Teachers' Voices Season 2 Episode 11

Join educational researcher Nina Alonso for this podcast series as she shares powerful stories from teachers around the world, talking in their own words about their own experiences. 

How can educators take some of the stress and anxiety out of mathematics?

In this episode, Nina talks to Lindsey Richland, Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine. Lindsey talks about the importance of teaching methods that incorporate reasoning skills. Nina also speaks to Dror Dotan, Head of the Mathematical Thinking Lab at Tel Aviv University, who describes the different knowledge processes that mathematical learning entails. Dror explains how understanding this can help in supporting individual learners. 

Nina also hears from two former mathematics teachers – Elena Flores, Principal of Colegio Madrid in Spain, and Nate Madick in California, the Educators Outreach Lead of the digital platform Brilliant. Both discuss digital resources for mathematics teachers.

Guests and resources

Lindsey Richland, University of California Irvine

Dror Dotan, Mathematical Thinking Lab

Elena Florez, Colegio Madrid


Nate Madick, Brilliant




Listen to Lindsey Richland discuss the importance of developing children’s reasoning skills on a previous episode of Teachers’ Voices. 

Read more by Dror Dotan: What’s the most effective way to learn the times table?

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