment techniques that enhance your existing curriculum / or pacing guide; and,
  • Transform your resources into tools that promote resilience in your students.

Resources: 

https://makemathmoments.com/nextsteps

Jan 27, 2020
#60 How To Coach Teachers For Effective Change: A Math Mentoring Moment
01:00:02

In this Math Mentoring Moment Episode we speak with Patrick Kosal. Patrick a math coach from Mooresville, North Carolina - who isn’t seeing that ongoing drive to continue striving effective teaching practices in the teachers he works with. Stick with us as we learn how working with teachers is similar to working with students and how it’s not! How we can spark a love of learning in teachers we work with. Easy strategies to help "resistor teachers" change ineffective (but comfortable) old-school practices? And… How can we help teachers address the issue of “we don’t have enough time”

 

You’ll Learn: 

  • How is working with teachers is similar to working with students and how it’s not! 
  • How we can spark a love of learning in teachers we work with. 
  • Easy strategies to help "resistor teachers" change ineffective (but comfortable) old-school practices?
  • How can we help teachers address the issue of “we don’t have enough time”. 

 

Resources: 

Coaching Habit [Book] 

Principle to Action [Book]

Jan 20, 2020
#59: Singapore Methodology: An Interview with Sarah Schaefer
58:07

Today we speak with Sarah Schaefer who is the go-to person when learning about the Singapore Methodology. Sarah is the Principal at M4thodology in Atlantic beach Fl and unleashes a bunch of great tips and ideas on how to use the singapore methodology in your classroom. You’ll also hear about how the Singapore method falls in line with the 5 practices and how you can use lesson study to avoid teacher isolation. 


You’ll Learn: 

  1. What is Singapore Math Methodology?
  2. How you can incorporate singapore methodology in your classroom.
  3. How Singapore methodology connects with the 5 practices framework. 
  4. How lesson study helps you plan your lessons. 
Jan 13, 2020
#58: How We Started Math Council and Why You Should, Too!
53:02

Today we speak with Craig Guthrie and Brenda Delduca as they share their insights, wisdom and experience on starting up a math council in their school. Craig and Brenda both joined our very own Kyle Pearce among others in an international project with Canada and Norway. 

 

Stick with us as they’ll also share what they learned about the power of student voice from visiting schools in Norway and how they brought that learning back to their school. 

 

You’ll Learn: 

  • EdTech will not be the saviour of your classroom. 
  • What we can learn from the student-teacher relationship in Norway. 
  • How including student voice will change your school and math classroom. 
  • What is math council and how can you start one in your school? 
  • What you need to consider when running a math council. 



Resources: 

Student voice: Transforming relationships (Monograph) 

@mrsdelduca

@craigguthrie4 

Jan 06, 2020
#57 A Year Under Our Belts
41:58

In this last episode of 2019 Kyle and Jon share their big success for the year, dive behind the scenes on the podcast, and discuss their plans and goals for 2020. 

 

You’ll Learn: 

 

  • How the podcast came to be;
  • How the podcast reaches educators worldwide; 
  • What’s the process from start to end to make a podcast;
  • What big successes did Kyle & Jon have this year; and, 
  • What the future looks like for Make Math Moments. 

 

 

Resources: 

https://makemathmoments.com/mentor

https://makemathmoments.com/webinar 

 

Top 10 Episodes of 2019 

#36 How To Start The School Year Off Right

#35 Visible Learning: An Interview with John Hattie

#10 Mathematical Mindsets: An Interview With Dr. Jo Boaler

#33 The 5 Practices: An Interview with Peg Smith

#31 Daily Routines to Jump-Start Math Class: An Interview with John SanGiovanni

#21 The Thinking Classroom: An interview with Peter Liljedahl

#1   Introduction to Making Math Moments That Matter

#32 The Formative Five: An Interview with Skip Fennell

#38 How to Move Beyond Answer Getting. A Math Mentoring Moment

#37 Hook, Line, & Sinker: An Interview with John Rowe

Dec 30, 2019
#56 Authoring Our Math Identities - An Interview with Lauren Baucom
01:05:04

That there is the highly respected math educator Lauren Baucom. Lauren is  from North Carolina and we chat with her today about her powerful and eye opening 2019 NCTM presentation “Whose Mathematics Is It anyways? (De)Tracking of Teachers & Students”

 

Stick around to hear how you can help students author their identities in math class; How math class should be like the Lauren’s Favourite TV show Great British Bake Off; Why we should consider how we track (stream) students in our schools, and three de-tracking stages Lauren helped put into place to help reduce inequities in her school. 

 

You’ll Learn: 

How to help students author their identities in math class;

That math is a social experience;

How math class should be like the Great British Bake Off;

Why we should consider how we track (stream) students in our schools;

Three stages to help de-tracking in your schools.  


Resources: 

Catalyzing change [book]

Twitter: @LBmathemagician

Dec 23, 2019
#55 - Seeing Before Showing: An Interview with Sara VanDerWerf
55:47

This week we chat with Sara VanDerWerf, former K-12 Math Lead with Minneapolis Public Schools who taught grades 7 through 12, the President of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and independent mathematics consultant. Lean in as we chat with Sara about her journey from being a fast “calculator” in her own K through 12 learning experience to focusing on making student thinking visible in the classroom. We can’t wait to dive into Sara’s backstory as well as some great tips and resources for your own teaching practice.  

 

You’ll Learn: 

  1. How to help students see it before you show them and say it before you tell them; 
  2. Why asking kids to notice and wonder is so important as well as how to lead this protocol successfully in your own classroom; 
  3. Why Vertical Non-Permanent Surfaces (VNPS) are so helpful in math class;
  4. How to use Stand and Talks as an easy way to get kids moving and promote mathematical discourse in your classroom; and, 
  5. What the difference is between focusing questions and funnelling questions. 

 

Resources: 

Sara VanDerWerf.com [Website] 

John Hattie on Inquiry Based Learning. 

Add annie fetter’s ignite 

Curiosity Path

Stand and Talks

Episode 21: Peter Liljedahl

Why I believe cell phones should be in the math classroom [ BLog post]

Chris Luzniak [Debate Math] 

Backwards bike

Dec 16, 2019
#54 What does an effective math block look like? A Math Mentoring Moment
55:54

Today we speak with Rob Baier, a math learning specialist from southern Pennsylvania who is wondering what a truly effective math learning block should look like. What you’re about to hear is another Math Mentoring Moment Episode where we speak with a math moment maker like you who is struggling with an idea and together we brainstorm a plan for improvement. 

Stick with us as we frame out with Rob what his 80 minute block should look like to fuel student sense making….

 

Dec 09, 2019
#53 Open Middle Math: An Interview with Robert Kaplinsky
48:35

This week we sit down with problem creator, national presenter, and now author,  Robert Kaplinsky. In this tip-filled episode we chat with Robert about how to implement problem based lessons so kids high 5 each other, how we can squeeze open middle problems into our routines and why we should, and finally we chat about Robert’s mission to provide great professional development to teachers no matter their geographical location. 

You’ll Learn: 

  1. What makes good problem based lessons and how to teach with them. 
  2. How to avoid creating math robots. 
  3. How to use x-ray vision to see what your students know. 
  4. How open middle problems can fit into your teaching routine. 
  5. Where you can find good math professional development. 

Resources: 

https://robertkaplinsky.com/

I Hope You’re Embarrassed 

How much does a 100 by 100 cost? 

Openmiddle.com 

bit.ly/openmiddlebook

bit.ly/openmiddlebookca

Grassrootsworkshops.com

Dec 02, 2019
#52 The Purpose of Assessment: A Math Mentoring Moment
01:06:02

Today we talk about a big concern from many teachers!! --- Assessment in math class. More specifically we speak with Steven Sevel, a teacher from Vaughan Ontario and our online Make math Moments Academy who has joined us for a math mentoring moment episode. Like many of us in the Math Moment Maker Community, Steven is continually asking questions about the best way to assess his students.

Stay with us as we talk about the purpose of assessment, Standards based grading, feedback, assessment tools such as Freshgrade and mindset! 


You’ll Learn: 

  • What’s the true purpose of assessment is;
  • How can I incorporate Standards based grading in my math class?
  • What’s the role of feedback; 
  • How can I use assessment tools such as Freshgrade; 

 

Resources: 

Assessment on MrOrr-isageek.com

Assessment on tapintoteenminds.com

Episode 40 and 42 with Michael Rubin on Spiralling 

Episode 21 with Peter Liljedahl and Thinking Classrooms

Nov 25, 2019
#51: Reimagining the work done in math classrooms: An Interview with Jose Vilson
52:45

This week we talk with Jose Vilson, an educator from Harlem New York. Jose is a national speaker, an author he was  named one of GOOD Inc.’s GOOD100 in 2013 of leaders changing their worlds and an Aspen Ideas Scholar in 2013. He has also spoken at TEDxNYED, Education Writers Association Annual Conference, Netroots Nation, The US Department of Education, and the Save Our Schools March. 

His blog, TheJoseVilson.com, was named one of the top 25 Education Blogs by Scholastic, and Education World. We chat with Jose today about How we should REIMAGINe THE WORK IN MATH CLASSROOMS, Why trust and classroom culture are the most important parts of teaching and Why Teacher Voice is important at the district level.

You’ll Learn: 

  1. How we should reimagine the work in math classrooms
  2. Why trust and classroom culture are the most important parts of teaching. 
  3. What strategies and tips you can use to change your classroom culture. 
  4. Why Teacher Voice is important at the district level. 

Resources: 

www.Thejosevilson.com

This is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education [Book]

Nov 18, 2019
#50: How To Get High IMPACT PD FROM YOUR COUCH: The Make Math Moments Virtual Summit
01:02:33

Join Jon & Kyle in this episode while they share why they created a math PD virtual summit, how it works, and why you NEED to register. Listen in as they outline classroom struggles many teachers have and how the summit sessions will help minimize those struggles. 

You’ll Learn: 

  1. How to access high impact math PD from your couch. 
  2. How we can bring curiosity, wonder and joy into the math classroom!
  3. How to solve problems without cross multiplying while learning powerful ways to help students develop efficient and sophisticated proportional reasoning strategies.
  4. How to learn, lead, and live without barriers.
  5. The power of play and explore ways we can play with mathematics in your classroom.
  6. How can we empower students through estimation.
  7. How we can we teach students the confidence and wits to process content, solve problems, innovate, persevere, and engage in “big picture” thinking.
  8. How teachers can step into parents’ shoes and better understand the ways in which they can support parent understanding of the way we teach math today.
  9. How you can use “power tools” with your students to deepen learning and solve problems with efficiency.


Resources: 

The Make Math Moments Virtual Summit

Wipebook on Dragon’s Den

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Episode 21 - The Thinking Classroom 

Episode 29 - Jennifer Chang Wathall 

Episode 31 - John SanGiovanni - How to Jump Start Your Math Class

Episode 32 - Skip Fennel - Formative Five

Nov 11, 2019
#49: Adding Parents To The Equation: An Interview with Hilary Kreisberg & Matthew Beyranevand
45:51

We have two wonderful and hilariously entertaining educators who are passionate about helping parents navigate math education. Hilary Kresiberg and Matthew Beyranevand have co authored an amazing book called Adding Parents To The Equation. Stick around and learn how to help parents help their children with math at home, what resources parents can use to help nurture mathematics with their children, how to help parents navigate educational jargon, how to help parents develop their own growth mindset, how to support parents with the actual mathematics we teach and what teachers can do to support parents from the classroom. 

 

You’ll Learn: 

  1. How to help parents help their children with math at home. 
  2. What resources can parents use at home to help nurture mathematics. 
  3. How to help parents navigate educational jargon
  4. How to help parents with growth mindset
  5. How to support parents with mathematics. 
  6. How teachers can support parents. 


Resources: 

Adding Parents To The Equation [Book] 

Mathbeforebed.com

Bedtime Math

Mathematical Mindsets [Book]

mindsetkit.org

@mathwithmatthew ← free copy of his book if you tag him

mathwithmatthew.com 

@Dr_Kreisberg

Nov 04, 2019
#48: Three Levels of Learning Goals - A Math Mentoring Moment
01:00:37

This week we chat with an eighth grade teacher in his 6th year of teaching trying to hash through resource overwhelm, assessment techniques, frameworks, and community building.

In this Math Mentoring Moment episode Aseem Kelly shares with us the three levels of learning goals in math class, how to choose the best resources for your students, and how to narrow your focus so that your students can succeed. 


You’ll Learn: 

  • How to choose the best resources for your students; 
  • How to narrow your focus so that your students can succeed. 
  • How to avoid teacher overwhelm; 
  • How to choose and help students work toward a learning goal. 

 

Resources: 

Desmos Pet House Project

Thinking Classrooms - Peter L

The Differentiated Classroom [Book]

Fawn’s Blog

Illustrative Mathematics

Open Up Curriculum

Jon’s 30 in 30

 

Oct 28, 2019
# 47 How Social Media & Reflection Strengthens PD!
01:03:45

Today we speak with our good friend and colleague David Petro. David is the Math Coordinator for the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board in Windsor Ontario Canada, the current OAME President, and Ontario’s resident math lessons curator. David has been  actively sharing resources on his website and on twitter for years. 

We chat with David about resource sharing, online learning, what his favorite activities are, and how you can get started with them! 


You’ll Learn: 

  1. How reflection can help educators and students consolidate learning. 
  2. Are there merits to homework? How should we structure homework to be meaningful. 
  3. How to find math resources for your classroom. 
  4. How to use twitter to maximize your professional learning 


Resources: 

Ontariomath.blogspot.com

http://ontariomath.blogspot.com/p/podcasts.html

OAMETalks Podcast

Twitter: @davidpetro314

Datasets: http://found-data.blogspot.com/ 

Engaging-math.blogspot.ca

Datasets: founddata.blogspot.ca

 

Listen in: https://makemathmoments.com/episode47

Oct 21, 2019
#46: How do I spark a love of learning in my fellow educators. A Math Mentoring Moment
01:03:42

Today on this Math Mentoring Episode we speak with Laura Tomas from Palm Beach county in Florida. Laura ‘s been teaching for 27 years and she’s an instructional coach for her school. Laura chats with us today about how we can spark the love of learning in our fellow teachers and colleagues. Stick around while we talk about how being vulnerable can allow you to become a better educator, how you can help teachers create a lifelong learning attitude for themselves, and a bunch of tips on how to help switch educators mindsets.

 

You’ll Learn: 

  • how being vulnerable can allow you to become a better educator, 
  • how you can help teachers create a lifelong learning attitude for themselves, 
  • tips on how to help switch educators mindsets. 

 

Resources: 

Math Matters: Understanding the Math You Teach, Grades K-8 (2nd Edition)

Listen to Episode 3: Fuel Sense Making with 4- Go To Tools

Number talks [Book] 

What’s Math Got To Do With It [Book] 

Switch [Book]

Atomic Habits [Book]

Nudge [Book] 

Laura on Twitter

 

Listen in: https://makemathmoments.com/episode46

Oct 14, 2019
#45 - Global Math Week, Exploding Dots, and James Tanton
45:58

Today we bring back one of our very first guests: James Tanton back on the show! We love talking to James because he is so passionate about the discipline of mathematics and he has some exciting, timely news to share! 

We chatted with James way back in episode #6 where we discussed his math background, his memorable math moment and his passionate views on mathematics. If you haven’t got a chance to listen to episode 6 you should jump over to that episode right now and give that a listen, then come back here to hear James talk more about Exploding dots, how teaching polynomial division is the same as multiplying in grade 5 and vice versa, and he fills us in on Global Math Week and how you can get involved. 


You’ll Learn: 

  • What are Exploding dots how they help you teach place value. 
  • School mathematics is about learning about being human. 
  • How teaching polynomial division is the same as multiplying in grade 5 and vice versa
  • What is Global Math Week and how you can get involved. 


Resources: 

 

Show notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode45

Oct 07, 2019
#44 - Building Math Minds: An Interview with Christina Tondevold
01:09:17

Today we speak with the recovering traditionalist Christina Tondevold. Christina previously taught mathematics traditionally much like we did and Now she gets to work with teachers in developing students’ mathematical understandings in ways that are not limited by the traditional ways of doing and teaching mathematics through her site BuildMathMinds.com where you can get PD in Your PJs. 

Stick with us as we learn What is number sense and why is it so important, What are the 4 early numeracy concepts that all teachers should know and understand how to teach? What are the 4 number relationships? And finally what steps you can take to ensure you learn fundamental mathematical progressions underlying students’ understandings of number sense. 


You’ll Learn: 

  1. Are we creating rule followers or creative questioners
  2.  What is number sense and why is it so important.
  3. How can we help students develop proficiency with number sense
  4. What are the 4 number relationships?
  5. How to avoid the rush to strategies on our way to the algorithm

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Show notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode44

Sep 30, 2019
#43 The Missing Voices In Math: An interview With Rafranz Davis
51:25

Today we speak with the author of The Missing Voices in Edtech: Bringing Diversity into Edtech. Rafranz Davis. Rafranz is an instructional technologist and national speaker that uses her voice to challenge those in education communities on topics of edtech, equity, and diversity in education. 

In this episode we speak with Rafranz on what experiences she’s had that shaped her beliefs and values on education, she shares what she thinks diversity is and what it is not, how we should teach students first and foremost, and how we educators can learn a thing or two from boy bands! 


You’ll Learn: 

  • What Rafranz says is Diversity and what it is NOT. 
  • How we should teach students first and foremost. 
  • how we educators can learn a thing or two from boy bands!

Show notes: makemathmoments.com/episode43

Sep 23, 2019
#42: How Do I Spiral My Math Standards Without Spiralling Out Of Control! [Part 2 of A Math Mentoring Moment]
01:16:33

This week Michael Rubin from our Math Mentoring Moment Episode #40 is back to continue the conversation from proceeding vs. pivoting to organizing his course content. Yes, this episode packs in a great conversation about Spiralling your math standards WITHOUT spiralling out of control.

If you haven’t yet listened to episode #40, be sure to STOP - and GO LISTEN NOW! If you already HAVE listened, then let’s pick up the conversation where we left off and pivot the conversation into a deep dive around spiralling Michael’s math course for the very first time. You’ll grab some great value bombs from this episode…

Let’s get ready to talk SPIRALLING your math curriculum!

You’ll Learn: 

  • What is Spiralling & Why Everyone Should Be Doing It?
  • What Should I Consider When Planning To Spiral?
  • How Long Should A Cycle Typically Take?
  • How Can I Help Struggling Students While Spiralling?
  • How Can I Get Started?

Show notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode42

 

Sep 16, 2019
#41 - Math Gals: An Interview With Chrissy Newell
51:30

In this episode we speak to Chrissy Newell, a math projects coordinator from California who has been leading the #MathGals movement. We chat with Chrissy about how we can raise awareness to underrepresented women in the field of mathematics and also what we can do to empower girls in math class so they can thrive while they have a sense of belonging. 

Stick around while Chrissy shares three action items for you to implement in your classroom! 

 

You’ll Learn: 

  • What is the #mathgals movement? 
  • How we can raise awareness & celebrate the achievements of women in math. 
  • 3 “Get Started Tips” to help make a difference.
  • Where you can land your #mathgals shirt.
  • All about TableTalkMath Summer Courses.

Show Notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode41 

Sep 09, 2019
#40: How Do I Know When To Proceed Or Pivot My Plan? [Math Mentoring Moment]
01:19:19

This week we speak with Michael Rubin, a Math Moment Maker who has been diving into a TON of Math Professional Learning over the past year as he gears up to make a return to the math classroom. Join in on the conversation as Michael shares his recent successes learning from the many math educators sharing online, our weekly tasks/tips/tools weekly email, as well as some epiphanies he’s had since taking our Online Workshop recently.


You’ll Learn: 

  • How Do I Teach Through Task?
  • What Learning & Preparation Do I Need To Do?
  • What Strategies Can Help All My Students?
  • What is Spiralling & Why Everyone Should Be Doing It?
  • What Should I Consider When Planning To Spiral?
  • How Long Should A Cycle Typically Take?
  • How Can I Help Struggling Students?

Show Notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode40 

Sep 02, 2019
#39: Everyone Can Learn Math: An Interview with Alice Aspinall
49:22

We are excited to bring you this episode with Alice Aspinall, author of the children’s book Everyone Can learn Math. Alice is a high school math teacher here in the Windsor Ontario area. We chat with Alice about how her book is helping families change the way they talk about math at home. 

  • Why you should read Everyone Can Learn Math with your kids. 
  • Why it’s important to use positive language when talking about math
  • Why a growth mindset is key to learning math
  • How you can use Everyone Can Learn Math in your classroom
  • What can your first day look like to start your students off on the right foot.

Show Notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode39 

Aug 26, 2019
#38: How to Move Beyond Answer Getting. A Math Mentoring Moment
54:32

In this Math Mentoring Moment episode we speak with a year 1 (first grade) teacher Sierra Classen in her second year of teaching from Melbourne, Australia. Listen in as we work through this common struggle we have all faced - either currently or in the past - related to students hyper focusing on answer getting over process. 


You’ll Learn: 

  • Strategies to help your students re-think the purpose of math class. 
  • How games can shape math lessons
  • Why number talks are great culture builders
  • Characteristics of effective math instruction
  • Two Types of questions you should avoid answering 

Show Notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode38

Aug 19, 2019
#37 Hook, Line, & Sinker: An Interview with John Rowe
53:56

This week we speak with an Aussie John Rowe. John is a Math Coach from Adelaide Australia he’s put together a great resource for you on tasks for the math class and he’s also a Demsos wizard! Listen in as John shares his 5-day professional development plan for teachers, why he thinks Twitter is one of the most useful professional development sources we can have, and how to use his Hook, Line & Sinker framework in your classroom. 


You’ll Learn: 

  • John’s professional learning module for teachers.
  • Why are we rounding? 
  • Why twitter is your best pd experience. 
  • How to use Hook, Line, & Sinker framework. 

Show Notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode37 

Aug 12, 2019
#36: How To Start The School Year Off Right
01:01:16

Summer vacation is soon coming to a close. If you’re like us, you've been thinking about that first day for that last week or so. You’ve prepared activities, organized classrooms, laminated everything you can get our hands on, and scrounged the internet for the best deal on dry-erase markers. School is back in and we want to dedicate this episode to the first day of class. 

We’re sharing our go-to activities and strategies to start the school year off right so you can help inspire curiosity, build trust & support, and paint students a picture of what class will look like regularly. 

What You’ll Learn: 

  • How to set the stage to inspire curiosity throughout the school year; 
  • How to build trust with your students so you can create an inclusive classroom culture; 
  • Activities that are essential for the first day of class. 

Show notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode36 

Aug 05, 2019
#35: Visible Learning: An Interview with John Hattie
54:50

This week we speak with John Hattie, a co-author of the Visible Learning Book series which has been a foundation for effective teaching practice and change for so many districts across the world.  We chat with John about the research into good learning strategies, how he conducted his research and how he uses effect size to compare teaching & learning strategies. We learn about the difference between surface learning, deep learning, and transfer learning, and what is the difference between focusing questions and funneling questions. 


You'll Learn: 

  • How John conducted his widely adopted research; 
  • How he uses effect size to compare different teaching strategies; 
  • The difference between surface, deep, and transfer learning; and, 
  • What the difference is between focusing questions and funnelling questions.

Show Notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode35 

Jul 29, 2019
#34: Step Into STEAM: An Interview With Sarah Bush
45:32

This week we chat with Sarah Bush, an Associate Professor of K-12 STEM Education University of Central, she’s on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and she’s co-authored the book Step Into STEAM. We sat down with sarah to get the inside scoop on what steam is, how it looks in real classrooms, why we should be considering this approach and how we can get started. 

Show notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode34 

Jul 22, 2019
#33 The 5 Practices: An Interview with Peg Smith
57:28

We want to welcome NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and co-author of one of the books we reference MOST OFTEN on this podcast: 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussions The wonderful Dr. Peg Smith. 

Listen in as we take a deep dive to unpack ALL 5 Practices AND you’ll hear from Peg about the other TWO practices that she often references, Why the 5 Practices are your roadmap to implementing high level tasks, How you can use assessing questions and advancing questions, and How to get STARTED with the 5 practices. 

You’ll Learn: 

  • The origin story of the 5 practices
  • Why the 5 Practices are your roadmap to implementing high level tasks. 
  • How to get STARTED with the 5 practices
  • All tasks are not created equal. 
  • How you can use assessing questions and advancing questions.

Show Notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode33

Jul 15, 2019
#32 The Formative Five: An Interview with Skip Fennell
01:05:06

In this episode we speak with Skip Fennell, math teacher, principal, A Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Educator of the Year , Past NCTM President, He's also the author of dozens of articles and books and is a coauthor of the book The Formative Five. 

We chat with Skip about all things formative assessment. He shares with you 5 formative assessment strategies that will ensure you’re making math moments that matter! 

Join us as we dive into a great discussion with a contagiously passionate math educator at heart, Skip Fennell.

You'll learn:

  • Ways teachers are missing the mark with formative assessment; 
  • How to embed assessment in your daily routines; 
  • 5 formative assessment strategies and how to start using them now.

Show Notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode32

 

Jul 08, 2019
#31 Daily Routines to Jump-Start Math Class: An Interview with John SanGiovanni
46:17

We chat with John SanGIovanni - a Math Supervisor from Baltimore and Author of the book series Daily Routines To Jump-Start Math Class. In this episode John shares why your traditional warm up / bell ringer activities need to change, how to build number sense at any grade level and save time doing it, why traditional homework take-up doesn’t work, how to avoid creating math sheep! And you’ll walk away with 5 Specific Routine Activities to jump start your day.

You’ll Learn: 

  • Why your traditional warm up / bell ringer activities need to change.
  • How to build number sense at any grade level and save time doing it!
  • Why traditional homework take-up doesn’t work. 
  • How to avoid creating math sheep!
  • 5 Specific Routine Activities to jump start your day.

Show Notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode31 

Jul 01, 2019
#30: The Most Effective PD You’re Not Doing
48:28

Join us on Episode 30 of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast as we welcome Gabrielle Mejia and Jedidiah Butler as we take a deep dive into the Most Effective PD You’re Not Doing: Lesson Study. Sure, many of us have had an opportunity through a district-led initiative or grant to possibly engage in this type of learning, but was it a “one-and-done” experience that is no longer happening in your building?

Listen in as Gabrielle and Jed share what Lesson Study means to them, why they think it is worthwhile to do AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE, and they debunk some common myths and challenges one might encounter as you look to build this highly impactful professional learning structure into your department, school, or district.

You’ll Learn:

  • What lesson study is all about and why you need to start it at your school;
  • Benefits for teachers, students, and administrators;
  • How to organize a lesson study and make it actionable; and,
  • Common challenges around lesson study and how to avoid them.

Show notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode30 

Jun 24, 2019
#29: Concept-Based Mathematics: An interview With Jennifer Chang Wathall
01:02:36

In this episode, we’ll dive into a great conversation about shifting mathematics teaching from what many of us remember from our K-12 learning journey to a more progressive, inquiry approach to teaching mathematics conceptually. In particular, we’ll discuss with Jennifer Chang-Wathall how to be brave in your classroom to make necessary changes to promote student understanding, unpacking what teaching conceptually really means, and how we can ensure that students still learn the necessary facts and skills alongside conceptual understanding.

You’ll Learn:

  1. How to be brave in your classroom to make changes that are needed for your students understanding.
  2. What does teaching conceptually really mean?
  3. Why we need to have facts and skill AND conceptual understanding. It’s not either or.
  4. How we can build confidence in our own math learning.
  5. Why knowing where students will create misconceptions will make you a better teacher.

Show Notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode29

Jun 17, 2019
#28: How to Align Assessment with Teaching? A Math Mentoring Moment with Nathan Vaillancourt
58:01

In this episode we speak with another Math Moment Maker who reached out to us for a Math Mentoring Moment Episode. Nathan Vaillancourt, a jack of all trades teacher talks to us today about how he can change the way he assess his students.


We discuss questions like: How do I adjust my assessments to match the way I’m trying to teach? Do I need to record observations and conversations that I have with my students? Do I need to have the same tool or piece of evidence to assess every student? What are fair assessments? What are equitable assessments?

Show notes: http://makemathmoments.com/episode28

Jun 10, 2019
#27 Building Number Sense With Estimation 180: An interview with Andrew Stadel
54:25

In this episode, we’ll dive into a great conversation about Andrew Stadel’s math teaching journey, where he came up with the idea to create the math class favourite resource, Estimation180.com and how we can maximize the use of this resource to build number sense in our students and promote mathematical discourse in our classrooms everyday.

Show notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode27

Jun 03, 2019
#26 How To Overcome A Common Math Myth From K Through College
56:08

In this episode you’ll get to spend some time with Jon and I as we share the story of a recent school walk-through that we participated in recently while attending a conference. The story leads into a common math teaching myth about how we prepare our students for the next grade level.

Show Notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode26 

May 27, 2019
#25 How Do I Avoid Lesson Flops? [Math Mentoring Moment]
52:01

In this math mentoring moment you’ll meet Carol Edlin, a travel bug who entered teaching with a business degree, slowly but surely began teaching math courses. What is she to do when your background is not mathematics and you’re trying to make math moments that matter for all of your students? Stick around while Carol shows some vulnerability when discussing her lessons flops and we’ll whittle away and reveal her real struggle.

Show Notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode25

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May 20, 2019
#24 Landscapes of Learning : An Interview With Cathy Fosnot
01:08:40

On episode 24, we welcome the Queen of Context for Learning Mathematics, Cathy Fosnot! We are so excited for our Math Moment Maker Community to dig into this great episode with a Champion of Fuelling Sense Making in Math Class as she will share her mathematics journey - including some discriminatory barriers that she had to overcome along the way. Get “hooked” into an intriguing conversation with a game changer in mathematics education who is constantly helping the mathematics education community to mathematize VERTICALLY upwards, Cathy Fosnot.

You'll Learn: 

  • Why we should help learners generate problems.
  • How Cathy’s online learning platform can held teachers help students.
  • What a math workshop looks like.
  • How to create student mathematicians.
  • What’s the difference between vertical mathematizing and horizontal mathematizing.
  • How to connect strategies to structures.

Show notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode24

 

May 13, 2019
#23: They’re Engaged, NOW WHAT!? A Math Mentoring Moment.
48:59

In this Math Mentoring Moment episode, you’ll meet Bill Zbozny Del Percio, a Grade 3 teacher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who always felt drawn to teaching, but feels like he’s struggling to squeeze as much mathematical thinking out of each task as possible.

Having built familiarity and confidence in sparking curiosity through 3 Act Math Tasks and delivering other rich tasks that leverage the natural curiosity of his students, Bill is seeking support from the Math Moment Maker Community to determine how he can best Fuel Sense Making on a daily basis.

You’ll Learn:

Some common struggles when teaching area and perimeter including which we should teach first;

How knowing the learning goal is so important;

Explore how we might select worthwhile tasks to elicit mathematical thinking;

Learn about efficiency and the fact that what is a fission for one student is not the same for all students;

How we might approach pushing our students to be more clever with their mathematical strategies and thinking;

Strategies to ensure we are anticipating how students at various levels of readiness might approach the task;

How understanding how mathematics develops conceptually can help to fuel sense making for all students to move them along with the developmental continuum at their level. 

 

Show Notes: https://makemathmoments.com/episode23

May 06, 2019
#22: Common Math Class Challenges and How We Can Overcome Them.
55:58

In this Jon & Kyle only episode we’ll introduce math classroom challenges that we’ve heard from educators we’ve talked to in person, educators that have emailed us, and also Math Moment Makers who filled out filled out some of of our surveys and how we can work toward fixing those challenges.

You’ll Learn:

  • What can we do when not all our students are engaging in our activities.
  • How we can ensure students stay focused in a Thinking Classroom.
  • How we can use assessments to push learning forward.
  • How to ensure the technical aspects of presenting tasks can proceed flawlessly.
  • How to build your conceptual understanding of math so you can help your students.
  • Where you can take action and get ongoing support to make math moments that matter.

https://makemathmoments.com/episode22 

Resources:

The Making Math Moments Academy

https://makemathmoments.com/academy

Apr 29, 2019
#21 The Thinking Classroom: An interview with Peter Liljedahl
57:03

In this Math Moment Interview, we talk with Dr. Peter Liljedahl, Professor of mathematics education at Simon Fraser University who has been researching ways to get students to become resilient problem solvers through ideas such as using vertical non-permanent surfaces, visible random groupings, selecting tasks with evolving complexity, and much more...He calls his work The Thinking Classroom.

What you will learn:

  • The elements needed to build a thinking classroom.
  • How to build a problem-solving culture in your classroom.
  • Why we need to think critically about the choices we make about our environments and lessons.
  • Why vertical non-permanent surfaces will change your students engagement in math class.
  • How to make effective groups in math class.

Show notes: http://makemathmoments.com/episode21 

Apr 22, 2019
#20 Restoring Balance In Your Life: A Math Mentoring Moment with LISA GEGGIE
49:14

We speak with Lisa Geggie, a teacher of 24 years and self proclaimed perfectionist. and a brave, caring human being. Lisa, like many of us, spends countless hours of after school time, weekends, and evenings planning her lessons and activities for her students benefit…..She’s been eating, breathing, and sleeping math lessons and...She wants to desperately know how to help her students and GET HER LIFE BACK! Listen in as we help her realize she has the tools herself to address this big issue.

Show Notes: http://makemathmoments.com/episode20

Apr 15, 2019
#19 Four Strategies to Help Students START Problems & Stick With Them
53:51

One of the biggest challenges WE teachers have right now is helping kids not give up when problem solving in math class. It troubles us when students are working on problems that are slightly different from classroom examples and they either SHUT DOWN, or quickly raise their hands and say, “I don’t know what to do!”

In this episode we share the audio recording of a webinar we ran in January 2019 to help address those exact issues.

Show Notes: http://makemathmoments.com/episode19

 

Apr 08, 2019
#18 How To Make Math Irresistible: An interview with Raj Shah
54:55

We chat with Dr. Raj Shah from Math Plus Academy about how how to harness the elements of video games that make them so addictive and how we can apply them to our math classes. We chat about how to build a culture of discussion, creativity and problem solving in our classrooms, and we also chat about how to use the power of mystery to engage our students.

Show Notes: http://makemathmoments.com/episode18

 

Apr 01, 2019
#17 From Learning To Action: A Math Mentoring Moment With Matthew Makuch
40:59

On today’s show, we’re bringing on Matt Makuch from Victoria, British Columbia to share his mathematics professional learning journey thus far. Matt shares some of the influencers who inspired him initially to begin thinking differently about teaching his math class including Marcy Cook, Kim Sutton, and Sherry Perrish. He also shares how he took the plunge to take his professional learning to the next level when he joined our Making Math Moments That Matter Online Workshop.

In particular, he’ll share his progress thus far incorporating the Notice and Wonder routine, how he is now better mathematizing the world around him to incorporate into his mathematics learning environment, and his early attempts at spiralling the mathematics curriculum.

Show Notes: http://makemathmoments.com/episode17

You’ll Learn:

  1. Great resources to start (or continue) your mathematics learning journey;.
  2. Some of the challenges you might experience when trying to implement a notice and wonder protocol;
  3. How Matthew has “stumbled” upon a great set of curious math prompts after taking our online workshop by seeing the mathematics in the world around him;
  4. Matthew’s biggest take-aways from our online workshop he participated in recently;
  5. The importance of widening your perspective when it comes to teaching mathematics and teaching in general.

 

Mar 25, 2019
#16: How To Create Authentic Conversations In Math Class: An Interview with Marian Small
41:03

Join us while we chat with the great Marian Small. For us, Marian has been a rock and a foundation for how we’ve changed our teaching practice! She’s an author, math education influencer, and Open question guru! In this discussion we talk with Marian about the origin story of open questions, how open questions compare to open middle problems, and how being more intentional with big ideas versus specific skills is more beneficial for student learning.

Show Notes: http://makemathmoments.com/episode16

You’ll Learn:

  • What are open questions and how they can change your classroom.
  • How you can differentiate your questioning with open questions.
  • What’s the difference between open questions and open middle problems.
  • Why you should be more intentional in your teaching.
  • How to change the focus of your lesson to big ideas instead of a specific skills [and why you should.]
  • How MathUP can help you as a teacher think about teaching math while providing you with resources!
Mar 18, 2019
#15: How to get the most out of the conferences you attend
53:21

Conference season is just around the corner for us at the time of this recording. We attend various conferences throughout the year and a big question that we always have is, “Is this going to be worth it?” In episode 15 we want to give you 5 TIPS on how to get the most out of the conferences you attend and also what can you do if you can’t attend a conference this year.

Show Notes: http://makemathmoments.com/episode15

 

What You'll Learn: 

  • Practical tips to build a community while at a conference.
  • How being picky in your session is a good thing.
  • Why we should use this experience to learn about our “blind spots” in education.
  • Why we need to address in-equity in the classroom.
  • Tips to help you build a habit when implementing a new resources/tool/routine.

Resources: 

 

Mar 11, 2019
#14 : Pi Of Life: An interview with Sunil Singh
47:52

We’re bringing on a colleague, friend, and fellow Ontarian from the math education world. He’s the author of Pi of Life and his soon to be released book, Math Recess, an international keynote speaker and a part of the BuzzMath team. We talk about the simplicity of mathematics, how learning mathematics should be more like the preparation of a fantastic meal rather than just serving up the final finished dish, and finally, Sunil gives us some suggestions for how we can teach effectively.

Show notes: http://makemathmoments.com/episode14 

You'll Learn: 

  • How “messy” learning can be more beneficial than “neat” learning.
  • How can we create a love of math with our families and students.
  • How we can redefine success for each student. How can we teach students and not just teach math.
Mar 04, 2019
#13 : Where Assessment & Practice fit in Curiosity Sparked Lessons: A Math Mentoring Moment with Sam Brotherton.
50:37

In episode 13 you’ll listen to Sam Brotherton, a teacher from St. Louis Missouri. Sam’s been teaching for 5 years and we chat with him on this Math Mentoring Moment episode of the Making Math Moments that Matter Podcast about struggling with the idea of where assessments fit in his routines. Sam’s been teaching with 3-act math lessons, desmos activities, and a variety of other great resources he’s gathered from the math community but he’s noticing, much like we did early on, that when it comes to standardized tests, or those word problems from the textbook his students aren’t performing any better.

Show Notes: http://makemathmoments.com/episode13

You’ll Learn:

  • How you can incorporate assessment into your daily lessons.
  • How to transition from a 3 act math task to typical word problems.
  • How to ensure students can solve word problems after learning through task.
  • Where practice fits in your curiosity sparked lessons.
  • How to sequence student solutions to maximize the connecting stage of your productive discussions.
  • New engaging practice structures that can replace the typical worksheet.
Feb 25, 2019
#12 How Do I Make Memorable Math Moments AND Cover The Curriculum?
49:05

In episode 12 Jon & Kyle address questions like: how to create a collaborative approach to teaching math AND cover curriculum standards? How to build resilient problem solver?  How do I decide to adjust my unit plans when not all students have made connections during my lesson? They walk you through what planning looks like before a lesson, during a lesson, and after a lesson to ensure we cover our curriculum while making math moments that matter.

Show Notes: http://makemathmoments.com/episode12

 

 

Feb 18, 2019
#11 Play is the Engine of Learning: An Interview With Dan Finkel
52:51

Episode #11:  PLAY IS THE ENGINE OF LEARNING: An Interview With Dan Finkel

Show notes page: http://makemathmoments.com/episode11 

Play is the engine of learning, that’s the mission of Dan Finkel and his team at MathForLove.com. Over the next 60 minutes, we’ll dive into Dan’s story about how he fell in love with math and in particular, teaching with games in the math classroom, he’ll give us some background behind his extremely popular TED Talk on the 5 principles of extraordinary math teaching and he’ll give us 3 things he looks for when selecting games for use in the math classroom.


You’ll Learn:

 

  • How playing games can strengthen our math skills.
  • Lessons we learn from games can have an impact in our own math learning.
  • Three conditions for games in the math classroom.

 

 

Resources:

Dan’s Ted Talk

Mathforlove.com

Tiny Polka Dots

Prime Climb

Ted Ed Riddle - NIM

Proofiness - Charles Seife [Book]  

Teaching with your mouth shut  - Donald Finkel [Book]

Creating Innovators - Tony Wagner [Book]

Game PIG

Math For Love Curriculum.

makemathmoments.com/books

Feb 11, 2019
#10: Mathematical Mindsets: An Interview With Dr. Jo Boaler
56:26

Our conversation begins with Jo sharing some of her memorable moments from math class followed by a rich discussion about the importance of thinking deeply to communicate mathematical understanding, ideas for differentiation in the math classroom, teaching through task, and much more!

Get ready to grow your brain with a variety of amazing mathematical ideas for your classroom.


You’ll Learn: 

  • How math is visual and by teaching with visual resources we can strengthen our students understanding.
  • Why math class needs to be social and collaborative instead of isolated.
  • How to differentiate your math lessons with intentionality.
  • Why we need more than just memorization of math facts and procedures.
  • How to meet your standards while teaching through tasks.

 

Show notes and resources: http://makemathmoments.com/episode10

Making Math Moments That Matter Online Workshop http://makemathmoments.com/onlineworkshop

Feb 04, 2019
#9: Planning with Intentionality: A Math Mentoring Moment with Kirsten Dyck
51:33

In Episode 9 of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast we have another Mentoring Moment episode coming your way with Kirsten Dyck, a grade 7/8/9 math teacher in rural Saskatchewan. Kirsten is working though how to bring out effective learning goals in all the great lesson ideas she’s already using. Listen in as we welcome Kirsten to the podcast and we all put our minds together to  work through this very common challenge we all experience across the grades.

Show notes page http://makemathmoments.com/episode9

 

You’ll Learn:

With so many resources available to us in the 21st Century, it can be really challenging to determine which resources I should use for what lessons. How can I fit them all in? Never fear, in this Math Mentoring Moment, we dive deep into how to plan your lessons with intentionality to ensure that you are selecting the most appropriate resources for the learning goal you have set out to achieve. Get ready to hear more about 3 Act Math Tasks, Number Talks, Vertical Non-Permanent Surfaces (VNPS), and even the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Discussions in Mathematics.

 

 

Jan 28, 2019
#8: How We Can Redesign Success in Our Classrooms (and why we should). A Math Mentoring Moment with Katrien Vance.
43:14

In this episode we talk to Katrien Vance who is a veteran teacher that set a total different approach to give her students a sense of direction and help them stay focused. We outline why she did it, how she did it, and how it all worked out for the students.

You’ll learn:

  • How to redefine success in your classroom.
  • How to create lessons where students ask more questions.
  • How to create a math class where the word problems are the easiest problems to solve.
  • Why you should plan lessons that encourage thinking. How to avoid the assumption that students can’t think during your math lesson.
  • Benefits of getting the students to talk and opening up space to help them lead.
  • How trusting kids with what they know will benefit their overall performance.

Show notes page: http://makemathmoments.com/episode8

Resources:

 

LEARN MORE about our online workshop: Making Math Moments That Matter. http://makemathmoments.com/onlineworkshop

 

Register for our FREE WEBINAR: 4 Strategies to help students START math problems and STICK with them. http://makemathmoments.com/webinar (Registration closes January 25, 2019 at noon EST)

 

 

 

Jan 21, 2019
#7: Routines, Curiosity, and Assessment: A Math Mentoring Moment with Sarah-Jane Wells
01:14:59

In episode 7, Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr talk with Making Math Moments That Matter online workshop participant, Sarah-Jane Wells about realizing her personal privilege has affected her teaching habits, how she’s been working on Sparking curiosity consistently to get kids engaged and keep them on task… and a BIG can of worms was opened when the conversation moved into assessment, evaluation and the role of descriptive feedback.

Show notes page http://makemathmoments.com/episode7

 

You’ll Learn:

  • How to realize your own privilege and how that affects the classroom.
  • How to teach your students meaningfully during the last block of the school day when students are wrangy!
  • How we can effectively use assessment to further the learning of our students.

 

Resources:

 

Episode Sponsor & Special Offer:

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Jan 14, 2019
#6: Looking for Joy in Mathematics Joy: An Interview with James Tanton
01:08:37

This week we interview the great James Tanton. Author, curriculum writer, speaker, creator of Exploding Dots and spreader of joyous mathematics! We bet that you’ll find yourself smiling as you listen to James’ enthusiasm for joyous mathematics.

You’ll Learn:

  • Why Education at all levels K-12 is intellectually rich, profound, deep, wonderful, and equally important.
  • How to make math joyous, wonderful, and human.
  • Why we teachers don’t always have to be the experts in the room.
  • The Power of symmetry in math education.
  • Clues throughout algebra that speak geometry.
  • The human story of mathematics is a visual one.
  • The power of place value. Exploding Dots gives a visual model for place value.
  • Why we should empower students to choose their own models to showcase their thinking.

Resources:

Show Notes: makemathmoments.com/episode6

 

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Links related to this episode:

http://www.jamestanton.com/

https://www.explodingdots.org/

https://www.globalmathproject.org/

https://www.beaglelearning.com/

Jan 07, 2019
#5: Too Many Resources and Too Little Time - A Math Mentoring Moment with Nicole Martin
01:00:34

In our first Mentoring Moments episode we chat with Nicole Martin, a 3rd/4th grade math teacher in Las Vegas Nevada. Nicole was struggling with how to structure her math lessons in a way that is engaging yet meaningful when she has so many great resources she’s found online. Nicole shares with us how after finding so many great math resources online such as 3 act math tasks, estimation 180 and more, she struggles to organize her math block to include these resources with intentionality on an ongoing basis. Listen in as we hear Nicole’s story and the tips we give her to try out in her classroom.

 

You’ll Learn:

  • How to structure your 70 min math block to teach through problem solving.
  • How we can maximize learning opportunities with online resources.
  • How to differentiate problem-solving tasks to meet the needs of all students - especially your high flyers.

Show notes can be found at http://makemathmoments.com/episode5

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Resources:

Listen in as we dive into Session #5!

Apply for a Mentoring Moment. 

Dec 31, 2018
#4: 3 Moves That Ignite Teacher Action
01:04:36

In this episode, Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr share 3 moves to ignite TEACHER action in the classroom so you can spark curiosity and fuel sense making in your students. We outline how we’ve used these moves in our classrooms to make significant learning gains with our students and give you valuable tips on so you can incorporate these moves regularly classroom.

 

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • Why planning with each move is valuable to you and your students.
  • How to use what you see and hear in your classroom to help plan your next lessons.
  • How following the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussion will give you more than just a lesson plan.
  • How to save time in your course while teaching through problem solving.
  • How we can plan to reach all your students regardless of grade level.

Resources discussed and shared in the show notes:

Access the show notes here:

http://makemathmoments.com/episode4

Dec 24, 2018
#3: Fuel Sense Making With Our 4 Go-To Tools
58:28

Join Kyle Pearce from TapIntoTeenMinds.com and Jon Orr from MrOrr-IsAGeek.com as they take a dive into the Making Math Moments That Matter 3-Part Framework! In episode 3, they unpack 4 “Go-To” Tools for Fuelling Sense Making in math class.  

 

What are you waiting for? Fire up the episode!

 

Looking for resources from this episode? Check out the show notes here: http://makemathmoments.com/episode3

 

Want to take a deeper dive into the 3-part framework? Check out the FREE 4-Part Video Series here: http://makemathmoments.com/lesson1

Dec 15, 2018
#2: Sparking Curiosity With The Curiosity Path
49:43

Join Kyle Pearce from TapIntoTeenMinds.com and Jon Orr from MrOrr-IsAGeek.com as they take a dive into the Making Math Moments That Matter 3-Part Framework! In episode 2, they dive into the first part: Sparking Curiosity and highlight one of their favourite curiosity sparking strategies called the Curiosity Path.

 

What are you waiting for? Fire up the episode!

 

Looking for resources from this episode? Check out the show notes here:

http://makemathmoments.com/episode2

 

Want to take a deeper dive into the 3-part framework? Check out the FREE 4-Part Video Series here:

http://makemathmoments.com/lesson1

Dec 15, 2018
#1: Welcome To The Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast!
36:30

Wondering how to create a classroom culture where students don't want to stop exploring mathematics when the bell rings? Join Kyle Pearce from TapIntoTeenMinds.com and Jon Orr from MrOrr-IsAGeek.com as they team up for EPISODE #1 to uncover how we can Make Math Moments That Matter for every student in the math classroom from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Discover how you can build easy to plan and fun to deliver math lessons that kids will not only love, but also learn from using the Making Math Moments That Matter 3-Part Framework. Get ready to learn as we interview math education influencers, engage in coaching calls with mathematics educators from around the world, and take deep dives into assessment, differentiation, student behaviour, engagement, problem solving, math fact fluency, and many other common teacher challenges as we strive to Make Math Moments That Matter. Let’s learn how we can meet the needs of every learner in all classrooms regardless of student readiness together!

 

Show notes from this episode can be found at http://makemathmoments.com/episode1

Dec 15, 2018