Best Math podcasts — Tutoring, analysis, and latest findings (Updated February 2019; image)
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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.
 
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! Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/breakingmathpodcast/support
 
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.
 
Interviews with people who love numbers and mathematics. Hosted by Brady Haran, maker of the Numberphile series on YouTube.
 
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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. Starting in 2018, Girls Talk Math has a sister chapter at the University of Maryland.
 
A mathematics podcast from ACMEScience featuring the best math stories from the world of maths
 
The blog of Craig Barton @mrbartonmaths
 
Join us as we spend each episode talking with a mathematical professional about their favorite result. And since the best things in life come in pairs, find out what our guest thinks pairs best with their theorem.
 
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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.
 
This podcast explores mathematics, mathematical philosophy and how that relates to the real world and our lives through the history of math. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/mathematically-speaking/support
 
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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Maths Appeal
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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.
 
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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Bobby and Susan talk about angles and lines, explaining how they teach the subject to their students and the common challenges faced by people getting to grips with it. Bobby's puzzle features pizza - not for the first time - and Susan speaks to the brilliant Anne-Marie Imafidon, co-founder of Stemettes. Anne-Marie explains how the idea for Ste ...…
 
Kevin Knudson: Welcome to My Favorite Theorem, a special Valentine’s Day edition this year. Evelyn Lamb: Yes. KK: I’m one of your hosts, Kevin Knudson, professor of mathematics at the University of Florida. This is your other host. EL: Hi. I’m Evelyn Lamb. I’m a math and science writer in Salt Lake City, Utah. KK: How’s it going, Evelyn. EL: It ...…
 
Author and campaigner Simon Singh talks about his fascinating career, a famous legal case, and his attempts to change the way mathematics is taught in UK schools. Simon Singh's website - links to all sorts of stuff Watch Simon's videos on Numberphile parallel - as discussed on the show Simon's books on Amazon Quest for a new £50 note Brady's vi ...…
 
Episode #11: PLAY IS THE ENGINE OF LEARNING: An Interview With Dan Finkel Show notes page: http://makemathmoments.com/episode11 Play is the engine of learning, that’s the mission of Dan Finkel and his team at MathForLove.com. Over the next 60 minutes, we’ll dive into Dan’s story about how he fell in love with math and in particular, teaching wi ...…
 
On this episode we continue the discussion of the concept of infinity. We discuss how infinity changed from the 17th century to today, how Georg Cantor shook the mathematical and religious worlds, and how infinity can help give us a meaning to a seemingly meaningless life. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/mathematically-spea ...…
 
The podcast could be described as above average this week as Bobby and Susan get to grips with statistics. Puzzle King Bobby puts on his dancing shoes for a Strictly-themed puzzle, and our guest is the brilliant Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, co-founder of Stemettes. In the first of a two-part interview, Anne-Marie tells us about her early love of ...…
 
***Download the changing the subject of a formula booklet to accompany this episode here: changing-the-subject-and-rearranging-formulae-booklet*** On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Naveen Rizvi. Naveen is Maths Curriculum Advisor for United Learning, creating pupil and teacher resources for the existing Year 7 and Year ...…
 
Our conversation begins with Jo sharing some of her memorable moments from math class followed by a rich discussion about the importance of thinking deeply to communicate mathematical understanding, ideas for differentiation in the math classroom, teaching through task, and much more! Get ready to grow your brain with a variety of amazing mathe ...…
 
Probability is everywhere, and Bobby and Susan are here to prove it. From the weather, to the national lottery, with dice-throwing in between, the two discuss teaching probability and common pitfalls students face. This week's guest is Simon Singh, maths champion and science author. He chats to Susan about maths education and his favourite math ...…
 
On Relatively Prime we talk a lot about mathematicians and their research, but it has been a long time since we have talked about an absolutely integral part of how people end up becoming mathematicians and doing research…Math Teachers. After all if there were no math teachers then who would first tempt us into the world of mathematics with won ...…
 
In Episode 9 of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast we have another Mentoring Moment episode coming your way with Kirsten Dyck, a grade 7/8/9 math teacher in rural Saskatchewan. Kirsten is working though how to bring out effective learning goals in all the great lesson ideas she’s already using. Listen in as we welcome Kirsten to the po ...…
 
Welcome, fellow Mathsketeers! This week, Bobby and Susan discuss the language of algebra and why it's so important. Bobby sets a puzzle related to the topic, and it just so happens to feature one of Susan's heroes. Our guest is the comedian Ken Cheng who tells us about his maths story which involves learning long division when he was young, stu ...…
 
Breaking Math will return with a third season in early February with an episode series about game theory starting with "The One where they Parody 'Saw'". We also talk about some upcoming news and such. Until then, enjoy in-the-works podcast "The Soapbox: a Podcast about Speech and Debate" by Santa Fe Trail Media (our parent organization), which ...…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Chris Smith. Chris is an experienced maths teacher up in sunny Scotland. He is a self-confessed maths geek, Pi Day enthusiast and TED talker. He is the creator of some of TES’ most popular maths resources, and the author of an excellent weekly maths newsletter. And if that wasn’t enough ...…
 
Kevin Knudson: Welcome to My Favorite Theorem, a podcast about mathematics, favorite theorems, and other random stuff that we never know what it’ll be. I’m one of your hosts, Kevin Knudson. I’m a professor of mathematics at the University of Florida. This is your other host. Evelyn Lamb: Hi, I'm Evelyn Lamb. I'm a freelance math and science wri ...…
 
On this episode, we begin our discussion on Infinity by defining what it means to exist. Existence is a massive aspect to formal mathematics, yet it is never defined what kind of existence is meant in mathematics. We break down three kinds of existence and show their effect on mathematics through the history of calculus and how it evolved. Calc ...…
 
In this episode we talk to Katrien Vance who is a veteran teacher that set a total different approach to give her students a sense of direction and help them stay focused. We outline why she did it, how she did it, and how it all worked out for the students. You’ll learn: How to redefine success in your classroom. How to create lessons where st ...…
 
Fostering the Equitable Math Talk Community Part 2 Presented by: Shannon Kiebler Engaging students in math discourse is reliant upon a strong math community. How can we empower students and defeat helplessness in efforts to reach higher levels of math discourse? Come explore simple, yet transformative ideas to better your community and therefor ...…
 
Fostering the Equitable Math Talk Community Part 1 Presented by: Shannon Kiebler Engaging students in math discourse is reliant upon a strong math community. How can we empower students and defeat helplessness in efforts to reach higher levels of math discourse? Come explore simple, yet transformative ideas to better your community and therefor ...…
 
Get your maths on with Bobby Seagull and Susan Okereke! This week they tackle percentages and Bobby's corresponding puzzle has a musical flavour to it. Our guest is science and maths champion Gareth Jones, who you may know as Gaz Top from TV show How 2 or more recently from his podcast Gareth Jones on Speed. He took the time to chat about his l ...…
 
In episode 7, Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr talk with Making Math Moments That Matter online workshop participant, Sarah-Jane Wells about realizing her personal privilege has affected her teaching habits, how she’s been working on Sparking curiosity consistently to get kids engaged and keep them on task… and a BIG can of worms was opened when the con ...…
 
This week, Bobby Seagull and Susan Okereke discuss multiplicative reasoning. It's a bit of a mouthful, but there's a lot to say about it! The guest is Mike Ellicock, Chief Executive of National Numeracy, who chats about the organisation's aims to help people of all ages gain confidence in maths.
 
On this episode, we finish the discussion on Richardson's Theory of War and with his proposed causes and pacifiers of war. Also we have a discussion on the massive importance of cause vs. correlation Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/mathematically-speaking/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor…
 
True Talk with the Gurus of Open Up Resources 6-8 Math Part 2 Presented by: Sara Vaughn, Martin Joyce, Morgan Stipe and Jen Arberg Implementing a new curriculum is never easy – especially when it involves completely changing your teaching methods and philosophy. Each of these “Gurus” experienced such change when they adopted the problem […]…
 
True Talk with the Gurus of Open Up Resources 6-8 Math (Part 1) Presented by: Sara Vaughn, Martin Joyce, Morgan Stipe and Jen Arberg Implementing a new curriculum is never easy – especially when it involves completely changing your teaching methods and philosophy. Each of these “Gurus” experienced such change when they adopted the problem […]…
 
Kevin Knudson: Welcome to My Favorite Theorem, a podcast about mathematics, theorems, and, I don't know, just about anything else under the sun, apparently. I'm Kevin Knudson. I'm one of your hosts. I'm a professor of mathematics at the University of Florida. This is your other host. Evelyn Lamb: Hi, I'm Evelyn lamb. I'm a freelance math and sc ...…
 
NCTM Favorites 2018 Presented by: Julie Ruelbach, Rose Roberts, Carmel Schettino, Karen McPherson, and Leigh Nataro If you weren’t able to attend the NCTM Annual Conference this year or attended some sesssions that were less than helpful, then this Global Math Department webinar is for you. Come hear Note: Watch the full presentation at: https: ...…
 
Helping Students See How Graphs Work Presented by: Heather Johnson Students see graphs in their daily lives. Students interpret and create graphs in math classes. But, what do students think graphs represent? I share how we can guide students to see beyond what graphs look like, and help students to understand how graphs can represent […]…
 
Math Talks: Adapting the Number Talks Structure for Secondary Mathematics Classrooms Presented by: Michelle Rinehart, Amy Multer How can effective Number Talk routines be adapted to meet the needs of secondary classrooms? Explore strategies and resources for implementing Math Talks in Gr. 6-Algebra. See how Math Talks can provide opportunities ...…
 
Computer hackers, Klein bottles and searching for a lost teacher - Cliff Stoll is a man with stories to tell. Cliff's Klein bottle website The man with 1000 Klein bottles under this house Cliff Stoll videos on Numberphile The Cuckoo's Egg by Cliff Stoll Silicon Snake Oil by Cliff Stoll Boing Boing article about Cliff's predictions With thanks t ...…
 
This week we interview the great James Tanton. Author, curriculum writer, speaker, creator of Exploding Dots and spreader of joyous mathematics! We bet that you’ll find yourself smiling as you listen to James’ enthusiasm for joyous mathematics. You’ll Learn: Why Education at all levels K-12 is intellectually rich, profound, deep, wonderful, and ...…
 
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to David Didau. David is a former English teacher, who now works as an educational consultant. He is the creator of the incredibly popular Learning Spy blog, which was hugely influential for me when I was working on How I Wish I’d Taught Maths. David is also the author of not one, but two ...…
 
Bobby and Susan discuss how they approach additive reasoning in the classroom, and Bobby sets one of his soon-to-be-legendary puzzles based on that topic. This week's guest is Danielle Newnham, co-founder of F Equals, who chats to Susan about her maths journey, working in tech and the need for visible women role models in the world of STEM.…
 
On this episode we begin our discussion of Lewis F Richardson and his mathematical theory of war. This mathematicians perfectly encapsulates the thesis of this show: math is human Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/mathematically-speaking/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
 
Throw Everything and See What Sticks Presented by: Jason Slowbe What can the Dog Whisperer teach us about Class Culture? What can Restaurant Impossible teach us about Curriculum Design? Who can argue with NCTM’s slogan “More and Better Mathematics for Each and Every Student”? (I can, kinda) As classroom teachers we get a bunch of […]…
 
Planting the Seeds of Algebra Presented by: Monica Neagoy Children of today, leaders of tomorrow, will use technological tools that far exceed our imagination. This reality begs the question: What is our purpose in teaching computation, for instance, when already-existing tools can compute, solve or simulate faster and more efficiently than we? ...…
 
Facilitating Discussion Presented by: Eileen Mooney Facilitating discussion in a mathematics classroom can be challenging. Many students have never been in a classroom where legitimate discussion about mathematical topics has occurred, thus developing such discussions can be awkward and seemingly impossible. Over the last five years, I have bee ...…
 
Increasing Dialogue in the Math Classroom Presented by: Kevin Dykema We know that dialogue in the mathematics classroom is essential to engage each and every student and develop their understanding of concepts. Let’s explore some easy to implement ways to increase the level of dialogue in your class! Hosted by: Sheila Orr Note: Watch the […]…
 
Rethinking Review Days Presented by: Kelly Rooney & Tyrone Martinez-Black Review days, review packets, test prep worksheets. Ever pine for something more substantial for your students that build conceptual understanding rather than cramming information? Well, throw out those old, dull review worksheets and save your review days for somet ...…
 
Samuel has been in the middle of a big move this month, more on this in upcoming episodes, but they did not want you to be without a mathematical podcast to end the old and start the new year so here is a year in review episode (with a special twist)x from Samuel and Peter Rowlett’s old podcast Math/Maths. From the original Math/Maths descripti ...…
 
In our first Mentoring Moments episode we chat with Nicole Martin, a 3rd/4th grade math teacher in Las Vegas Nevada. Nicole was struggling with how to structure her math lessons in a way that is engaging yet meaningful when she has so many great resources she’s found online. Nicole shares with us how after finding so many great math resources o ...…
 
Bobby and Susan get to grips with fractions and decimals, and Bobby's puzzle this week features his fashion icon, the Waistcoat Wearer Gareth Southgate. Our guest is maths writer and broadcaster Alex Bellos - the self-styled 'foreign correspondent of maths' - who chats to Susan about the power of storytelling and why maths is not as geeky as it ...…
 
Evelyn Lamb: Hello and welcome to My Favorite Theorem, a math podcast where we ask mathematicians what their favorite theorem is. I’m one of your hosts, Evelyn Lamb. I’m a freelance math and science writer in Salt Lake City, Utah. And this is your other host. EL: I’m all right. It’s fall here, or hopefully getting to be fall soon. KK: Never hea ...…
 
Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations Presented by: Robert Berry Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations identifies and addresses critical challenges in high school mathematics to ensure that each and every student has the mathematical experiences necessary for hi ...…
 
Necessary Conditions: Ingredients for Successful Math Classrooms Presented by: Geoff Krall Take a look at pieces of Geoff Krall’s book on Secondary Math. He’ll share the inspirations for the book as well as a framework for pedagogy for secondary math teachers. You’ll see excerpts from the book as well as printables to advance your practice. […]…
 
Park City Mathematics Institute/Teacher Leadership Program Presented by: Peg Cagle, Cal Armstrong and Dylan Kane An intensive, three-week residential program, the PCMI/TLP provides participating middle and high school math teachers with the unique opportunity to engage in a deep dive into their own professional development, alongside parallel c ...…
 
Park City Mathematics Institute/Teacher Leadership Program Presented by: Peg Cagle, Cal Armstrong and Dylan Kane An intensive, three-week residential program, the PCMI/TLP provides participating middle and high school math teachers with the unique opportunity to engage in a deep dive into their own professional development, alongside parallel c ...…
 
Developing Mathematical Thinking Through Problem Solving Presented by: Amie Albrecht Working mathematically is about more than knowing facts, recalling definitions and applying techniques to familiar problems. I teach a course at the University of South Australia to develop problem-solving skills in pre-service maths teachers (primary and middl ...…
 
In this episode, Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr share 3 moves to ignite TEACHER action in the classroom so you can spark curiosity and fuel sense making in your students. We outline how we’ve used these moves in our classrooms to make significant learning gains with our students and give you valuable tips on so you can incorporate these moves regularl ...…
 
Bobby and Susan get to grips with types of numbers and Bobby follows this up with one of his puzzles. While you're working that out, we'll hear the second part of Bobby and Susan's chat with Johnny Ball about attitudes towards maths and the maths curriculum - and a little later, Bobby and Susan have a go at a maths rap....…
 
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