The Allison Loves Math Podcast

Celebrating leaders, legends, and trailblazers who are empowering the world to love math. 

#36 How To Make Statistics Exciting with Jim Frost allison loves math podcast Mar 21, 2021
Today, I talk with Jim Frost, best-selling Statistics author and the wildly popular blogger at statisticsbyjim.com, about how to make Statistics engaging, exciting, and more relatable for Introductory Statistics students.

We discuss:
  • How Statistics research differs from how math is taught in...
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#35 How a Liberal Arts Degree Will Help You In Math and Research with Catherine Roberts allison loves math podcast Mar 14, 2021

This week, I interview Catherine Roberts, Executive Director of The American Mathematical Society and Math Professor at College of the Holy Cross, about the far-reaching impact her liberal arts education from Bowdoin College has had on her research, teaching, and career.

In this episode,...

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#34 Tips for Teaching Introductory Statistics with Jennifer Flenner allison loves math podcast Mar 07, 2021

In this episode, I talk with Jennifer Flenner, math professor and my co-author for the upcoming book, Crush Hypothesis Testing, about teaching Introductory Statistics!

Jennifer and I give a sneak peak at our process and tips for hypothesis testing including: 

  • Why so many students...
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#33 Using Stories to Teach Number Sense with Jonily Zupancic allison loves math podcast Feb 28, 2021

In today's Allison Loves Math Podcast interview, I interview Jonily Zupancic, author of Making Mathineers, about how to use stories in math class to build number sense.

Jonily shares:
  • How stories can be used to better understand and teach math students
  • The noteworthy differences between...
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#32 Raise Money-Smart, Money-Empowered Kids with John Lanza allison loves math podcast Feb 21, 2021

In today's interview, John Lanza, author of The Art of Allowance and creator of The Money Mammals, and I talk about tips to help parents raise money-smart kids.

We discuss: 

  • How to give your child a head-start in understanding money 
  • The importance of teaching kids about spending,...
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#31 How Executive Functioning Impacts All Aspects of Learning with Stephanie Pitts & Rachel Kapp allison loves math podcast Feb 14, 2021

In today's episode, I talk with educational therapists, Stephanie Pitts and Rachel Kapp, about how executive function skills affect how a child learns math.

  • What executive functioning is and why it's important 
  • The best way to ask a teacher for help when your child needs to do things...
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#30 Radically Reimagine Your Math Class with Melissa Dean allison loves math podcast Feb 07, 2021

In this interview, I get to chat with Melissa Dean, math teacher and infamous blogger at Dean of Math, about ways to shake things up in your math class!

In this episode, Melissa shares: 

  • Creative ways to kick off your math class
  • Two simple questions to get kids engaged 
  • Why school and...
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#29 Get Your Child Off the High School Hamster Wheel with Betsy Jewell allison loves math podcast Jan 31, 2021

In this Allison Loves Math Podcast episode, I chat with Betsy Jewell, host of The High School Hamster Wheel podcast and expert in helping out parents who are running in circles trying to help their teen navigate what to do after high school.

In this episode, Betsy shares: 

  • Why you...
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#28 Using Music to Alleviate Math and Test Anxiety with Margaret Dahlberg allison loves math podcast Jan 24, 2021

Margaret Dahlberg isn't the typical guest you'll find on a math podcast! She is a classically trained pianist, composer, and music educator... and Allison is talking with her today about music, emotions, and math anxiety. 

In this episode, Allison and Margaret discuss:

  • Margaret's story of...
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#27 Introducing Pure Math to High School Students with Steve Warner allison loves math podcast Jan 17, 2021

Steve Warner loves math, specifically teaching pure math, writing pure math books, and helping to introduce pure math concepts to math-loving high school students.

 

In this episode, I interview Steve Warner, math professor at Hofstra University and bestselling author of more than 30 books,...

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#26 Making Math Instantly Relevant with Denis Sheeran allison loves math podcast Jan 14, 2021

Denis Sheeran, the author of Instant Relevance and a former math teacher, loves helping math teachers to make math more interesting, relevant, and engaging for students.

In this episode, we cover: 

  • Stepping out of your comfort zone as an educator 
  • How a simple trip to New York led to...
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#25 Preparing Early (and Easily) for the ACT with Laura Link allison loves math podcast Jan 10, 2021

Laura Link, the founder of Link Private tutoring and the Communications Director of The National Test Prep Association, loves helping students with math (and everything else) on the ACT! 

In today's interview, Laura shares with us: 

  • How to introduce test prep correctly (and...
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