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.

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Episode 55: Teaching Math at Home

Resources mentioned in this episode: Kate’s Homeschool Math  Build Math Minds free trainings Facebook live video of this discussionWelcome fellow Recovering Traditionalists to Episode 55.  Today we are looking at Teaching Math at Home. Christina - Today’s podcast is...

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Episode 54: Free Resources

Welcome fellow Recovering Traditionalists to Episode 53. Today we are looking at why Fluency is NOT Just Fast & Accurate. Over on my vlog I posted a video this week about how fast does not mean children are fluent. As I was doing some research on this I came across a President’s Message by then NCTM President Linda Gojak.

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Episode 53: Fluency is not just Fast & Accurate

Welcome fellow Recovering Traditionalists to Episode 53. Today we are looking at why Fluency is NOT Just Fast & Accurate. Over on my vlog I posted a video this week about how fast does not mean children are fluent. As I was doing some research on this I came across a President’s Message by then NCTM President Linda Gojak.

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Episode 52: Am I a Broken Record?

Welcome fellow Recovering Traditionalists to Episode 52. Today I’m asking Am I a Broken Record?

Today is episode 52 which means it is the 1 year anniversary of this podcast. Today’s podcast is a bit different than what I normally do. Get all the info here: buildmathminds.com/52

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Episode 51: Choral Counting and Counting Collections

Welcome fellow Recovering Traditionalists to Episode 51. Today we are looking at Choral Counting and Counting Collections.

Inside the Build Math Minds PD site, we do a book study a couple times a year and next week we are starting a book study on the book Choral Counting and Counting Collections by Megan L. Franke, Elham Kazemi, and Angela Chan Turrou.

This book study is for members only but I as I was reading through the book I wanted to share a section from the book to encourage you to go get the book and read through it yourself. Many people think counting activities are just for our young learners but this book shows just how powerful Choral Counting and Counting Collections are throughout all of PreK-5th grade.

The book goes in-depth on each routine but at the end of the book one part caught my attention today and that’s what I want to share with you. Get all the info here: buildmathminds.com/51

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Past Episodes

Episode #0:  Welcome to the Build Math Minds Podcast

Episode #2:  Three Phase Lesson Format to create a Student Centered Mathematics Classroom

Episode #4:  Inspiration from Ann Elise Record

Episode #6:  Contexts for Learning Fractions

Episode #8:  Inspiration & Information from Jeni Veale

Episode #10: Making Number Talks Matter

Episode #12: Inspiration & Information from Lisa Kuo

Episode #14: The Teaching Gap

Episode #16: Inspiration & Information from Lemi-Ola Erinkitola

Episode #18: The Professional Development Gap

Episode #20: PD at Your Fingertips

Episode #22: Young Children Reinvent Arithmetic

Episode #24: Exceptionally Bright Children

Episode #26: Adding It Up

Episode #28: Teaching Mathematics Through Problem Solving

Episode #30: Inspiration & Information from Jessica Boyer

Episode #32: You have permission with Jess Hempel & Christine Farrell

Episode #34: Effectively Using Games to Build Mathematical Thinking & Reasoning

Episode #36: Encourage Student Perseverance and Authority

Episode #38: Look for and Make Use of Structure

Episode #40:  Purposeful Practice

Episode #42: Making the Case for Play in the Classroom

Episode #44: Making Sense is First and Computation is Second

Episode #46: Get Going Using Math Manipulatives with Lori Linsmeyer

Episode #48: Developing a Culture of Questioning Can Be an Agent of Change

Episode #50: Transitioning From Teacher to Math Coach with Peggy Loutzenhiser

Episode #52: Am I a Broken Record?

Episode #54: Free Resources