In this episode, math professor Anna Stokke sits down with mathematician and best-selling author John Mighton to discuss his passion for teaching math and his founding of JUMP Math, a charity dedicated to helping children achieve their full potential in mathematics.
Mighton shares his insights on the persistent myth that some people are not wired to be good at math and how this false belief has held back many students from realizing their full potential. They discuss the science of learning and the characteristics of successful math programs, highlighting the importance of providing ample opportunities for students to practice and master foundational skills. Mighton shares practical advice for teachers on how they can assess whether math instruction programs align with the science of learning. He shares his vision for a world where all children have access to high-quality math education.
This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in math education.
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All Things Being Equal: Why Math is the Key to a Better World by John Mighton
For the Love of Math by John Mighton
Intro and Outro music by Coma Media - Catch it
Transition music by Podington Bear - Camp
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