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We are on a mission to provide an opportunity for all mathematics educators around the world to become **aware **and **able **to access professional learning opportunities that will elevate their teaching practice and promote a more equitable learning experience for all students.

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Free 4-Part Video Course

Just like you, we’re frustrated with how easily students in math class give up when solving unfamiliar problems. We want to help our students as much as we can, just like you do. Join Kyle & Jon in this 4-part video series to learn how to build resilient problem solvers.

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Just like you, we’re frustrated with how easily students in math class give up when solving unfamiliar problems. We want to help our students as much as we can, just like you do. Join Kyle & Jon in this 4-part video series to learn how to build resilient problem solvers.

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## Who Is The Elf On The Shelf In Math Class?

Why is teaching and learning math so hard? Mathematical Thinking is at the core of why teachers struggle to teach math and students struggle to learn math.

## Teaching & Learning Math Is Difficult. Here’s Why…

Why is teaching and learning math so hard? Mathematical Thinking is at the core of why teachers struggle to teach math and students struggle to learn math.

## Math Leaders Need Support To Do Their Work Effectively

Why do school districts focus so much funding on math professional development for teachers, but not mathematics leaders?

## Why Systemic Change In Mathematics Is So Hard

Why Is Systemic Change In Mathematics So Hard? It starts at math leadership teams who craft math goals by throwing spagetti at the wall to see what sticks.

## Procedural Fluency: The Core Of Every Math Lesson

Strengthen your teaching of procedural fluency by starting with conceptual understanding and using these ideas and lessons.

## Does That 3-Act Task Measure Up?

How are the resources you’re using in your classroom helping you and your students fuel sense making and making deeper connections to the mathematics?

## Why the 9 Times Table Hand Trick Works and How to Teach It Effectively

Have you ever seen the 9 Times Table Hand Trick and ever wonder how it works? Teaching Tricks Can Be Helpful, If Done The Right Way! Learn how in this post and video overview!

## Why We Should Eliminate The Percent Button

Instead of that pesky percent button, model flexible strategies students can use to determine percent values in this lesson.

## We Don’t Need The Pythagorean Theorem

In this video we’ll explore a technique that builds on area of squares and triangles that unveils the length of the hypotenuse.

## How To Avoid Death By Webinar

How to make the most of the VIRTUAL (& face-to-face) conferences you attend including how to avoid “death by webinar”!

## The Easiest Way to Learn New Math Class Strategies & Resources for FREE!

If you are looking for easy ways to learn new math class strategies and access math resources for free, then you need to watch this jam packed math professional learning video.

## What Does Week 1 Look Like?

Welcome to the first video in a series of weekly releases where Jon will walk through some glimpses of his classroom.

## How To Overcome This Common Math Professional Development Paradox

How to overcome this common Math Professional Development Paradox that All Mathematics District Leaders and Mentors Face when engaging educators in math professional learning.

## Why Math Professional Development One-Offs Won’t Cut It

Why the One-Off Approach to Math Professional Learning has got to go and what you can do instead to work towards your big, bodacious district mathematics goals over time.

## Stop Force Feeding Math Professional Development – Do This Instead

Rather than force feeding math professional development and making little impact, let’s consider impactful strategies that involve smaller chunks or breadcrumbs over longer periods of time.

## How To Avoid The Math Professional Development Trap

If avoiding the rush to the algorithm is what we want our math teachers to do, then shouldn’t we avoid the rush to the algorithm when delivering math professional development?

## What NOT To Do When Planning and Delivering Math Professional Development

If avoiding the rush to the algorithm is what we want our math teachers to do, then shouldn’t we avoid the rush to the algorithm when delivering math professional development?

## Not Enough Time: Overcoming Confirmation Bias

What we’ve learned about how we can create more time for the things we value in education and day-to-day life.