Jo Boaler

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Jo Boaler has big ambitions – she’s on a mission to transform maths education.

Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, the editor of the Research Commentary Section of The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education and is involved in promoting mathematics education reform and equitable mathematics classrooms across the world! (Full notes about Professor Boaler can be found at the bottom of this page)

Professor Jo Boaler made a keynote contribution to our 6th National Dyscalculia and MLD Conference 2014.

Click here to download her 2014 keynote slides: How low achievers are created in Mathematics classrooms

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  • Mathematical Mindsets
  • The Elephant in the Classroom
  • What’s Math Got To Do With It? How Parents and Teachers Can Help Children Learn to Love Their Least Favorite Subject

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  • Boaler (2014) Changing the Conversation about Girls and STEM
  • Boaler (2014) Unlocking Children’s Math Potential
  • Boaler (2013) Ability and Mathematics
  • Boaler (2011) Changing Students’ Lives
  • Boaler (2008) Elephant in the classroom ch1
  • Boaler (2006) Open our ideas Maths improvement project
  • Boaler (2001) Mathematical modelling and new theories of learning
  • Boaler et al (2000) Students’ experiences of ability grouping
  • Boaler (1993) The role of contexts in the classroom

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  • Jo Boaler interview on radio 4 - Is our attitude towards maths killing the subject for children?

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  • Boaler 2016 Timed Tests and the Development of Math Anxiety
  • Boaler Telegraph article Britain’s maths policy simply doesn’t add up
  • Boaler youcubed Advice for Parents
  • Boaler youcubed Unlocking Children’s maths potential
  • PowerPoint including Jo Boaler's work Number-Sense

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Professional Summary

Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Sussex, England, a mathematics teacher in London comprehensive schools and a lecturer and researcher at King’s College, London. She is the author of seven books and numerous research articles and is the CEO and co-founder of Youcubed, a non-profit organization that provides mathematics education resources to parent and educators.

Professor Boaler's focus is mathematics teaching and learning. In particular, how different teaching approaches impact students' learning, how to teach mathematics for a “growth mindset”, and how equity is promoted in mathematics classrooms.Her current research includes includes the effectiveness of a student online class; studies on mathematics and mindset with Carol Dweck and Greg Walton; studies on the effectiveness of math apps and games and studying an online network and it's impact on teaching and learning.

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