42 minutes | Sep 28th 2020

#96 : Focus & Grow - A Where Are They Now Math Mentoring Moment.

In another “Where are they now?” episode series we bring back on 5th grade math teacher Matt Makuch from Victoria BC. Matt’s back to talk about the changes he made in his classroom around Vertical non-permanent surfaces, anticipating student solutions, and differentiating his instruction to meet all levels of learners in his class. 

This is another  Math Mentoring Moment episode where we talk with a member of the Math Moment Maker Community who is working through struggles and together we brainstorm possible next steps and strategies to overcome them. 

You’ll Learn: 

  • How to help the varying levels of learners in your classroom; 
  • What it looks like to spiral your curriculum; 
  • How Vertical Non-Permanent surfaces can change your career! 
  • What we should really be focussing on when we’re planning our lessons. 


Matt’s First Episode on our Podcast

Episode 9 with Kirstyn Dyck

Episode 14 with Sunil Singh

Episode 45 with James Tanton & Exploding Dots

Episode 45 with Peter Lijedahl 

Random Grouping Cards from Jon

Episode 44 with Christina Tondevold

Episode 33 with Peg Smith & 5 Practices

Episode 10 with Jo Boaler 

Steve Wyborney’s Resources

The Complete Guide to Spiralling Your Math Class

Problem Based Tasks and Units  from the Academy

Matthew Makuch on Twitter