Inspire ALL Students with Open, Creative Mindset Mathematics
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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 co-founder of youcubed. She is also the editor of the Research Commentary Section of The Journal of Research in Mathematics Education (JRME), an analyst for PISA testing in the OECD, and the author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education for Europe, a mathematics teacher in London comprehensive schools and a researcher at King's College, London.

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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… @DebCrane
…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

Jo Boaler is featured in this article about girls, maths and anxiety by Perri Klass, MD.

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Jo Boaler argues U.S. schools need to fundamentally shift math instruction away from procedural problems to turn the tide on […]

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In this article, Jo Boaler argues that there is nothing more important than advancing the STEM fields — and those groups […]

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In this opinion piece, a student in Jo’s seminar describes how her relationship with math changed from trauma to hope.

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Jo Boaler details five problems we can solve to keep students on course and end the math madness.

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This article in Reader’s Digest discusses the benefits of finger use in math and includes the “piano excercise” activity for […]

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Jo Boaler ranks #12 in this annual tally of the most influential scholars in education.

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Jo Boaler and Pablo Zoido analyzed data from 13 million students worldwide and found that students who take a memorization […]

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