Making Math Moments That Matter

25 EpisodesProduced by Kyle Pearce & Jon Orr

Wondering how to create a classroom culture where students don't want to stop exploring mathematics when the bell rings? Kyle Pearce from and Jon Orr from team up to uncover how we can Make Math Moments That Matter for every student in the math classroom from K… read more

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How Do I Avoid Lesson Flops? [Math Mentoring Moment]

May 20th, 2019


In this math mentoring moment you’ll meet Carol Edlin, a travel bug who entered teaching with a business degree, slowly but surely began teaching …

#24 Landscapes of Learning : An Interview With Cathy Fosnot

May 13th, 2019


On episode 24, we welcome the Queen of Context for Learning Mathematics, Cathy Fosnot! We are so excited for our Math Moment Maker Community to dig into this great episode with a Champion of Fuelling Sense Making in …

#23: They’re Engaged, NOW WHAT!? A Math Mentoring Moment.

May 6th, 2019


In this Math Mentoring Moment episode, you’ll meet Bill Zbozny Del Percio, a Grade 3 teacher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who always felt drawn to teaching, but feels like he’s struggling to squeeze as much …

Episode #22: Common Math Class Challenges and How We Can Overcome Them.

April 29th, 2019


In this Jon & Kyle only episode we’ll introduce math classroom challenges that we’ve heard from educators we’ve talked to in person, educators that have emailed us, and also Math Moment Makers who filled out filled …

#21 The Thinking Classroom: An interview with Peter Liljedahl

April 22nd, 2019


In this Math Moment Interview, we talk with Dr. Peter Liljedahl, Professor of mathematics education at Simon Fraser University who has been …

Restoring Balance In Your Life: A Math Mentoring Moment with LISA GEGGIE

April 15th, 2019


We speak with Lisa Geggie, a teacher of 24 years and self proclaimed perfectionist. and a brave, caring human being. Lisa, like many of us, spends …

Four Strategies to Help Students START Problems & Stick With Them

April 8th, 2019


One of the biggest challenges WE teachers have right now is helping kids not give up when problem solving in math class. It troubles us when students …

How To Make Math Irresistible: An interview with Raj Shah

April 1st, 2019


We chat with Dr. Raj Shah from Math Plus Academy about how how to harness the elements of video games that make them so addictive and how we can …

#17: From Learning To Action: A Math Mentoring Moment With Matthew Makuch

March 25th, 2019


On today’s show, we’re bringing on Matt Makuch from Victoria, British Columbia to share his mathematics professional learning journey thus far. Matt …

#16: How To Create Authentic Conversations In Math Class: An Interview with Marian Small

March 18th, 2019


Join us while we chat with the great Marian Small. For us, Marian has been a rock and a foundation for how we’ve changed our teaching practice! She’s an author, math education influencer, and Open question guru! In this …

#15: How to get the most out of the conferences you attend

March 11th, 2019


Conference season is just around the corner for us at the time of this recording. We attend various conferences throughout the year and a big question that we always have is, “Is this going to be worth it?” In episode …

#14 : Pi Of Life: An interview with Sunil Singh

March 4th, 2019


We’re bringing on a colleague, friend, and fellow Ontarian from the math education world. He’s the author of Pi of Life and his soon to be released …

#13 : Where Assessment & Practice fit in Curiosity Sparked Lessons: A Math Mentoring Moment with Sam Brotherton.

February 25th, 2019


In episode 13 you’ll listen to Sam Brotherton, a teacher from St. Louis Missouri. Sam’s been teaching for 5 years and we chat with him on this Math Mentoring Moment episode of the Making Math Moments that Matter Podcast …

#12 How Do I Make Memorable Math Moments AND Cover The Curriculum?

February 18th, 2019


In episode 12 Jon & Kyle address questions like: how to create a collaborative approach to teaching math AND cover curriculum standards? How to …

#11 Play is the Engine of Learning: An Interview With Dan Finkel

February 11th, 2019


Episode #11:  PLAY IS THE ENGINE OF LEARNING: An Interview With Dan Finkel

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Play is the engine of learning, that’s the mission of Dan Finkel and his team at …

#10: Mathematical Mindsets: An Interview With Dr. Jo Boaler

February 4th, 2019


Our conversation begins with Jo sharing some of her memorable moments from math class followed by a rich discussion about the importance of thinking …

#9: Planning with Intentionality: A Math Mentoring Moment with Kirsten Dyck

January 28th, 2019


In Episode 9 of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast we have another Mentoring Moment episode coming your way with Kirsten Dyck, a grade 7/8/9 math teacher in rural Saskatchewan. Kirsten is working though how to …

#8: How We Can Redesign Success in Our Classrooms (and why we should). A Math Mentoring Moment with Katrien Vance.

January 21st, 2019


In this episode we talk to Katrien Vance who is a veteran teacher that set a total different approach to give her students a sense of direction and help them stay focused. We outline why she did it, how she did it, and …

#7: Routines, Curiosity, and Assessment: A Math Mentoring Moment with Sarah-Jane Wells

January 14th, 2019


In episode 7, Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr talk with Making Math Moments That Matter online workshop participant, Sarah-Jane Wells about realizing her personal privilege has affected her teaching habits, how she’s been …

#6: Looking for Joy in Mathematics Joy: An Interview with James Tanton

January 7th, 2019


This week we interview the great James Tanton. Author, curriculum writer, speaker, creator of Exploding Dots and spreader of joyous mathematics! We …

#5: Too Many Resources and Too Little Time - A Math Mentoring Moment with Nicole Martin

December 31st, 2018


In our first Mentoring Moments episode we chat with Nicole Martin, a 3rd/4th grade math teacher in Las Vegas Nevada. Nicole was struggling with how …

#4: 3 Moves That Ignite Teacher Action

December 24th, 2018


In this episode, Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr share 3 moves to ignite TEACHER action in the classroom so you can spark curiosity and fuel sense making in your students. We outline how we’ve used these moves in our classrooms …

#3: Fuel Sense Making With Our 4 Go-To Tools

December 15th, 2018


Join Kyle Pearce from and Jon Orr from as they take a dive into the Making Math Moments That Matter 3-Part …

#2: Sparking Curiosity With The Curiosity Path

December 15th, 2018


Join Kyle Pearce from and Jon Orr from as they take a dive into the Making Math Moments That Matter 3-Part Framework! In episode 2, they dive into the first part: Sparking …

#1: Welcome To The Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast!

December 15th, 2018


Wondering how to create a classroom culture where students don't want to stop exploring mathematics when the bell rings? Join Kyle Pearce from …

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