The Allison Loves Math Podcast

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

#49 A Standards-Based Approach to Social-Emotional Learning with Greg Mullen allison loves math podcast Jun 22, 2021

Today, I interview Greg Mullen, a CA credentialed K-8 teacher, host of the Exploring the Core Podcast, and author of Creating a Self-Directed Learning Environment about how to teach both social-emotional learning skills and math standards to our students.

Greg covers:

  • What standards are at...
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#48 How to Help Kids get Unstuck in Math with Nicole Santamaria allison loves math podcast Jun 15, 2021

This week, I interviewed Nicole Santamaria, a bilingual occupational therapist and founder of OT for Real Life, about why some kids get stuck in math and how we can help them get unstuck.

Nicole shares:

  • What occupational therapists do and how they can support students struggling in math
  • ...
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#47 The Importance of Statistics allison loves math podcast Jun 08, 2021

In today’s podcast, I'm experimenting with a new episode format! There's no guest and it's going to be a short and quick episode geared towards Statistics students. If you’re a Statistics teacher, I encourage you to share this podcast episode or the YouTube video with your class. It...

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#46 How to Help 5th, 6th, and 7th Graders Develop a Growth Mindset about Math with Kabo Sekoele allison loves math podcast Jun 01, 2021

Today, I talk with Kabo Sekoele, an online math tutor from South Africa and former civil engineering student, about how parents can help their 5th-7th grade kids strengthen their skills in and mindset about math.

Kabo shares:

  • What growth mindset is and why it’s crucial to student success...
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#45 The Love Math Journal with Nicole Thomson allison loves math podcast May 25, 2021

In today’s episode, my co-author Nicole Thomson and I talk about a new growth mindset resource we’ve created for 4th-8th graders called the Love Math Journal!

You can get the Love Math Journal today on Amazon.com and, for Nicole's Canadian friends, you can also get it on ...

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#44 Using Gratitude to Help Students Overcome Math Anxiety with Nicole Thomson allison loves math podcast May 18, 2021

**Following this interview, Nicole and I decided to join forces to create the Love Math Journal, a growth mindset resource for 4th-8th graders with 200+ quick prompts, affirmations, and reflections. It will be available on Amazon starting May 23rd!

This week, I interview Nicole Thomson, former...

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#43 Helping Women Overcome Imposter Syndrome in Math and STEM with Bia and Zoey allison loves math podcast May 11, 2021

Today, I have a super fun talk with Zoey and Bia, co-hosts of the How to Rob a Bank Podcast, about how we can help girls and women in STEM and math to overcome imposter syndrome.

Bia and Zoey discuss:

  • What imposter syndrome is and how it can affect one’s success in math and STEM

  • The...

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#42 Making Algebra Friendly with Gabriel Rojas allison loves math podcast May 04, 2021

In today’s interview, I talk with Gabriel Rojas, college professor, author of the Algebra User Manual, and recipient of the ASCE New Faces of Engineering Award, about how learning math is similar to learning a new language.

Gabriel and I discuss:

  • Different stages of mastery of a subject,...
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#41 Five Tips to Help Students Develop a Math Positive Mindset with Carrie Cutler allison loves math podcast Apr 25, 2021

Today, I interview Dr. Carrie Cutler, a clinical assistant professor of Elementary Mathematics Education at the University of Houston and the author of Math-Positive Mindsets, about 5 strategies teachers and parents can use to help students approach math in a positive way.

Carrie covers:

  • The...
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#40 Advice for First-Generation College Students Who Want to Major in Math with Eduardo Godinez allison loves math podcast Apr 18, 2021

In today’s interview, I talk with Eduardo Godinez, a first-generation college student graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics from UCI this spring, about his advice for other first-generation college students who want to major in math.

Eduardo discusses:

  • How to build your own support system...
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#39 How to Be an Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims allison loves math podcast Apr 11, 2021

In today's interview, I am honored to talk with NYT Bestselling author and former Stanford Dean, Julie Lythcott Haims about how to be and raise an adult.

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult and the award-winning memoir Real...

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#38 Helping Your Young Kids to Love Math with Teena Carroll and Susan Tarabulsi allison loves math podcast Apr 04, 2021

Today, Teena Carroll & Susan Tarabulsi, two math-loving moms of young kids, share different ideas about getting our young kids to enjoy math!

Teena Carroll is a math professor at Emory & Henry College with a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech. Susan Tarabulsi is a math major at George Mason...

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