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Infinite Insights – Episode 11 – PISA Question #3

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 Today’s Question is Question #3: As a […]

Duration: 00:25:45

Spiral Review – Math Anxiety

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

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

Infinite Insights – Episode 10 – PISA Question #2

In this episode, we continue to tackle the huge PISA report found at… 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

Infinite Insights Episode 9 – PISA Question 1

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: Every […]

Duration: 00:25:17

Infinite Insights Episode 8 – How to Partner With Your Curriculum

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

Infinite Insights Episode 7 – Trauma Informed Mathematics

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

Infinite Insights Episode 5 – Math Anxiety and Timed Tests

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

Infinite Insights Episode 4 – Math is for Girls!

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? One of the main topics that the article and the supporting research referenced is […]

Duration: 00:26:06

Infinite Insights Episode 3 – Number Talks

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