Making the Grade Podcast

Mastering your Math Mindset: a Conversation with Math Teacher, Mona

July 12, 2023 Season 1 Episode 11
Making the Grade Podcast
Mastering your Math Mindset: a Conversation with Math Teacher, Mona
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EP 011 | Mastering your Math Mindset: a conversation with math coach, Mona

“I’m just not a math person” is a common expression, but have you ever wondered why? Chicago teacher & math specialist, Mona, shares how she shifted from being a math avoider -> math master! With 15 years of experience as a classroom teacher, Mona shares some insights from allowing her students to struggle & apply problem solving strategies “thinking like mathematicians”.

A fellow podcaster, Mona’s passion in sharing her joy of math literacy with her students and other teachers has evolved since she made her own math discoveries as an educator (who knew multiplication as repeated addition could spark so much creativity!). As Mona says, “Teachers’ most powerful tool is themselves”.

This episode covers fostering a growth mindset around math in the classroom, transitioning into her new role as a coach, and some helpful tourist hacks on fun foods to try if you visit Chicago (hint: it’s not the deep dish pizza!). Mona’s can-do attitude in tackling math is contagious & will make you want to really dive into your math talks as a classroom teacher. Tune  in if you are looking for some new ideas around approaching math literacy, & stay for the fun tattoo stories ;)


Find out more about Mona here !


Mona’s links: 

IG: HelloMonaMath

Website: MonaMath.com Https://www.monamath.com 

Podcast: Honest Math Chat https://pod.link/1594635190


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