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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

Partnering with Parents - An Interview with Hilary Kreisberg & Matthew Beyranevand

10/18/2021
We’re bringing back two wonderful and hilariously entertaining educators who are passionate about helping parents navigate math education. Hilary Kresiberg and Matthew Beyranevand have co authored a new book for teachers called Partnering With Parents. Stick around and learn how to help parents deal with math anxiety so they can assist their children at home; how to communicate with your parents when starting the school year; how we can communicate our strategies and methodologies with...

Duration:00:33:49

Rethinking Fractions - An Interview with Shelley Yearley

10/11/2021
Today we speak with Shelley Yearley all about how we can rethink fractions in the mathematics classroom! Shelley is a fellow Ontario educator, researcher and author who has held many roles over her career which you will hear all about today including her most recent role as she has returned to the classroom! Stick with us and you learn why you should focus on unit fractions before rushing to the algorithm for operating with fractions; what the Fraction Learning Pathway is and how it can...

Duration:00:54:53

Answers Are Only The Beginning - An Interview with Marilyn Burns

10/4/2021
In this episode we speak with the great Marilyn Burns. Marilyn is one of today’s most highly respected mathematics educators. Over the course of more than 55 years, Marilyn has taught children, led professional development sessions, spoken at conferences, contributed to professional journals, written more than a dozen books for children, and created more than 20 professional development resources for teachers and administrators. Stick with us and you learn what assessment really means and...

Duration:00:44:47

How to Make The Most Of Virtual Conferences + An Announcement!

9/27/2021
On today’s episode, we’re excited to dive into how to make the most of the VIRTUAL conferences you attend including how to avoid “death by webinar”! We’ll also be diving into some strategies on how to be more picky when selecting your session plus how to stay more engaged while you’re in them. Finally we’re excited to make a BIG announcement that we know the Math Moment Maker Community is going to love. You’ll learn: How you can make the most of the virtual conferences you attend...

Duration:00:37:28

What To Do When You’re Doubting Your Teaching Approach - A Math Mentoring Moment

9/20/2021
That there is Christa Amezcua from Mexico! Christa is a middle school teacher and comes on the show today to talk about what we should do when you’re doubting your teaching approach and strategies. We chat with Christa about a recent interaction she had with a colleague that left her feeling a bit inadequate and we help her focus her efforts so she can build her confidence so she can continue to Make Math Moments This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of...

Duration:00:41:10

How To Reach More Students After The Toughest Year Ever

9/13/2021
As we start/continue another school year during this pandemic we might find ourselves asking: What should I focus on most? How can I help my students get ready for the next grade level? Do I have time to teach through activities or should I just teach with direct instruction? What resources can I use so that I cover the curriculum and still teach deep learning? As we are both practicing educators they have been asking themselves that all summer and have prepared this webinar event to help...

Duration:01:16:51

What We’ve Learned About Spiralling

9/6/2021
Jon & Kyle share insights on their journey with spiralling their math lessons over the last 8 years. They dive into what spiralling is, why you should consider this structural change in your classes, and how they changed to this model from their mostly traditional approach to math lessons. You’ll also learn what they changed along the way in their journey as well as how to get started so you can save valuable time and maximize this approach. You’ll Learn: How spiralling can help you and...

Duration:00:40:43

When is drill and kill appropriate in my math class? - A Math Mentoring Moment

8/30/2021
We’re speaking with David Alewine in this Math Mentoring Moment Episode. David is home-schooling his twin 6 year olds and doing a fantastic job at weaving different curriculums and resources together to reach his kids and help them with what they need most. David shares his story of how he chose to home-school, the benefits and drawbacks that he faces, and he’s seeking advice from Jon and Kyle about how and when to include “Drill and Kill” lessons! This is another Math Mentoring Moment...

Duration:00:55:26

How To Capture Observations & Conversations in Math Class

8/23/2021
On the podcast today we speak with Lana Steiner about all things assessment! Lana is from the Horizon School Division in Saskatchewan and she’s been working with teachers to deepen their assessment strategies to learn how to capture and rely on observations and conversations in the math classroom. Stick with us and you learn How teachers can rely on their professional judgement to assess students; why Steven Leinwand says “4 Is The Magic Number” When Assessing; why starting with assessment...

Duration:00:40:53

How To Teach Through Problem Based Lessons

8/16/2021
In this episode Kyle and Jon dive deep into a problem based task and unpack it so you can make math moments every day in your classroom. You’ll Learn: The teacher moves we need to make before starting a task with our students; The elements that are necessary to build a great problem based lesson;What a problem based unit looks like over the course of 5 days; and,Where purposeful practice fits in to your lesson. Resources: https://makemathmoments.com/tasks/Right now the 2021 Make Math...

Duration:00:41:08

The Transition From Gradual Release to Problem Based Learning - An Interview with Jordan Rappaport

8/9/2021
We chat with Jordan Rappaport - a teacher from Toronto, Ontario. Jordan’s journey stretches from traditional teacher to Make Math Moment Academy member to regional presenter and most recently, a new member of the Make Math Moments Curriculum Writing Team. In this episode Jordan shares his expertise on how to begin the transformation from an “I do, we do, you do” lesson structure to a problem based lesson format, where and how to get started with problem based lessons, and he shares a...

Duration:00:51:20

Math Is As Important As Reading: An Interview with Isis Spann

8/2/2021
On the podcast today we speak with Isis Spann on why building a strong home-school relationship is important to ensure all students can achieve at high levels! Isis is an early years educator dedicated to helping families get a “leg up” when it comes to helping their children with math. She shares her thoughts on the best tools for connecting with families; how we can elevate the importance of numeracy in the home; and, strategies to build mathematics into what we are already doing at...

Duration:00:34:18

Making Math Moments From Day 1 to 180

7/26/2021
We’re back for our third installment of our How To Start The School Year Off right! In this episode Kyle and Jon share their tips and strategies on how to prepare for the coming school year from the first day all the way to the last. In episode 36 and episode 88 we’ve shared the activities you could do in the first week to build the classroom culture that is needed to fuel the thinking you want your students to do all year. In this episode we share what structural pieces you’ll need to...

Duration:00:50:28

Morphing Your Assessment Practices - A Math Mentoring Moment

7/19/2021
Today we speak with Nick Rhodes who has been teaching online in one of the largest cyber schools in America. Nick shares his story from transforming from a rock band front man to working in accounting to teaching math to being a founding member of our Make Math Moments Academy to becoming a rockstar online teacher! Nick wonders how to adjust his assessment practices so they line up with his problem based approach to teaching. This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with...

Duration:01:17:56

Create A Less Stressful Math Classroom - An Interview with Norma Gordon

7/12/2021
On the podcast today we speak with Norma Gordon on how you can create a less stressful math classroom through mindfulness. Norma has successfully transformed her classroom and helped numerous teachers embed mindfulness in their routines. Stick around and you’ll hear Norma walk us through a mindfulness activity and share how to add mindfulness to your mathematics classroom, how to connect mindfulness to the math practice standards, why you need to use the Focus Five in your class; and how...

Duration:00:39:57

Your Summer Guide To Growth

7/5/2021
In this episode of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast, Jon and Kyle discuss 5 Tips to Guide You to Summer Growth. These tips are great ways to take your mathematics professional development into your own hands while not interfering with all of the important aspects that go with our well deserved summer vacations: family, friends, rest and relaxation. Go ahead and hit that play button and be sure to check out the resources section to access all of the links to get you started! What...

Duration:00:37:16

How Long Do I Wait For Models and Strategies To Emerge? - A Math Mentoring Moment

6/28/2021
Today we speak with Christina Michaels - a teacher for over 24 years from Tucson Arizona. Christina has just taken our online course The Concept Holding Your Students Back: Unlocking the Key Understanding of Proportional Reasoning and is implementing many of the strategies she has learned. The pebble in Christina’s shoe is around the question: “When is the right time to show my students a model that they can use to represent their thinking?” This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode...

Duration:00:40:56

How To Fall In Love With Teaching Again - An Interview with Alex Overwijk

6/21/2021
Today we bring on our old friend Alex Overwijk from Ottawa Ontario who shares his teaching journey and transformation from a pretty typical high school math teacher to an engaging activity based thinking classroom advocate! In our discussion we learn the answers to how to engage your students with activity based learning, why finding a teaching partner who is willing to make change with you is so important, why you should be “all in” on a Thinking Classroom, how to draw senior students in...

Duration:00:45:08

How To Remove Tracking From Your Math Program - An OAME 2021 Panel Discussion

6/14/2021
Today we have a special treat for your ears! We recently held a live panel discussion at the annual OAME Conference (Ontario Association of Mathematics) on de-streaming the grade 9 math program here in Ontario with some pretty special guests! We were honoured to host Dr. Christine Suurtamm who is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Ottawa, Hema Khodai, an Instructional Resource Teacher with Peel District School Board, Mark Chubb, a classroom teacher and past...

Duration:01:01:49

I’m a Math Support Teacher and Feel Trapped. HELP! - A Math Mentoring Moment

6/7/2021
Today we speak with Caitlyn Sloan, a high school geometry teacher who is currently in the role of leading a math support class for students who require additional support. In this conversation, you’ll hear Caitlyn reflect on her challenge to stay true to her investigative, problem based approach to teaching mathematics given that her students have been pre-taught to mimick the rules, steps, and procedures. Listen in to see how she might be able to bridge the gap! This is another Math...

Duration:00:49:59