40 min

Belief Is The Most Important Word In Math Education Making Math Moments That Matter

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Have you ever met a math guru who shreds the keytar and just so happens to be in a rock band that opened for Bon Jovi? Vanessa Vakharia aka The Math Guru joins us on the show today to talk about why stereotypes are the biggest obstacle when it comes to teaching math, why failing Grade 11 math twice was the best thing that ever happened to her, and why the world would be a better place if math was as cool as The Kardashians!
 
You’ll Learn: 
What math trauma is and how every one of us can be a math therapist;Why it is critical to set goals that are not anxiety inducing in math class;Why student-centered learning needs to be about more than just curriculum content;The secret to being the best math teacher in the world (hint: Ted Lasso)


Resources: 
Venssa’s website: www.themathguru.ca
Venssa’s podcast: www.maththerapypodcast.com
Venssa’s thesis: https://open.library.ubc.ca/soa/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0071315
Venssa’s band: www.goodnightsunrise.com
Venssa’s socials:
Everything: @themathguru
Venssa’s band:
IG: www.instagram.com/goodnightsunriseband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/gnsrband
FG: www.facebook.com/gnsrband


Empower your educators to elevate their pedagogical practice and deepen their mathematics content knowledge.
Your Educators can attend this FREE LIVE Virtual Summit on Saturday November 19th and Sunday November 20th, 2022.
Learn More: https://makemathmoments.com/summitdistrict/
Create engagement while fuelling students sense making by using Make Math Moments ready-made lessons and units. Access our vast catalogue of lessons for elementary through high school math classes. Check the catalogue here --> https://makemathmoments.com/tasks/

Have you ever met a math guru who shreds the keytar and just so happens to be in a rock band that opened for Bon Jovi? Vanessa Vakharia aka The Math Guru joins us on the show today to talk about why stereotypes are the biggest obstacle when it comes to teaching math, why failing Grade 11 math twice was the best thing that ever happened to her, and why the world would be a better place if math was as cool as The Kardashians!
 
You’ll Learn: 
What math trauma is and how every one of us can be a math therapist;Why it is critical to set goals that are not anxiety inducing in math class;Why student-centered learning needs to be about more than just curriculum content;The secret to being the best math teacher in the world (hint: Ted Lasso)


Resources: 
Venssa’s website: www.themathguru.ca
Venssa’s podcast: www.maththerapypodcast.com
Venssa’s thesis: https://open.library.ubc.ca/soa/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0071315
Venssa’s band: www.goodnightsunrise.com
Venssa’s socials:
Everything: @themathguru
Venssa’s band:
IG: www.instagram.com/goodnightsunriseband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/gnsrband
FG: www.facebook.com/gnsrband


Empower your educators to elevate their pedagogical practice and deepen their mathematics content knowledge.
Your Educators can attend this FREE LIVE Virtual Summit on Saturday November 19th and Sunday November 20th, 2022.
Learn More: https://makemathmoments.com/summitdistrict/
Create engagement while fuelling students sense making by using Make Math Moments ready-made lessons and units. Access our vast catalogue of lessons for elementary through high school math classes. Check the catalogue here --> https://makemathmoments.com/tasks/

40 min