Method to the Mathness

A monthly podcast about universal truths in math education.

Episode 2.3
Math Positive Mindsets

Released May 02nd, 2020

This month’s podcast episode features author and educator, Dr. Carrie Cutler. Listen in as Dr. Cutler shares her math story and how her book Math Positive Mindsets addresses the trends she noticed in mathematical mindsets. Her experience and candor shine through as she shares inspiration and tips especially relevant during this season of interrupted learning.


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tyrone howard

Episode 2.2
People Over Production: Featured Discussion, COVID-19

Released March 30th, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Tyrone Howard shares his perspective on the connective role that teachers and schools play within communities, particularly amidst the new and changing realities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. He talks about our current challenges, shines a light on the disproportionate impact of school closures to vulnerable members of our communities, and…


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cathy seeley

Episode 2.1
Season 2, Episode 1: Cathy Seeley, Tasks, Tests, and Teamwork

Released February 04th, 2020

This month’s podcast episode features educator, author, and leader Cathy Seeley. Cathy shares her unique math story as she invites us to consider the role of problem-solving within our own instruction. Join us for a timely conversation about high-stakes assessment, the crucial role of intentionally selecting learning tasks, and the energizing dynamic experienced through collaborating…


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Episode 9
Jennifer Lenhardt & Nikki LaLonde, “Celebrating Math Education in 2019”

Released December 31st, 2019

We are THRILLED to bring you the official highlight reel from this year. For this episode, we compiled some of the key insights from our guests throughout the year, and pulling it together is our way of celebrating the important work happening in the field of math education.


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Episode 8
Matt Larson, “Find Your 10%”

Released November 04th, 2019

This month’s podcast episode features educator and equity champion, Dr. Matt Larson. Matt shares how incredible teachers along his own learning journey helped him see himself as a learner of mathematics, and describes our role in impacting the positive learner identities of our students. Tune in to hear how decisions about the tasks we choose…


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Episode 7
Dr. Adrian Mims, Sr., “Relationships Matter”

Released September 24th, 2019

This month’s podcast episode features The Calculus Project founder, Dr. Adrian Mims, Sr. He shares his personal math learning journey and how The Calculus Project is designed to increase the number of students of color and low-income students who complete AP Calculus in high school. Dr. Mims describes the critical role that relationships play in…


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Nicole Bridge wearing a t-shirt printed with #inspiremathculture and Le'Vada Gray

Episode 6
Nicole Bridge and Le’Vada Gray, “You Belong Here”

Released July 24th, 2019

This month’s podcast episode features Math Solutions teammates Nicole Bridge and Le’Vada Gray sharing their math stories and practical tips for making math classrooms spaces where each and every student belongs. Le’Vada and Nicole discuss how to notice each student through their unique perspectives on what it means to be a person learning mathematics. Check…


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anthony colannino

Episode 5
Anthony Colannino, “A Learning Mindset”

Released June 18th, 2019

This month’s podcast episode features educator and champion of learning, Anthony Colannino. Anthony’s contagious passion for learning, growing, asking questions, and finding the most meaningful methods for offering feedback are key components of how he supports teachers and school leaders in operationalizing mindset research. Prior to joining HMH International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE)…


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tonya clarke

Episode 4
Tonya Clarke, Ph.D., “Mathematics and Social Justice “

Released May 29th, 2019

This month’s podcast episode spotlights educator Dr. Tonya Clarke. As the coordinator of K-12 Mathematics for a large public school system in the greater Atlanta area, Dr. Clarke knows first-hand the challenge of keeping math relevant for the students she serves. In this episode she shares her incredible experience using current events to spark student…


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caren holtzman and rusty bresser

Episode 3
Caren Holtzman and Rusty Bresser, “Shifting to a Number Sense Approach”

Released April 26th, 2019

This month’s podcast episode was recorded live at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) conference and features educators Caren Holtzman and Rusty Bresser. Caren and Rusty are both recipients of the Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award, recognizing teaching excellence in University of California San Diego’s faculty. They have authored several publications,…


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