Are you a teacher frustrated because the math curriculum you use has no pulse and is a disservice to your students? Are you perplexed when your math students often lack curiosity, number sense, and math reasoning? The Estimation 180 podcast will help you and your students. Andrew Stadel, the creator of Estimation 180, shares practical tips and strategies with educators on how to liven up their math curriculum so they can harness student curiosity, build number sense, and develop math reasoning skills that are transferable to all parts of the math classroom. Join Andrew and teachers from all grade levels (elementary through secondary) on this number sense journey.
Andrew shares how range can be the heart of estimation so students can better develop their math reasoning. He used to be scared of building range with students. Learn how he overcame that fear by having students create braver lower and upper limits and by learning how to utilize a local and global range.
Stay tuned at the end of the episode for a bonus tip and BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
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E180 #2: How Visuals can Help Students Develop Better Math Reasoning
Andrew shares how not using visuals in his math class prevented students access to math conversations. Visual math landscapes are an invitation for both students and teachers to enjoy learning math together.
Hear the lesson he learned and two practical strategies that will get students to focus on critical elements in visual math landscapes to harness curiosity, build number sense, and develop math reasoning.
E180 #1: Mirroring Questions and Curiosity Exchanges with Students
In the first episode of the Estimation 180 podcast, Andrew Stadel shares one of the biggest mistakes he ever made as a math teacher. Hear Andrew’s mistake, the lesson he learned, and strategies to help you avoid making the same mistake. You’ll also hear how that same mistake helped inspire Estimation 180, a site to help students build number sense.
But wait, there’s more…
Learn two practical strategies (mirroring and curiosity exchanges) that help students develop their math reasoning.