Stanford Experts

Jo Boaler

Professor of Education


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Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and the faculty director of youcubed. She is the author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning.

Research summary:

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. STEM and mathematics – why women and girls choose out of science and mathematics. The role of group work and mathematical discussions in the development of understanding. The ways teachers may be supported in moving towards equitable and effective teaching environments. The effectiveness of mathematics taught through technology.