Helping Teachers Students to Become Resilient Problem Solvers

DOWNLOAD THE BUILDING RESILIENT PROBLEMS SOLVERS GUIDE

Download the 3-page printable guide that will give you 3 actionable tips to build resilient problem solvers in your math classroom. 

Learning Together to Create Positive Changes in Math Classrooms

PROBLEM BASED LESSONS THAT BREAK THE MOULD

Learn, access, and download resources for lessons that spark curiosity and fuel sense making in your students through active learning instead of passive memorization.

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Keep up to date with new ideas, tips, and resources by reading what's going on in my classroom.

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How are you assessing your students? What tech tools do you use? How do you structure your lessons and units? What are the routines that encourage learning? Read my selected posts about these ideas and more.

Take Our Free Mini Online Workshop

Learn how to create powerful moments by SPARKING curiosity, FUELLING student sense-making, and IGNITING teacher action in your math class with this 4-part video series on Making Math Moments That Matter.

Hour Glass Multiples

In this 3-Act Task students will be presented with a puzzling video of 3 “hour glass” sand timers. Students will solve a brain-teaser like problem while ultimately learning about common multiples and the least common multiple (LCM).

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MATH BEFORE BED

Helping Families & Classrooms Change Math Discussions

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Math Before Bed is a collection of prompts that can inspire mathematical discussions that you and your children can have before bed, at dinner, or anytime.

About Jon Orr

I’m a high school math teacher at John McGregor Secondary School in the Lambton-Kent District School Board in Ontario Canada. When not teaching my students and spending time with my family I lead workshops and presentations on teaching pedagogy in the math classroom. As an Apple Distinguished Educator and Desmos Fellow I routinely talk about implementing technology and great teaching strategies in my classroom. Lately I’ve been excited about promoting struggle in my students and teaching them about resilience while problem solving. I live in Tilbury Ontario Canada with my wife and three daughters.

Jon’s Qualifications

If you’re wondering about my qualifications, I’ve been fortunate to:

  • Enjoy over 14 years of teaching math at the middle school and high school level;
  • Train thousands of teachers across the world through keynote presentations and hands-on workshops;
  • Be published in Mathematics Teacher, Apple iTunes U, Apple iBooks;
  • Consult with numerous EdTech companies on math education;
  • Author Math Before Bed, a children’s book on building communication around number sense; and,
  • Earn my Bachelors of Mathematics from the Univeristy of Waterloo (2004) and my Bachelors of Education from Queens University. 

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