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Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast

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! Subscribe by searching or us on your preferred platform or by clicking here:  iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, RSS, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

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Our Episodes

Episode #69: How Can I Get More From My Students? A Math Mentoring Moment

Episode #69: How Can I Get More From My Students? A Math Mentoring Moment

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.

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Episode #68: Gradual Release Of Responsibility SUCKS! An Interview With Kristopher Childs

Episode #68: Gradual Release Of Responsibility SUCKS! An Interview With Kristopher Childs

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.

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Episode #67: How To Promote Reasoning and Proving Over Answer Getting –  A Math Mentoring Moment

Episode #67: How To Promote Reasoning and Proving Over Answer Getting – A Math Mentoring Moment

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.

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Episode #66: Implementing Change with Teachers: An Interview with Mike Flynn

Episode #66: Implementing Change with Teachers: An Interview with Mike Flynn

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.

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Episode #65 The Concept Holding Your Students Back

Episode #65 The Concept Holding Your Students Back

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…

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Episode #64 – Are You Missing The Mark With 3-Act Math Tasks?  An Interview with Graham Fletcher

Episode #64 – Are You Missing The Mark With 3-Act Math Tasks? An Interview with Graham Fletcher

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.

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Episode #63: Convincing Students To Value Struggle – A Math Mentoring Moment

Episode #63: Convincing Students To Value Struggle – A Math Mentoring Moment

Christina Marin is 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.

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Episode #62: Learning Trajectories & Running Records: An Interview with Dr. Nicki Newton

Episode #62: Learning Trajectories & Running Records: An Interview with Dr. Nicki Newton

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.

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Episode #61 How to Transform Your Textbook Into A Curiosity Machine

Episode #61 How to Transform Your Textbook Into A Curiosity Machine

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!

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Episode #60 How to coach teachers for effective change: A Math Mentoring Moment

Episode #60 How to coach teachers for effective change: A Math Mentoring Moment

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”

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