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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
    • 4.7 • 104 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.

    Two of my favorite ways to engage students (Virtual Math Summit Preview)

    Two of my favorite ways to engage students (Virtual Math Summit Preview)

    This is the last episode of the podcast that I’m giving you a preview of the 2021 Virtual Math Summit because the summit is this week!

    Register for the summit here before July 29th: VirtualMathSummit.com/register

    Our two presenter previews this week are about two of my favorite ways to engage kiddos in mathematics: Games & Manipulatives. Get any links I mention in this episode at buildmathminds.com/106

    • 8 min
    3rd-5th grade sessions at the 2021 Virtual Math Summit

    3rd-5th grade 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

    In this week’s podcast I’d like to highlight two sessions that are focused on content that 3rd-5th graders are building. Go to buildmathminds.com/105 to get links to any resources mentioned in this episode.

    • 9 min
    Two ways to build number sense (Virtual Math Summit Preview)

    Two ways to build number sense (Virtual Math Summit Preview)

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

    This week, I share clips of two sessions from the summit that focus on helping our students build a sense of numbers. Go to buildmathminds.com/104 to get links to any resources mentioned in this episode.

    • 8 min
    Preview of 3 more 2021 Virtual Math Summit Sessions

    Preview of 3 more 2021 Virtual Math Summit Sessions

    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 Bettina Atwill, John SanGiovanni, and Donna Boucher. Go to buildmathminds.com/103 for any links mentioned in the episode.

    • 11 min
    Equity & Access sessions at the 2021 Virtual Math Summit

    Equity & Access 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 are listening to clips from our opening and closing sessions for the 2021 Virtual Math Summit. The sessions by Zaretta Hammond and Pam Seda & Kyndall Brown both have a focus on giving us ways to ensure equity & access in the math classroom. Go to buildmathminds.com/102 for any links mentioned in the episode.

    • 9 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Simone's Mama ,

Great information

I love this podcast because it reminds educators how children think and because she does it and an easy efficient way. I feel along the way teaching programs have tried to cram so much in that they forgot to teach upcoming teachers the old strategies that really work. This podcast brings back that understanding.

FabGal81 ,

Always learning

This is one of my favorite education podcasts. Informative and relatable!

themckelveys ,

I always learn something new!

I love the Build Math Minds Podcast because it's a short show but packed with rich ideas and resources. My favorite shows are the book and resource reviews because they help me see through all the not-great resources out there to ones that can be trusted. I am a middle school math teacher, so my favorite book review was the Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics series, because they also have resources for middle school. Even though I teach slightly older students, I still learn so much from this podcast because she often talks not about specific strategies but about concepts and ways of teaching that ALL students can benefit from. Thank you for making such a high-quality show that's quick enough to fit in on a free period and points me in the right direction to learn more!

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