Math Videos and Math Cast Innovation in Sixth grade

A big hat tip to Eric Marcos, sixth grade math teacher at Lincoln Middle School in California.

His video overview of the work of his students is inspiring

He and his students have co created the Math Train Podcast and Math Train TV.

Mathtrain TV is a “free educational kids teaching kids project” created by he and his kids.

I love these videos like this area of a target circle problem.

I have so many questions that I want to ask Eric! How did he set up the site? How did he do it? What does he do to record video? (There is no ambient noise in the background!) Eric also has a great website with an overview of information about him and he will be presenting at Alan November‘s BLC conference this summer. (I tried to link to Alan's blog — does he not blog any more?)

I'm going to profile as many TEACHERS as I can find over the next 3 weeks of total craziness.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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itmadesimple June 22, 2008 - 2:18 am

Hi Vicki,

we spoke with Eric on our podcast Ed Tech Crew ( – he is an amazing educator and has a great story which we should all share to inspire and challenge. The podcast can be found here:

Thanks for all your great work.


Cfblackwell February 21, 2011 - 1:20 am

Way to go Eric! Very impressive and inspiring. I hope that one day real soon all teachers, including me, will have the skills and ability to incorporate the use of technology in our classrooms like you are now. Great Job!!!!

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