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Helping you transform your K-12 math lesson plans by building confidence in effective teaching practices, guiding you to transform your math curriculum, and inspiring classroom strategies to engage all students. Are you wondering how to create K-12 math lesson plans where students don't want to stop exploring your math curriculum when the bell rings? Over the last 19 years, Kyle and Jon, the founders of MakeMathMoments.com have been engaging students, teachers, and district program leaders with effective mathematics pedagogy, accessible resources, and inspiring learning environments in K-12 math classrooms. Now, in this podcast they coach you - K-12 classroom teachers and district leaders of mathematics through a 6 step plan that cultivates and fosters your mathematics program like a strong, healthy and balanced tree. If you master the 6 parts of an effective mathematics program, the impact you have on students or teachers will grow and reach far and wide. Every week, you’ll hear insight from practicing classroom teachers and leaders in math education so you’ll get the feedback, guidance, and fresh ideas you need to stop feeling overwhelmed, gain back your confidence, and inspire the students and fellow teachers you serve to enjoy the beauty of mathematics once again. Start making math moments today by listening to Episode #139: Making Math Moments From Day 1 to 180

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Canada

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Helping you transform your K-12 math lesson plans by building confidence in effective teaching practices, guiding you to transform your math curriculum, and inspiring classroom strategies to engage all students. Are you wondering how to create K-12 math lesson plans where students don't want to stop exploring your math curriculum when the bell rings? Over the last 19 years, Kyle and Jon, the founders of MakeMathMoments.com have been engaging students, teachers, and district program leaders with effective mathematics pedagogy, accessible resources, and inspiring learning environments in K-12 math classrooms. Now, in this podcast they coach you - K-12 classroom teachers and district leaders of mathematics through a 6 step plan that cultivates and fosters your mathematics program like a strong, healthy and balanced tree. If you master the 6 parts of an effective mathematics program, the impact you have on students or teachers will grow and reach far and wide. Every week, you’ll hear insight from practicing classroom teachers and leaders in math education so you’ll get the feedback, guidance, and fresh ideas you need to stop feeling overwhelmed, gain back your confidence, and inspire the students and fellow teachers you serve to enjoy the beauty of mathematics once again. Start making math moments today by listening to Episode #139: Making Math Moments From Day 1 to 180

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English

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Episodes

Navigating the Blend: Unifying Grades in Standards-Based Grading - A Math Mentoring Moment

2/19/2024
Explore the often unspoken struggles that even seasoned math teachers encounter when grappling with concepts in middle and high school grades. Gain insights into the power of anecdotal assessments for both understanding students and refining your own assessment practices. Discover practical approaches to implementing standards-based grading without getting lost in individual grades, and unravel the true purpose behind assigning grades. In this Mentoring Moment episode we bring back Nicholas Rhodes to continue exploring his pebbles in Standards Based Grading. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we chat with a teacher like you who is working through some problems of practice and together we brainstorm ways to overcome them. You’ll Learn: Resources: Assessment For Growth: A Blueprint Course For Standards Based Grading in Math ClassMake Math Moments Problem Based Lessons & Units District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:44:19

How To Consolidate & Close Your Building Thinking Classroom Lesson [Part 2]

2/12/2024
As educators of mathematics around the world embrace the ideas shared in Building Thinking Classrooms, more and more students are being positioned to think collaboratively during math class instead of simply mimicking steps, rules, and procedures. While this shift in mathematics teaching practice is a massive leap in the right direction, our work does not stop once students solve the thinking task at hand. Rather, the real work for the facilitator now begins. Join Peter Liljedahl, Jon Orr, and Kyle Pearce from the opening session of the 2023 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit as they discuss one of the most important, yet often overlooked parts of an effective problem based mathematics lesson: the closing. This is part 2 of the hour-long Keynote session from this past year’s Virtual Summit in November. What You’ll Learn: Resources: 2023 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit Make Math Moments Academy District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:34:43

The Crucial Role of Educational Leadership in Math - An Interview with Rob Baier

2/5/2024
Curious about the transformative power of leadership in mathematics education? Ever felt the challenge of aligning your strategic plan when it seems like you're constantly putting out fires? Join us in this episode where we unravel the critical importance of seeking support in leadership roles and dive into a conversation with Rob Baier, Executive Director of Mathematics and STEM at Pittsburgh Public Schools. If you're an educator navigating the complexities of coaching, consulting, or directing, this episode is your guide. Rob Baier, co-host of the Debate Math Podcast, shares insights on staying aligned to your strategic plan amidst chaos, the significance of andragogy in leading mathematics educators, and the key to optimizing coaching and professional learning models. Ready to elevate your leadership game in mathematics education? Click now to listen and lead with newfound passion and impact. Don't miss this chance to reshape your approach and empower both educators and students in your district! You’ll Learn: Resources: Find Rob on X: @rob_baier Debate Math Podcast with Chris Luzniak and Rob Baier District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:53:15

How To Consolidate & Close Your Building Thinking Classroom Lesson [Part 1]

1/29/2024
As educators of mathematics around the world embrace the ideas shared in Building Thinking Classrooms, more and more students are being positioned to think collaboratively during math class instead of simply mimicking steps, rules, and procedures. While this shift in mathematics teaching practice is a massive leap in the right direction, our work does not stop once students solve the thinking task at hand. Rather, the real work for the facilitator now begins. Join Peter Liljedahl, Jon Orr, and Kyle Pearce from the opening session of the 2023 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit as they discuss one of the most important, yet often overlooked parts of an effective problem based mathematics lesson: the closing. This is part 1 of the hour-long Keynote session from this past year’s Virtual Summit in November. Look for part 2 in two weeks. What You’ll Learn: Resources: 2023 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit Make Math Moments Academy District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:37:50

Creating Safe and Equitable Math Classrooms - A Math Mentoring Moment

1/22/2024
Have you ever wondered why creating a safe space for students in mathematics class is crucial? This episode of The Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast explores this question and unveils insights that will reshape the way you think about math education. In a world where educational equity is a pressing concern, ensuring that schools are safe places for students becomes paramount. This episode delves into the critical role of a safe environment, especially in mathematics classes. Discover how breaking free from over-generalizations can pave the way for equitable math lessons and why helping teachers build their math proficiency is key to fostering an inclusive classroom. Join us as we unravel the intricacies of these concepts and their real-world implications. Unlock the secrets to creating a safe and equitable math classroom by listening to the latest Make Math Moments episode now. Transform your approach to math education and contribute to fostering a positive and inclusive learning space for all students. Press play and embark on a journey to reshape math education today! You’ll Learn: Resources: Make Math Moments Problem Based Lessons & Units District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:50:16

Can We Build A Thinking Classroom & Still Maintain Rigor - A Math Mentoring Moment

1/15/2024
Today we speak with Michael Finley, the academic dean for math and science at a K-12 independent school. Michael's staff is questioning their work in building thinking classrooms and how it serves high achieving students. Listen in as we brainstorm strategies to uncover micro moves and macro plans to build a classroom culture that allows a thinking classroom to emerge. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we chat with a teacher like you who is working through some problems of practice and together we brainstorm ways to overcome them. You’ll Learn: Resources: Make Math Moments Problem Based Lessons & Units District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:54:18

Are You Cleaning Up Messes That Haven't Happened Yet? - A Math Mentoring Moment

1/8/2024
Today we speak with Diana Worthen, a 10th grade math teacher from Denver Colorado. In our discussion we help to shake out a common pebble in an educator's shoes: How to keep students engaged during practice time. Stick around and you’ll hear why students tend to “shut down” after a teacher led lesson; how to be more targeted with your 1 on 1 support with your students; and how to structure your lessons to maximize engagement during your entire math block. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we chat with a teacher like you who is working through some problems of practice and together we brainstorm ways to overcome them. You’ll Learn: Resources: Episode #158: Don’t Ditch Your Lesson Model; Reverse It!Episode #141: The Transition From Gradual Release to Problem Based LearningMake Math Moments Problem Based Lessons & Units District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:40:33

The Pathway To Higher Achievement: A Conversation with Mike Lipnos

1/1/2024
Join us for an uplifting conversation with Mike Lipnos, a middle school teacher and math coach from Ohio. In this episode Mike shares his experience and insights on helping teachers build ownership and agency for students in their mathematics classrooms. We discuss how some teacher moves ultimately shut the door on students seeking higher levels of mathematics, and how young people are thinking beings and are capable of doing high level thinking, even if a data point may say they are "low" and how having agency as a mathematician is going to be more impactful on humanizing mathematical experiences than the traditional “I do, we do, you do” model of math teaching. You’ll Learn: Resources: Rethinking the gradual release model - An article from Tim McCaffrey. Mike Lipnos on X @mlipnos Mike Lipnos Email: mikelipnos.kidscan@gmail.com Illustrative Mathematics District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:44:24

Storytelling and Conceptual Mastery in Mathematics Education with Shayla Heavner

12/25/2023
Join us in the latest episode as we dive into the world of mathematics education with Shayla Heavner, the visionary founder of MathBait™. With over a decade of experience and a prestigious Sarah D. Barder Fellowship Award for teaching excellence under her belt, Shayla has been on a mission to revolutionize math education. As a certified online teacher and master reviewer for Quality Matters, Shayla shares insights on the significance of quality, highly engaging material that is accessible to all students. She explores the power of storytelling as a versatile tool across all levels of math education, shedding light on how it can not only captivate students but also serve as a gateway to deeper conceptual exploration. You’ll Learn: Resources: www.MathBait.com https://bit.ly/numberville https://www.facebook.com/mathbait https://www.instagram.com/mathbait/ https://twitter.com/MathBait District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:40:56

Evolving as an Educator: Journey to Demonstrating Mathematical Thinking - A Math Mentoring Moment

12/18/2023
In this where are they now mentoring moment episode we speak again with Adam Love; Adam joined us back on episode 120 when he was as first year teacher from Myrtle Beach South Carolina. 3 years later and a wealth of ideas, teaching strategies, and many lessons learned Adam is here to discuss how to help students show their thinking in multiple ways. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we chat with a teacher like you who is working through some problems of practice and together we brainstorm ways to overcome them. You’ll Learn: Resources: Make Math Moments Problem Based Lessons & Units District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:49:13

When Calling Parents Isn’t Your Calling - An Interview With Crystal Frommert

12/11/2023
Get ready Math Moment Makers for a great “call” with Crystal Frommert, who will be sharing some great tips and strategies that we can put to use to promote productive conversations with parents - especially when the news isn’t necessarily positive. We’ve all been there before: a student is experiencing struggles in our math class and the time has come where we must make that informative call to ensure parents are in the know. Let’s reframe how we look at conversations with parents by leveraging some of the ideas that Crystal shares in her book, When Calling Parents Isn’t Your Calling. You’ll Learn: Resources: Illustrative Mathematics https://twitter.com/mrs_frommert https://www.CrystalFrommert.com District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:35:31

Setting & Changing Your Goals - Discover What Matters Most!

12/4/2023
Are you on track to hit the goals you set out for yourself, your school, your district? It’s December, which often marks the half-way point of the school year and also a great time to check your progress on your program’s action plan. It’s quite likely that the busy-ness of school has taken you away from your intended focus on what really matters in your school or district’s math program. In this episode Kyle and Jon share why we need to define our objectives (Rocks) and how to stay focused when there are so many distractions that seem urgent so that when the end of the year comes we can look back to our progress and know that we’re moving toward our targets. You’ll Learn: Resources: What Matters Most in a Successful Math Program - Workbook & Webinar Take the Make Math Moments Math Program Assessment Tool [Classroom Teacher & Leader Versions] Join the Academy - Free for 30 Days District Leader Resources: Take the Make Math Moments Math Program Assessment Tool The Make Math Moments District Planning Workbook [First 3 pages] Learn About Our District Improvement Program Are you a district mathematics leader interested in crafting a mathematics professional learning plan that will transform your district mathematics program forever? Book a time to chat with us! Other Useful Resources and Supports: Make Math Moments Framework [Blog Article] Make Math Moments Problem-Based Lessons & Units Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:34:10

What Is Your Definition of Success In A Math Classroom? - A Math Mentoring Moment

11/27/2023
We welcome back Ryan Kinzler, an 8th grade teacher from Pittsburg. Ryan is here to fill us in on the changes he’s made in his classroom since he last spoke with us over two years ago. He shares how the teacher moves he implemented resulted in his best year ever and then subsequently followed by his worst year ever. In this episode we dig into the differences between the two years and help Ryan set himself up for another great year. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through problems of practice and together we brainstorm possible next steps and strategies to overcome them. You’ll Learn: Resources: Make Math Moments Problem Based Lessons & UnitsAssessment For Growth Course District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:01:03:29

The Myth of the Math Brain and the Underdiagnosis of Dyscalculia - An interview with Dr. Sandra Elliot

11/20/2023
“I’m not a math person.” I’m sure that is something you two have heard more than once. But have you ever heard someone say, “I am not a reading person?” It seemingly is socially acceptable to be bad at math, but there may be more to it, including the underdiagnosis of dyscalculia. The research shows… Dyscalculia is less well known, and there are fewer screening and diagnostic tools (Jaya, 2009), but its prevalence is similar to dyslexia- 5-7% of the population (Menon et al., 2020; Price & Ansari, 2013; Santos et al., 2022). Add to that an estimated comorbidity of 35-70% with other neurological disabilities, including dyslexia, and suddenly there are a staggering number of students who are at risk of failing math when early identification and intervention can mitigate the problem in many cases (Kisler et al., 2021; Litkowski et al., 2020).In the last 20 years, there has been a push to address illiteracy through early identification with universal screeners, but the same focus has yet to be there for innumeracy. Even with the increased need for math skills due to technology, there have yet to be national campaigns to address the problem (Bryant, 2008; De Visscher, 2018; National Center for Education Statistics, 2022). Dr. Sandra Elliot, Ph.D., has spent over four decades working in education as a Special Education teacher, a five-time principal in Florida and Colorado, and a district-level administrator. She is now making it her mission to champion increased awareness of dyscalculia. You’ll Learn: What is dyscalculia? Dyslexia vs. dyscalculiaIn the last 20 years, there has been a push to address illiteracy through early identification with universal screeners, but the same focus has not been there for innumeracy. Even with the increased need for math skills due to technology, there have not been national campaigns to address the problem (Bryant, 2008; De Visscher, 2018; National Center for Education Statistics, 2022).Underdiagnosis and the academic and social consequences;Importance of early detection and intervention;Best practices for screening and intervention; Resources: https://touchmath.com/ https://dysctest.com/ Social Media Accounts: (List the links to all of your social media accounts) https://www.facebook.com/TouchMath/https://www.instagram.com/touchmath.official/https://twitter.com/touchmath/https://www.linkedin.com/company/touchmath/ https://www.pinterest.com/touchmath/https://www.youtube.com/c/TouchMath Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:42:54

Visual Patterns & Practice Standards: A Conversation with Fawn Nguyen

11/13/2023
This week we bring on another 2023 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit speaker: Fawn Nguyen! Fawn is on the Math Advance Team at Amplify Desmos Math. She was a math coach for a K-8 school district for three years. Before that, Fawn was a middle school teacher for 30 years. Fawn was the 2014 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. In 2009, she was awarded the Math Teacher Hero from Raytheon. In 2005, she was awarded the Sarah D. Barder Fellowship from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Fawn will share why understanding the impact of your past choices in the classroom is necessary for your growth, how learning how to visualize mathematics allows educators to break free from the rush to the algorithm, and how to teach with the website visualpatterns.org the right way! You’ll Learn: Why understanding the impact of your past choices in the classroom is necessary for your growth;How learning how to visualize mathematics allows educators to break free from the rush to the algorithm;How to embed the 8 mathematical practice standards into you classroom lessons; Practical classroom routines to amplify student discourse; How to teach with the website visualpatterns.org the right way! And, Why math class could and should be as fun as recess; Resources: Twitter: @fawnnguyen fawnpnguyen@gmail.com https://Visualpatterns.org Grassroots Workshops District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:45:47

Integrating Numeracy Beyond the Math Block: An interview with Kendra Jacobs

11/6/2023
Join us for a lovely chat with Kendra Jacobs about mathematizing our world around us and bringing it into our classrooms. Listen in and learn the one simple thing you can do in your classroom to get students to enjoy mathematics instead of despise it. Kendra is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, facilitating ‘Teaching Children Numeracy’ and ‘Numeracy for Diverse Learners’. She is the founder of Mathematizing 247, where her mission is to inspire and empower elementary teachers to create engaging, joyful, and equitable math opportunities. She works as a part-time classroom support teacher, alongside educators to support strong numeracy instruction that nurtures the development of joyful, independent learners. You’ll Learn: The one simple thing you can do in your classroom to get students to enjoy mathematics; Why we as educators need to ensure that our students don’t perceive mathematics as only a societal access gateway;Why picking one particular part of your day to begin intentionally bringing out the mathematics is the best way to start; and,Why leveraging oral language and curiosity can bring joy into mathematics learning experiences. Resources: Pumpkin Time Bomb Activity Kendra Jacob’s Instagram @mathematizing247 www.mathematizing247.com District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:30:49

Uplifting Students by Uplifting Mathematics: A Conversation with Sunil Singh

10/30/2023
On today’s show, we’re bringing on Sunil Singh, a colleague, friend, and fellow Ontarian from the math education world for a second time. Sunil, the author of three books (Life of Pi, Math Recess, and Chasing Rabbits) with his fourth on the way (Sonic Seducer), joins us to share his unique insights into effective teaching and learning of mathematics. In this episode, Sunil highlights the significance of rich, narrative-driven mathematical content in facilitating engaging teaching experiences. He unveils the two essential pillars for becoming an effective math teacher, while also unraveling why the number 70 is weird and its potential to captivate students' attention. Sunil guides us through the strategic elements that school districts should prioritize when shaping professional development plans for math educators. He introduces the concept of developing a K-Lifetime mathematics program, emphasizing the importance of cultivating lifelong mathematical curiosity. You’ll Learn: Why finding good, rich content that tells the story of mathematics is important for effective teaching and learning of mathematics;The two things you need to strengthen to be an effective math teacher;Why 70 is a weird number and how you can use that fact to uplift your students; What school districts should focus on when developing their professional development plan; How to develop a K-Lifetime mathematics program; Why helping your students to trust mathematics is one of the most important outcomes you can have as an educator. Resources: Sunil Singh on Twitter (X) District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:52:54

Empathy and Effective Math Teaching: Lessons from Rick Wormeli

10/23/2023
In today's episode, we had the privilege of sitting down with author, speaker, educator, Rick Wormeli. Rick is a true trailblazer in the field of education, and he brought a wealth of wisdom and experience to our conversation. In this engaging discussion, Rick delved into some thought-provoking ideas that challenge conventional teaching practices in mathematics. He passionately emphasized why assigning a large number of problems might not be the most effective way to help students learn and why it's crucial to understand that the person doing the editing is the one truly engaging with the material. Rick also shared his insights on the power of intentional purpose in assignments, the importance of cultivating empathy for students new to math, and the interconnectedness of pedagogy and mathematics content. Furthermore, Rick introduced a bold notion—that teaching the same course year after year may not be the most effective approach for educators or students. His unique perspective on this topic invites us to reconsider the dynamics of teaching and its impact on student outcomes. Prepare to be inspired and challenged as Rick Wormeli takes us on a journey of rethinking math education. It's a conversation you won't want to miss, so let's dive right in! You’ll Learn: Why assigning a large amount of problems is more of an endurance test instead of a learning activity;Why whomever is doing the editing of the work is doing the learning of the work; Why assigning less with more intentional purpose is more powerful than doing many of the same task repeatedly;Why educators must develop an empathy for first time eyes in math class;Why you cannot effectively be intimate with the repertoire or array of teaching pedagogies without being intimate with the mathematics content;Why it is better for effective teaching practices and student outcomes if a teacher does NOT teach the same course year to year; Resources: Illustrative Mathematics District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:50:25

Math Is Figureoutable - An Interview With Pam Harris

10/16/2023
Pam Harris is here and she’s changing the way we view and teach mathematics. She is a mom, a former high school math teacher, a university lecturer, an author, and a mathematics teachers educator. In this session Pam is going to share how and why you need to use problem strings to get your students thinking and making connections among strategies. She’s also sharing insight into her 2023 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit session: Talking About Talking. You’ll Learn: Why and when you should use problem strings in your math class regardless of the age of your students; Why you should use already created problem strings before attempting to create your own;How to create your own problem strings for an upcoming topic; Learn 2 key teachers prompts you need to use when teaching with problem strings;How do you create discourse in math class that is not trivial; Resources: Math Is Figureoutable Register for the 2023 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit Enter the Share the Summit Giveaway to win over $15,000 in Prizes District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:46:31

When Students Are Missing Valuable Background Knowledge - A Math Mentoring Moment

10/9/2023
On this episode we speak with Jason Garner, a veteran 5th grade teacher of 15 years. Jason joined us on episode 127 and we’ve brought him back to provide an update on his journey. After spending the last two years being more intentional in his problem based lessons Jason seeks guidance on how to help students stick with problems a little longer when they lack the prerequisite skills needed to succeed. Join us to discover Jason’s big a-ha moments and hear the answer to this common math classroom issue. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we chat with a teacher like you who is working through some problems of practice and together we brainstorm ways to overcome them. You’ll Learn: How we can teach problem based lessons when students don’t have the mathematical background to engage in productive struggle; Why planning and posing purposeful questions is essential to ensure that the struggle remains productive during the problem solving process;How we can give ourselves permission to teach when using problem based lessons; Resources: Make Math Moments Problem Based Lessons & UnitsMake Math Moments Online Workshop District Math Leaders: How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. Book a short conversation with our team now. Take your random grouping to the next level with this printable cards. Mix and match different groupings on the fly. Grab your cards here --> https://makemathmoments.com/random/

Duration:00:50:49