291 episodes

Helping you transform your K-12 math lesson plans by building confidence in effective teaching practices, guiding you to transform your math curriculum, and inspiring classroom strategies to engage all students. Are you wondering how to create K-12 math lesson plans where students don't want to stop exploring your math curriculum when the bell rings? Over the last 19 years, Kyle and Jon, the founders of MakeMathMoments.com have been engaging students, teachers, and district program leaders with effective mathematics pedagogy, accessible resources, and inspiring learning environments in K-12 math classrooms. Now, in this podcast they coach you - K-12 classroom teachers and district leaders of mathematics  through a 6 step plan that cultivates and fosters your mathematics program like a strong, healthy and balanced tree.If you master the 6 parts of an effective mathematics program, the impact you have on students or teachers will grow and reach far and wide.Every week, you’ll hear insight from practicing classroom teachers and leaders in math education so you’ll get the feedback, guidance, and fresh ideas you need to stop feeling overwhelmed, gain back your confidence, and inspire the students and fellow teachers you serve to enjoy the beauty of mathematics once again. Start making math moments today by listening to Episode #139: Making Math Moments From Day 1 to 180

Making Math Moments That Matter Kyle Pearce & Jon Orr

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 118 Ratings

Helping you transform your K-12 math lesson plans by building confidence in effective teaching practices, guiding you to transform your math curriculum, and inspiring classroom strategies to engage all students. Are you wondering how to create K-12 math lesson plans where students don't want to stop exploring your math curriculum when the bell rings? Over the last 19 years, Kyle and Jon, the founders of MakeMathMoments.com have been engaging students, teachers, and district program leaders with effective mathematics pedagogy, accessible resources, and inspiring learning environments in K-12 math classrooms. Now, in this podcast they coach you - K-12 classroom teachers and district leaders of mathematics  through a 6 step plan that cultivates and fosters your mathematics program like a strong, healthy and balanced tree.If you master the 6 parts of an effective mathematics program, the impact you have on students or teachers will grow and reach far and wide.Every week, you’ll hear insight from practicing classroom teachers and leaders in math education so you’ll get the feedback, guidance, and fresh ideas you need to stop feeling overwhelmed, gain back your confidence, and inspire the students and fellow teachers you serve to enjoy the beauty of mathematics once again. Start making math moments today by listening to Episode #139: Making Math Moments From Day 1 to 180

    Math-ish: An Interview with Dr. Jo Boaler

    Math-ish: An Interview with Dr. Jo Boaler

    Dr. Jo Boaler is here to discuss her new book "Math-ish," where she introduces findings that advocate for viewing mathematics through a real-world lens, termed “math-ish.” This approach reshapes our perceptions of math, data, and personal capabilities. Recognizing the significance of diversity in individuals and varied learning strategies allows everyone to thrive. Whether numbers instill a sense of competence or cause anxiety varies widely among individuals. Dr. Jo Boaler, a Stanfo...

    • 56 min
    How To Build Teaching Confidence: An Interview with Lori Martin

    How To Build Teaching Confidence: An Interview with Lori Martin

    Are you ready to transform your math classroom by shifting the focus from grades to genuine learning?In today's educational landscape, many teachers struggle with moving away from a grade-centric approach to fostering a deeper understanding and love for mathematics in their students. In this episode we speak with high school math teacher Lori Martin about her shift from traditional teacher to Building Thinking Classroom practitioner. Stick around and you’ll learn practical strategie...

    • 42 min
    Rethinking Math: Conrad Wolfram on Revolutionizing Education for the Digital Age

    Rethinking Math: Conrad Wolfram on Revolutionizing Education for the Digital Age

    Ever wondered why traditional math education might be holding back our true potential to understand and use mathematics effectively?Conrad Wolfram, strategic director of Wolfram Research and a prominent advocate for transforming math education, joins Jon and Kyle in this episode to explore revolutionary approaches to teaching math. With a fascinating journey from a math and physics enthusiast to a leader in computation software, Conrad sheds light on how our current education system may not b...

    • 56 min
    How To Coach Math Teachers Through Questioning: A Math Mentoring Moment

    How To Coach Math Teachers Through Questioning: A Math Mentoring Moment

    As a math coach, how do you get teachers to open up to you so you can best serve them? What purposeful questions can you put in your “back pocket” to keep the coaching alive instead of just turning the session into “show and tell” ? Listen in to this episode as we chat with first year math coach Connor Wagner from Pittsburg. Connor has had great success as a classroom teacher and coach, but sometimes struggles with how to keep the teacher reflecting and holding back on advice giving. You...

    • 54 min
    Unintended Consequences in Math Assessments in K-12 Classrooms: Balancing Fairness & Growth

    Unintended Consequences in Math Assessments in K-12 Classrooms: Balancing Fairness & Growth

    Do we know what we are really measuring in our math assessments? What unintended thoughts are we conveying to our students when we pass the test back? How can we as parents and math professionals navigate complex relationships between teacher, parent, and student? This episode delves into the complex dynamics of math assessment, addressing a universal concern among parents and educators about how best to support and evaluate students' understanding without creating undue pressure or conf...

    • 34 min
    Transforming A Math Program: The Journey of Two Dedicated Math Coordinators

    Transforming A Math Program: The Journey of Two Dedicated Math Coordinators

    Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel? Can you feel the change that is happening in your district’s math program? Are you on the right pathway to improve math instruction and ultimately student success in your school or school district? These are all questions our guests, Michael Scott and Morgan Siler have asked themselves (and us) on their journey to transforming their math district’s math program from the inside out. Michael and Morgan are two math coordinators from Ohio...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

MathPickle ,

A wealth of interviews!

Jon and Kyle have a wealth of interviews with well known people in math education. I am currently working my way through the years of content - discovering people whose ideas are novel and need the kind of platform that Jon

MsElice ,

Love the Math real tips we can use as teachers!

Thank you for bringing in real, vetted math educators and professionals to help support us with our journey in educating the students in front of us.

cstl_grl ,

Applicable math thinking to all teachers

I’m really happy I looked into this podcast! Thank you for your relatable language and applicable ideas for all grade levels. Great ideas to get our kids thinking and yearning for more.

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