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Article about Math-ish with a 15 minute audio book summary read by Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler in conversation with Guy Kawasaki on his podcast

Stanford education professor Jo Boaler argues for creativity and ‘ish’ thinking to transform students’ relationship with math

An interview with a Top 1% global podcaster about her new book

Study.com’s Interview with Dr. Jo Boaler on Her New Book ‘MATH-ish’

Then An Anti-woke Mob Came For Her (an episode of the Serious Inquiries Only podcast featuring Jo Boaler)

An essay by Jo Boaler about the suppression of researchers who study equity

On recent claims regarding research on equitable mathematics teaching approaches

An interview by Sarah Philp of The Changing Conversations Podcast

Mathematician Eugenia Cheng, presenting at the Royal Institution on “How to Think Like a Mathematician”

Building Mathematical Mindsets Join our first-ever session on May 16, 2024! In this webinar for parents and guardians of K-12 […]

Finding Creativity, Diversity, and Meaning in Mathematics

Jo Boaler reveals the six keys to unlocking learning potential, based on the latest scientific findings

Article in the journal Quadrante on the synergies of mindset ideas and effective teaching

Jo Boaler is ranked as the #1 scholar in Curriculum, Instruction, and Administration

Jo Boaler is a top education scholar in this annual American Enterprise Institute survey

Messages for students who would like to learn mathematics to high levels, available in English, Spanish and Dutch versions

Recommendations about how mathematics should be taught from an international organization of 38 countries

A 5 minute classroom film showing a 4th grade teacher using a big ideas approach

Recording of the October 13, 2023 event releasing OECD’s mathematics guidance, featuring Jo Boaler as a speaker

Guidance on the future of education and skills

During a webinar hosted by youcubed at Stanford, Manil Suri discusses the overlap between novel writing and teaching mathematics

With over 25 years of dedicated teaching experience with the Edmonton Catholic School Division, Kyoko (Leanne) Aura is a seasoned […]

Hec utha eh ma, wigthin Donna Fernandez, a Elem buk wimeshek kobited wimieh Elem buk. Donna Fernandez, M.Ed. is Pomo […]

Jennifer Paulson Brand (PhD) is a settler of Irish and English descent working in the Treaty 7 region of southern […]

Aguenus (Angela Hall) is a member of the Métis Nation and of Cree and Stoney ancestry living in Alberta

John Patten is a Bundjalung and Yorta Yorta man with Anglo-Celtic ancestry, living in Victoria, Australia

John Balloue is a tribal member of the Oklahoma Cherokee Nation living in California

Huliau me ka Māuiki’iki’i (Revolution and the Solstice) is a painting by Hawaiian artist Lehuauakea (Kanaka Maoli / Native Hawaiian)

A way to address global educational disparities

Teacher mindsets help explain the difference

Mindset training that changed teachers and teaching

Bob the Counting Sheep and Jo Boaler divide one by two-thirds

An article about Diarra Bousso

In a poll by the Gates Foundation, parents and teachers stressed the need for a new way to teach math

Changing the narrative that maths is dry & unrewarding will require more than forcing students to sit the subject longer

Let’s move past the acrimony and create a mathematics framework that works for all students

Resources to help students interact with the numbers flexibly and conceptually

A 4-week curriculum unit that can be used to introduce algebraic concepts at any grade level

Professor Boaler discusses academic bullying and recent attacks by opponents of the proposed new California mathematics framework

February 27, 2023 newsletter

A Conversation with Professor Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler writes in the Hechinger Report about focusing on where our students are and what they most need next

Jo Boaler is featured in this episode of the BBC Radio show “Bringing Up Britain”

Jo Boaler is ranked as the #1 scholar in Curriculum, Instruction, and Administration

Jo Boaler is a top education scholar in this annual American Enterprise Institute survey

Jo teaching a dot card number talk at our middle school summer camp

An article by Jo Boaler published by the American Mathematical Society

Here’s How to Defend Your Profession (5 guidelines for bringing about education change)

Jo Boaler discusses modernizing the teaching of mathematics with Guy Kawasaki

Six lessons that engage students in active explorations of the big ideas of calculus

An article by Elizabeth Landau on evidence that we are all born with number sense

May 20, 2022 newsletter

Visual, creative, maths tasks that you can choose by mathematical concept, and by grade

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

April 28, 2022 newsletter

We offer workshops on teaching mathematics as a conceptual, connected subject and more!

An opinion piece by Pamela Burdman on keeping students in STEM

Offering algebra in eighth grade remains a local choice

An op-ed by Jo Boaler on the new proposed California Mathematics Framework

February 16, 2022 newsletter

January 20, 2022 newsletter

December 16, 2021 newsletter

Many teachers ask what a growth mindset looks like in the classroom, and how it may be measured. We have […]

Jo Boaler is a top education scholar in this annual American Enterprise Institute survey.

If you are planning to host a Mindset Mathematics Summer Camp, please fill out the form below!

A radio interview about the framework with Jo Boaler, a member of the committee which drafted the guidelines

The final book in our curriculum series, now available on Amazon!

CBS coverage of the proposed mathematics framework for California

New York Times article on the proposed mathematics framework featuring Jo Boaler

A proposal for K-10 data science standards by By Jo Boaler and Rob Gould

October 11, 2021 newsletter

Seeking signatures from anyone who is interested in giving each student in California access to a quality mathematics education

An article by Tanya LaMar and Jo Boaler

This paper by Jo Boaler and David Foster reviews an intervention in which student learning of mathematics increased dramatically.

A study comparing student achievement on MAC/MARS and California’s state tests

Click here to visit the website for Explorations in Data Science, our full-year curriculum

An article by Jo Boaler, Tanya LaMar and Cathy Williams published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

A state law concerning fair, objective, and transparent placement policies

Draft 2021 framework for public schools, kindergarten through 12th grade

California’s distance learning curriculum and instructional guidance

An extract from the California Digital Integration and Standards Guidance

California’s newly proposed math framework seeks equity as part of the equation

A free, interactive event on June 21 at noon PT for educators interested in detracking!

A Washington Post article featuring Jo Boaler

Visit our interactive page highlighting the most important content in data science for Grades K-10

Visualizing and investigating big ideas by grade level

Find the latest workshops and office hours listed on the professional development page of our high school course website!  

A discussion about the future of education with IVY: The Lifelong University

Jo Boaler on the Hamilton Review, a podcast about issues that impact children and families.

February 24, 2021 newsletter

February 8, 2021 newsletter

January 11, 2021 newsletter

September 1, 2020 newsletter

August 20, 2020 newsletter

A working draft of our curriculum which will be updated at regular intervals

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

Jo Boaler is a top education scholar in this annual American Enterprise Institute survey.

Frequently asked questions about the youcubed data science curriculum for high school, updated regularly

Click here to get updates and let us know if you are interested in piloting and/or implementing the course!

The latest book in our curriculum series, now available on Amazon

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Do you have questions not answered in our FAQs?  Send an email to: datascience@youcubed.org

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

Pamela Burdman of Just Equations makes the argument for data science in K-12 education.

Students working together on the Squares to Stairs task

An example of a data talk

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

A PDF on ways for students to practice considering and interpreting a variety of data and data representations

Grades K-12

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A collection of short (5-10 minute) classroom discussions to help students develop data literacy

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Jo Boaler in conversations with Steve Strogatz and Francis Su, from the online course “21st Century Teaching and Learning.”

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

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

A film by Women in Data Science at Stanford University

Our team is writing a new course, in collaboration with Google, called Youcubed Adaptable Curriculum: Explorations in Data Science (or […]

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

Resources, organizations, and people working to make data science, stats, and modeling part of K-12

Mathematics course criteria & guidance

Our newest online course, focused on integrating data science into teaching

Lessons from “21st Century Teaching and Learning.”  Grade ranges suggested, but with creativity, they can be used in any grade!

Short films featured in the online course “21st Century Teaching and Learning”

July 13, 2020 newsletter

Jo Boaler interviews Francis Su, Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College

June 9, 2020 newsletter

A video and podcast on rehumanizing mathematics with Dr. Gutiérrez, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

TED Talk: “Own your Body’s Data” by Harvey Mudd Data Scientist/Statistician

The youcubed team collaborated with graphic artists to create a picture book about data science and data literacy!

Five units of youcubed lessons for grades 6-10 that introduce students (and teachers) to data science

Shares the approach of our youcubed summer camps, with over 30 classroom videos

Scenes from the youcubed mathematics camp for middle school girls

June 1, 2020 newsletter

Our first online course, covering essential research and teaching techniques

The youcubed team collaborated with graphic artists to create a picture book about data science and data literacy. We recommend […]

See how multiple objects, each with a simple motion, can make a complex output!

Understand the mechanics of a bird flapping its wings with this flying simulation.

See how you can use math to draw a face!

See how to use a sine function, offset in phase based on position, can create waves.

May 19, 2020 newsletter

Welcome to the Polyup version of Flappy bird!

Play the classic two-player game pong.

Bounce the ball up and down. Don’t let the ball fall down!

Solve the maze to get to the flag then figure out the code to get out with your car!

Jo Boaler introducing the K-12 Data Revolution

In this activity explore ways of counting large amounts of flowers, trees, birds, people, and more in spaces and places […]

Lately, we’ve seen some lovely hopscotches made by our neighbors in sidewalk chalk for everyone to use, but what would […]

In this activity, students guess the number you are thinking of given clues. This is a fun way to build […]

Intersecting a 3D shape and a plane might seem intimidating, but a few bottles, a box cutter, and some creativity […]

The seventh book in our curriculum series, now available on Amazon

Go through a fun maze game first-person style!

Race around with the race car and grab the gems!

May 11, 2020 newsletter

This layout based on how apple trees are planted in orchards leads to some interesting explorations of area, patterns, and […]

How many times have you come across a tree and thought that tree is humongous? What do you measure with? […]

We’ve been inspired by the beautiful art many people are making on their windows with sticky notes to cheer up […]

Fractions are all around us! Walk around the house, yard and neighborhood with your child. Where do you see fractions? […]

This machine introduces the notion of a fractal through an infinite visual sequence

Students will see a real life example of a fractal

Students will see a fractal based on the Koch snowflake, and will see how it is made.

An example of a more complex fractal that takes up 3D space using only lines!

Create a painting with sponges cut into different shapes. While painting like this, you experience the movement of rigid transformations […]

Tiling can be really beautiful and deeply mathematical. Looking at tilings we can think about the base units that make […]

This is a fun sidewalk chalk activity that gets everyone moving and having interesting conversations about numbers! Draw a number […]

We use cylinders and circles around the house all the time like cans, tortillas, and rolls of paper towels, but […]

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

Jo Boaler talks with Joshua Steinfeldt about Limitless Mind:  Learn, Lead & Live Without Barriers

This machine introduces a basic pattern with blocks and asks students to continue the pattern

This machine introduces a 2-dimensional growing pattern, and asks the student to continue the pattern and answer questions about it

This machine introduces a more advanced 2-D growing pattern, asking students to continue the pattern and answer questions about it

In this machine, students will create sequences using an initial value and a recursive step

 Is there really mathematics in finger painting? Yes, of course there is! From finger discrimination and counting to systems thinking […]

As you are walking with your child in your neighborhood you can have a mathematical conversation about the numbers on […]

Mathematical games are often simple to play, but hard to master and Nim Games are no exception. You only need […]

Estimating might sound like an activity from young children, and although it is fantastic for them to estimate how many […]

Students will develop their 3D spatial reasoning skills by making a drone hit targets in 3D

Students will see how to build paths in 3D using a drone–they will try to make a star and pentagon!

Students will discover projectile motion and the effects of drag in a series of 3 machines

This machine is just for fun. Play with a remote-controlled drone!

Number talks, developed by Ruth Parker, are an activity you can do with your kids on a walk or in […]

Many families celebrate the arrival of spring with candy egg hunts, and these can be an opportunity for math conversations, […]

Many of the games we play to pass the time can be easily modified to integrate some math. For example, […]

Numbers come up in day to day life all the time. How can we use these moments to have a […]

One of my favorite things to do with and for my family is cook. Without our kids going to school […]

Students will understand addition moving forward and backward as an analog for addition and subtraction

Students will experiment with movement and rotation to make a robot arm hit its target

In this progression of 4 machines, students will see how to build a roomba robot in Polyup using states

In this machine, students see how to build a line-following robot in Polyup using if statements

Connecting art and math this activity can be fun for the whole family! Working in the outdoor space you have, […]

This two-player game has a long history with professional mathematicians, we want you all to join in too! Take turns […]

This activity from NRich has students exploring shapes and colors. In this activity students investigate the combinations of ways they […]

In this activity, students develop their number sense and number fluency. They have an opportunity to visualize and develop their […]

This problem asks how many ways can a bunny called Leo can hop up 10 steps but, perhaps surprisingly, there […]

Students will draw a square using basic movement blocks

Students will use Polyup stacks to create a square

Students will draw a circle by repeatedly moving and turning, seeing how the turning angle affects the circle size

Students will draw a circle using two mathematical functions

April 3, 2020 newsletter

This activity encourages students of all ages to take a deeper look at a familiar view: right outside their window. […]

We had originally designed this activity for the younger members of the family, but we know counting on fingers is […]

Everyone is a mathematician! Make posters sharing the many aspects of your identity and add to it “and I’m a […]

In this activity we use the familiar structure of cards, but we have moved the emphasis to number sense and […]

This activity allows students an opportunity to think creatively about numbers. Students use animals to model different ways to make […]

This activity allows students to develop their number fluency and connect visuals with sums. Start with 10 dice. Roll all […]

Right now in the news, there are many articles that include graphs and other data representations. Take some time to […]

You can take a stroll through your neighborhood or a park (maintaining social distance!) and pick up leaves along the […]

This activity is an opportunity to think creatively about how to make different shapes using any size sheet of paper. […]

This activity makes space for the whole family to be creative! Together, create as many designs as possible using four […]

You can do this alone or with a group. With just one sheet of paper groups of students and families […]

Students can survey their family on a topic of their choice and make a graph describing their findings.

While sitting around the table, ask your student to figure out how many feet are under the table without looking. […]

We encourage students to expand this activity and discuss the math you see in public art AND ANYWHERE! (Really anywhere! […]

In this activity students color-code collections of circles as they look for patterns. They can do this directly on a […]

Students draw an 11×13 grid and try to find the fewest number of squares they can use to cover it […]

In this activity, students use snap cubes to make sense of parts and wholes and relate that to addition and […]

Students will tile a 2D grid however they want

Students will tile a line and continue a pattern

Students will tile the plane with triangles

Students will tile a large triangle using a hexagon and three smaller triangles

March 20, 2020 newsletter

Here’s a model of viral growth to learn how it spreads

Jo Boaler and Steve Strogatz discussing his book Infinite Powers

An activity for Grades 6-8

Explore three different models of spread for the coronavirus

March 18, 2020 newsletter

Draw the Greek letter using Polyup 3D!

View a mathematical demonstration of the relationship between the perimeter and diameter of a cylinder.

View one way that mathematicians approximate pi: by creating polygons with more and more faces!

March 4, 2020 newsletter

A poly machine that’s great for grades 1-2!

Analyze how to efficiently use water resources from a mathematical perspective.

Resources for developing the ability to work with, understand, and use data

See how many ways there are to arrange two red and two white balls!

A poly machine that’s great for grades 9-12!

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.

January 20, 2020 newsletter

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

Jo Boaler is named a top education scholar in this annual American Enterprise Institute survey

Jo Boaler on the Dr. Taz Show discussing her book, Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers

A WGN Radio interview with Jo Boaler about her book, Limitless Mind:  Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers