Join The Build Math Minds Community

For PreK-5th Grade Educators

Enrollment ends August 10th at 10:00 pm PST


The Build Math Minds Community is a online professional development that you attend in the comfort of your home. 



“PD in your PJs!!!”

I’ve been doing in-district trainings across the US & in Canada since 2004.  As much as I LOVE doing  them, there are challenges to them. The cost to have me come is crazy and it’s usually just for one day.  So, I do the training and then there is no follow-up training after that.  This gives you a taste of the information but then once you go back to your classroom and have questions you don’t have anyone to ask.

Being part of the Build Math Minds Community is different. 

I created the Build Math Minds community to give you ongoing PD at your fingertips that helps you understand the math you are being asked to teach. 

Each month I create videos that help you understand the standards, different mathematical representations, and give you tasks you can use right away in your classroom that help build your students’ math minds.  Plus, there are multiple areas to ask questions directly to me and/or other members of the community. So you never feel like you aren’t sure if you are headed in the right direction.

Ready to Build Math Minds?

Need to pay with a purchase order?  CLICK HERE to fill out the order form

What’s Included in the Build Math Minds Community

Private Forums

Private Forums for answers to all of your questions

Monthly PD Videos

Monthly themed trainings and featured content

Message Central

A private message area where you can send messages directly to specific members

Content Calendar

Never miss a thing with a central location for what’s happening


Stay connected to members from your school, region or grade

Virtual Summit Presentations

All the sessions from the Virtual Summit are available for you to view at anytime.

Enroll Now to Get the All-Access Pass for the Virtual Summit

What You Get With The ALL-ACCESS Pass


Build Math Minds Community Enrollment

Inside the BMM Community, I focus on building Content, Community, and Your Confidence

Build Math Minds is designed to build your Content Knowledge, your Confidence in teaching math, and give you a Community of like-minded educators that understand what you are going through as you try to build math-thinkers, not calculators. 

Each month you will have 4 pieces of content:

  • A webinar/master class presented by a leading math education expert
  • A video helping you think about connecting math representations
  • A video explanation of content and/or practice standards
  • A task that you can try out in your classroom

BMM Virtual Summit Presentations Replays

The Virtual Math Summit is full of 27 AMAZING presentations. You may be able to watch them all during the week of the free access, but being able to come back and re-watch sessions later in the year is so beneficial.

Not only can you go and watch the videos any time, you can bring together your colleauges and watch the presentations. Imagine watching & discussing these presentations during your PLCs.

As a member, all of the presentation slides will be easily accessible with each video when you go back to re-watch them.

BMM Virtual Summit Handbook

The Virtual Math Summit presentations are FULL of so much good information. I strongly encourage you to take notes!

If you would like a comprehensive note taking handbook, this VMS Handbook is for you.

The VMS Handbook is a downloadable resource that you can print off or just use on your iPad while watching all of the sessions. It will help you focus in on the aspects of each presentation that are the most important and give you a spot to keep all your notes and thoughts from the entire conference in one place.

What current members have to say about the Build Math Minds PD Community

Enroll in BMM and get your all-access pass

Need to pay with a purchase order?  CLICK HERE to fill out the order form

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the time commitment if I join the All-Access Pass?

The All-Access Pass allows you to watch the sessions during the summit, but the ones you can’t watch you can then watch anytime you want.  You also become a member of the Build Math Minds PD Community and the amount of time you spend as a part of the community is up to you. Each week the content that is released may range from taking just 5 minutes to watch on up to 1 hour.

You also have access to past webinars, free trainings, and the forum area. So, you could spend as much time as you want in the community!

Can I get a certificate of completion/PD hours for attending?

For the Virtual Summit, I cannot tell which sessions you attend and for how long, so there isn’t a way for me to give you a certificate of completion for PD hours.  However, I am working on a way for you to document how much time you spend and which sessions you watch.

Inside the BMM Community, we are currently developing a way to track the amount of time you spend watching PD videos so that you can receive hours and we will be offering university credits each semester for those hours.

Can I just buy one enrollment but share the videos with my staff?

Absolutely! If you are a math coach or teacher leader and plan to use the content during your PLCs or other collaboration times, you are welcome to show videos during that time.

However, if you want each teacher to be able to watch the trainings on their own time, whenever is convienent to them, AND for them to be able to track their hours and earn PD hours, then each person would need their own login. Your school can purchase bulk seats using this order form. 

Can my school pay monthly?

Most schools can’t purchase a monthly membership for you.  However, they may be able to purchase a full year’s access.

If for some reason your school will only do a 3 month or 6 month enrollment, just email us and we can see what we can work up.

What grade level is this for?

The content inside the community spans the grade bands from PreK through 5th grade. Some months may focus more on PreK-2nd, while other months might be more 3rd-5th, and other months might be general information that spans all the grade levels.

Either way, it is a fundamental belief of mine that we all should learn about content in grades above and below the grades we teach to help us understand where our kids are coming from and where they will be going.

Do you take purchase orders?

We take purchase orders when a school purchases a yearly enrollment. We don’t take purchase orders for monthly enrollments.

If your school wants to purchase a yearly enrollment, fax or email us this order form. Make sure to talk with other teachers at your school, as there are bulk discounts available on the form.

Can I become a member later?

Enrollment closes August 10 and I only open enrollment for the Build Math Minds Community a few times a year.  So, if you don’t enroll now you can wait to enroll when it opens back up.

Will the price go up?

When you enroll, your membership is locked in at that rate as long as you stay a member. As more content gets added into the community, the price of the membership will most likely go up for new members. But, your price will never go up while you are enrolled in the community.

Why is there a recurring fee and not a one-time fee?

Some communities are a one-time fee to join and you get access to everything they have, forever. But all you get is the stuff that they have already created and they aren’t adding anything new.

In this membership community, I continually add new content each month. There are trainings that are in there already and you have access to right away, but there will always be new content being created and added.

What's the difference between this paid community and the Free Facebook group?

The free Build Math Minds Facebook group is a place I post links to activities and other math education people that I love. Basically, I’m sharing WHAT things you should be doing in your classroom. But, I don’t do any trainings in that group.

So, to me the biggest difference is that in the paid BMM community you get professional development video trainings from me that help you understand the WHY behind the math, the standards, and the activities, not just WHAT you need to be teaching.

If you need to pay with a Purchase Order or have a large group of teachers wanting to enroll, you can access the enrollment form HERE and submit your purchase order.

Questions?  Please contact me here.

Need to pay with a purchase order?  CLICK HERE to fill out the order form

Hi!  I’m Christina Tondevold

a.k.a. The Recovering Traditionalist & Build Math Minds Facilitator



4 Quick Facts About Me

1.  I have 4 wonderful children and I thank the Lord that he changed the way I thought about mathematics before they arrived in my life so that I could provide math experiences for them, instead of math flash cards.

2.  I call myself a Recovering Traditionalist. I was a very traditional learner and teacher…give me an algorithm and I could solve it…give me any mental math or story problems and I would start sweating.

3.  I belive in the power of a postitive and growth mindset (for ourselves and our kiddos). Failure is often how we learn our best lessons…yet we try too hard to not let our students fail in class. Feeding them step-by-step directions on how to solve mathematics problems is NOT truly mathematics.

4.  My mother was my junior high English teacher and she would probably have a heart attack if she ever ready anything I put out…well, except for the first book I published (she was my editor). I do not take the time to be grammatically correct and nothin is ever prefect {I would rather spend my time with my kids than ensure I wrote a complete sentence. 😉

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