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Making Math Moments That Matter

Kyle Pearce & Jon Orr

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Making Math Moments That Matter

Making Math Moments That Matter

Kyle Pearce & Jon Orr

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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!

Latest Episodes

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

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 annual FREE 2020 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit should be on your calendar. They’ll discuss how many “listens” the podcast has had over the almost two years of weekly episode releases as well as some of the different session topics and “must attend” talks you should add to your Virtual Summit Schedule on November 7th and 8th, 2020.

42 min4 d ago
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Why The 2020 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit Needs To Be On Your Calendar

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

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 and connection must take priority above all else. He weaves the mathematical content we have to teach with student identity and their humanness.

44 min1 w ago
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We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know - An Interview With Farshid Safi

The Thinking Classroom Part 2: An interview with Peter Liljedahl

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 to bring him back on because we only got through a fraction of what we needed to! If you haven’t listened yet to Episode 21 we strongly encourage you to push pause on this one and head over there to give it a listen.

57 min2 w ago
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The Thinking Classroom Part 2: An interview with Peter Liljedahl

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

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 plans for an upcoming lesson with us so she can get some feedback on the learning she’s done in our Online Workshop and Academy.

61 min3 w ago
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How To Implement & Consolidate Problem Based Lessons Remotely - A Math Mentoring Moment

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

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 surfaces, anticipating student solutions, and differentiating his instruction to meet all levels of learners in his class.

41 minSEP 28
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Focus & Grow - A Where Are They Now Math Mentoring Moment.

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

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 around while we chat about how ed-tech can hinder learning and how ed-tech can help learning; how a software company’s guiding design principles can make you a better coach and/or teacher; and, why we need to be active and not passive when ensuring accessibility and equity in our classroom

45 minSEP 21
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The Vast Majority of Ed-Tech Is Garbage: An Interview with Eli Luberoff

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

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 belonging in her classroom just like they felt when they were in Grade 2. You’ll hear about her own Math Moment that she remembers from math class and how it inspires her to build her own lessons, the work she’s been doing implementing structures from the Routines for Reasoning book.

47 minSEP 14
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How To Make Your Middle Schoolers Feel As Safe As They Did In Primary - A Math Mentoring Moment

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

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 she’s an instructional coach for her school. Laura chats with us today about how she’s applied the suggestions and learning from our conversation back on episode 46 to help her teachers grow as educators. Laura shares how she implemented her plan, what struggles she had, and where she looks to go next as an instructional coach.

40 minSEP 7
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How to Clear A Path For Growth: A Math Mentoring Where Are They Now Moment

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

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 teachers she’s asking questions like: How can we safely use vertical non-permanent surfaces in our classrooms? How do we create groups? How do I plan a 2.5 hour math block?

57 minAUG 31
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How Do I Manage A Thinking Classroom During a Pandemic? - A Math Mentoring Moment

3 Things We Can Learn From Online Learning

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 the silver linings that can easily go unnoticed.

45 minAUG 24
Comments
3 Things We Can Learn From Online Learning

Latest Episodes

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

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 annual FREE 2020 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit should be on your calendar. They’ll discuss how many “listens” the podcast has had over the almost two years of weekly episode releases as well as some of the different session topics and “must attend” talks you should add to your Virtual Summit Schedule on November 7th and 8th, 2020.

42 min4 d ago
Comments
Why The 2020 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit Needs To Be On Your Calendar

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

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 and connection must take priority above all else. He weaves the mathematical content we have to teach with student identity and their humanness.

44 min1 w ago
Comments
We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know - An Interview With Farshid Safi

The Thinking Classroom Part 2: An interview with Peter Liljedahl

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 to bring him back on because we only got through a fraction of what we needed to! If you haven’t listened yet to Episode 21 we strongly encourage you to push pause on this one and head over there to give it a listen.

57 min2 w ago
Comments
The Thinking Classroom Part 2: An interview with Peter Liljedahl

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

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 plans for an upcoming lesson with us so she can get some feedback on the learning she’s done in our Online Workshop and Academy.

61 min3 w ago
Comments
How To Implement & Consolidate Problem Based Lessons Remotely - A Math Mentoring Moment

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

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 surfaces, anticipating student solutions, and differentiating his instruction to meet all levels of learners in his class.

41 minSEP 28
Comments
Focus & Grow - A Where Are They Now Math Mentoring Moment.

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

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 around while we chat about how ed-tech can hinder learning and how ed-tech can help learning; how a software company’s guiding design principles can make you a better coach and/or teacher; and, why we need to be active and not passive when ensuring accessibility and equity in our classroom

45 minSEP 21
Comments
The Vast Majority of Ed-Tech Is Garbage: An Interview with Eli Luberoff

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

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 belonging in her classroom just like they felt when they were in Grade 2. You’ll hear about her own Math Moment that she remembers from math class and how it inspires her to build her own lessons, the work she’s been doing implementing structures from the Routines for Reasoning book.

47 minSEP 14
Comments
How To Make Your Middle Schoolers Feel As Safe As They Did In Primary - A Math Mentoring Moment

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

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 she’s an instructional coach for her school. Laura chats with us today about how she’s applied the suggestions and learning from our conversation back on episode 46 to help her teachers grow as educators. Laura shares how she implemented her plan, what struggles she had, and where she looks to go next as an instructional coach.

40 minSEP 7
Comments
How to Clear A Path For Growth: A Math Mentoring Where Are They Now Moment

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

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 teachers she’s asking questions like: How can we safely use vertical non-permanent surfaces in our classrooms? How do we create groups? How do I plan a 2.5 hour math block?

57 minAUG 31
Comments
How Do I Manage A Thinking Classroom During a Pandemic? - A Math Mentoring Moment

3 Things We Can Learn From Online Learning

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 the silver linings that can easily go unnoticed.

45 minAUG 24
Comments
3 Things We Can Learn From Online Learning
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