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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! SFTM, our umbrella organization, also has another (explicit) podcast called "Nerd Forensics" all about nerd (and other) culture. Check it out wherever you get podcasts! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm ...
 
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. Starting in 2018, Girls Talk Math has a sister chapter at the University of Maryland.
 
Wondering how to create a classroom culture where students don't want to stop exploring mathematics when the bell rings? Kyle Pearce from TapIntoTeenMinds.com and Jon Orr from MrOrr-IsAGeek.com team up to uncover how we can Make Math Moments That Matter for every student in the math classroom from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Discover how you can build easy to plan and fun to deliver math lessons that kids will not only love, but also learn from using the Making Math Moments That Matter 3- ...
 
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Quantitude

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Quantitude

Greg Hancock & Patrick Curran

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A podcast dedicated to all things quantitative, ranging from the relevant to the highly irrelevant. Co-hosts Patrick Curran and Greg Hancock talk about serious statistical topics, but without taking themselves too seriously. Think: CarTalk hi-jacked by the two grumpy old guys from the Muppets, grousing about quantitative methods, statistics, and data analysis, all presented to you with the production value of a 6th grade school project. But in a good way.
 
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Maths Appeal

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Maths Appeal

Podcast by Bobby Seagull, Susan Okereke & Jenny Nelson

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Bobby Seagull and Susan Okereke are two maths fans on a mission to make maths more accessible to everyone! The Maths Appeal podcast features discussions about key maths topics, maths puzzles and interviews with maths champions from the worlds of tech, entertainment, comedy and education.Maths Appeal is an independent project created by Bobby Seagull, Susan Okereke and producer Jenny Nelson. The music is written and performed by Kele Okereke and the logo design is by Calixte Davis. See acast. ...
 
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.
 
Mary Everest Boole (1832-1916) was born Mary Everest in England and spent her early years in France. She married mathematician George Boole. She was the author of several works on teaching and teaching mathematics in particular. This short book, Philosophy and Fun of Algebra, is meant to be read by children and introduces algebra and logic. She uses the word “algebra” broadly, defining it as a “method of solving problems by honest confession of one’s ignorance”. Using this definition, Boole ...
 
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In this episode, we’re excited to bring back two of our past educator guests for a discussion about supporting teachers through instructional coaching. We spoke with Jess Michalchuk back in Episode 169 on the topic of Building Math Moment Makers and we spoke with Lana Steiner in Episode 143 on How To Effectively Capture Observations and Conversatio…
 
Maths teachers Bobby Seagull and Susan Okereke invite you to join them in solving another maths problem - and this one brings us into the world of mode, median and mean. They also discuss the representation of maths in film and the role that popular culture plays in making maths accessible - and maybe even cool - to wider audiences. Bobby's Maths F…
 
NCETM’s Director for Primary tells us why she thinks teachers no longer need to provide different work for different children Debbie Morgan, NCETM Director for Primary, has been considering the practice of differentiation in the primary maths classroom – specifically the practice of planning for different questioning and supplementary tasks for dif…
 
Formal mathematical models have provided tremendous insights into politics in recent decades. Formal Models of Domestic Politics (Cambridge UP, 2021) is the leading graduate textbook covering the crucial models that underpin current theoretical and empirical research on politics by both economists and political scientists. This textbook was recentl…
 
Do you have students who struggle with math in your classroom? How can we get them to take the earbuds out and actually put in effort in our classes? On today’s episode we talk to Juliana Tapper from CollaboratEd and cover misconceptions about teaching students who struggle with math plus get some actionable tips about how to get these students mor…
 
Dr Tom Crawford AKA Tom Rocks Maths joins Bobby Seagull and Susan Okereke to chat about maths modelling, a great example of using maths in the real world. Tom, Bobby and Susan solve an important problem - biscuits are involved - and Bobby's Maths Fact really raises the temperature.... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The Status Quo in High School Math is Unaceeptable Date: June 14, 2022 Today, it seems as if nearly everyone agrees that high school mathematics needs to change. For far too long, math has not worked for far too many students. Math has not changed substantially in my lifetime, nor has it changed substantially for […]…
 
Today I talked to Seth Stephens-Davidowitz about his new book Don't Trust Your Gut: Using Data to Get What You Really Want in LIfe (Dey Street Books, 2022) Looking for advice on how to get a date, how to have a successful marriage, or just how to have a happier life? Don’t trust your gut, don’t trust conventional wisdom, and put down that self-help…
 
Plan S: the open access initiative that changed the face of global research. Robert-Jan Smits and Rachael Pells's book Plan S for Shock: Science. Shock. Solution. Speed. (Ubiquity Press, 2022) tells the story of open access publishing - why it matters now, and for the future. In a world where information has never been so accessible, and answers ar…
 
In this Where Are They Now? episode, we speak with Tom Marker, a 6th grade teacher from Ohio. Tom is back to update us on how he has progressed moving students away from relying on algorithms towards reasoning and applying strategies when solving problems. After an update from Tom, you’ll hear the current pebble knocking around in his shoe as he se…
 
Bobby Seagull and Susan Okereke present another maths problem for us to solve along with producer Jenny - and we'd love to see your calculations too! Tweet or Insta @mathsappeal Bobby and Susan also discuss expert vs novice learners, the 'curse of knowledge' and the emotions surrounding maths, and Bobby's Maths Fact is, shall we say, worth the weig…
 
The world around us is a four-dimensional world; there are three spatial dimensions, and one temporal dimension. Many of these objects emit an almost unfathomable number of photons. As we developed as creatures on this planet, we gathered the ability to sense the world around us; and given the amount of information represented as photons, it is no …
 
In this Math Mentoring Moment Episode, we speak with Jonathan Lind, a high school math teacher currently teaching at an American school in Qatar! Over his career, he has been working to build a more authentic math classroom starting with assessment as he leverages the power of problem solving and communication.. This is a Math Moment Maker Reflecti…
 
Bobby Seagull and Susan Okereke tackle a maths problem involving pizza - and possibly cherry pie - and Susan brings her A-game in the world of Maths Facts with a philosophical fact about circles. Also, Susan and Bobby offer practical advice for adults who are keen to become more maths confident, and they chat about the brilliant organisation Nation…
 
Kevin Knudson: Welcome to my favorite theorem, a math podcast with no quiz at the end. I'm Kevin Knudson, professor of mathematics at the University of Florida, and I am joined by your other co-host person. Evelyn Lamb: Hi, I am Evelyn Lamb, a freelance math and science writer in Salt Lake City, Utah. And I was actually thinking we should have a qu…
 
What is mathematical music? In Mathematical Music from Antiquity to AI (Routledge, 2022), musicologist Nikita Braguinski discusses how mathematics has historically been used to make music, how it continues to influence musical composition, and the ways in which it may influence music in the future, including through artificial intelligence (AI). Fr…
 
It has been a long school year for those in the Northern Hemisphere! Whether you are already off on summer break like our friends in the Southern States of the U.S. or whether you’re eagerly looking to the end of June like our Friends here in Canada, the time to rest, reflect and recharge for the next school year is upon us. In this episode, we wil…
 
Bobby Seagull and Susan Okereke return to spread the love for maths! Series 2 is focusing on problem solving so every episode will feature a maths problem that Bobby and Susan will solve together, going through the process step by step and - hopefully - making things that little bit less scary and that little bit more fun! They'll also discuss revi…
 
On a Thinking Classroom – Reflections after 8 years of Implementation Date: May 31, 2022 After spiraling courses for 5 years, I was lucky enough to hear Peter Liljedahl speak about Building Thinking Classrooms. With the energy of a young teenager I immediately implemented his ideas and never looked back. During this hour we will […]…
 
In this episode, we sit down for a chat with Dr. Tashana Howse, an associate professor of mathematics education at Georgia Gwinnett College. With over 22 years in mathematics education, Tashana has a wealth of experience teaching in the high school classroom and now helps to develop the teachers of tomorrow through preservice teacher education cour…
 
Professor Hannah Fry discusses her cervical cancer diagnosis - and subsequent attempt to make sense of it all. Making Sense of Cancer - Showing on BBC2 on June 2 and then on BBC iPlayer Telegraph Article Hannah Fry website Hannah Fry books - Amazon Numberphile videos with Hannah Hannah previously on the podcast Macmillan Cancer Support NHS Cancer h…
 
Professor Hannah Fry discusses her cervical cancer diagnosis - and subsequent attempt to make sense of it all. Making Sense of Cancer - Showing on BBC2 on June 2 and then on BBC iPlayer Telegraph Article Hannah Fry website Hannah Fry books - Amazon Numberphile videos with Hannah Hannah previously on the podcast Macmillan Cancer Support NHS Cancer h…
 
Professor Hannah Fry discusses her cervical cancer diagnosis - and subsequent attempt to make sense of it all. Making Sense of Cancer - Showing on BBC2 on June 2 and then on BBC iPlayer Telegraph Article Hannah Fry website Hannah Fry books - Amazon Numberphile videos with Hannah Hannah previously on the podcast Macmillan Cancer Support NHS Cancer h…
 
Physical objects are everywhere, and they're all made out of molecules, and atoms. However, the arrangement and refinement of these atoms can be the difference between a computer and sand, or between a tree and paper. For a species as reliant on tool use, the ability to conceieve of, design, create, and produce these materials is an ongoing concern…
 
A conversation with the AMSP's Core Maths coordinator, and an enthusiastic Core Maths teacher Cat van Saarloos coordinates support and development of Core Maths for the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP); Sam Halls-Barker teaches Core Maths in Essex. From the conversation, we find out what lessons are like and pick up some inspiring less…
 
As we continue another school year during this pandemic, educators everywhere are asking themselves: What should I focus on most? How can I help my students get ready for the next grade level? Do I have time to teach through problem solving or should I just teach with direct instruction? What resources can I use so that I cover the curriculum and s…
 
Geometry might be innate in the same way as language. There are many languages, each of which is an equally coherent and viable paradigm of thought, and the same can be said for Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. As our native language is shaped by experience, so might our “native geometry” be. Yet substantive innate conceptions may be a preco…
 
Rethinking the Traditional Warm Up Date: May 17, 2022 Typical warm up problems in math class often take longer than expected. How do you invite students to join classroom thinking without taking a significant amount of class time? This presentation will show some ways to invite students to find patterns, activate prior learning, and join […]…
 
Bobby Seagull and Susan Okereke are back! We've been away for a little while but Series 2 of Maths Appeal will return in June 2022, and the focus of this season will be Problem Solving. This teaser episode, published on National Numeracy Day 2022, features a maths problem and Bobby and Susan will break it down, talk us through it and work it out to…
 
Today we speak with Christine Michalyshen, a math consultant in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a mathematics consultant for the Frontier School Division, Christine shares her experiences early in her career as she struggled to meet the needs of her diverse student population with a wide range of mathematical readiness. After learning about Laney Sammons wo…
 
Robert Black is an author who has written a six-book series about seven influential mathematicians, their lives, and their work. We interview him and his books, and take a peek into the lives of these influential mathematicians. Addendum: Hey Breaking Math fans, I just wanted to let y'all know that the second material science podcast is delayed. [F…
 
Games are an established aide in pre-college mathematics education. Meanwhile, innumerable popular books have investigated the mathematics of games. In a new edited volume for the AMS/MAA Classroom Resource Materials Series, topologist and NSF educational program director Mindy Capaldi and contributors join advanced topics with innovative lesson de…
 
In this, their 100th episode and Season 3 finale, Greg and Patrick talk about the challenges and joys of a career in academia. Helping to ensure that we don’t let the bastards grind us down are the voices of three insightful assistant professors and three wonderful graduate students. Along the way, we also mention lining up the napkin, hug free zon…
 
In this episode of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast, we sit down with fellow Math Moment Maker, Chase Orton. Chase is a self-proclaimed “Imperfect and Unfinished Math Teacher” and today, we sit him down to talk about exactly what that means. The Imperfect and Unfinished Math Teacher is actually the title of Chase’s brand new book where h…
 
What is Experience First, Formailze Later (EFFL)? Date: May 3, 2022 In this presentation, we will present a few lessons that have been developed for a student-centered classroom. In these lessons, students work in small groups to experience the learning before the teacher formalizes the learning with definitions and formulas. Using this learning st…
 
In this episode Jon & Kyle outline their experience using worksheets. You’ll hear them outline different styles of worksheets while giving you insight on how to design them to maximize student thinking. You’ll learn when you should use a worksheet, what types of problems should go on the worksheet, and when you should ditch the worksheet altogether…
 
Powerful Moments in Math Class: Why Certain Experiences Stand Out for Students and How to Create More of Them Date: April 26, 2022 As teachers, we want our lessons to leave a long-lasting impression on students. When we understand the psychology behind our memories, we can use that knowledge to design powerful moments for our […]…
 
A teacher explains why, and how, he's moving from a primary school to a secondary maths department After five years as a primary teacher, Rob Shaw realised he wanted something different. That turned out to be a job as a maths teacher in a nearby secondary school. In this podcast episode he explains how it all came about, and how he feels as the fir…
 
In this special episode Kyle & Jon highlight and showcase one of their favourite new podcasts: Debate Math Podcast! Recently in episode 4 of the Debate Math Podcast Jon and his daughter Lucie went head-to-head against Kyle and his daughter Taliah to debate: Is a hotdog a sandwich? In this cross-posted episode you’ll hear the two hosts of the Debate…
 
Five suggested number lines for use in KS3 and KS4 maths lessons Becky Donaldson, from the NCETM's Secondary Team suggests five different number lines for use in lessons, including one appropriate for use with students aiming at the higher GSCE grades. Show notesTaking part in the discussion are: Becky Donaldson, NCETM Assistant Director for Second…
 
In this week's episode Patrick and Greg get to hang out with Noah Greifer from the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences at Harvard University to delve into the fascinating world of propensity scores: what they are, how we obtain them, and how they can be thoughtfully used to strengthen our causal inferences. Along the way we also mention Popu…
 
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