Elementary Math Podcasts

Happy New Year, everyone!   I hope that everyone’s holiday break provided opportunities for you to share special times with loved ones as well as some much needed down time for you to recharge your batteries!  I wanted to share with you some fantastic podcasts that I’ve been listening to for a while now. It’s …

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Commitments Need Support (Are you getting yours?)

By Rob Lukasiak, NHTM President The leaves have fallen, summer is long gone, and hopefully, we have made a successful transition back to the routines (and chaos!) of the new school year.  The past few months have been very busy and exciting for me which also included the marriage of my daughter.  As a result, …

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Making Math Accessible Using Universal Design for Learning

Nineteen years ago when I started teaching, looking at how accessible my mathematics lessons were for all students was not even on my radar.  My college training taught me to think about my goals, objectives, and ways I could differentiate my lessons for advanced and struggling learners.  In creating lessons in this manner, I was …

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Jo Boaler’s New Release “Limitless Mind” – A Must Read for All

For those of you that have followed my posts over the course of the last year, you probably have figured out that I am a fan of Jo Boaler and all of her work around Mathematical Mindsets.  It is therefore no surprise that in this post I will talk about her most recent book “Limitless …

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Got Problems? (I sure hope so!)

When asked what we want students to know and be able to do, most teachers will often say they want their students to become good problem solvers and critical thinkers. But sometimes I wonder if our actions and assessment methods are in line with that wish. I know that many teachers feel lots of pressure …

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Math Escape Rooms Offer Both Engagement and Higher Order Thinking

The end of the year can be an extremely challenging time to keep students engaged in the mathematical material you are covering in class.  Normally, the hot weather and the thoughts of summer vacation have already taken root in a middle school student’s mind, making it almost impossible to complete any new material.  That, coupled …

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Workshop – Best Practices: #Mathwithtech

Date: August 15th Time: 8am-2pm Location: Bedford High School, NH Cost: $209 (Lunch included) Do you math with tech? Do you want to learn how? Wondering how to most effectively use tech in the classroom? This day long workshop is designed to help attendees think about best practices when mixing math and technology together. Join …

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