Math Before Breakfast
By Tracy Proffitt, Ruth Erquiaga
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Three mornings a week, we meet before breakfast for an early-morning run. We spend most of our time planning and reflecting on what's happening in our classrooms. This has become our favorite professional development, so we figured, why not share these moments with you. Tracy is a 4th grade math and science teacher, and Ruth is a 6th grade math teacher.
||CleanEp 18: February Funk||In this episode, we address effective and ineffective classroom management strategies. Spoiler alert: It all boils down to relationships.||3/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's Your Takeaway - Live From VCTM||In this episode, three guests join us to share takeaways from Day 1 of VCTM and give a preview of the sessions they are leading on Day 2.||3/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17: Patty Paper||In this episode we reflect on I Love Math Day and discuss beginning tasks for prime & composite and angles.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16: My John d'Entremont Moment||In this episode we talk about Hands on Equations, our favorite resources when starting a new unit, student proposed conjectures, and math as a story.||2/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15: My Rounding Rules are the Shiz!||Third-grade teacher, Hannah Crews, joins us and we chat about division, fractions, and supporting colleagues' growth.||2/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14: Forty-Eighty-Sixteen||In this episode, we share some of our favorite technology tools we use to enhance math instruction.||2/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13: I Love Math Day||In this episode we share ideas & resources for a special event celebrating math in your class, grade level, or entire school.||2/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12: It Wasn't Tweetable||In this episode we talk discuss introducing exponents, comparing decimals, and beginning decimal computation.||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: Is it Dice or Die?||We share some of our favorite math games that can be easily adapted for different levels.||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: That's a Lot of Grapes||To celebrate our tenth episode, we invited special guest, Van Hoffman, to talk about his experience teaching fifth and sixth grade math for the first time.||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: That Eye-roll was Fierce!||In this episode we explore modeling equivalencies between fractions, decimals, and percents on a grid. We also talk about our evolving opinions of the flipped classroom model.||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8: Living on Caffeine and Drive-Thru||In this episode we tackle questions from three teachers, as well as introducing decimal place value.||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7: I Didn't Learn to Tell Time Until the Eleventh Grade||In this episode we discuss elapsed time, decimal place value, Nearpod, and more.||12/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: Broken Calculators and the Power of Yet||In this episode we discuss favorite math tasks and routines we've tried recently in our classrooms.||12/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5: What We've Changed||In this episode we talk about changes we've made to our daily warm up procedure and share free resources you can use tomorrow.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4: All Things Multiplication||In this episode we trace the development of multiplication skills from second grade to sixth grade, including skip counting, models, algorithms, and decimal multiplication.||11/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3: Management Vs. Looking for the Math||In this episode we reflect on a Lesson Study project about the order of operations, decimal multiplication, and the importance of listening for students' mathematical ideas during tasks.||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2: My Mom Took All the Snickers||This episode addresses big ideas in division, finding the mean when there's a remainder, and numberless word problems.||10/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1: Don't Kill the Chicken||This week Ruth taught decimal place value and rounding, and Tracy taught division. What’s next?!||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 0: Math Before Breakfast Trailer||Welcome to Math Before Breakfast. We share how we met, a little bit of our teaching background, and the purpose of this podcast.||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Fellow math teacher here. Love your podcast! Please keep them coming!
I really don’t care about math bc I teach English, but somehow these two make it interesting? I didn’t even know that was possible. It’s the mark of a good teacher to be excited enough about your topic that you meet at 5:30am to talk about it when you could be sleeping. Their enthusiasm is contagious!