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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
    • 4.8 • 382 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

    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...

    • 37 min
    The Secrets of Engagement Through Timing - A Math Mentoring Moment

    The Secrets of Engagement Through Timing - A Math Mentoring Moment

    Are you ready to transform your math classroom into a hub of student engagement and participation?If you're a math teacher or educator striving to maintain sustained student engagement and lead effective, captivating lessons, this episode is crafted for you.We caught up with 2-time mentoring moment guest Jeremy Sarzana, a high school teacher in Boston. Together we dive into nuanced strategies to engage the varying level of audiences we see during our day using timing, cadence, and the a...

    • 47 min
    Guided Independence For Math PD: How Much Hand Holding Is Too Much When Providing Support In Math Classes?

    Guided Independence For Math PD: How Much Hand Holding Is Too Much When Providing Support In Math Classes?

    Are you struggling to find the perfect balance between knowing what is enough guidance and structure you need to effectively teach your grade level or course? If you’re a district leader of math programming and struggling to figure out this same balance? How much is too much hand-holding? For math educators, coaches, and administrators, the challenge often lies in equipping teachers with the right tools without overshadowing their unique teaching styles while at the same time trying...

    • 31 min
    Teach Your Math Class Using Puzzles & Games - An Interview with Gordon Hamilton from Math Pickle

    Teach Your Math Class Using Puzzles & Games - An Interview with Gordon Hamilton from Math Pickle

    How can we engage our students for the entire class with grade level content? Puzzles aligned to grade level standards is one answer. In this episode we speak with Gordon Hamilton from Mathpickle.com who designs mathematical puzzles for K-12 classrooms. Stick with us and you’ll learn How to use puzzles to teach grade level standards, how to challenge students who tend to move through problems faster than others, and why games are important for mathematical thinking. You’ll Lea...

    • 46 min
    Help! My Curriculum Resource Is Being Pulled Away. What Do I Do Now? - A Where Are They Now Math Mentoring Moment

    Help! My Curriculum Resource Is Being Pulled Away. What Do I Do Now? - A Where Are They Now Math Mentoring Moment

    It can feel frustrating and overwhelming and you’ll feel like you’re forced to “go back to the drawing board” when your curriculum resource is pulled away from you. What do we consider when trying to select a new curriculum resource?Are we supposed to create our own resources from scratch? As educators, we are constantly facing the challenge of adapting our teaching methods to improve student understanding and engagement. This often involves exploring new pedagogies, such as pr...

    • 51 min
    Designing Effective Math Professional Development in 4 Stages

    Designing Effective Math Professional Development in 4 Stages

    Each and every year, district and school mathematics leadership teams spend countless hours crafting lofty goals and monitoring plans, but struggle to state measurable improvement in effective teacher practice and student gains. If you’ve ever wondered: How can I create a pd action plan that teachers view as useful and not “just adding to their plates”?We feel like we have many of the necessary pieces, but we aren’t clear on how to put them together to form an effective math program...

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
382 Ratings

382 Ratings

CoachLoriM ,

Totally worth it!!

Every time I listen to a show, I come away with a fresh idea, deeper understanding, or rekindled excitement. After sharing this podcast with several colleagues this year, I have enjoyed exciting math discussion about pedagogy and strategies. I attended the summit in 2023 and several of our teachers are now looking forward to 2024. Two of us have already requested PD through the academy and are awaiting approval. We appreciate your time, energy, and thoughtful that goes into creating valuable shows! So exciting!!!

Sethb867 ,

So good!

Just this year alone, I have implemented multiple strategies from the podcast and I can’t wait to continue to learn more for the betterment of my students!

cmic566 ,

Make Math Moments

John and Kyle are my go to. They have sound practice that is dynamic and helps students to build meaning. They are the first place I go to with questions.

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