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Math Teacher Lounge is a video series designed just for K–12 math educators. Your hosts Bethany Lockhart Johnson and Dan Meyer will dig deep into topics you care about and interview guests you need to know about. (Also games—there will be games!)

Latest segment

Math Teacher Lounge Summer 2021 Sendoff

Bethany and Dan have a special thank you for our subscribers, including details on how to stay in touch over the summer. Hint: Join our Facebook group!

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Previous segments

Episode 6, Segment 3: Math in Public with Omo Moses

“The minute you put a mathematical idea in a public space, I think it sends a different message to kids and to folks in a community about mathematics.”- Omo Moses

 

MathTalk’s CEO Omo Moses enters the Math Teacher Lounge to chat with Bethany Lockhart Johnson and Dan Meyer. Watch their conversation to learn about how communities can create positive math experiences for all.

 

Be sure to join our Facebook group to continue the conversation, view exclusive content, and more!

 

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Episode 6, Segment 2: Math in Public Games with Molly Daley and Chris Nho

What does a noun generator and math in public spaces have to do with each other?­

 

Molly Daley and Chris Nho are back in the lounge to answer this question. In this segment they join Bethany and Dan for a mathematizing public places game. Watch the video to join in the game and see how you can spot and make sense of math in public spaces. Be sure to join our Facebook group to share how you use math in public spaces, view exclusive content, and more! ­

 

Learn more about Public Math by visiting public-math.org.

 

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Episode 6, Segment 1: Math in Public with Molly Daley and Chris Nho

Where is the most unusual place you have seen math in the last year? In this segment of Math Teacher Lounge, Public Math’s Molly Daley (@mdaley15) and Chris Nho (@nhoskee) join Bethany Lockhart and Dan Meyer to discuss all the unique places one can find math, including a laundromat, to elicit and invite math conversations.

 

Learn more about Public Math by visiting public-math.org.

 

Be sure to join our Facebook group to share the most unusual place you’ve seen math, view exclusive content, and more!

 

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Episode 5: Slow reveal in an 8th grade classroom
In the latest segment of the Math Teacher Lounge series, Dan Meyer (@ddmeyer) substitute teaches an 8th grade class. Students interact with a few activities authored by Dan using the slow reveal described first in the Power of Data Science segment.

 

Curious how Dan found his way to this class? Our Math Teacher Lounge Facebook group made it happen! Join the group today and catch up on previous segments and stay in-the-know with all things MTL.

 

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Episode 4, Segment 3: Wrong and brilliant with Megan Franke • The conversation around wrong and brilliant in the classroom concludes with UCLA Professor Megan Franke (@meganlfranke). Professor Franke discusses with Bethany (@lockhartedu) and Dan (@ddmeyer) the amazing things students are doing in math (in a pandemic!) and more.

 

Join the Math Teacher Lounge Facebook group for bonus content, interact with fellow educators, and more!

 

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Episode 4, Segment 2: Wrong and brilliant with Mandy Jansen  • University of Delaware professor and author Mandy Jansen (@mandymathed) joins Bethany Lockhart Johnson and Dan Meyer i to continue the discussion around wrong and brilliant and the idea of rough draft math

 

Join the Math Teacher Lounge Facebook group for bonus content, interact with fellow educators, and more!

 

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Episode 4, Segment 1: Wrong and brilliant • Is there a different and better way to teach rightness and wrongness in math class? In this segment, Bethany and Dan use a Desmos activity to discuss how wrong and brilliant answers can reveal student understanding and inform your instruction.

 

Join the Math Teacher Lounge Facebook group for bonus content, interact with fellow educators, and more!

 

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Episode 3: The power of data science with Jenna Laib • Curious how data science can reveal profound noticings in your math class? Special guest Jenna Laib joins Bethany Lockhart Johnson and Dan Meyer to discuss this and the power of data science in the classroom.

 

Join the Math Teacher Lounge Facebook group for bonus content, interact with fellow educators, and more!

 

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Episode 2: Effective and ineffective technology in the math classroom• Bethany Lockhart Johnson and Dan Meyer discuss technology in the math classroom with the following special guests: Idil Abdulkadir, Robert Berry, Lauren Carr, Steve Leinwand, Francis Su, and Theresa Wills.

 

Also, be sure to join our Math Teacher Lounge Facebook group to continue in the conversation.

 

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Episode 1: Welcome to MTL, let’s talk distance learning! • In this episode, Bethany and Dan talk distance learning. You’ll learn a little about what’s in store for series subscribers, listen to your hosts figure out the topic du jour by playing a game, and hear from Idil Abdulkadir as the group discusses real vs. fake Zoom norms.

 

Also, be sure to join our Math Teacher Lounge Facebook group to continue in the conversation.

 

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About your hosts

Bethany Lockhart Johnson

Bethany Lockhart Johnson is an elementary school educator and author. Prior to serving as a multiple-subject teacher, she taught theater and dance, and now loves incorporating movement and creative play into her classroom. Bethany is committed to helping students find joy in discovering their identities as mathematicians. In addition to her role as a full-time classroom teacher, Bethany is a Student Achievement Partners California Core Advocate and is active in national and local mathematics organizations. Bethany is a member of the Illustrative Mathematics Elementary Curriculum Steering Committee and serves as a consultant, creating materials to support families during distance learning.

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 earned his doctorate from Stanford University in math education and is currently the Chief Academic Officer at Desmos, where he explores the future of math, technology, and learning. Dan has worked with teachers internationally and in all fifty United States and was named one of Tech & Learning’s 30 Leaders of the Future.

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