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Making Math Moments That Matter

120 EpisodesProduced by Kyle Pearce & Jon OrrWebsite

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 K… read more

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Pre-Service Parallels: An Interview with Erica Heinzman

March 8th, 2021

47:48

Erica Heinzman joins us to discuss important aspects of pre service programs for math educators. She highlights the importance of humanizing mathematics and how those big ideas help define how a teacher structures their …

Two Formative Assessment Techniques You Should Stop Using!

March 1st, 2021

45:35

Hey there, In this episode we’re sharing two assessment strategies that are widely used every single day in math classes everywhere that we should …

How To Engage Students While Teaching Remotely - A Math Mentoring Moment

February 22nd, 2021

49:59

We’re speaking with Danitte Kozai today about how to prevent that student who shows up to your online class for attendance and then disengages and walks away from the computer. 

We’ll brainstorm with Danitte on how to …

How to Use Mindfulness to Change Trajectories - An Interview with Christina Lincoln-Moore

February 15th, 2021

48:10

Christina Lincoln-Moore an innovative Constructivist educational leader who is tenacious and profoundly dedicated to mindful project-based learning …

What Routines Make Your Day? - An Episode From the Math Moment Community!

February 8th, 2021

40:34

In this episode we hear from the members of the Math Moment Maker Community. Numerous educators share daily routines that we teachers use to keep us healthy, loving our jobs, or frankly just keep us sane in this crazy …

How Do I Catch Up My Absent Students Without Jumping To The Procedure? - A Math Mentoring Moment

February 1st, 2021

50:41

Today we speak with Adrianne Burns - a middle school math coach and interventionist from Wisconsin. During our chat with Adrianne, we discuss a …

Fluency Doesn’t Just Happen - An Interview with Ann Elise Record

January 25th, 2021

42:55

Today we speak with Ann Elise Record. Ann Elise is a seasoned educator with a career spanning over two decades of elementary classroom experience. These days she’s a K-5 math coach who works with districts on developing …

There’s No Wild 3 Times 5’s Running Around - Where Are They Now Math Mentoring Moment

January 18th, 2021

53:02

In another “Where are they now?” episode series we bring back on 3rd grade teacher Bill Zbozny Del Percio from Pittsburgh. Bill’s back to talk about the changes he made in how he managed student learning with trying …

How To Make Math Moments - A Discussion on the Unprofessional Development Podcast

January 11th, 2021

1:08:32

Jon and Kyle were on the Unprofessional Development Podcast with Tudisco and Mealy discussing how to make math moments that matter. This episode is a …

Show Your Becauses - An Interview with Nat Banting

January 4th, 2021

50:25

Today we speak with Nat Banting, from Saskatoon Saskatchewan!  Nat is a high school math teacher turned pre-service instructor who’s created amazing …

#109: Transitioning From Elementary to Middle School - A Math Mentoring Moment

December 28th, 2020

54:33

Today we speak with Shawn Seeley from the Tahoma School District. Shawn is seeking advice  on transitioning from his 4th grade class into teaching …

#108: How to Overcome “Dead Air Syndrome” Teaching Over Zoom - A Math Mentoring Moment

December 21st, 2020

47:45

In this Math Mentoring Moment episode we speak with Marnie Geltman; a 6th grade math/science teacher from Queens, New York. Marnie shares how transitioning from an active and hands-on face to face classroom to a …

#107: How To Believe In Your Math Educators - An Interview with Mary Kemper

December 14th, 2020

49:14

Mary Kemper  is the Director of Mathematics for Coppell ISD in Coppell, Texas. She’s an Apple Distinguished Educator, and the outgoing president of the Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics. In this episode we …

#106: How To Influence System Change - A Math Mentoring Moment

December 7th, 2020

55:34

Today we speak with Nancy from St. Louis. Nancy is a math specialist at her school and is frustrated with an ineffective model of supporting students …

#105: How Can I Use Portfolios Without Losing My Sanity? [PART 3] - A Where Are They Now Math Mentoring Moment

November 30th, 2020

52:12

Today we bring back Carmen Sinatra from Richmond Hill Ontario for a 3rd time on the show. Carmen continues her chat with us about teaching during a pandemic both face-to-face and online!  

By sticking around you’ll hear …

#104: Straight Outta Campos - An Interview with Ed Campos Jr.

November 23rd, 2020

42:22

In this episode we chat with Ed Campos Jr. who is building inclusive classrooms through music, technology, and dry-erase paint! 

Stick around to hear …

#103: Learning and Teaching Early Math: An Interview With Dr. Doug Clements

November 16th, 2020

43:22

In this episode we speak with author, early years math curriculum designer Doug Clements. Doug is a professor at the university of Denver. He’s …

#102: How Do I Manage A Thinking Classroom During a Pandemic? [PART 2] A Math Mentoring Moment

November 9th, 2020

51:06

Today we bring back Carmen Sinatra from Richmond Hill Ontario. Carmen is back in the classroom with COVID protocols firmly in place and shares what …

#101: Reframing Our Math Mindsets - An Interview With Howie Hua

November 2nd, 2020

38:55

Today we speak with Howie Hua, an instructor from Fresno State in California. Howie’s love of mathematics, students, and mental health are driving forces he uses to help pre-service teachers along their mathematics …

#100: Why The 2020 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit Needs To Be On Your Calendar

October 26th, 2020

42:00

In this, the 100th episode of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast, Jon and Kyle reflect on the past 100 “weeks” of learning and why the 2nd …

#99: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know - An Interview With Farshid Safi

October 19th, 2020

44:01

Today we speak with Farshid Safi from the University of Central Florida. We reached out to Farshid after his presentation in NCTM 100 Days of Learning. 

In Farshid’s work with educators he helps teachers see how context …

#98: The Thinking Classroom Part 2: An interview with Peter Liljedahl.

October 12th, 2020

57:58

In this episode we speak with the godfather of the Thinking Classroom Peter Liljedahl. We spoke with Peter way back on episode 21 of the podcast about how he built the components of the thinking classroom and we needed …

#97 How To Implement & Consolidate Problem Based Lessons Remotely - A Math Mentoring Moment

October 5th, 2020

1:01:16

In this episode we chat with past mentoring moment guest Stephanie Moore from North Carolina! 

We’ve brought Stephanie back on so she can share her …

#96 : Focus & Grow - A Where Are They Now Math Mentoring Moment.

September 28th, 2020

41:40

In another “Where are they now?” episode series we bring back on 5th grade math teacher Matt Makuch from Victoria BC. Matt’s back to talk about the changes he made in his classroom around Vertical non-permanent …

#95: The Vast Majority of Ed-Tech Is Garbage: An Interview with Eli Luberoff

September 21st, 2020

45:19

In this episode Eli Luberoff, the CEO of Desmos not only shares why he thinks most ed-tech software doesn’t make the grade he shares significant insight on what makes Desmos a thought leader in math education. 

Stick …

#94: How To Make Your Middle Schoolers Feel As Safe As They Did In Primary - A Math Mentoring Moment

September 14th, 2020

47:42

Today we speak with Maia from the Boston area. Maia is a middle school math teacher and is working hard to make all students feel a sense of …

#93: How to Clear A Path For Growth: A Math Mentoring Where Are They Now Moment

September 7th, 2020

40:47

Today on this Where Are They Now Math Mentoring we speak with Laura Tomas from Palm Beach county in Florida. Laura ‘s been teaching for 28 years and …

#92: How Do I Manage A Thinking Classroom During a Pandemic? - A Math Mentoring Moment

August 31st, 2020

57:26

Today we speak with Carmen Sinatra from Richmond Hill Ontario. Carmen is gearing up for her new school year during the pandemic and like many …

#91: 3 Things We Can Learn From Online Learning

August 24th, 2020

45:08

This week, Jon and Kyle reflect on their experience teaching remotely and realize that while the experience was (and continues to be) a struggle for many, with hardship comes new learning. 

Stick around as we search for …

#90: What First Day Of School Activities Should I Use? - A Math Mentoring Moment

August 17th, 2020

57:26

That there is Whitney Becker - a middle school math teacher from Alabama. Whitney joined us to discuss what activities are great on the first day of …

Dan Meyer & Three Act Math

August 10th, 2020

51:31

Today we speak with the creator of the 3-act math structure, Guinness Book of World Record holder, national speaker, and Chief Academic Officer at …

#88 How To Start The School Year Off Right From A Distance

August 3rd, 2020

1:02:13

Kyle and Jon share their insights on what was working and what needed improvement from their emergency remote teaching time before summer and provide …

#87 How To Teach My Class When Students Are Underprepared - A Math Mentoring Moment

July 27th, 2020

51:27

In this episode we speak with Math Moment Maker Stephanie Moore from North Carolina. Stephanie is a college instructor recently became a Making Math …

#86: Catalyzing Change - An Interview with Robert Q. Berry

July 20th, 2020

44:17

Today we’re speaking with Robert Q. Berry, he’s the current NCTM president, he’s a professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of …

#85: Financial Literacy Isn’t Just For Students

July 13th, 2020

46:14

While many of us are passionate about teaching mathematics, we’ve found that more often than not many educators do not leave ourselves enough time, energy, or maybe just aren’t interested in learning about money …

#84: When The Tension Overtakes The Room - A Math Mentoring Moment

July 6th, 2020

38:13

Today we speak with Ryan Foley from Spokane, Washington. Ryan is a 6th grade math and science teacher, who became a Making Math Moments That Matter

#83: How To Get Your Students Motivated - An Interview With Ilana Horn

June 29th, 2020

40:40

In this episode we speak with Ilana Horn - A professor of math education at Vanderbilt University. Llana’s work is motivated by the underperformance of students in mathematics. Today we talk with Llana about her book …

#82: Mathematics for Human Flourishing - An Interview with Francis Su

June 22nd, 2020

41:24

Francis Su is a professor at Harvey Mudd College in California, he’s a past president of the Mathematical Association of America, he’s won multiple …

#81: Creating Balance in Personalized Learning: A Math Mentoring Moment.

June 15th, 2020

49:02

In another “Where are they now?” episode series we bring back on 6th grade math teacher Sam Brotherton from St. Louis Missouri. Sam’s back to talk about the changes he made in his classroom around assessment, lesson …

#80 How Can A Fractured Educator Teach The Whole Student? - An Interview with Hema Khodai

June 8th, 2020

34:06

That is Hema Khodai, an educator who lives relatively close to Kyle and I in Mississauga Ontario. Hema is a high school math teacher turned …

#79: Same, But Different - Math Education In Israel

June 1st, 2020

38:48

Listen in to Craig Guthrie share his insights on comparing learning and teaching math in Israel to learning and teaching math here in North America. Both Craig and our own Kyle Pearce recently visited Tel Aviv to learn …

#78: How to Organize Your Course and Day-to-Day Plans - A Math Mentoring Moment

May 25th, 2020

45:52

In this episode we chat with Jennifer L’Arrivee a high school science and math teacher from British Columbia. After learning about spiralling in our …

#77: Up For Debate - An Interview With Chris Luzniak

May 18th, 2020

36:49

You’re listening to the ever so charming math teacher & department chair at the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles, and debate guru Chris …

#76: COVID-19 Struggles Shared During Our Recent Q&A Webcall

May 11th, 2020

54:37

Hey there, Math Moment Makers! This episode is a little different from our usual episodes as we look to give you a glimpse of some of the other places that we’re trying to learn with Math Moment Makers like YOU from …

#75: Would You Rather Math - An Interview With John Stevens

May 4th, 2020

49:48

In today’s episode, we welcome Math Moment Maker, John Stevens to the podcast! John is an instructional coach for mathematics and technology, who not …

#74: When Do I Nudge and When Do I Coach? A “Where Are They Now?” Math Mentoring Moment.

April 27th, 2020

50:44

In another in a series of “Where Are They Now?” episodes we chat with Kirsten Dyck a part-time teacher and part-time math coach. We chatted with Kirsten way back in episode #9 about Intentionality and learning goal. 

In …

#73: It’s not about tech, it’s about good teaching: An Interview with Cathy Yenca.

April 20th, 2020

49:44

Cathy Yenca is a middle school teacher from Austin, Texas who has been leading the charge in effective math teaching pedagogy and effective use of …

#72: How Can I Spark Curiosity During Emergency Remote Learning: A Math Mentoring Moment

April 13th, 2020

52:35

In another “Where Are They Now?” episode we chat with Katrien Vance a teacher of 25+ years from Charlottesville, Virginia  who has participated in our online workshop over a year ago; she’s a member of the Make Math …

#71: Powerful Numeracy: An Interview With Pam Harris

April 6th, 2020

57:14

Today we interview Pam Harris; a former high school teacher turned mathematics consultant living in Austin Texas. When she’s not teaching pre-service …

#70: It’s Not The Resource, It’s What You Do With It - A Math Mentoring Moment

March 30th, 2020

47:27

That is the Math Moment Maker Takiesha Martinez from San Antonio Texas. Takiesha talks with us about how to decide which resources are the best for her students, how to create an inclusive learning environment, how to …

COVID-19 - How to Move Forward?

March 27th, 2020

56:42

In this extra episode of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast we’re sharing a recording of our Monthly Live Q and A call with the Make Math Moments Academy members. In this live chat Jon & Kyle discuss the …

#69: How Can I Get More From My Students? A Math Mentoring Moment

March 23rd, 2020

48:45

Today we speak with a 23 year veteran teacher from Alabama; Tiffany Roddy. Tiffany joins us on this Math Mentoring Moment episode where we will explore a struggle or challenge she is working on and together we’ll …

#68: Gradual Release Of Responsibility SUCKS! An Interview With Kristopher Childs

March 16th, 2020

1:08:56

In this episode, we’ll dive into a conversation with Dr. Kristopher Childs, a Mathematics Educator, Presenter, and Speaker from Orlando, Florida. …

#67: How To Promote Reasoning and Proving Over Answer Getting - A Math Mentoring Moment

March 9th, 2020

44:24

In episode 67 we speak with Karen Huber, a third grade math teacher from San Antonio Texas. Karen has taken a deep dive with us in our Full Online …

#66: Implementing Change with Teachers: An Interview with Mike Flynn.

March 2nd, 2020

55:32

Today we speak with Mike Fynn, a national speaker on teacher education, the director of mathematics education at Mount Holyoke College and all around …

#65 THE CONCEPT HOLDING YOUR STUDENTS BACK

February 24th, 2020

52:36

We are bringing you another Make Math Moments MASTERCLASS! 

Do you know what concept is holding your students back the most? PROPORTIONAL REASONING! 

#64 - Are You Missing The Mark With 3-Act Math Tasks? An Interview With Graham Fletcher

February 17th, 2020

51:12

Today we have GFletchy himself! Yes, today on the podcast we have 3-Act Math Task Builder, National Speaker, and Math Specialist Graham Fletcher.

#63: Convincing Students To Value Struggle - A Math Mentoring Moment

February 10th, 2020

47:01

Christina Marin a dedicated and reflective middle school teacher from the Bay Area in California. We talk with christina today about struggles around …

#62: Learning Trajectories & Running Records: An Interview with Dr. Nicki Newton

February 3rd, 2020

57:38

We have a treat for you today. We’re speaking with the great and obviously passionate Dr. Nicki Newton. By the end of this episode you’ll wish Nicki …

#61 How to Transform Your Textbook Into A Curiosity Machine

January 27th, 2020

1:08:22

Ever felt like you were blindly teaching through the textbook to "cover" the curriculum?

We have too!

Teaching math exclusively from your textbook is …

#60 How To Coach Teachers For Effective Change: A Math Mentoring Moment

January 20th, 2020

1:00:01

In this Math Mentoring Moment Episode we speak with Patrick Kosal. Patrick a math coach from Mooresville, North Carolina - who isn’t seeing that …

#59: Singapore Methodology: An Interview with Sarah Schaefer

January 13th, 2020

58:06

Today we speak with Sarah Schaefer who is the go-to person when learning about the Singapore Methodology. Sarah is the Principal at M4thodology in …

#58: How We Started Math Council and Why You Should, Too!

January 6th, 2020

53:01

Today we speak with Craig Guthrie and Brenda Delduca as they share their insights, wisdom and experience on starting up a math council in their …

#57 A Year Under Our Belts

December 30th, 2019

41:57

In this last episode of 2019 Kyle and Jon share their big success for the year, dive behind the scenes on the podcast, and discuss their plans and …

#56 Authoring Our Math Identities - An Interview with Lauren Baucom

December 23rd, 2019

1:05:03

That there is the highly respected math educator Lauren Baucom. Lauren is  from North Carolina and we chat with her today about her powerful and eye …

#55 - Seeing Before Showing: An Interview with Sara VanDerWerf

December 16th, 2019

55:46

This week we chat with Sara VanDerWerf, former K-12 Math Lead with Minneapolis Public Schools who taught grades 7 through 12, the President of the …

#54 What does an effective math block look like? A Math Mentoring Moment

December 9th, 2019

55:53

Today we speak with Rob Baier, a math learning specialist from southern Pennsylvania who is wondering what a truly effective math learning block …

#53 Open Middle Math: An Interview with Robert Kaplinsky

December 2nd, 2019

48:34

This week we sit down with problem creator, national presenter, and now author,  Robert Kaplinsky. In this tip-filled episode we chat with Robert about how to implement problem based lessons so kids high 5 each other, …

#52 The Purpose of Assessment: A Math Mentoring Moment

November 25th, 2019

1:06:01

Today we talk about a big concern from many teachers!! --- Assessment in math class. More specifically we speak with Steven Sevel, a teacher from Vaughan Ontario and our online Make math Moments Academy who has joined …

#51: Reimagining the work done in math classrooms: An Interview with Jose Vilson

November 18th, 2019

52:44

This week we talk with Jose Vilson, an educator from Harlem New York. Jose is a national speaker, an author he was  named one of GOOD Inc.’s GOOD100 …

#50: How To Get High IMPACT PD FROM YOUR COUCH: The Make Math Moments Virtual Summit

November 11th, 2019

1:02:32

Join Jon & Kyle in this episode while they share why they created a math PD virtual summit, how it works, and why you NEED to register. Listen in as they outline classroom struggles many teachers have and how the …

#49: Adding Parents To The Equation: An Interview with Hilary Kreisberg & Matthew Beyranevand

November 4th, 2019

45:50

We have two wonderful and hilariously entertaining educators who are passionate about helping parents navigate math education. Hilary Kresiberg and …

#48: Three Levels of Learning Goals - A Math Mentoring Moment

October 28th, 2019

1:00:36

This week we chat with an eighth grade teacher in his 6th year of teaching trying to hash through resource overwhelm, assessment techniques, frameworks, and community building.

In this Math Mentoring Moment episode …

# 47 How Social Media & Reflection Strengthens PD!

October 21st, 2019

1:03:44

Today we speak with our good friend and colleague David Petro. David is the Math Coordinator for the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board in …

#46: How do I spark a love of learning in my fellow educators. A Math Mentoring Moment

October 14th, 2019

1:03:41

Today on this Math Mentoring Episode we speak with Laura Tomas from Palm Beach county in Florida. Laura ‘s been teaching for 27 years and she’s an …

#45 - Global Math Week, Exploding Dots, and James Tanton

October 7th, 2019

45:57

Today we bring back one of our very first guests: James Tanton back on the show! We love talking to James because he is so passionate about the discipline of mathematics and he has some exciting, timely news to share! 

#44 - Building Math Minds: An Interview with Christina Tondevold

September 30th, 2019

1:09:16

Today we speak with the recovering traditionalist Christina Tondevold. Christina previously taught mathematics traditionally much like we did and Now …

#43 The Missing Voices In Math: An interview With Rafranz Davis

September 23rd, 2019

51:24

Today we speak with the author of The Missing Voices in Edtech: Bringing Diversity into Edtech. Rafranz Davis. Rafranz is an instructional …

#42: How Do I Spiral My Math Standards Without Spiralling Out Of Control! [Part 2 of A Math Mentoring Moment]

September 16th, 2019

1:16:32

This week Michael Rubin from our Math Mentoring Moment Episode #40 is back to continue the conversation from proceeding vs. pivoting to organizing his course content. Yes, this episode packs in a great conversation …

#41 - Math Gals: An Interview With Chrissy Newell

September 9th, 2019

51:29

In this episode we speak to Chrissy Newell, a math projects coordinator from California who has been leading the #MathGals movement. We chat with Chrissy about how we can raise awareness to underrepresented women in the …

#40: How Do I Know When To Proceed Or Pivot My Plan? [Math Mentoring Moment]

September 2nd, 2019

1:19:18

This week we speak with Michael Rubin, a Math Moment Maker who has been diving into a TON of Math Professional Learning over the past year as he gears up to make a return to the math classroom. Join in on the …

#39: Everyone Can Learn Math: An Interview with Alice Aspinall

August 26th, 2019

49:21

We are excited to bring you this episode with Alice Aspinall, author of the children’s book Everyone Can learn Math. Alice is a high school math …

#38: How to Move Beyond Answer Getting. A Math Mentoring Moment

August 19th, 2019

54:31

In this Math Mentoring Moment episode we speak with a year 1 (first grade) teacher Sierra Classen in her second year of teaching from Melbourne, Australia. Listen in as we work through this common struggle we have all …

#37 Hook, Line, & Sinker: An Interview with John Rowe

August 12th, 2019

53:55

This week we speak with an Aussie John Rowe. John is a Math Coach from Adelaide Australia he’s put together a great resource for you on tasks for the math class and he’s also a Demsos wizard! Listen in as John shares …

#36: How To Start The School Year Off Right

August 5th, 2019

1:01:15

Summer vacation is soon coming to a close. If you’re like us, you've been thinking about that first day for that last week or so. You’ve prepared activities, organized classrooms, laminated everything you can get our …

#35: Visible Learning: An Interview with John Hattie

July 29th, 2019

54:49

This week we speak with John Hattie, a co-author of the Visible Learning Book series which has been a foundation for effective teaching practice and change for so many districts across the world.  We chat with John …

#34: Step Into STEAM: An Interview With Sarah Bush

July 22nd, 2019

45:31

This week we chat with Sarah Bush, an Associate Professor of K-12 STEM Education University of Central, she’s on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and she’s co-authored the book

#33 The 5 Practices: An Interview with Peg Smith

July 15th, 2019

57:27

We want to welcome NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and co-author of one of the books we reference MOST OFTEN on this podcast: 5 Practices …

#32 The Formative Five: An Interview with Skip Fennell

July 8th, 2019

1:05:05

In this episode we speak with Skip Fennell, math teacher, principal, A Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Educator of the Year , Past NCTM President, He's also the author of dozens of articles and books and is …

#31 Daily Routines to Jump-Start Math Class: An Interview with John SanGiovanni

July 1st, 2019

46:16

We chat with John SanGIovanni - a Math Supervisor from Baltimore and Author of the book series Daily Routines To Jump-Start Math Class. In this episode John shares why your traditional warm up / bell ringer activities …

#30: The Most Effective PD You’re Not Doing

June 24th, 2019

48:27

Join us on Episode 30 of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast as we welcome Gabrielle Mejia and Jedidiah Butler as we take a deep dive into the Most Effective PD You’re Not Doing: Lesson Study. Sure, many of us …

#29: Concept-Based Mathematics: An interview With Jennifer Chang Wathall

June 17th, 2019

1:02:35

In this episode, we’ll dive into a great conversation about shifting mathematics teaching from what many of us remember from our K-12 learning journey to a more progressive, inquiry approach to teaching mathematics …

#28: How to Align Assessment with Teaching? A Math Mentoring Moment with Nathan Vaillancourt

June 10th, 2019

58:00

In this episode we speak with another Math Moment Maker who reached out to us for a Math Mentoring Moment Episode. Nathan Vaillancourt, a jack of all trades teacher talks to us today about how he can change the way he …

#27 Building Number Sense With Estimation 180: An interview with Andrew Stadel

June 3rd, 2019

54:24

In this episode, we’ll dive into a great conversation about Andrew Stadel’s math teaching journey, where he came up with the idea to create the math class favourite resource, Estimation180.com and how we can maximize …

#26 How To Overcome A Common Math Myth From K Through College

May 27th, 2019

56:07

In this episode you’ll get to spend some time with Jon and I as we share the story of a recent school walk-through that we participated in recently …

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

May 20th, 2019

52:00

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

1:08:39

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

48:58

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 …

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

April 29th, 2019

55:57

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

57:02

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

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

April 15th, 2019

49:14

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 …

#19 Four Strategies to Help Students START Problems & Stick With Them

April 8th, 2019

53:50

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 …

#18 How To Make Math Irresistible: An interview with Raj Shah

April 1st, 2019

54:54

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

40:58

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

41:02

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

53:20

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

47:52

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

50:36

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

49:04

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

52:50

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

Show notes page: http://makemathmoments.com/episode11 

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

56:25

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

51:32

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

43:13

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

1:14:58

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

1:08:36

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

1:00:33

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

1:04:35

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

58:27

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

#2: Sparking Curiosity With The Curiosity Path

December 15th, 2018

49:42

Join Kyle Pearce from TapIntoTeenMinds.com and Jon Orr from MrOrr-IsAGeek.com 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

36:29

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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