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Five Ways To Shift Teaching Practice So Students Feel Less Math Anxious
Jo Boaler argues U.S. schools need to fundamentally shift math instruction away from procedural problems to turn the tide on math achievement. Read More
The Way We Teach Math Is Holding Women Back
In this article, Jo Boaler argues that there is nothing more important than advancing the STEM fields — and those groups who are underrepresented within them. Read More.
The Importance of Finger Counting for Learning Math
This article in Reader's Digest discusses the benefits of finger use in math and includes the "piano excercise" activity for strengthening finger perception. Read More.
Why Math Education in the U.S. Doesn’t Add Up
Jo Boaler and Pablo Zoido analyzed data from 13 million students worldwide and found that students who take a memorization approach are the lowest achieving students in the world. Read More.
I turn 40 next month and, for pretty much my whole life, I have felt dumb. I’m not.
In this opinion piece, Alice Keeler describes why Jo Boaler's book "Mathematical Mindsets" was "easily the most powerful read ever for me." Read More.
5 + 1 Things Teachers Can Do To Close the Math Achievement Gap
Jo Boaler envisions an academic world where everyone can learn math equitably regardless of their skin color, gender, sexual orientation or income. Read More
We Need to “Revolutionize” How We Teach Math Says Stanford’s Jo Boaler
Hear Jo on the public radio program “Forum” discussing her book, “Mathematical Mindsets,” and new tools and techniques that make learning math less of a chore for students. Read More
How Saying and Showing to Kids ‘I Believe in You’ Can Empower Them at School
KQED excerpted a chapter from Jo's latest book for its education blog, "MindShifts." This excerpt is from the chapter entitled “Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset." Read More
Jo Boaler: ‘We need a revolution in how we think about maths’
Jo Boaler, professor of mathematics education at Stanford University, has big ambitions – she’s on a mission to transform maths education. Read more