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Episode 14 – How Teachers Can Continue to Grow

3/13/2018
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In this episode Maggie and Duane take a break from our current series of examining results from the PISA exam and instead share ideas for how teachers can continue their professional growth. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please Tweet us at @dhabecker and @pelelover1 Show notes at http://theothermath.com Maggie found this wonderful […]

Duration:00:30:15

Episode 11 – PISA Question #3

1/15/2018
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In this episode Maggie and Duane continue digging into the OECD report “Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers…and how PISA can help answer them.” You can download the report here. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please Tweet us at @dhabecker and @pelelover1 Show notes at http://theothermath.com Today’s Question is Question #3: As a […]

Duration:00:25:45

Spiral Review – Math Anxiety

1/1/2018
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Today is January 1, 2018. When this blog post and podcast episode is published many of us will still be sleeping off the fun we had last night for New Year’s Eve. Maggie and I have been loving recording our episodes of Infinite Insights and we wanted to keep the momentum going during our Winter […]

Duration:00:26:47

Spiral Review – UDL

12/26/2017
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So you got an new fangled smart phone for Christmas? It’s time you subscribe to some podcasts. Start with this episode Maggie and I published back in September, 2017. In this episode we talk about Universal Design for Learning. Here’s the link to the original blog post that went with this episode… Infinite Insights Episode […]

Duration:00:25:26

Episode 10 – PISA Question #2

12/18/2017
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In this episode, we continue to tackle the huge PISA report found at… http://www.oecd.org/publications/ten-questions-for-mathematics-teachers-and-how-pisa-can-help-answer-them-9789264265387-en.htm We focus on Question #2: Are some mathematics teaching methods more effective than others? Really, this episode focuses specifically on cognitive-action strategies. What are they? How effective are they? When should they be used? If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, […]

Duration:00:25:32

Episode 9 – PISA Question 1

12/4/2017
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This episode is special because it is our first episode topic that was suggested by a listener. A huge shoutout to our friend Erick Lee (Twitter handle @TheErickLee) who suggested this great report published by OECD. If you are on Twitter, please give Erick a follow! Here is the link to the report: http://www.oecd.org/publications/ten-questions-for-mathematics-teachers-and-how-pisa-can-help-answer-them-9789264265387-en.htm Every […]

Duration:00:25:17

Episode 8 – How to Partner With Your Curriculum

11/20/2017
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Does using a textbook necessarily mean you are a bad or lazy teacher? NO! Let’s rethink that age-old myth that to be a good teacher one must create or curate everything. It’s time to replace the “Good Teacher Doctrine” with a mindset that views the teacher and curriculum in a partnership. “It’s time to rethink […]

Duration:00:26:30

Episode 7 – Trauma Informed Mathematics

11/6/2017
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We’re breaking from our normal two-week cycle because Maggie works in Santa Rosa right in the middle of those big fires[1] you likely heard about. We had taken a bit of a break from recording while Maggie’s family packed and readied themselves for an evacuation that could have happened at any moment. After having been […]

Duration:00:25:20

Episode 6 – Nine Strategies for Motivating Students

10/30/2017
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Imagine your dream class. What does it look like? What does it sound like? What does it feel to be in such a class? I’m sure we would all have a long list of characteristics of this dream class. Certainly one thing sure to be on our list is MOTIVATED STUDENTS. We all want them. […]

Duration:00:24:13

Episode 5 – Math Anxiety and Timed Tests

10/16/2017
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It is hard to imagine that in this day and age – with all the new brain research, neuroscience, sophisticated studies at hand – that we still have to convince people that math anxiety is a real thing. This reminds me of a true medical story: In 1980 an Australian doctor[1] discovered that (and proved […]

Duration:00:25:51

Episode 4 – Math is for Girls!

10/2/2017
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Today women earn 45% of the undergraduate degrees in mathematics (NSF, 2008a), but women make up only 17% of university faculty in mathematics (NSF, 2008b). What causes this decline? In this episode we talk about the article Mathletes: Only for boys? https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/math-isnt-just-boys One of the main topics that the article and the supporting research referenced is […]

Duration:00:26:06

Episode 3 – Number Talks

9/18/2017
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In this post, we will venture into the world of number talks. We aren’t necessarily focusing on just one article or resource today but we are pulling from several places. We are going to be pulling ideas from Sherry Parrish’s book Number Talks: Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies and some ideas from […]

Duration:00:25:12

Episode 2 – What is UDL in the math classroom?

9/3/2017
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As TK-12 math coaches one of the most common questions we are asked is, “What am I supposed to do with my students who are struggling? How do I differentiate for them?” Unfortunately, the answer is always pretty unsatisfying to the teacher: Avoid needing to differentiate in the first place. Now what does that mean? […]

Duration:00:24:57

Episode 1- Use MATH for your Day 1 routines

8/19/2017
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We’ve been taught to start every school year with getting to know you activities and boring lists of Class Rules (Thou shall nots…) but is is possible to do that using your content? Is is that we are saying to our student inadvertently “Math is so boring that we’re better off building culture before […]

Duration:00:21:16

Introducing Infinite Insights

8/14/2017
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Introduction to Infinite Insights You’re a math teacher. You know the deal. You know that they are always coming out with new articles and new research telling us new ways to teach…new ways to think about math education. The problem is…when do you have time to read the article or the research…think about how it […]

Duration:00:01:32