Math teacher educator Pam Harris and her cohost Kim Montague answer the question: If not algorithms, then what?Join them for ~15 minutes every Tuesday as they cast their vision for mathematics education and give actionable items to help teachers teach math that is Figure-Out-Able.
Ep 66: Shout out to leaders!
Math conferences are powerful ways to improve your teaching. But it's also really easy to go to a conference and accidently miss all the good sessions. In this episode Pam talks about powerful leaders in the math education community that she will always go see no matter what they're talking about.
How to get the most out of math conferencesKarim AniPeter LiljedahlDeborah BallZaretta HammondJourneyLEADER (learn more at https://www.mathisfigureoutable.com/leader)Other people to follow: @JBayWilliams, @JohnSanGiovanni,
@ddmeyer, @joboaler, @ekazemi, @ctfosnot, @thestrokeofluck, @saravdwerf
Ep 65: Creating Shared Experiences
How can we best grow as teachers? Together of course! In this episode Pam and Kim discuss the power of teachers honing their craft together. Leaders and coaches will find this episode particularly helpful.
Where do useful shared experiences come from?How leaders and teachers can benefit from shared experiences.Introducing JourneyLEADERYou can learn more about our exciting new experience for leaders at mathisfigureoutable.com/leader
Ep 64: Fun with Division
There is so much to division! To show that, Pam and Kim go through a quick Problem String that builds a less known, but super powerful, division strategy.
The importance of hydrationUsing equivalent ratios to solve gnarly division problems
Learn more about the Building Powerful Division workshop
Ep 63: Counting is more than A, B, C
Counting strategies can often go overlooked. It isn't easy learning to count in a way that prepares students for additive reasoning. Think we're wrong? Just wait till you listen to this episode! Pam and Kim discuss how to help young learners increase in their sophistication as they learn to count.
Counting is more than singing the songAddition requires a strong foundation of counting strategiesC + M = ?Helping students become more sophisticated counters
Ep 62: Models that aren't our fav
Rapid fire time! In this episode Pam and Kim show how three popular models - hundreds charts, base ten blocks, and algebra tiles - while powerful for developing reasoning, can even be harmful when taught as tools for computation.
3 criteria for a poor model for computationHow each not-fav model meets that criteriaWhat each model is useful for
Ep 61: Ten Frames
Continuing their series on modeling, Pam and Kim discuss the advantages and pitfalls of Ten Frames. They emphasize the power of models that can become tools for reasoning, and use Ten Frames as an example of how teachers can focus too much on models that may eventually get it in the way of reasoning.
What are Ten Frames?The 3 limitations to Ten FramesIt's not just the model, it's how you use the modelOur preferred model for transitioning from counting to additive reasoning
Not just for teachers
Everyone should listen to this podcast to improve their own understanding of quantitive reasoning and doing math. I enjoy every single podcast. I feel lie I am in the room participating in the conversation.
Positive and Engaging!
As a math teacher and math teacher educator, this podcast helped me feel excitement and joy in a very hard season of my career. We need more encouragement for teachers of mathematics. Spread the love, join the community, change the way the world thinks about mathematics!
Engaging and fun!
This podcast is chock-full with helpful information and strategies! I enjoy learning how to improve my instruction and extract inspiration from Pam and Kim when I tune in to their episodes.