# In the News

Jo Boaler on why we need to rethink how we teach math

Jo Boaler is named the 5th most influential scholar in education in this annual American Enterprise Institute survey.

Jo Boaler is featured in this article on equipping students for a data-driven world (for non-subscriber access, exit popup windows)

Math curricula are designed to shepherd students toward calculus. Some mathematicians think this path is outdated

Does math make you a little nervous? You’re in the majority.

Failure can change how you learn — and propel you toward success

A white paper co-authored by Jo Boaler and a group of educators in collaboration with Knowledgehook

An article by Jo Boaler from the Parents League of New York

A summit at Stanford advances a movement to modernize the U.S. mathematics curriculum by getting data science into K-12 schools

The reason likely lies in how schools teach it. An article about America’s math curriculum featuring Jo Boaler.

The inspirational story of Diarra Bousso, math teacher, fashion designer and former student of Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler is named the 4th most influential scholar in education in this annual American Enterprise Institute survey.

The inherent dangers in telling students that their abilities are fixed

An article by Jo Boaler in EdSurge

An op-ed in the LA Times by Jo Boaler and Steven Levitt

An article in Greater Good Magazine, published by UC Berkeley, on Jo Boaler’s book “Limitless Mind”

Jo Boaler just finished recording the audio version of her new book, “Limitless Mind”

An interview with Jo Boaler on New Zealand TV

What factors are at play when girls are excluded from mathematics?

A case of mathematical freedom

An article by Jo Boaler and Tanya LaMar on new evidence about learning differences

Jo Boaler is featured in this article in the Hechinger Report series “Proof Points”

The Evidence from Neuroscience that Should Change our Teaching

Jo Boaler is named the 5th most influential scholar in education in this annual American Enterprise Institute survey.

Jo Boaler on the need to interact with numbers flexibly and conceptually

Star assessment shows improvement in math for elementary schools

Article co-authored by Jo about San Francisco Unified School District

UK press coverage of Jo’s 2018 trip to Scotland.

Evidence for the benefits of changing teachers’ mindsets about mathematics.

Study shows improvement in students’ test scores when teachers change their mindset — and instruction — around math.

An article on evidence for our teacher online course and its positive impacts.

American Mathematical Society’s Rachel Crowell asks Jo about the teacher change study.

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

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

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

An article on Jo’s work from Stanford Magazine.

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

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

Jo Boaler is one of the top 10 most influential scholars in education in this annual American Enterprise Institute survey.

An article in KQED’s MindShift featuring the youcubed film, “Rethinking Giftedness.”

Jo Boaler on how to support your math-learning child when you have math anxiety.

A new article by Jo Boaler on the need to change from performance to learning and give students mathematical freedom.

Jo Boaler comments on evidence from the UK that new exams may not be impacting the genders equally.

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

Jo Boaler on ways to make students feel less math anxious.

In this article, Jo Boaler argues for advancing the STEM fields and those groups who are underrepresented within them.

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

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

An article summarizing the evidence on timed testing and anxiety and offering alternatives.

Silicon Valley Common Core Initiative’s efforts help shift education.

Speed doesn’t matter, and there’s no such thing as a “math person.”

Article in San Francisco Examiner September 30, 2014, written by Richard A. Carranza (superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School […]

Yesterday was an important day for gender equity in mathematics. For the first time, the Fields Medal was awarded to […]

Is our attitude towards maths killing the subject for children? Professor Jo Boaler believes a widespread belief in the existence […]

This is a really important new article quoting the California State President of the Board of Education, about Common Core […]

Stanford Professor Jo Boaler says that students most effectively learn “math facts” working on problems that they enjoy, rather than […]

Mathematics classes of the past decade have valued one type of math learner, one who can memorize well and calculate […]

People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong. Life grows stagnant. “Mistakes grow your brain,” […]

A growing movement is afoot in parenting and education circles to retire the word “smart” altogether. Jo is quoted in […]

This blog post from It’s About Time describes Jo’s keynote speech at the 2015 NCSM conference in Boston and the […]

This blog post reports on a new study which found that parental math anxieties are often passed on to kids. […]

In this article published in the online journal Medium, Jo describes how neuroscience is changing our mathematical future.

In this article posted on KQED’s education blog, Jo Boaler explains why there is no such thing as a “math […]

Jo Boaler, professor of mathematics education at Stanford University, has big ambitions – she’s on a mission to transform maths […]

Jo Boaler explains how mastering math has become less about learning and more about performance.

KQED excerpted a chapter from Jo’s latest book for its education blog, “MindShifts.” This excerpt is from the chapter entitled […]

In this article adapted from her new book, Jo discusses replacing performing with learning in math.

This article in EdSource explores some of the ideas in Jo’s book, “Mathematical Mindsets.”

Hear Jo on the public radio program “Forum” discussing her book, “Mathematical Mindsets,” and new tools and techniques that make […]

Jo Boaler envisions an academic world where everyone can learn math equitably regardless of their skin color, gender, sexual orientation […]

Alice Keeler describes why Mathematical Mindsets was “easily the most powerful read ever for me.”

Evidence from brain science suggests that far from being “babyish,” the technique is essential for mathematical achievement.

Jo Boaler is featured in this article discussing why girls often opt out of STEM.

The work of youcubed is highlighted in this article on the importance of fingers and other aspects of visual maths.

Data from 13 million students worldwide shows that the lowest achievers are those who take a memorization approach to math.

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

The benefits of finger use in math and the “piano exercise” activity for strengthening finger perception.