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Making Math Moments That Matter

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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!

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!

Location:

Canada

Description:

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!

Language:

English

Contact:

5195519599


Episodes

Guided Math & The Make Math Moments 3-Part Framework - An Interview with Christine Michalyshen

5/16/2022
Today we speak with Christine Michalyshen, a math consultant in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a mathematics consultant for the Frontier School Division, Christine shares her experiences early in her career as she struggled to meet the needs of her diverse student population with a wide range of mathematical readiness. After learning about Laney Sammons work with Guided Math, Christine dove in and is now the only accredited Laney Sammons Guided Math Consultant in Canada. Stick around as we learn...

Duration:00:50:51

The Imperfect and Unfinished Teacher - An Interview With Chase Orton

5/9/2022
In this episode of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast, we sit down with fellow Math Moment Maker, Chase Orton. Chase is a self-proclaimed “Imperfect and Unfinished Math Teacher” and today, we sit him down to talk about exactly what that means. The Imperfect and Unfinished Math Teacher is actually the title of Chase’s brand new book where he offers a vulnerable and courageous grassroots guide that leads K-12 math teachers through a journey to cultivate a more equitable, inclusive,...

Duration:00:53:16

What’s On YOUR Worksheet and How Are You Using It?

5/2/2022
In this episode Jon & Kyle outline their experience using worksheets. You’ll hear them outline different styles of worksheets while giving you insight on how to design them to maximize student thinking. You’ll learn when you should use a worksheet, what types of problems should go on the worksheet, and when you should ditch the worksheet altogether. You’ll learn: The types of problems/questions should go on your worksheet and what you should avoid; How to ensure your worksheet supports all...

Duration:00:47:59

Debate Math: A Hotdog Is A Sandwich

4/25/2022
In this special episode Kyle & Jon highlight and showcase one of their favourite new podcasts: Debate Math Podcast! Recently in episode 4 of the Debate Math Podcast Jon and his daughter Lucie went head-to-head against Kyle and his daughter Taliah to debate: Is a hotdog a sandwich? In this cross-posted episode you’ll hear the two hosts of the Debate Math Podcast, Chris Luzniak and Rob Baier skillfully pose questions that prompt some insightful thinking as well causing some fits of...

Duration:00:53:19

Making The Consolidation Count - A Math Mentoring Moment

4/18/2022
In this Math Mentoring Moment Episode, we speak with Jeremy Sarzana, a high school math teacher at a Vocational High School in Boston, Massachusetts. Jeremy has been putting all kinds of great pedagogical practices into play including students working in randomized groups to engage in problem based lessons and is having success. However, when it comes time to consolidate the lesson, the student participation quickly fades. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a...

Duration:00:48:34

Using Curiosity to Engage Students With Abstract Concepts - An Interview With Elana Reiser

4/11/2022
Today we speak with University Professor, author and former Making Math Moments That Matter Online Workshop participant, Elana Reise. Elana joins us today to chat about how we can leverage curiosity to engage students in solving abstract mathematics - in particular, mathematical proofs! Join us for a great conversation with Elana where we discuss her initial hesitation to get into mathematics education and where it has taken her to advocate for the inclusion of a course on mathematical...

Duration:00:42:55

Experience First, Formalize Later - An Interview With Sarah Stecher

4/4/2022
Today we speak with Sarah Stecher from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sarah has experience teaching courses from Geometry all the way through to AP Calculus in the most diverse public high school in Michigan. She is now the chief lesson designer at Math Medic, a website that provides free lesson plans for teachers, covering the entire high school math curriculum. The discussion today will focus around the teaching model developed for Math Medic -- Experience First, Formalize Later (or EFFL for...

Duration:00:51:08

Warm-Up Worries - What Should A Warm-Up Look Like?

3/28/2022
In this episode, we’re eager to dive into a discussion about the beginning of each and every math class… you got it: Warm-Ups! Stick around and you’ll hear how the Math Moment Maker Community defines and implements warm-ups, why different approaches to implementing warm-ups can be helpful and how you can be a little more choosy with your next math class warm-up in this jam packed episode. You’ll learn: What I should be thinking about when I’m picking or considering using a warm-up;Why...

Duration:00:34:08

Emphasizing Communication In Math Class - A Math Mentoring Moment

3/21/2022
In this “where are they now” episode, we speak with Caitlyn Sloan, a high school math teacher from Georgia is back to update us on how she has managed since sharing struggles to bring a problem based approach to her support students. After sharing the changes she’s made in her approach, we then dig into her most recent focus for her math classroom: communication. How can we emphasize communication so we can build 21st century mathematicians? Listen in to hear some of the ideas and...

Duration:00:48:10

Episode 172: Avoid These Misconceptions to Teach Problem-Based Lessons With Confidence

3/14/2022
In this episode, Kyle & Jon address a few common misconceptions from the Math Moment Maker community around teaching problem-based lessons and units. Stick around and you’ll hear how to find the right balance between what students know and what they need to learn in your lesson; when we should be assessing for learning; how to consolidate a problem-based lesson; and,how to manage the flow of the class when some students complete work quicker than others. You’ll learn: How to find the...

Duration:00:34:02

Division Through The Years - A Session With Yvette Lehman

3/7/2022
Today you’ll hear from Yvette Lehman, an elementary educator from Windsor, Ontario. Yvette is a Primary and Junior Division Teacher Consultant for the Greater Essex County Board of Education and if the name seems familiar then you’re right, we have referenced Yvette’s work numerous times here on the podcast as she’s also a colleague of Kyle’s and a fantastic part of the Make Math Moments curriculum writing team! During this session from the 2021 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit, you’ll hear...

Duration:00:54:57

Shifting From Pre-Teaching To Problem Solving - A Math Mentoring Moment

2/28/2022
Today we speak with Janelle Fortmuller, a grade 5/6 teacher from Alberta. Janelle shares insights, key learnings she had around lesson design and planning in her math class. Janelle shares her transformation from a teacher who pre-taught all the strategies and algorithms to a confident, flexible teacher who engages her students in problem solving every day. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through...

Duration:00:41:53

Episode 169: How Do You Create A Math Moment Maker?

2/21/2022
Today the tables have turned! In this episode Jon & Kyle switch over to the other side of the interview and are put on the hot seat! Jess Michalchuk, a Grade 7 educator from Foam Lake, Saskatchewan working towards a Masters of Education, interviews Jon & Kyle about memorable math moments from their teaching experience, their thoughts on leadership and innovation in mathematics and much more! Stick around and you’ll hear stories from Kyle and Jon’s classrooms, how they got started on...

Duration:01:01:21

Highlighting The Missing Voices In Math Education

2/14/2022
In this compilation episode of the podcast in honour of Black History Month, Kyle & Jon highlight six educators of colour that have had a significant impact on their pedagogical practices as they continue their journey to craft a more culturally responsive classroom experience for all students. You’ll hear from Rafranz Davis speak about diversity, Lauren Baucom’s passion towards de-tracking; Mindfulness and identity in the classroom from Christina Lincoln-Moore; the importance of catalyzing...

Duration:00:38:02

Decluttering Proportional Relationships - An Interview With James Tanton & Ted Coe

2/7/2022
In this episode, Kyle and Jon speak with James Tanton, Mathematician-at-Large for the Mathematical Association of America and Founder of the Global Math Project and Ted Coe, NWEA’s Director of Content Advocacy and Design. James and Ted hop on the show today to dig into the collective work of a group of mathematics education leaders involving one of the most important yet misunderstood concepts in mathematics: Proportional Relationships. Stick around as we dig into ideas around...

Duration:00:53:11

How To Build Community In Your PLC - A Math Mentoring Moment

1/31/2022
Today we speak with Garret Schneider, a middle school math teacher from Indiana. Like many of us, Garret is feeling a little bit like he’s a lone wolf as he continues to seek out ways to elevate his teaching practice while many colleagues continue independently on their own teaching journeys. In this Math Mentoring Moment Episode, we will dig into why this lone journey is getting Garret down and how he might be able to work towards developing a professional learning community where all...

Duration:00:53:27

The Real Issue Behind Lack of Engagement - A Math Mentoring Moment with Aubrey McKelvey

1/24/2022
Today we speak with Aubrey McKelvey, a 7th & 8th grade teacher from Nashville Tennessee. Like many middle schoolers, Aubrey's students are tuning out and demanding the “fast food” version of math class. Her students want to skip understanding and go directly to the how. In this episode we’ll uncover the real issue behind this lack of engagement and help Aubrey with some next steps. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community...

Duration:00:41:33

Teaching Financial Literacy Through Mathematics - An Interview with Philip Dituri

1/17/2022
We speak with Philip Dituri from FiCycle.org about financial literacy: while so important in the real world, but is somehow rarely discussed or taught in schools. Philip shares how we can answer the common question “when will I ever need this in real life?” He shares how teachers can blend their existing curriculum with contextual lessons based in personal finance, and we discuss why we need to prepare students for life, not just tests. You’ll Learn: How we can answer When will I ever need...

Duration:00:51:34

Why Our Existing Resources Need To Change & How To Do It Easily

1/10/2022
In this episode, Jon & Kyle take a deep dive into how we can make our existing curriculum resources be it a textbook or worksheets into curious lessons that students lean in to learn. Specifically, we’ll be talking about why Sparking Curiosity is such an important part of the Make Math Moments 3-Part Framework and some strategies for the types of problems you might choose to transform. You’ll learn: Why our existing resources need to change, but should not be thrown out;Why curiosity is...

Duration:00:46:41

Why Under-Preparing Is The Key To Engagement - An Interview With Po-Shen Loh

1/3/2022
We speak with Po-Shen Loh from an American professor of mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University and the national coach of the United States' International Math Olympiad team. Po-Shen shares how he believes - whether teaching in person or online - that we can never take the attention of the student for granted. So how do we craft engaging lessons that can keep the attention of our students when we’re up against TikTok, Instagram, and other modern day distractions? Stick around and dive...

Duration:00:46:45