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CPM Educational Program is a non-profit publisher of math textbooks for grades 6-12. As part of its mission, CPM provides a multitude of professional learning opportunities for math educators. The More Math for More People podcast is part of that outreach and mission. Published biweekly, the hosts, Joel Miller and Misty Nikula, discuss the CPM curriculum, trends in math education and share strategies to shift instructional practices to create a more inclusive and student-centered classroom. They also highlight upcoming CPM professional learning opportunities and have conversations with math educators about how they do what they do. We hope that you find the podcast informative, engaging and fun. Intro music credit: JuliusH from pixabay.com.

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Join Joel and Misty as they celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day. Learn about when sugar cookies first were made and revel in fun facts like Pillsbury's world record for most cookies iced in one hour. Next, they continue their thought-provoking conversation with Kevin Dykema, president of NCTM, about promoting productive struggle in math classrooms. They talk about how teachers can balance encouraging perseverance with timely intervention to foster critical thinking and problem-solving sk...
It's Global Beatles Day! So first of all, Joel and Misty talk about the impact of the Beatles and their memories of them. Then it's part 1 of a conversation with Kevin Dykema. Kevin is the current President of NCTM and a 25-year middle school teacher from Michigan. He's also the co-author of Productive Math Struggle: A 6-Point Action Plan for Fostering Perseverance. Part 1 includes how to get stakeholders on board with productive struggle in math class.To connect with Kevin:X: @ kdykemaInstag...
Buckle up! It's the end of the school year and we've got a podcast filled with reflections, advice, and learnings!First, Joel and Misty discuss King Kamehameha Day. If you live in Hawaii (first, #envious), then you probably already know many of the fun facts that they share about King Kamehameha and a few of his amazing accomplishments. Then it's time for the FINAL installment of Join Them on Their Journey. Grahame, Mike, and Maggie share their final reflections on the year, make plans f...
It's another interesting podcast with Joel and Misty!First, they learn about the Scripps Spelling Bee and Misty's former spelling bee prowess as a child...Then, they have part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Mandy Jansen about rough draft thinking in the math classroom! If you missed part 1, please tune in to the May 14 podcast (here). Connect with Dr Jansen on X: @MandyMathEdOur final installment of Join Them on Their Journey will be next episode. Then it's a new Math Joke of the Podcast...
It's Season 4 on the More Math for More People podcast and we have some new segments in store for you this upcoming season!May 14 is International Chihuahua Appreciation Day - so first Joel and Misty discuss what they like about chihuahuas including Misty's rescue dog, Tabitha Chicken Bean. Then they begin part 1 of a conversation with Dr Mandy Jansen of the University of Delaware about rough draft thinking and revising in math class. You can find copies of the slides from Mandy's keyno...
This week on the More Math for More People podcast:Joel and Misty discuss National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Which do YOU prefer, crunchy or smooth? Raspberry or grape? Jam or Jelly? Make yourself a sandwich (with as many knives as you would like) and come listen!Mike Lolkus and Ernesto Bautista drop in to discuss how the ideas behind a growth mindset can both bolster students and create difficulties for students if not intentionally and consciously implemented. They introduce three practi...
Get ready for a blend of humor and insight with Joel and Misty on the More Math for More People Podcast as they celebrate "Let's Laugh Day" and Joel's quirky half birthday tradition.Then they delve into the world of discretionary spaces in education. Pam Lindemer and Adam Varnes join them to unpack how these spaces are pivotal to foster inclusive and safe learning environments. Imagine steering a ship with over a thousand decisions to make daily – that's the life of a teacher in the classroom...
First, it's National Potty Dance Day! Do you or your child have a potty dance? Or perhaps your doggo?Then Joel and Misty reflect on the 2024 CPM Teacher Conference which just wrapped up in Los Angeles, CA. The PL Team joins them with their reflections and take aways as well. We hope to see you next year presenting or attending in San Diego, CA on February 22-23, 2025!And we have another installment of Join Them on Their Journey from Maggie and Grahame. Send Joel and Misty a message!...
On this episode of More Math for More People, Joel and Misty first talk about National Hoodie Hoo Day. What is this, you ask? Well, you'll need to listen to find out!Then they have a conversation with Dr. Lara Jasien about the Teacher Research Corps. You can find more information about TRC at cpm.org/trc and apply HERE.Next Sara Thompson, the Regional Professional Learning Coordinator for the Southwest Region, stops in to talk about the National Teacher Institute that will run from June 24-28...
It's National Pie Day! Yes, the desert, not the number... Joel and Misty discuss some pie trivia and their favorite selections. Then Joel has a conversation with Cheryl Tucker about the Academy of Best Practices which will be held in Seattle in late July. Applications are open now!https://cpm.org/abp/Then Joel and Misty are joined by Amanda Huffman-Hayes CPM's Outstanding Dissertation Award recipient to talk about her research on sharing math authority. You can find Amanda at Twitte...
It's National Ambrosia Day! Joel and Misty chat about how they might celebrate.Also, they have a conversation with Andie Peterson-Longmore, a former CPM student and now a CPM teacher and member of the CPM Teacher Research Corps as well. Andie tells them about her experience with CPM as a student, adopting it at her school in WI several years ago, and her TRC project. Also, we have one more installment of Join Then on Their Journey and some farewells to 2023. See you in January!Send ...
It's National Pickle Day. Come celebrate with your pickle spear and listen to the More Math for More People podcast!This week we have a reprise of a very interesting conversation we had with Dr Leslie Dietiker of Boston University. Dr Dietiker is one of the key authors of the CPM courses and she talks with us about the mathematical storylines that are a key part of each CPM course. We also have another update from our Join Them on Their Journey teachers. Enjoy!Send Joel and Misty a ...
Knock Knock...Who's there?Joel and Misty...Joel and Misty who?Joel and Misty with a new episode of the More Math for More People Podcast!On this podcast episode, you'll hear some silly Knock Knock jokes in honor of National Knock Knock Joke Day. Have Knock Knock that you want to share? Please send it to us at cpmpodcast@cpm.org!Also, they have some more 2024 CPM Teacher Conference session sneak peaks for you. Early Bird Registration ends on 11/15/23. REGISTER HERE!!And lastly, Joel and Misty ...
Join Joel and Misty as they celebrate International Pronouns Day—highlighting the vital aspect of acknowledging and respecting an individual's chosen pronouns. Let's embark on increasing our understanding of the impact of pronouns in our day-to-day interactions. For more information on personal pronouns please visit: https://pronouns.org/dayThen they continue their conversation with Dr. Sarah Powell from the University of Texas at Austin, who shares her research on problem solving and p...
First Joel and Misty do a comprehensive, rapid-fire rundown of the National Day holidays. So many opportunities!Then we have another sneak peek for the 2024 CPM teacher conference featuring Ashley Boyd and John Hayes. They’ll be discussing how you can unlock potential and empower teachers. You don’t want to miss that!But wait, there's more! They also begin a conversation with Dr. Sarah Powell from the University of Texas at Austin about her research on teaching strategies for solving word pro...
Arrgh, Matey! Are you ready to transform your approach to math education? Prepare to shake things up as we journey towards the much-anticipated CPM teacher conference in Los Angeles, February 2024. We unveil a host of exciting updates - the fresh venue, innovative format, along with seven options for the Friday pre-conference, promising to enrich your professional journey. We'll give you some sneak peeks at some of the exciting sessions that will be a part of this engaging conference. Go and ...
Have you ever considered how liberating it could be to break away from the shackles of your schedule? Well, Joel and Misty kick off this episode by celebrating National Be Late for Something Day and discuss the importance of slowing down, reconnecting with our loved ones, and appreciating the world around us. In the second segment, they conclude their captivating conversation with Dr. Malia Height, a respected figure in the education field, delving into the intricate dynamics of assessme...
On this episode, Joel and Misty get a little off topic while discussing World Plant Milk Day, indulging in their stream of consciousness thoughts around plant milks, dairy products, and allergens. Then they have part 1 of an invigorating discussion about fostering and supporting positive struggle for students with disabilities with their guest, Dr. Malia Hite, a seasoned mathematics educator with over 20 years of expertise in working with students with disabilities.Send Joel and Misty a ...
Get ready to become a part of the fastest growing sport in the US - Pickleball! Ever wondered about the significance of staying out of the kitchen? Or what it means to be pickled? Joel and Misty have got you covered.Then they switch gears to explore the rhythm of math with the help of Jordan Orozco, a math teacher and math rap maestro. Discover how Jordan is making math fun and engaging with his creative and educational raps. So, treat your curiosity, and let us guide you through this excitin...
Join Joel and Misty they celebrate National Wine and Cheese Day, sharing their personal favorites.They they talk with a distinguished guest, Dr. John Staley, about his thoughts about revolutionizing high school mathematics. As a contributor to Catalyzing Change, he brings a wealth of knowledge on setting high standards for high school math, ensuring access for all students, and innovative teaching practices. They discuss the power of technology, the importance of reasoning, proof, and creatin...
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