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Christina Tondevold
The Build Math Minds Podcast
The Build Math Minds podcast is for my fellow Recovering Traditionalists out there. If you don’t know whether or not you are a Recovering Traditionalist, here’s how I define us. We are math educators who used to teach math the traditional way. Flip lesson by lesson in the textbook, directly teaching step-by-step how to solve math problems. But now, we are working to change that to a style of teaching math that is fun and meets our students where they are at, not just teaching what comes next in the textbook. We want to encourage our students to be thinkers, problem solvers, and lovers of...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 122 ratings
Great podcast
I absolutely love listening to the weekly podcasts! As a grade 4 teacher, they always give me something to think about and push me to be a better math teacher.
Mme Shaw via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/14/21
So much more than a podcast, this is a gateway to an innovative, supportive learning community! Christina is incredibly generous with her energy and expertise, and in her gentle, positive, approachable manner, inspires me to improve my math education practice. Her annual (free!) Virtual Summit,...Read full review »
teachertania via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/30/20
The Right Time
I have followed Christina and the Virtual Math Summit for a few years and I always came away with great ideas. When school closed in March and the Number Sense 101 course opened early I decided it was the perfect time to go a lot deeper into my teaching practices. I am so glad I did. I joined as...Read full review »
juliewhitney via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/22/20
Recent Episodes
Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual Math Summit hosted by Build Math Minds: For this week’s episode, we get to hear a snippet from Zak Champagne and Dawn Dibley & Pam Tabor’s sessions. Go to for any links mentioned in the...
Published 06/13/21
Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual Math Summit hosted by Build Math Minds: To get you excited about the Virtual Math Summit, I thought I’d share a few snippets from sessions to give you a sneak peek over the summer before the summit starts. For this...
Published 06/06/21
Every year, since 2017, I get the pleasure of hosting the Build Math Minds Virtual Math Summit. This year, the free summit for elementary educators will be taking place July 29th and 30th, 2021. Registration is now open here: To get you excited about the Virtual Math...
Published 05/30/21
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