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Our Mission

Our main goal is to inspire, educate and empower teachers of mathematics, transforming the latest research on math into accessible and practical forms. We know from research how to teach math well and how to bring about high levels of student engagement and achievement but research has not previously been made accessible to teachers.
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Jo Boaler

Dr Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and the faculty director of youcubed. She is the author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education in England, a mathematics teacher in London comprehensive schools and a lecturer and researcher at King’s College, London. Her PhD won the national award for educational research in the UK. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), and a former president of the International Organization for Women and Mathematics Education (IOWME). She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ‘Early Career Award,' the NCSM Kay Gilliland Equity Award (2014) and the CMC Walter Denham Mathematics Leadership award (2015). She is the author of nine books and numerous research articles. She formed youcubed to give teachers, parents and students the resources and ideas they need to inspire and excite students about mathematics. Her work has been published in the New York Times, TIME magazine, The Telegraph, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and many other news outlets. She was named by the BBC as one of 8 educators “changing the face of education.”

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We've created a private Facebook group just for youcubians! Click below to go to the group's page on Facebook, where you can request to be added as a member. Wednesdays are now #youcubedWednesdays, every week we will either post something new to the group or hold a discussion about the new posting. Join us to chat about maths!

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Tweets about Youcubed

I really enjoyed today’s lesson! It was fun and I’m starting to like patterns more because of today. I never knew about this so it was cool to learn something new! Student
This was a really fun activity that I could do all day. Student
I really liked this lesson because there were so many patterns and so much freedom. Student
I really liked this lesson because there were so many patterns and so much freedom. Student
I liked the activity because it stretched my thinking and my understanding of math. Student
I really liked how it made my brain work hard to find the answer that I felt was always sitting there, an inch away from my grasp. Student
I enjoyed the activity because it was challenging but very thrilling. Student
It was fun because in your typical math class, you just do classwork from a book but today we got to do something interactive and fun. Student
I really liked this activity because it made my mind think out of its limits. Student
I enjoyed the group work discussion. I think if we did it all at the beginning of the year, we would be more aware of how we act towards our classmates in group work. Student
I thought the activity was fun because it was very different from what we normally do in math, and we had to think about arithmetic in different ways. Student
These people know what they are talking about. The lessons are great and fun. They are interactive. Student
…Throughout my schooling years, I had enough experiences with math that I was left feeling stupid and incapable of doing it…
I cannot tell you the relief I now have that I can learn math myself, and I can teach students that they can too…
Middle School Teacher
…You have taught me to look at math as an art and to teach it as such… Sincerely, a dedicated teacher
…I never realized how math could be made so interesting besides the way it is usually taught… I will approach teaching math in a whole new light… I feel empowered and motivated to change how I teach this school year. You have taught me to look at math as an art and to teach it as such. Donna Young
… As a homeschooling mom, I’m always looking for new opportunities to become a better teacher and this class has revolutionized the way I think about (and therefore teach) math. You have opened my eyes to the research behind things such as the negative effects of over-testing and “drill and kill” methods that I sensed intuitively were detrimental… Nichole Middleton
…I was searching for a process of learning math that would change the attitude of students from dislike to enjoy… this was the change I needed… Deb Crane
…It’s like an answer to my dreams of math teaching and learning… Elisa
…Thank you so much for this wonderful way to allow this information about these new reasons and methods to be spread to so many people (teachers, parents, etc.) at once… Carmel
…As I plunge into another year of teaching second grade, I intend to hold the torch high that you have lit… BUSD

Recent News

Evidence for the impact of a blended approach including our online class for teachers

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Jo Boaler is featured in this article on changes in math education in the US.

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An article in the open-access journal Frontiers in Education about evidence for our student MOOC!

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An article by Canadian teacher Alison Boehme with special thanks to Jo Boaler.

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An article in Science Daily about evidence that our free online course for students improves mindsets and mathematics achievement.

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An article on Jo’s work from Stanford Magazine.

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A study by youcubed advisor Lang Chen with new findings on the neuroscience of math achievement.

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In this Education Week Blog Post by Larry Ferlazo, Jo Boaler and other teachers share strategies that are under-used in […]

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