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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Community Discussion Podcast Discussion Ep01: Introduction to Making Math Moments That Matter

  • Ep01: Introduction to Making Math Moments That Matter

    Posted by Kyle Pearce on December 29, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    What are your big take-aways from this episode?

    What are you hoping to implement now?

    What will you need more time to reflect on prior to implementing?

    Kyle Pearce replied 2 years, 5 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
  • 6 Replies
  • Heather Morin

    Member
    January 18, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Understanding that motivation is a concern throughout all the grades

    • Kyle Pearce

      Administrator
      January 26, 2020 at 8:08 am

      Isn’t that the truth!
      This became extremely evident to me when I started working with teacher as a math coach / professional development facilitator. 

      In many cases, I work harder to engage adults than I do to engage teenagers! 

      As we learn – from primary through high school and beyond – it is harder for us to realize that there is so much more learning to do. Most importantly, learning is extremely helpful regardless of the content area to grow our brains to become better problem solvers and build our intuition.

  • Susan Creenan

    Member
    June 18, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    My big take-away is the reason I am here. How do I spark the curiosity for learning in students? I have always taught where I pre-teach the lesson. I remember when I did the Dan Meyer’s filling the aquarium. I did the same thing you all did, and the students had no clue as to where to start. I had the same experience. I have tried lots of different ways to build curiosity, but it seems I always fell back to the same old – I teach first.

    I am hoping that I will use the 3 part method -AND STICK TO IT. It is hard to learn this during the summer, and not being able to practice when it is fresh in my mind. But, I am holding myself accountable this time to make sure these students have what they deserve. I am using this summer to learn as much as I can. It is going to be difficult to figure out how it will all work because we don’t know what the next school year will look like in the classroom when we start back to school. I appreciate the resources you have to learn from.

    • Kyle Pearce

      Administrator
      June 18, 2020 at 10:57 pm

      Fantastic to hear that you’re looking to use the framework and stick with it!

      A great place to start might be the Resilient Problem Solvers course… it is only 4 lessons and might give you a nice starting point before heading into other courses like the Make Math Moments From A Distance course.

  • Regina Dill

    Member
    June 29, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Have to admit I listened to this walking on my phone earlier so I skipped to the end on this format. As a teacher at an alternate school I am very excited to work towards Making Math Moments That Matter in my classroom because it will keep them engaged, learneing math, and out of trouble!

    • Kyle Pearce

      Administrator
      June 29, 2020 at 4:53 pm

      Glad you’re doing some learning while keeping yourself active! Great way to learn!