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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
 
Learn how to rapidly do Math calculations in your head! Perfect for students in algebra, geometry, calculus, or any math course. Also great to get an edge in business or in the workplace. Also very helpful for students taking the GRE, SAT, LSAT, MCAT, and other standardized tests. Free yourself from using calculators and iphone applications to do basic math. Impress your friends with your mental math abilities!
 
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.
 
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!
 
Student-Created Tutorials Companion to our iTunes Education Podcast
 
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The history of physics as a natural science is filled with examples of when an experiment will demonstrate something or another, but what is often forgotten is the fact that the experiment had to be thought up in the first place by someone who was aware of more than one plausible value for a property of the universe, and realized that there was ...…
 
Hello. This is Jonathan Baca from Breaking Math here with a quick message. We will be back Tuesday June 19th with an episode on Bell's inequality, which is an important and meaningful problem in quantum physics that confirms some strange and unintuitive properties of entanglement. So how do particles speak to each other from far away? What do w ...…
 
Michael Steele from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and Craig Huhn from Holt High School (Michigan) discuss their new book, A Quiet Revolution: One District's Story of Radical Curricular Change in High School Mathematics, published by Information Age. Mike's Professional Webpage Craig's District Webpage See the comments for references C ...…
 
Jere Confrey from North Carolina State University discusses her career in mathematics education, including her ideas about children's mathematical thinking, learning progressions, and the Common Core State Standards. Guest host: Kim Morrow Leong Jere's Professional Webpage Turn on CC Math Scaling Up Digital Design Studies (SUDDS) See the commen ...…
 
The fabric of the natural world is an issue of no small contention: philosophers and truth-seekers universally debate about and study the nature of reality, and exist as long as there are observers in that reality. One topic that has grown from a curiosity to a branch of mathematics within the last century is the topic of cellular automata. Cel ...…
 
A paradox is characterized either by a logical problem that does not have a single dominant expert solution, or by a set of logical steps that seem to lead somehow from sanity to insanity. This happens when a problem is either ill-defined, or challenges the status quo. The thing that all paradoxes, however, have in common is that they increase ...…
 
This digest episode features the following summaries (timecodes indicated): (2:06) Doerr, H. M., DelMas, R., & Makar, K. (2017). A modeling approach to the development of students’ informal inferential reasoning. Statistics Education Research Journal, 16(2), 86–115. Summarized by Jeremy Strayer (6:47) Rubel, L. H., Hall-Wieckert, M., & Lim, V. ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Jonathan and Gabriel discuss what you have to expect with Breaking Math's second season!
 
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
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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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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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Jonathan and Gabriel discuss four challenging problems.
 
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…
 
What does it mean to be a good person? What does it mean to make a mistake? These are questions which we are not going to attempt to answer, but they are essential to the topic of study of today’s episode: consciousness. Conscious is the nebulous thing that lends a certain air of importance to experience, but as we’ve seen from 500 centuries of ...…
 
Jonathan and Gabriel discuss ___forNon___ (blank for non-blank); a podcasting collective they've recently joined. Check out more at blankfornonblank.com.
 
Go to www.brilliant.org/breakingmathpodcast to learn neural networks, everyday physics, computer science fundamentals, the joy of problem solving, and many related topics in science, technology, engineering, and math. Mathematics takes inspiration from all forms with which life interacts. Perhaps that is why, recently, mathematics has taken ins ...…
 
Frank Salas is an statistical exception, but far from an irreplicable result. Busted on the streets of Albuquerque for selling crack cocaine at 17, an age where many of us are busy honing the skills that we've chosen to master, and promply incarcerated in one of the myriad concrete boxes that comprise the United States penal system. There, he s ...…
 
Mandy Jansen and Dawn Berk from the University of Delaware discuss their article, "Investigating alignment between elementary mathematics teacher education and graduates' teaching of mathematics for conceptual understanding," from Harvard Educational Review. Co-author: Erin Meikle. Mandy's Professional Webpage Dawn's Professional Webpage See th ...…
 
In a universe where everything is representable by information, what does it mean to interact with that world? When you follow a series of steps to accomplish a goal, what you're doing is taking part in a mathematical tradition as old as math itself: algorithms. From time immemorial, we've accelerated the growth of this means of transformation, ...…
 
The culture of mathematics is a strange topic. It is almost as important to the history of mathematics as the theorems that have come from it, yet it is rarely commented upon, and it is almost never taught in schools. One form of mathematical inquiry that has cropped up in the last two centuries has been the algorithm. While not exclusive to th ...…
 
Susan Friel from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discusses her career in mathematics and statistics education, her work on Connected Mathematics, and her part in the NCTM (1991) Professional Standards for Teaching. Susan's Professional Webpage Connected Mathematics middle school curriculum See the comments for references mention ...…
 
Language and communication is a huge part of what it means to be a person, and a large part of this importance is the ability to direct the flow of that information; this is a practice known as cryptography. There are as many ways to encrypt data as there are ways to use them, ranging from cryptoquips solvable by children in an afternoon to fou ...…
 
Paul Cobb from Vanderbilt University received the 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award from the AERA Special Interest Group on Research in Mathematics Education. This special episode features the remarks he made at the SIG-RME business meeting in San Antonio, TX, on April 28, 2017. Thanks go to Janine Remillard for capturing the audio of this prese ...…
 
Humanity, since its inception, has been nebulously defined. Every technological advancement has changed what it means to be a person, and every person has changed what it means to advance. In this same vein, there is a concept called “transhumanism”, which refers to what it will mean to be a person. This can range from everything from genetic e ...…
 
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