#61 How To Write A Math Book (Part 1) with Allison Dillard and Jennifer Flenner

allison loves math podcast Dec 27, 2021
How to Write a Math Book (Part 1) with Allison Dillard and Jennifer Flenner

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Today’s episode is an exciting one! Jennifer Flenner, the co-author of my new book Crush Hypothesis Testing, is interviewing me on how you, as a teacher, can spread your love of math by writing books that will inspire kids, parents, and teachers beyond your classroom and school.  




Allison and Jennifer discuss:

  • What made Allison start writing math books [4.20]
  • Building a community of math enthusiasts [6.13]
  • Why should you as a teacher write math books? [7.09]
  • The creation of the Love Math Journal [8.17]
  • How to get started and write your book  [11.20]
  • Advice for getting your book idea or concept just right [16.17]


  • Learning never happens in isolation, it happens in community - Jenifer Flenner
  • Different Resources work for different students and different teachers. The more options we have the better - Allison Dillard
  • Get to the end of the first draft and then make revisions - Allison Dillard

Check out Jennifer's episode: Tips for Teaching Introductory Statistics


Check out Allison's Books:

  • Raise your Math Grade: Get this FREE short book, which is a toughen-up math manifesto mixed with you-can-do-it enthusiasm. It is an open educational resource, meaning you can share it freely with friends, students, and colleagues. 
  • Crush Math Now:  Order this best-selling Amazon book! It is a study guide packed with all the advice Allison has given students over the years on math mindset, study skills, and test-taking strategies.
  • Love Math Journal: Get this growth mindset journal to help 4th-8th grade students to succeed in and love math. This journal is co-authored by Allison and Nicole Thomson, who had been on Episode# 44 Using Gratitude to Help Students Overcome Math Anxiety.
  • Crush Hypothesis TestingThe five-step method to make hypothesis testing easier and understandable. I wrote this book with Math Professor Jennifer Flenner and you can read the first two chapters of Crush Hypothesis Testing for free at www.allisonlovesmath.com/free.

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