Interviews with Marilyn Burns

Interview by Roger Boswarva and Virginia Koenig featured on The Learning Curve
“Math Made Easy”

Hear Marilyn explain how easy math is to understand along with why so many have had difficulty in ‘getting it’.” Click here to access his interview.

Interview by Stan Goldberg featured on Senior Dad
After being exposed to the teaching methods of Marilyn Burns at a meeting at his daughter’s school, Stan Goldberg wanted to ask Marilyn her thoughts on teaching today. Click here to access his interview with her on

Scholastic’s Teacher Radio
Teacher Radio is an audiomagazine that includes 6- to 10-minute programs on various topics of interest to educators. On behalf of Scholastic, we’re pleased to offer you the opportunity to listen to past audio interviews with Marilyn Burns by Nina Jaffe. Many interviews are based on our Teaching Arithmetic series—lessons that work for grades 1–6. Others are based on So You Have to Teach Math?, another useful resource book from Math Solutions. We hope you’ll enjoy these brief and motivating messages.

To listen, click on any of the title links listed below. (MP3 format)

Questions from Teachers Struggling to Change the Way They Teach Math

Why Teach Measurement?

All About Algorithms

Managing the Classroom for Teaching Arithmetic

Teaching the “Why” of Math

The Value of Word Problems

A Thanksgiving Math Lesson

Curriculum for Solving Problems

Mismatch Between Real-Life Math and School Math

Principal Observations

Handling Math Homework

Calculators in Elementary Classes

Leading Class Discussions

Planning Activities in Math Class

Understanding Math Standards

Making the Parent Connection

Literature and Math

Writing and Math

Teaching Manipulatives

Math Basics and Number Sense

Teaching Math in First or Fifth Grade

Multiplication Facts

Special thanks to Scholastic’s Teacher Radio.