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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!

Making Math Moments That Matter Kyle Pearce & Jon Orr

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    • 4.9 • 59 Ratings

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!

    Focus & Grow - A Where Are They Now 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 min
    The Vast Majority of Ed-Tech Is Garbage: An Interview with Eli Luberoff

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

    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 min
    How to Clear A Path For Growth: A Math Mentoring Where Are They Now 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 min
    How Do I Manage A Thinking Classroom During a Pandemic? - A Math Mentoring 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 min
    3 Things We Can Learn From Online Learning

    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 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Bonnielterry ,

I’m addicted!

This podcast has given me so much valuable PD during this crazy time. I am so looking forward to implementing all that I’ve learned. I’m addicted and it’s fanned my passion for teaching math.

kayakktown ,

Spark curiosity

This approach to math is engaging, accessible and fun. The podcasts have a great mix of pedagogy, strategies and theory in math education, and the guests are passionate about teaching and learning math. I always come away with new insights and tools to strengthen my practice. Thank you, Kyle and Jon!

poddie427 ,

Love your work; stats observation

Your work and podcast is very helpful and relevant to teachers; a great way to help us reflect on our practice.
You said that you had more reviews from US teachers than from Canadian teachers. Since they have roughly 10 times our population isn’t that what you would expect? 😄

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