Math Before Breakfast

Math Before Breakfast
Two math teachers trying to become the teachers they wish they’d had.
18: February Funk
Mar 16 • 51 min
In this episode, we address effective and ineffective classroom management strategies. Spoiler alert: It all boils down to relationships.
What’s Your Takeaway - Live From VCTM
Mar 9 • 42 min
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.
17: Patty Paper
Mar 3 • 57 min
In this episode we reflect on I Love Math Day and discuss beginning tasks for prime & composite and angles.
16: My John d’Entremont Moment
Feb 24 • 50 min
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.
15: My Rounding Rules are the Shiz!
Feb 17 • 62 min
Third-grade teacher, Hannah Crews, joins us and we chat about division, fractions, and supporting colleagues’ growth.
14: Forty-Eighty-Sixteen
Feb 9 • 43 min
In this episode, we share some of our favorite technology tools we use to enhance math instruction.
13: I Love Math Day
Feb 2 • 54 min
In this episode we share ideas & resources for a special event celebrating math in your class, grade level, or entire school.
12: It Wasn’t Tweetable
Jan 27
In this episode we talk discuss introducing exponents, comparing decimals, and beginning decimal computation.
11: Is it Dice or Die?
Jan 24
We share some of our favorite math games that can be easily adapted for different levels.
10: That’s a Lot of Grapes
Jan 6 • 54 min
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.
9: That Eye-roll was Fierce!
Dec 30, 2018
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.
8: Living on Caffeine and Drive-Thru
Dec 24, 2018
In this episode we tackle questions from three teachers, as well as introducing decimal place value.
7: I Didn’t Learn to Tell Time Until the Eleventh Grade
Dec 15, 2018
In this episode we discuss elapsed time, decimal place value, Nearpod, and more.
6: Broken Calculators and the Power of Yet
Dec 8, 2018
In this episode we discuss favorite math tasks and routines we’ve tried recently in our classrooms.
5: What We’ve Changed
Nov 20, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode we talk about changes we’ve made to our daily warm up procedure and share free resources you can use tomorrow.
4: All Things Multiplication
Nov 10, 2018
In this episode we trace the development of multiplication skills from second grade to sixth grade, including skip counting, models, algorithms, and decimal multiplication.
3: Management Vs. Looking for the Math
Nov 4, 2018 • 49 min
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.
2: My Mom Took All the Snickers
Oct 27, 2018 • 49 min
This episode addresses big ideas in division, finding the mean when there’s a remainder, and numberless word problems.
1: Don’t Kill the Chicken
Oct 21, 2018 • 51 min
This week Ruth taught decimal place value and rounding, and Tracy taught division. What’s next?!
0: Math Before Breakfast Trailer
Oct 12, 2018 • 13 min
Welcome to Math Before Breakfast. We share how we met, a little bit of our teaching background, and the purpose of this podcast.