Ten great podcasts that will appeal to the maths educator in you.

A Brief History of Mathematics

Professor of Mathematics Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations and argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

Planet Money

The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. Planet Money explores a bunch of really interesting real-world stories and explains how economic concepts are central to each. A great one to recommend to your students.

Estimation 180 Andrew Stadel

Poorly designed math curriculum often confuses students and frustrates teachers.

The Estimation 180 podcast discusses teaching strategies and math lessons that build number sense and mathematical reasoning.

Cautionary Tales

We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown-ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. They'll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser.

Making Maths Moments Matter

Wondering how to create a classroom culture where students don’t want to stop exploring mathematics when the bell rings? Kyle and Jon team up to uncover how we can Make Math Moments That Matter for every student in the math classroom.

Education Research Room

The Education Research Reading Room (ERRR) Podcast brings you into the discussion with inspiring educators, and education researchers. Each month they delve into the ideas of a world leader, teasing out everything from fundamental education theories to classroom ready strategies that the wonderful world of education research and practice has to offer.

Teacher Magazine - Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Teacher magazine, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) , is an online publication dedicated to helping school educators at all levels improve their skills and practices through evidence-based approaches. These short, sharp episodes cover a range of education topics hosted by education experts.

MathsTalk by AMSI Schools

Conversations in Maths education between experienced teachers, seeking to improve the teaching and learning of Mathematics in Australia and all over the world.

The Math Dude Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier

The Math Dude makes understanding math easier and more fun than you ever thought possible. Host Dr Jason Marshall provides clear explanations of math terms and principles, and his simple tricks for solving basic algebra problems will have even the most mathphobic looking forward to working out whatever math problem comes their way. 

99% Invisible

This is a great podcast and although many of the episodes are more focused on architecture than mathematics, this particular episode is pretty fascinating. It looks at averages and why ‘the average’ is not always the best or most appropriate concept.