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.
Main 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.
Evidence of Impact
Research shows that students who take this course:
Report more positive beliefs about math
Engage more deeply in math in class
Perform significantly better on standardized tests