Best Math podcasts — Tutoring, analysis, and latest findings (Updated January 2018; image)
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Math Ed Podcast
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Interviews with mathematics education researchers about recent studies. Hosted by Samuel Otten, University of Missouri.www.mathedpodcast.comProduced by Fibre Studios
 
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The Secrets of Mathematics
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A series of talks and lectures from Oxford Mathematicians exploring the power and beauty of their subject. These talks would appeal to anyone interested in mathematics and its ever-growing range of applications from medicine to economics and beyond.
 
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The Type Theory Podcast
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A podcast about type theory
 
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Women in Math: The Limit Does Not Exist
 
This podcast is an effort to promote visibility of women in mathematics. Inspired by the fact that women are vast minority in higher mathematics, Women in Math: The Limit Does Not Exist serves to increase enrollment and participation of women in mathematics and STEM courses.
 
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Girls Talk Math
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Girls Talk Math is a free math day camp for high school girls in the Research Triangle area (NC) hosted by the Mathematics Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Campers complete challenging problem sets in areas of mathematics that go beyond the high school curriculum, research the lives of female mathematicians, and share what they learned through blog posts and podcasts.
 
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Mathematical Moments from the American Mathematical Society
 
The American Mathematical Societys Mathematical Moments program promotes appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology, and human culture. Listen to researchers talk about how they use math: from presenting realistic animation to beating cancer.
 
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Breaking Math Podcast
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Breaking Math is a podcast that aims to make math accessible to everyone, and make it enjoyable. Every other week, topics such as chaos theory, forbidden formulas, and more will be covered in detail. If you have 45 or so minutes to spare, you're almost guaranteed to learn something new!
 
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Mr Barton Maths Podcast
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Hello! My name is Craig Barton and I am a secondary school maths teacher at Thornleigh Salesian College, in sunny Bolton, Lancashire. I am also the TES Maths Adviser, creator of mrbartonmaths.com, diagnosticquestions.com, and a bit of a maths geek. This is my podcast! Each episode, I interview someone from the world of education who interests and inspires me. They may be a maths teacher, such as Dan Meyer, Kris Boulton and Greg Ashman, or they may be from the wider world of education, such a ...
 
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The Other Half
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An exploration of the life half of math and the math half of life.
 
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Global Math Department Podcast
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The Global Math Department is a group of math educators sharing what they’ve learned. Professional development among colleagues who are also friends. Fun, immediately useful and interesting! We host a webinar each Tuesday evening at 9pm ET and post a podcasts of the presentations here. For more information or full video recordings, visit bigmarker.com/globalmathdept.
 
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Laurie Rubel from Brooklyn College CUNY discusses her article, "Equity-directed instructional practices: Beyond the dominant perspective," published in the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, volume 10. She also addresses the personal attacks that have resulted from this work. Article: http://ed-osprey.gsu.edu/ojs/index.php/JUME/article/vie ...…
 
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Breaking Math Podcast
 
In the study of mathematics, there are many abstractions that we deal with. For example, we deal with the notion of a real number with infinitesimal granularity and infinite range, even though we have no evidence for this existing in nature besides the generally noted demi-rules 'smaller things keep getting discovered' and 'larger things keep g ...…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Jane Jones. Jane is a former teacher and head of maths who is now the HMI National Lead for Mathematics. As regular listeners to this podcast will know, over the last two years I have significantly changed my approach to teaching. And frequently, when I present these new ideas to teache ...…
 
Ryota Matsuura from St. Olaf College discusses the article, "The search for hidden structure," published in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (Co-authors: Sword and Finkelstein). He also describes the Budapest Semester in Mathematics Education study-abroad program. Ryota's Professional Webpage BSME Website See comments for references fr ...…
 
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Breaking Math Podcast
 
Gödel, Escher, Bach is a book about everything from formal logic to the intricacies underlying the mechanisms of reasoning. For that reason, we've decided to make a tribute episode; specifically, about episode IV. There is a Sanskrit word "maya" which describes the difference between a symbol and that which it symbolizes. This episode is going ...…
 
This digest episode features the following summaries (timecodes indicated): (02:14) Blazar & Pollard. (2017). Does test preparation mean low-quality instruction? Educational Researcher, 46, 420-433. Summarized by Sam Otten (08:24) Lesser, L. M., Pearl, D. K., & Weber III, J. J. (2016) Assessing Fun Items' Effectiveness in Increasing Learning of ...…
 
In our Oxford Mathematics Christmas Lecture Alex Bellos challenges you with some festive brainteasers as he tells the story of mathematical puzzles from the middle ages to modern day. Alex is the Guardian’s puzzle blogger as well as the author of several works of popular maths, including Puzzle Ninja, Can You Solve My Problems? and Alex’s Adven ...…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson. Robin is a history teacher and currently an Assistant Rector at Dollar Academy in Scotland. Carl is an English teacher completing PhD at King’s College in English education, and is also head of Learning and Research at Wellington College. They have bo ...…
 
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Breaking Math Podcast
 
Some see the world of thought divided into two types of ideas: evolutionary and revolutionary ideas. However, the truth can be more nuanced than that; evolutionary ideas can spur revolutions, and revolutionary ideas may be necessary to create incremental advancements. General relativity is an idea that was evolutionary mathematically, revolutio ...…
 
Zandra de Araujo from the University of Missouri discusses her article, "Connections between secondary mathematics teachers' beliefs and their selection of tasks for English language learners", published in Curriculum Inquiry, Volume 47. Zandra's Professional Website See the comments for referneces mentioned during the interview Complete list o ...…
 
Visual patterns offer a rich context for making meaningful connections between representations. Come learn best practices for facilitating class discussions around these delightfully engaging visual prompts. We’ll do some math, discuss some pedagogy, and close with a series of questions that put a creative spin on these tried-and-true tasks. Pr ...…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Colin Foster Colin is a former maths teacher who is now an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Research in Mathematics Education in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. He is an author, has written numerous research papers, and is the creator of three outstanding w ...…
 
Emily Fyfe from Indiana University discusses her article, "Assessing formal knowledge of math equivalence among algebra and pre-algebra students," published in the Journal of Educational Psychology. Emily's professional webpage See comments for references mentioned during the interview. Complete list of episodes…
 
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Breaking Math Podcast
 
From MC²’s statement of mass energy equivalence and Newton’s theory of gravitation to the sex ratio of bees and the golden ratio, our world is characterized by the ratios which can be found within it. In nature as well as in mathematics, there are some quantities which equal one another: every action has its equal and opposite reaction, buoyanc ...…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Doug Lemov Let’s be honest, Doug is a legend. He is probably best known as the author of Teach like a Champion – a book which has had a huge influence on the last few years of my teaching and thinking, and which I believe is a must for all teachers to read, jam-packed as it is with load ...…
 
Teddy Chao from Ohio State University discusses his co-authored chapter, "Experiences using clinical interviews in mathematics methods courses to empower preservice teachers: A conversation among three critical mathematics educators," from the AMTE professional book series (co-authors: ). Guest hosted by Cara Haines. Teddy's STEAM Factory page ...…
 
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Breaking Math Podcast
 
From MC2’s statement of mass energy equivalence and Newton’s theory of gravitation to the sex ratio of bees and the golden ratio, our world is characterized by the ratios which can be found within it. In nature as well as in mathematics, there are some quantities which equal one another: every action has its equal and opposite reaction, buoyanc ...…
 
Once students step beyond the walls of the school, they rarely tackle challenges with clear labels like “Math” and “Science.” Working to craft curriculum that integrates work across multiple disciplines and focuses students on products with visible impact will help prepare them better for the demands of the 21st century workforce, while also pu ...…
 
This webinar will focus on the eight effective mathematics teaching practices identified in Principles to Actions (NCTM 2014) and engage participants in a subset of actvities from the new Taking Action series. Presented by Peg Smith. Hosted by: Peg Smith Watch the full presentation at:https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Implementing-Effect ...…
 
What can IPhone games teach us about economics? What can LittleBigPlanet teach us about reforming our voting systems? What can The Sims teach us about our relationships? When you’re playing games, mathematics probably isn’t the first thing on your mind. But there’s rich mathematical thinking in many of the most popular games games, even those […]…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Peps Mccrea. Peps is a former Fasttrack maths teacher and Senior Lecturer in mathematics education. He has been a National Curriculum Advisor for the DfE, External Examiner at the OU, and is the author of Lean Lesson Planning and Memorable Teaching. Peps has three Masters degrees (in En ...…
 
This special episode features a look back at math ed articles and books that have inspired us. Thanks to Joel Amidon, Lynette Guzman, Chris Austin, Sheunghyun Yeo, Jeremy Strayer, Dave Coffey, and Dan Meyer for their contributions. References are in the comments on MathEdPodcast.com. If you're interested in being a podcast contributor in the fu ...…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Lucy Rycroft-Smith. Lucy is a former maths teacher and head of maths, who is now the Research and Communications Officer at Cambridge Mathematics. The reason I wanted to have Lucy on the show is that I am a little bit addicted to her espressos. Now, anyone who knows me will know my chos ...…
 
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Breaking Math Podcast
 
Duration and proximity are, as demonstrated by Fourier and later Einstein and Heisenberg, very closely related properties. These properties are related by a fundamental concept: frequency. A high frequency describes something which changes many times in a short amount of space or time, and a lower frequency describes something which changes few ...…
 
Beth Herbel-Eisenmann from Michigan State University and Michelle Cirillo from the University of Delaware talk about their forthcoming set of professional development materials, Mathematics Discourse in Secondary Classrooms (MDISC), published by Math Solutions. Co-authors: Michael Steele, Samuel Otten, and Kate Johnson MDISC Project Page Math S ...…
 
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Breaking Math Podcast
 
From our first breath of the day to brushing our teeth to washing our faces to our first sip of coffee, and even in the waters of the rivers we have built cities upon since antiquity, we find ourselves surrounded by fluids. Fluids, in this context, mean anything that can take the shape of its container. Physically, that means anything that has ...…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I once again spoke to Kris Boulton. Since I last spoke to Kris, it is all change in his professional life as he has a brand new job. He is now the Director of Education at UpLearn – a project with the tagline: learning with certainty, powered by AI and neuroscience. Indeed, Kris is currently looki ...…
 
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Global Math Department Podcast
 
In the past few months, many awesome new features from Desmos have been revealed. Join this webinar to hear from the Desmos staff and fellows about some of the changes. The new teacher dashboard and geometry tools will be displayed, in addition to much more! Hosted by: Paula Torres Watch the full presentation at:https://www.bigmarker.com/Global ...…
 
Matthew Inglis from Loughborough University (UK) discusses his book, Does mathematical study develop logical thinking? Testing the Theory of Formal Discipline, published by World Scientific (with co-author Nina Attridge). Matthew's Personal Webpage See the comments for references mentioned during the interview Complete list of episodes *Send in ...…
 
Mathematics teachers are burdened with initiatives and responsibilities that can take away from everyone’s love of math. Come learn about using appropriate tools strategically to find creative ways to help your students at all levels increase their engagement in learning mathematics. Examining planning, pedagogy, assessment, and relationships, ...…
 
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Breaking Math Podcast
 
Sponsored by www.brilliant.org/breakingmath, where you can take courses in calculus, computer science, chemistry, and other STEM subjects. All online; all at your own pace; and accessible anywhere with an internet connection, including your smartphone or tablet! Start learning today! Check out: https://blankfornonblank.podiant.co/e/357f09da787b ...…
 
On this special episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Andrew Blair. Last episode I interviewed Andrew about running inquiries. There has been a fantastic reaction to the interview, and I am pleased to see that it has given other people plenty to think about, and not just myself. Indeed, I am not sure my head has quite finished spin ...…
 
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Breaking Math Podcast
 
This is the first group podcast for the podcasting network ___forNon___ (pronounced "Blank for Non-Blank"), a podcasting network which strives to present expert-level subject matter to non-experts in a way which is simultaneously engaging, interesting, and simple. The episode today delves into the problem of learning. We hope you enjoy this epi ...…
 
Attendees will be introduced to the TQE process and how it can be used to frame mathematics instruction with (1) TASKS that promote thinking, prompt discourse, and reveal misconceptions, (2) QUESTIONS that advance understanding and uncover errors, and (3) EVIDENCE that inform formative assessment. The session will be supported by a shared image ...…
 
Aimee Ellington from Virginia Commonwealth University discusses the article, "Effectively coaching middle school teachers: A case for teacher and student learning," published in the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Volume 46. (Co-authors: Whitenack and Edwards) Aimee's Professional Webpage See the comments for references mentioned during the i ...…
 
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Mr Barton Maths Podcast
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Andrew Blair. Andrew is the Head of Maths at Haverstock School, in Camden Inner-London, and the creator of inquirymaths.org. Now, in recent episodes this podcast has featured guests who favour an explicit instruction approach to teaching – most notably my interviews with Greg Ashman and ...…
 
After writing or curating 2,000 K-12 tasks and course blueprints, Illustrative Mathematics decided to try writing a fully formed curriculum. What were our guiding principles? How did we translate those lofty ideals into concrete lesson plans? What did we learn from the craziest year and a half of our lives? And how can this all […]…
 
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Breaking Math Podcast
 
Hello. This is Jonathan from Breaking Math to bring you a specialmessage. Gabriel, my co-host, has recently had a child. The childis healthy, but both children and Breaking Math take time,and we're still figuring out how to make use of said time mostefficiently. So I'm here to tell you what you can expect in themean time.In the mean time, you c ...…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Rachel Webster. Rachel is a former primary school teacher who is taking on the role of a Primary Maths Specialist with the White Rose Maths Hub from September. The reason I wanted to interview Rachel is that for many years I do not feel I have been teaching each new crop of Year 7s as w ...…
 
How can we use best practices in teaching to inform our professional development design? What elements form effective professional development, and how do they relate to lesson planning, formative assessment, and human nature? Join us as we learn together and leave with a plan of action for your future professional development design. Presented ...…
 
How the Pythagorean Theorem influenced Hobbes' Leviathan. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)By erik@mathmutation.com.
 
Students’ love for mathematics ends when they surrender sense making and yield to senseless memorization. Through powerful examples, the webinar explores: reasons for the difficulty, insights into sound pedagogy, engaging tasks, interactive fraction apps, and bridges to the future. Presented by Dr. Monica Neagoy. Hosted by: Hedge Watch the full ...…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Trevor Senior. Trevor is AQA’s Chief Examiner for the Maths GCSE. As those of you teaching maths in the UK in the last couple of years will have experienced, there has been a tremendous amount of uncertainty, anxiety and expectation surrounding the new maths GCSE. It’s kind of been like ...…
 
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Mathematical Moments from the American Mathematical Society
 
Researcher: Michel C. Molinkovitch, University of GenevaDescription: Michel C. Milinkovitch used math, physics, and biology for an amazing discovery about the patterns on a lizard's skin.By paoffice@ams.org (The AMS Public Awareness Office).
 
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Mathematical Moments from the American Mathematical Society
 
Researcher: Michel C. Molinkovitch, University of GenevaDescription: Michel C. Milinkovitch used math, physics, and biology for an amazing discovery about the patterns on a lizard's skin.By paoffice@ams.org (The AMS Public Awareness Office).
 
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Mathematical Moments from the American Mathematical Society
 
Researcher: Konstantin Batygin, Caltech Description: Konstantin Batygin talks about using math to investigate the existence of Planet Nine.By paoffice@ams.org (The AMS Public Awareness Office).
 
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Breaking Math Podcast
 
Jonathan and Gabriel discuss four challenging problems.
 
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Global Math Department Podcast
 
Recaps from Twitter Math Camp, 2017 Edition! Speakers will share some of their favorite moments from TMC2017. Here are links from the slides that have been organized into a convenient Google Doc. Featuring presenters @jkerble @joeykelly89 @brettegarner @tcesarski @madisonsandig4 @JamiDanielle @AGEiland @KeplerTrish and host Deb Boden. Presentat ...…
 
Les Steffe from the University of Georgia talks about his career in mathematics, including graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, the theory of radical constructivism, and research on students' understanding of number. Guest host: Kevin Moore See the comments for references mentioned during the interview. Complete list of episodes…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Nick Rose. Nick is a former science teacher who now works as a researcher for TeachFirst . He runs the excellent Evidence into Practice blog, and is the co-author of one of my favourite education books: What every teacher needs to know about Psychology, which he wrote with David Didau. ...…
 
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