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Episode 10: Empowering Students as Math Learners: An Interview with DeAnn Huinker

Updated: Jul 30, 2021






Visual of the Mathematics Teaching Framework


Desiree Harrison 0:00

It’s such an honor and privilege to have the very first Kids Math Talk Podcast guest today. We will be discussing the teaching framework for mathematics, which takes the 8 teaching practices, talks about their relationships, and how identity and engagement factor into those to build and sustain positive Kids Math Talk. If you are unfamiliar with these practices, here they are -

1.Establish mathematics goals to focus learning

2. Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving

3. Use and connect mathematical representations

4. Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse

5. Pose purposeful questions

6. Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding

7. Support productive struggle in learning mathematics, and

8. Elicit and use evidence of student thinking.


Listen now for suggestions on how to use this framework for designing face to face or online learning and then later on head to my website kidsmathtalk.com/podcast to find a link to the actual framework.


Desiree Harrison 1:42

The 8 Mathematics teaching practices can be a lot to think about individually, and I’m so excited to learn from our guest about how to make these practices more manageable, so that we ensure that we continue to design and implement high quality instruction as children return to learning this fall.

Our guest today is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she was the chair of the writing team for the NCTM’s Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics Catalyzing Change book, she’s a former NCTM board member, and lead writer for both the Taking Action and Principles to Actions books that I reference so often on this podcast, so let's welcome DeAnn Huinker.