Parent Resources

Our free self-paced class for learners of all levels of mathematics (available in English and Spanish)

An article in American Educator, the journal of the American Federation of Teachers

We now know that the messages we give students can change their performance dramatically, and that students need to know […]

Available in English and Spanish!  Here are 6 ideas for parents/guardians to try, and links to many more resources.

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

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

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 video made especially for parents and teachers on why we need the common core. It shows some great data […]

There is a math crisis in America. By middle school, two-thirds of our students will fall behind grade level in […]

A paper by Jo with some important ideas about mathematics messages and the opening of tasks.

Jo describes what math classrooms should look like in 2 pages that may be useful to give to parents/administrators.