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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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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!

    Teaching Financial Literacy Through Mathematics - An Interview with Philip Dituri

    Teaching Financial Literacy Through Mathematics - An Interview with Philip Dituri

    We speak with Philip Dituri from FiCycle.org about financial literacy: while so important in the real world, but is somehow rarely discussed or taught in schools. Philip shares how we can answer the common question “when will I ever need this in real life?” He shares how teachers can blend their existing curriculum with contextual lessons based in personal finance, and we discuss why we need to prepare students for life, not just tests. 
    You’ll Learn: 
    How we can answer When will I ever need this in real life?How I can blend my curriculum with lessons based in a personal finance context;Why we should be teaching financial literacy and algebra in concert; and,Why we need to prepare students for life - not tests. Resources: 
    Free Lessons on Ficycle.org Life Cycle Theory of Savings: What influences our saving behavior?Explore Make Math Moments Problem Based UnitsLearn To Modify ANY resource To Bring Curiosity & Joy Into Your Math Classroom in 4 webinar sessions! Register: makemathmoments.com/transform

    • 51 min
    Why Our Existing Resources Need To Change & How To Do It Easily

    Why Our Existing Resources Need To Change & How To Do It Easily

    In this episode, Jon & Kyle take a deep dive into how we can make our existing curriculum resources be it a textbook or worksheets into curious lessons that students lean in to learn. Specifically, we’ll be talking about why Sparking Curiosity is such an important part of the Make Math Moments 3-Part Framework and some strategies for the types of problems you might choose to transform. 


    You’ll learn: 
    Why our existing resources need to change, but should not be thrown out;Why curiosity is such an important part of the 3-part Framework and how it not only helps draw in students, but also primes their brains for new learning;How to quickly identify problems from your resources that are easier to transform than others; and,Where you can go to dive even deeper into overhauling your approach to lesson design.

    What are you waiting for? Let’s dive into this deep dive lesson on Why Our Existing Resources Need To Change & How To Do It Easily! 


    Resources: 
    Register: Transforming Your Textbook Webinar SeriesHow To Flip Your Classroom The Right Way [Podcast Episode]Gorilla Video [Selective Attention] Distance Formula Without The Formula [Lesson]Make Math Moments 3-Part FrameworkProblem Based Math Units

    • 45 min
    Why Under-Preparing Is The Key To Engagement - An Interview With Po-Shen Loh

    Why Under-Preparing Is The Key To Engagement - An Interview With Po-Shen Loh

    We speak with Po-Shen Loh from an American professor of mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University and the national coach of the United States' International Math Olympiad team. Po-Shen shares how he believes - whether teaching in person or online - that we can never take the attention of the student for granted. So how do we craft engaging lessons that can keep the attention of our students when we’re up against TikTok, Instagram, and other modern day distractions? 
    Stick around and dive into this conversation on the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast with our guest, Po-Shen Loh.


    You’ll Learn: 
    How to craft engaging online learning experiences that compete with the likes of TikTok and InstagramHow leveraging techniques from improv classes can draw in your audienceHow educators can make small changes to their lesson delivery to make students feel that they are a part of your lesson instead of just a spectator

    Resources: 
    Poshenloh.com [Po-Shen Loh’s Website]
    Po-Shen Lo’s Zoom Chat Add-On 
    Connect with @PoShenLoh on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn & YouTube
    Explore Make Math Moments Problem Based Units
    Join The Make Math Moments Academy
    Learn To Modify ANY resource To Bring Curiosity & Joy Into Your Math Classroom in 4 webinar sessions! Register: makemathmoments.com/transform

    • 46 min
    Creating Thinkers Despite Time Pressure - A Math Mentoring Moment

    Creating Thinkers Despite Time Pressure - A Math Mentoring Moment

    Kyle and Jon speak with Tyson Banker, a senior high school teacher from Calgary, Alberta. Like many of us teachers Tyson wonders how to change his assessment routines and structures without compromising his timelines and content standards. In this chat we share with Tyson some practical ideas that we’ve implemented in our classrooms that help with Tyson’s real struggle. 
    This is another Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through problems of practice and together we brainstorm possible next steps and strategies to overcome them. 


    You’ll Learn Answers To: 
    How do I change my assessment practices without blowing up my timelines? How can I create a classroom of thinkers instead of mimickers? Where does practice time fit in my daily lesson? How can I structure my lesson so students perform better on assessments?

    Resources: 
    Problem Based Tasks: https://makemathmoments.com/tasks/Desmos Lessons: https://teacher.desmos.com The Thinking Classroom: https://buildingthinkingclassrooms.com/podcasts/ Learn To Modify ANY resource To Bring Curiosity & Joy Into Your Math Classroom in 4 webinar sessions! Register: makemathmoments.com/transform

    • 49 min
    How to Make Connections In Your Problem Based Lesson - A Math Mentoring Moment

    How to Make Connections In Your Problem Based Lesson - A Math Mentoring Moment

    We chat with Nicole Whitty about the importance of big ideas and intentionality when leading your lessons. In this Math Mentoring Moment Episode we dig into how you can learn “who heard what” in your math lesson; why focusing on the intentionality of your problem based lesson will help make more connections during the consolidation of your lesson; and, what you can do when some kids are ‘getting it’ and others aren’t quite there yet. 
     
    You’ll Learn: 
    How you can learn “who heard what” in your math lesson;Why focusing on the intentionality of your problem based lesson will help make more connections during the consolidation of your lesson;How to set up your problem based lesson to maximize sense making;What you can do when some kids are ‘getting it’ and others aren’t quite there yet; 

    Resources: 
    Squares To Triangles Unit: https://learn.makemathmoments.com/task/squares-triangles/ 
    Visible Learning: An Interview with John Hattie https://makemathmoments.com/episode35/ 
    Dane Ehlert’s Blog https://whenmathhappens.com/ 
    Make Math Moments Problem Based Units https://learn.makemathmoments.com 
    Learn To Modify ANY resource To Bring Curiosity & Joy Into Your Math Classroom in 4 webinar sessions! Register: makemathmoments.com/transform

    • 43 min
    Why Your Math Lesson Keeps Coming Up Short

    Why Your Math Lesson Keeps Coming Up Short

    In this episode, Jon & Kyle share a reason your math lesson may be coming up short and how you can fix it. 
    Jon & Kyle share their 4 pillars of classroom norms that shape the routines and learning in their math classes and how you can create your pillars! 


    You’ll learn: 
    Why your math lesson might be coming up short;How co-constructing your classroom learning pillars can help with classroom management;How to prevent unproductive classroom behaviour such as excessive cell phone use or general lack of engagement;  limit unproductive.

    Resources: 
    Make Math Moments 3-Part Framework
    Problem Based Math Units
    Learn To Modify ANY resource To Bring Curiosity & Joy Into Your Math Classroom in 4 webinar sessions! Register: makemathmoments.com/transform

    • 30 min

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