The Math Pod
Towards Automaticity and Computational Fluency
It's time for another season of The Math Pod with Cathy Fosnot. In this series, Cathy and her team explore "Developing Automaticity of the Basic Facts and Computational Fluency using Strings of Related Problems". Join us for a six-week journey through the exploration of Mini-lessons, intentionally-crafted strings, and the fascinating world of Cathy's mathematics landscapes for elementary and middle school students.


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As the saying goes, “ours is not to wonder why, just invert and multiply!” When multiplying or dividing fractions, how often do we put sense-making on hold and move directly to the algorithms? Tonight on the season finale of The Math Pod, Cathy Fosnot…

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Cathy Fosnot returns to The Math Pod to lead us in a conversation about representation of fractions and how powerful models (coins, clock, double number line, pick your price) can help students discover the connections between fractional equivalence…

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Subtraction is an operation that is complex and can have different meanings in different contexts. Often students (and adults) think of it in a limited way as the action of “take away”. In this episode, Laurie Clayton, Chrissy Chabot and Melissa…

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The Rekenrek is a powerful mathematical tool used to nurture the development of number sense, with its natural focus on the 5 and 10 structures, which is instrumental in helping children visualize numbers, and see them as collections of objects in…

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In tonight’ episode, Cathy Fosnot is joined by Richard Cazabon and Corry Ruttan, two educators from North Bay, Ontario to discuss minilessons from the carefully crafted unit, Groceries, Stamps, and Measuring Strips. The conversation explores the…

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In this opening episode of the series, Cathy Fosnot is joined by Melissa Peddie, Christina Chabot and Laurie Clayton to look at the role of Number Strings in the math classroom. Learn how number strings are carefully crafted to both encourage and…

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Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

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