Best Math podcasts — Tutoring, analysis, and latest findings (Updated April 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
 
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.
 
A podcast about type theory
 
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.
 
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!
 
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.
 
The blog of Craig Barton @mrbartonmaths
 
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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.
 
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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On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Lucy Crehan Lucy is a former Science and Psychology teacher, turned international education consultant and explorer. She is also the author of one of my favourite books of the last few years, Cleverlands. In order to write the book, Lucy helped out in schools and lived with teachers in ...…
 
The spectre of disease causes untold mayhem, anguish, and desolation. The extent to which this spectre has yielded its power, however, has been massively curtailed in the past century. To understand how this has been accomplished, we must understand the science and mathematics of epidemiology. Epidemiology is the field of study related to how d ...…
 
Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton. This podcast comes live from the end of Day 4 at the BCME Maths Conference 2018. It is recorded with my co-host Jo Morgan (@mathsjem on Twitter and the creator of the online bible of maths resources, resourceaholic.com) . This episode we discuss… 1. Hann ...…
 
Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton. This podcast comes live from the end of Day 3 at the BCME Maths Conference 2018. It is recorded with my co-host Jo Morgan (@mathsjem on Twitter and the creator of the online bible of maths resources, resourceaholic.com) . This episode we discuss… 1. Prio ...…
 
Jim Hiebert from the University of Delaware discusses his career in mathematics education, from children's mathematical thinking to conceptually-rich teaching to systems of instructional change. Jim's Professional Website Jim's Remarks to SIG-RME The Teaching Gap See the comments for references Complete list of episodes…
 
Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton. This podcast comes live from the end of Day 2 at the BCME Maths Conference 2018. It is recorded with my co-host Jo Morgan (@mathsjem on Twitter and the creator of the online bible of maths resources, resourceaholic.com) . This episode we discuss… 1. Chal ...…
 
Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton. This podcast comes live from the end of Day 1 at the BCME Maths Conference 2018. It is recorded with my co-host Jo Morgan (@mathsjem on Twitter and the creator of the online bible of maths resources, resourceaholic.com) . This episode we discuss: 1. How ...…
 
Corey Drake from Michigan State University discusses the article, "Curriculum spaces for connecting to children’s multiple mathematical knowledge bases," written by Land, Bartell, Drake, Foote, Roth McDuffie, Turner, and Aguirre, published in the Journal of Curriculum Studies. Article URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00220272.2 ...…
 
Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton. This is another of my conference Takeaways, where I sit down at the end of a conference with a fellow delegate to share our main takeaways for the benefit of people who are unable to attend. This time the event was researchEd Blackpool, which was held in ...…
 
Heather Johnson (@HthrLynnJ) from the University of Colorado at Denver discusses her article, "A link between students' discernment of variation in unidirectional change and their use of quantitative variational reasoning," published in Educational Studies in Mathematics, Volume 97. (Co-author: Evan McClintock) Heather's Professional Webpage He ...…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I took a trip Down Under – via the medium of Skype (the Mr Barton Maths Podcast budget barely covers a trip to Tesco, let alone Australia) – and spoke to Oliver Lovell. Ollie is the head of Senior Maths and a Learning Specialist at Sunshine College in the west of Melbourne. Sunshine College is a d ...…
 
Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton. Now, this is an episode with a difference, and one which I hope will be the first in a series of similar episodes. I know many people are unable to make it to maths conferences and CPD events for a variety of reasons, and whilst it is incredible how Twit ...…
 
Information theory was founded in 1948 by Claude Shannon, and is a way of both qualitatively and quantitatively describing the limits and processes involved in communication. Roughly speaking, when two entities communicate, they have a message, a medium, confusion, encoding, and decoding; and when two entities communicate, they transfer informa ...…
 
This digest episode features the following summaries (timecodes indicated): (02:10) Thompson, P. W., Hatfield, N. J., Yoon, H., Joshua, S., & Byerley, C. (2017). Covariational reasoning among U.S. and South Korean secondary mathematics teachers. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 48, 95–111. Summarized by Jeremy Strayer (08:28) Lobato, J., & Wal ...…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Anne Watson and John Mason Now, I started the Mr Barton Maths Podcast over two years ago purely so I could talk to and learn from my heroes. And I have been ridiculously lucky with the guests who have been kind enough to give up their time to talk to me – Dylan Wiliam, the Bjorks, Doug ...…
 
Jonathan and Gabriel discuss what you have to expect with Breaking Math's second season!
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Helen Hindle Helen is the Director of Studies for Mathematics at a secondary school in East London Now, regular listeners to the show will know that one of the many areas of maths education I am pretty clueless about is mixed ability, or mixed attainment teaching. I have always taught i ...…
 
Zal Usiskin from the University of Chicago discusses his career in mathematics education. Zal's UChicago Profile UCSMP Textbook Series http://ucsmp.uchicago.edu/ We Need Another Revolution collected volume See the comments for references Complete list of episodes
 
Tori Roberts interviews Dr. Becky Morgan, a Cabrillo Psychology instructor with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. In this interview, Dr. Morgan discusses why she decided to major in mathematics, why she decided to get a graduate degree in a different field, the decision-making process of deciding a major, having support as a student, the beau ...…
 
Muteb Alqahtani from SUNY Cortland discusses the article, "Mediational activities in a dynamic geometry environment and teachers' specialized content knowledge," published in the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, volume 38. (Co-author: Arthur Powell) Muteb's Department Webpage Article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S07323123 ...…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Amir Arezoo. Amir is an experienced maths teacher, someone who has been head of maths in several schools, and who is now Vice Principal for Raising Achievement at Horizon Community College in Barnsley. I have wanted to get Amir on the show for a while. Listeners have requested more inte ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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