Build Math Minds

The Podcast

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.

Listen To The Latest Episodes

Episode 22: Young Children Reinvent Arithmetic

Resources mentioned in this episode: Young Children Reinvent Arithmetic series by Constance Kamii Welcome fellow Recovering Traditionalists to Episode 22.  Today we get insight into how Young Children Reinvent Arithmetic. Today’s insight comes from the book Young...

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Episode 20: PD at Your Fingertips

Resources mentioned in this episode:Enroll in the Build Math Minds PD site2019 Virtual Math Summit Welcome fellow Recovering Traditionalists to Episode 20.  Today we are looking at some of the best PD at Your Fingertips Today’s episode is a bit different.  To me 20,...

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Episode 19: Elementary Math Specialists

Resources mentioned in this episode: Elementary Mathematics Specialists: Influencing Student Achievement by Patricia Campbell and Nathaniel Malkus Teaching Children Mathematics journal by NCTM 2019 Virtual Math Summit Registration  Welcome fellow Recovering...

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Episode 18: The Professional Development Gap

Resources mentioned in this episode: The Teaching Gap by Stigler & Hiebert 2019 Virtual Math Summit Registration Welcome fellow Recovering Traditionalists to Episode 18.  Today we are investigating the Professional Development Gap.Today’s insight comes from a book...

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Episode 17: Why Leaders Should Eat Last

Resources mentioned in this episode: Links for the episode show notes page:   Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek 2019 Virtual Math Summit Registration Welcome fellow Recovering Traditionalists to Episode 17.  Today we are looking at Why Leaders Should Eat Last Part...

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