The 10 Best Elementary Math Podcasts to Binge Right Now
Looking for the best elementary math podcasts?
And more specifically, the best elementary math podcasts for teachers?
Most podcast list blogs out there say their podcasts are for anybody and everybody.
But, let’s be real here.
We teachers have very specific needs.
And we don’t have the time or brain space to just listen to people talk about math.
If we’re going to spend our precious time and attention on something, we know it needs to be relevant to what we do and where we are professionally.
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The Best Elementary Math Podcasts: Your Ultimate List
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A personally curated list of THE best elementary math podcasts, specifically for teachers.
10. Learning to Love Math Podcast
If you’re an upper elementary teacher who’s secretly googling things like, “how to teach place value,” or, “Do students really need to memorize their math facts” – then this podcast was MADE for you!!
It’s a PLC on the DL for teachers who say things like, “I’m not a math person,” or, “Literacy is my jam.
You’d also probably love my free Facebook group for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade teachers.
I share a ton of free resources in there, and I’m always looking for ways to better support teachers.
9. Get More Math Podcast
I just recently discovered the Get More Math Podcast and I am obsessed.
I really love Josh’s approach to teaching math, and his perspective on things like learning loss.
If you’ve been feeling discouraged by where your students are as a result of the pandemic (or, anytime as a teacher, really), then you NEED to listen to this episode.
When I say that the Get More Math podcast is one of the best elementary math podcasts for teachers, I’m not exaggerating!
8. Learning Through Math
They’re committed to providing quality professional development in each episode by sharing their wealth of experience, and by interviewing some incredible guests.
I especially like this episode – where they talk about visualizations in math, and how we can start to get away from the “sit and get” learning model for students.
7. Math Therapy
Vanessa is just SO REFRESHING.
Her podcast, Math Therapy, addresses the anxiety and trauma that students have faced, and how that affects our personal relationships with math.
While it technically isn’t an elementary math podcast, her content is realtable to all teachers – and the content is a MUST.
Her episodes about mindset are everything.
6. Math is Figure-Out-Able With Pam Harris
I love Pam’s honesty as a host of this podcast.
I’m sure many believe that we should stop labeling students, I’ve felt that too.
But she and Kim have so nicely and clearly articulated exactly how I feel about that, in this episode of the Math is Figure-Out-Able podcast.
5. Math Before Breakfast
The Math Before Breakfast podcast is just an awesome setup for a podcast.
3 times a week, Tracy, Jay and Ruth go on an early-morning run together.
They talk about what’s going on during the math blocks of their classrooms, and the conversations were just SO good, they knew they had to share them with the world.
And I’m so glad they have!! I especially enjoyed this episode – because I learned some interesting things about prime numbers, and heard another perspective on multiplication fluency.
4. Everything Math Podcast by Dr. Nicki Newton
Dr. Nicki Newton is just a genius. I so appreciate everything she’s done for teachers, students and the education profession!
She’s especially well-known for her topic of math running records.
Usually, this is something we upper elementary teachers only do for guided reading.
But she’s here to challenge that.
In this episode of the Everything Math podcast, she talks about equity in education, which I think is SO important for the math block of our classroom (or for education overall, really).
If you’re interested in seeing h ow she does math running records in the classroom, she walks us all through it in this YouTube video.
3. Making Math Moments That Matter
I love that Kyle and Jon immediately build community with their podcast by calling their listeners “Math Moment Makers.”
It really shows you who the podcast is for and what they’re all about!
The episode above shares how to do the flipped math classroom the right way, including how to get students engaged with problem-based lessons.
2. Math is Natural Podcast
This newer podcast by Aubree from Aubree Teaches is super promising!!
If you like to browse Instagram for ideas and inspiration, you’ll definitely want to follow her account – because she’s always sharing what’s happening in her classroom.
I always like to see what other teachers are doing and thinking of how I can make that work with my students.
1. Build Math Minds Podcast
I just love everything Christina does.
In this particular episode of the Build Math Minds podcast, she talks about how math problems can have more than one correct answer.
Note: this episode is NOT about how a problem could be SOLVED in different ways.
It’s about how the SAME problem, can have several, different, correct answers.
It’s a fantastic exercise for any elementary teacher, but you’ll especially like it if you’ve struggled to use word problems in your instruction.
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When I was originally writing this post, I actually wanted to compile a top 20 list.
But I just couldn’t find 10 more podcasts that I could recommend to you.
So when I say these are THE best elementary math podcasts, I mean it.
I did my research.
I might have missed an amazing one, though! If I did, be sure to drop your list of the best elementary math podcasts in the comments below.
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