Courses

Mathematical Mindsets

NEW Online Course Starting June 5!

The Mathematical Mindsets course helps teachers inspire and boost math achievement. You’ll learn the latest neuroscientific research on the best methods by which students learn math, as well as the specific methods and approaches you can use to successfully help your students develop a growth mindset.

In this class, Dr. Jo Boaler will provide visual examples of how she taught mathematics to 6th and 7th grade students using these effective techniques. The teaching intervention, which was 18 lessons long, raised the students’ test scores by an average of 50%.

Participants will also hear from thought leaders such as Carol Dweck and Steve Strogatz.

Topics Include:

  • Methods to start math class off right
  • Messages and praise we give students
  • Teaching visual mathematics
  • Approaches to designing and choosing good tasks
  • Techniques to encourage productive class and group discussions
  • Ways to encourage a mistakes-friendly environment
  • Methods of inspiring mathematical problem solving and investigation

Mathematical Mindsets is an online course, consisting of approximately 30 classroom videos. It will take approximately 30 hours to complete. The course includes an online community where teachers are invited to discuss the videos and topics with other participants. It is completely aligned with the Common Core standards.

It is recommended teachers first take How to Learn Math for Teachers to learn the basic concepts of the growth mindset before enrolling in Mathematical Mindsets.

Who Should Take This Course:
Math teachers for any grade level (K-16)

Pricing:
$99 per person
A discounted rate is available for groups of 150 or more, at $75 per person

Questions?
Please send an email to: stanford-educ@stanford.edu.

How to Learn Math for Teachers

Online Course from Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler’s groundbreaking course, “How To Learn Math for Teachers,” is available for online registration!  Re-recorded in 2016, this update to the original course includes new videos and research. The course has been hugely popular among teachers, taken by over 50,000 people.

At the end of the course:

  • 96% of participants said they were more excited about teaching math
  • 95% of participants said they would change their teaching because of the course

The course includes:

  • New brain and learning research
  • Teaching strategies for increasing students’ math motivation and achievement
  • Interviews with thought leaders such as Carol Dweck & Sebastian Thrun.
  • Several classroom teaching videos to watch and consider with master teachers such as Cathy Humphreys
  • Teaching strategies for increasing students’ number sense and understanding and for making algebra exciting and meaningful
  • Teaching strategies for reaching all students and for motivating de-motivated students
  • Research based good practice for assessment and grading

This course is self paced and can be taken at any time. Districts can give approximately 30 hours of credit to individuals who take the course and gain a Statement of Accomplishment.

Course tuition starts at $125 per person and individuals can register online using a personal or school/district credit card.  No other materials or textbooks need to be purchased.

Group registration and additional payment options are available by completing this form and sending it to stanford-educ@stanford.edu. Upon receipt of the completed form, an invoice will be issued to the group’s employer and emailed to the group coordinator. Groups are eligible for discounted tuition based on the number of participants, as outlined below:

  • $99 per participant for groups of 5-29 people
  • $80 per participant for groups of 30-229 people
  • $50 per participant for groups of 230 or more people

How to Learn Math is a free class for learners of all levels of Mathematics

How to Learn Math is a free class for learners of all levels of mathematics. There are 6 sessions, the first three are approximately 10 minutes long and the last three approximately 20 mins long.  It combines really important information on the brain and learning with new evidence on the best ways to approach and learn math effectively. Many people have had negative experiences with math, and end up disliking math or failing. This class will give learners of math the information they need to become powerful math learners, it will correct any misconceptions they have about what math is, and it will teach them about their own potential to succeed and the strategies needed to approach math effectively. If you have had past negative experiences with math this will help change your relationship to one that is positive and powerful.

The course will feature Professor Jo Boaler as well as videos of math in action – in dance, juggling, snowflakes, soccer and many other applications. It is designed with a pedagogy of active engagement.

 

How To Learn Math for Students - Free Online CourseMain concepts to learn in this course:

  • Knocking Down the Myths About Math
  • Math and Mindset
  • Mistakes and Speed
  • Number Flexibility, Mathematical Reasoning, and Connections
  • Number Patterns and Representations
  • Math in Life, Nature and Work

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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