100 episodes

The Build Math Minds podcast is for my fellow Recovering Traditionalists out there. If you don’t know whether or not you are a Recovering Traditionalist, here’s how I define us. We are math educators who used to teach math the traditional way. Flip lesson by lesson in the textbook, directly teaching step-by-step how to solve math problems. But now, we are working to change that to a style of teaching math that is fun and meets our students where they are at, not just teaching what comes next in the textbook. We want to encourage our students to be thinkers, problem solvers, and lovers of mathematics..we are wanting to build our students math minds and not just create calculators. If that is you, then this podcast is for you.

The Build Math Minds Podcast Christina Tondevold

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

The Build Math Minds podcast is for my fellow Recovering Traditionalists out there. If you don’t know whether or not you are a Recovering Traditionalist, here’s how I define us. We are math educators who used to teach math the traditional way. Flip lesson by lesson in the textbook, directly teaching step-by-step how to solve math problems. But now, we are working to change that to a style of teaching math that is fun and meets our students where they are at, not just teaching what comes next in the textbook. We want to encourage our students to be thinkers, problem solvers, and lovers of mathematics..we are wanting to build our students math minds and not just create calculators. If that is you, then this podcast is for you.

    Preview of Dr. Nicki Newton and Ann Elise Record’s sessions at the 2021 Virtual Math Summit

    Preview of Dr. Nicki Newton and Ann Elise Record’s sessions at the 2021 Virtual Math Summit

    Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual Math Summit hosted by Build Math Minds: VirtualMathSummit.com/register

    For this week’s episode, we get to hear a snippet from Dr. Nicki Newton and Ann Elise Record’s sessions. Go to buildmathminds.com/101 for any links mentioned in the episode.

    • 8 min
    Preview of Dawn Dibley & Pam Tabor and Zak Champagne’s sessions at the 2021 Virtual Math Summit

    Preview of Dawn Dibley & Pam Tabor and Zak Champagne’s sessions at the 2021 Virtual Math Summit

    Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual Math Summit hosted by Build Math Minds: VirtualMathSummit.com/register

    For this week’s episode, we get to hear a snippet from Zak Champagne and Dawn Dibley & Pam Tabor’s sessions. Go to buildmathminds.com/100 for any links mentioned in the episode.

    • 9 min
    Preview of Andre Daughty and Alice Aspinall's sessions at the 2021 Virtual Math Summit

    Preview of Andre Daughty and Alice Aspinall's sessions at the 2021 Virtual Math Summit

    Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual Math Summit hosted by Build Math Minds: VirtualMathSummit.com/register

    To get you excited about the Virtual Math Summit, I thought I’d share a few snippets from sessions to give you a sneak peek over the summer before the summit starts. For this week’s episode, we get to hear from Andre Daughty and Alice Aspinall. Go to buildmathminds.com/99 for any links mentioned in the episode.

    • 6 min
    Fluency sessions at the Virtual Math Summit 2021

    Fluency sessions at the Virtual Math Summit 2021

    Every year, since 2017, I get the pleasure of hosting the Build Math Minds Virtual Math Summit. This year, the free summit for elementary educators will be taking place July 29th and 30th, 2021. Registration is now open here: VirtualMathSummit.com

    To get you excited about the Virtual Math Summit, I thought I’d share a few snippets from sessions to give you a sneak peek over the summer before the summit starts. I have pulled together 3 sessions in which the presenters are all discussing math fluency.

    • 13 min
    Top Elementary Math Books for Your Summer 2021 Reading

    Top Elementary Math Books for Your Summer 2021 Reading

    In this week’s episode, I’m giving you my top math education books that I believe every elementary educator should have on their bookshelves.

    • 7 min
    This is only a test

    This is only a test

    In a year we thought we’d finally NOT have to worry about standardized testing, educators are in the thick of the testing stressing. In this week’s Build Math Minds podcast, I wanted to share a reminder that This is Only A Test.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Mme Shaw ,

Great podcast

I absolutely love listening to the weekly podcasts! As a grade 4 teacher, they always give me something to think about and push me to be a better math teacher.

teachertania ,

A must for all elementary math teachers!

So much more than a podcast, this is a gateway to an innovative, supportive learning community! Christina is incredibly generous with her energy and expertise, and in her gentle, positive, approachable manner, inspires me to improve my math education practice. Her annual (free!) Virtual Summit, with its jaw-dropping lineup is incredible PD at your fingertips, and the BMM PD site is my go-to every time I’m trying to think through how to best craft instruction. An absolute must for all elementary math teachers!

juliewhitney ,

The Right Time

I have followed Christina and the Virtual Math Summit for a few years and I always came away with great ideas. When school closed in March and the Number Sense 101 course opened early I decided it was the perfect time to go a lot deeper into my teaching practices. I am so glad I did. I joined as a BMM member once the course finished and I find this podcast just keeps everything I’ve learned fresh and always at the forefront. It’s giving me the support I need while I change what I do in my classroom. The interviews with other teachers are so relatable and I’m also doing more professional reading than I’ve ever done! I tell all my colleagues about this math community. Thank you so much Christina!

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