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Dr. James Grime – Numberphile

James Grime is a presenter for the well known Numberphile YouTube videos and for the Enigma Project in the UK. After working in research in combinatorics and group theory, James joined the Millennium Mathematics Project from the University of Cambridge. On their behalf James ran The Enigma Project, with the aim to bring mathematics to life through the fascinating history and mathematics of codes and code breaking. Spys! Secrets! And secret messages! We ask James about his love of all things mathematical and communicating this love to school students and the general public.[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41715871/03-20-15%20James%20Grime.mp3]

24 Mar 2015

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Prof. Bill McCallum – Common Core and Illustrative Mathematics

Prof. Bill McCallum is University Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Head of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona. He is lead author of the Common Core State Standards and president of Illustrative Mathematics. We ask Prof. McCallum about his work with Illustrative Mathematics as well as his reaction to the national controversy surrounding the Common Core Standards. What was the original intention? How can math teachers make the most of the standards in the classroom?[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82726094/MathEdOut/09-08-2014%20Prof%20Bill%20McCallum.mp3]

9 Sep 2014

Rank #2

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Shorts: #NCTMIndy day 1 feat. Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer taught high school math to students who didn’t like high school math. He has advocated for better math instruction on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and TED.com. He currently studies math education at Stanford University, speaks internationally, and works with textbook publishers, helping them move from education’s print past to its digital future. He was named one of Tech & Learning’s 30 Leaders of the Future and an Apple Distinguished Educator. He lives in Mountain View, CA. Here is a short interview with Dan Meyer following his opening session at the 2014 NCTM Regional Conference in Indianapolis[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82726094/MathEdOut/10-30-14%20NCTM%20Indy%20-%20Dan%20Meyer.mp3]

30 Oct 2014

Rank #3

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Justin Aion – 180 Blogging

18 months ago, Pittsburgh teacher Justin Aion decided to write a blog post for every day that he was in the classroom. He had no idea where it would take him but he soon found that interesting things started to happen. Not least of all he quickly gained many math teacher followers who related to his very honest reflections. Justin is also well known by the math ed. twittersphere and he is regularly to be found discussing how to get better at teaching math on social media. He also hosts a popular middle school math chat once a week and tweets with his math students. We ask Justin about his experience in the blogger/twittersphere and if what he is doing is something we should replicate, or just how to make the most out of the online community. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41715871/04-28-2015%20Justin%20Aion.mp3

29 Apr 2015

Rank #4

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Steve Leinwand – The State of Education

Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at AIR and has over 35 years of leadership positions in mathematics education.  He currently serves as mathematics expert on a wide range of AIR projects that turn around schools, improve adult education, evaluate programs, develop assessments and provide technical assistance. We ask Steve his thoughts on the current state of education in the US, what we can do to get better and what we can learn from various systems across the globe. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41715871/Steve%20Leinwand%2006-16-2015.mp3

16 Jun 2015

Rank #5

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Prof. Malcolm Swan

Malcolm Swan is Professor in Mathematics Education at the University of Nottingham and has been a leading designer-researcher since he joined the faculty in the Shell Centre for Mathematical Education in 1979. His interests lie in the design of teaching and assessment, particularly the design of situations which foster reflection, discussion and metacognitive activity, the design of situations in which learners are able to construct mathematical concepts, and the design of assessment methods that are balanced across learning goals – and thus have a positive backwash effect on teaching and learning. Diagnostic teaching, using ‘misconceptions’ to promote long term learning, has been an ongoing strand of this work. He has led design teams on a sequence of internationally funded research and development projects including work for UK examination boards and the US NSF-funded Balanced Assessment project and the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS). He has designed courses and resources for the professional development of teachers, evaluating their impact on student learning and on the beliefs and practices of experienced teachers. These materials have been sent by the UK Government and the Bowland Trust to all schools and other relevant educational institutions. In 2008 he was awarded the ISDDE Prize for educational design for The Language of Functions and Graphs.[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82726094/MathEdOut/10-25-14%20Malcolm%20Swann.mp3]

28 Oct 2014

Rank #6

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#TMC14, day 3 feat. Eli Luberoff (Desmos)

Day 2 from this year’s Twitter Math Camp. Discussions on sessions attended included: Overall impressions of the conference The Middle School Games Session Developments with Desmos, with Eli Luberoff https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82726094/MathEdOut/TMC14%20day%203%20-%20Eli%20Luberoff.mp3

27 Jul 2014

Rank #7

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#TMC14 – day 2, feat. Dan Meyer and Kate Nowak

Day 2 from this year’s Twitter Math Camp. Discussions on sessions attended included: Trends in the Math TwitterBloggerSphere Rewriting your curriculum to make the most of the Common Core Standards https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82726094/MathEdOut/TMC14%20day%202%20-%20Dan%20Meyer%20and%20Kate%20Nowak.mp3

26 Jul 2014

Rank #8

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#TMC14 – Day 1 feat. Steve Leinwand

Day 1 from this year’s Twitter Math Camp. Discussions on sessions attended included: Using games to aid learning Keynote: Steve Leinwand on the WHY, not the HOW Formative assessment strategies 180 Blogging Creating foldables[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82726094/MathEdOut/TMC14%20day%201%20-%20Steve%20Leinwand.mp3]

24 Jul 2014

Rank #9

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Fawn Nguyen – Creating and Using Rich Activities in the Math Classroom

This week we are joined by well known blogger and math teacher from Southern California, Fawn Nguyen. Known for her engaging lesson activities and honest blogposts, Fawn talks to us about how to create and execute rich and engaging lesson activities in the math classroom. We also discuss her inspiration for creating the website visualpatterns.org[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82726094/MathEdOut/07-08-2014%20Fawn%20Nguyen.mp3]

9 Jul 2014

Rank #10