23 episodes

Raising Problem Solvers (by Art of Problem Solving) is a podcast for parents looking to design the best possible education plan for their K-12 students — whether they’re crafting the entire experience themselves or looking to pointedly fill in the gaps.
Listen to brief conversations with STEM leaders, educators, and other parents like you as they design innovative and creative educational experiences for their students.
If you’re looking to train resilient students prepared to solve problems they’ve never seen before - the true currency for 21st century success in academics, career, and life - this is the show for you.

Raising Problem Solvers Art of Problem Solving (AoPS)

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 69 Ratings

Raising Problem Solvers (by Art of Problem Solving) is a podcast for parents looking to design the best possible education plan for their K-12 students — whether they’re crafting the entire experience themselves or looking to pointedly fill in the gaps.
Listen to brief conversations with STEM leaders, educators, and other parents like you as they design innovative and creative educational experiences for their students.
If you’re looking to train resilient students prepared to solve problems they’ve never seen before - the true currency for 21st century success in academics, career, and life - this is the show for you.

    Sapienship

    Sapienship

    Dr. Jim Clarke, Researcher at Sapienship joins the podcast to talk about how to make sure the great problem solvers of the next generation start thinking better about the world's biggest problems, his work with Sapienship, co-founded by Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari, and all the amazing resources they’re building for K12 students and teachers.
    Guest Links
    Sapienship
    Unstoppable Us
    Sapiens: A Graphic History
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    • 27 min
    Wonder

    Wonder

    Dr. Frank Keil, Professor of Cognitive Science and Director of the Cognition and Development Lab at Yale University, and author of the book, Wonder: Childhood and the Lifelong Love of Science, joins the podcast to talk about the academic superpower that is “wonder”, why generalist polymaths make for better specialists than specialists, and how to re-ignite wonder in our children if they’ve lost it along the way.
    Guest Links
    Wonder (Amazon)
    Wonder (MIT Press)
    Wonder (American Scientist Reviews)
    Guest Resource Recommendations
    Character Lab
    Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society
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    • 30 min
    Learning STEM through Fiction

    Learning STEM through Fiction

    Dr. Pamela Cosman (Koz-mehn), Author and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of California, San Diego joins the podcast to talk about how to make STEM subjects more fun and engaging for kids, and the specific power of learning STEM through fiction.
    Guest Links
    Dr. Pamela Cosman’s Website  The Secret Code Menace  The Hexagon Clue   Learn more about Raising Problem Solvers by subscribing on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or anywhere you get podcasts. 
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    • 22 min
    Managing Academic Expectations

    Managing Academic Expectations

    Charlene Wang, Author, Founder of LivingOS, and previously Product Manager at Google joins the podcast to talk about parental and cultural expectations, as well as why our kids might need to break free from some of them on their path toward success.
    Guest Links
    Model Breakers
    LivingOS
    Learn more about Raising Problem Solvers by subscribing on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or anywhere you get podcasts.
    Have an idea for the show? Visit aops.com/podcast and let us know!

    • 16 min
    EdTech at-Home

    EdTech at-Home

    Dr. Monica Burns, EdTech and Curriculum Consultant, and Founder of ClassTechTips.com talks about how parents should think about picking EdTech at home, what a content vetting process could look like, and how important it is to model what a healthy relationship with technology looks like ourselves.
    Guest Links
    ClassTechTips.com
    EdTech Essentials
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    • 17 min
    Learned Helplessness

    Learned Helplessness

    Vida John, Math Coach joins the podcast to talk about the concept of learned helplessness, why math contests aren’t just for “those” really math’y kids, and why some students who struggle at math end up being the best mathematicians.
    Guest Links
    Vida John’s Website
    Recommended Resources
    Elementary
    Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle Schools
    Math Kangaroo
    Middle School
    MathCounts
    AMC 8
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Bob Ma. ,

Great Interviews

Looking forward to more of these episodes!

Nimblebean ,

Fascinating Perspective on Math

Yes, Math is something to be enjoyed by all. Why not? Just because your not a marathon runner doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy running! All explained in this podcast! Easy ad simple as Pi(e). Listen and you’ll know too!

WhoDeyBengals ,

Great

Great stuff here. Changing how we look at teaching math and problem solving!

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