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Are Problem-Based Lessons Always The Right Approach to Teaching Math? - A Math Mentoring Moment Making Math Moments That Matter

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In this episode, we speak with Kyle Greenholt, a 15-year teaching veteran from Pennsylvania about the common struggle educators face when designing and facilitating math intervention classes to help students who have had ongoing struggles with mathematics. 
Kyle is in a tug of war with two competing ideas in his mind and heart. He knows and wants to teach his students using problem-based lesson utilizing strategies while at the same time knows his students need more individualized support. 
In this episode we help Kyle realize why a “one size fits all” strategy may not be appropriate for his classroom and that sometimes a problem based lesson is not the most effective approach for his intervention class. 


You’ll Learn: 
Why “breaking the script” is more likely to be a moment your students remember from your math class;Why doing what you’ve always done in a standard grade level classroom may not be the best approach in an intervention class;Whether a problem based lesson is the most effective approach for use in an intervention class; and,An approach those teaching math intervention or support classes will find helpful to reach more students.

Resources: 
Make Math Moments Problem Based Lessons & UnitsWalk Out - Problem Based Distance Time Graph Tasks

District Math Leaders: 
How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? 
What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? 
Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. 

Book a short conversation with our team now. 


Get a Customized Math Improvement Plan For Your District.Are you district leader for mathematics? Take the 12 minute assessment and you’ll get a free, customized improvement plan to shape and grow the 6 parts of any strong mathematics program.Take the assessment
Get a Customized Math Improvement Plan For Your District.Are you district leader for mathematics? Take the 12 minute assessment and you’ll get a free, customized improvement plan to shape and grow the 6 parts of any strong mathematics program.Take the assessment

In this episode, we speak with Kyle Greenholt, a 15-year teaching veteran from Pennsylvania about the common struggle educators face when designing and facilitating math intervention classes to help students who have had ongoing struggles with mathematics. 
Kyle is in a tug of war with two competing ideas in his mind and heart. He knows and wants to teach his students using problem-based lesson utilizing strategies while at the same time knows his students need more individualized support. 
In this episode we help Kyle realize why a “one size fits all” strategy may not be appropriate for his classroom and that sometimes a problem based lesson is not the most effective approach for his intervention class. 


You’ll Learn: 
Why “breaking the script” is more likely to be a moment your students remember from your math class;Why doing what you’ve always done in a standard grade level classroom may not be the best approach in an intervention class;Whether a problem based lesson is the most effective approach for use in an intervention class; and,An approach those teaching math intervention or support classes will find helpful to reach more students.

Resources: 
Make Math Moments Problem Based Lessons & UnitsWalk Out - Problem Based Distance Time Graph Tasks

District Math Leaders: 
How are you ensuring that you support those educators who need a nudge to spark a focus on growing their pedagogical-content knowledge? 
What about opportunities for those who are eager and willing to elevate their practice, but do not have the support? 
Book a call with our District Improvement Program Team to learn how we can not only help you craft, refine and implement your district math learning goals, but also provide all of the professional learning supports your educators need to grow at the speed of their learning. 

Book a short conversation with our team now. 


Get a Customized Math Improvement Plan For Your District.Are you district leader for mathematics? Take the 12 minute assessment and you’ll get a free, customized improvement plan to shape and grow the 6 parts of any strong mathematics program.Take the assessment
Get a Customized Math Improvement Plan For Your District.Are you district leader for mathematics? Take the 12 minute assessment and you’ll get a free, customized improvement plan to shape and grow the 6 parts of any strong mathematics program.Take the assessment

47 min