“How To Learn Math,” An Online Course From Stanford Math Education Professor Jo Boaler

Enrollment is open:

The course is a short intervention designed to change students’ relationships with math. I have taught this intervention successfully in the past (in classrooms); it caused students to re-engage successfully with math, taking a new approach to the subject and their learning.

Who else is up for some summer professional development?

I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school math teacher and current head of teaching at Desmos. He / him. More here.


  1. Are you suggesting a collaborative group?

    I’m not even sure where I’ll be teaching next year, much less what – This should be good to keep my head in the game.

  2. kmorrowleong

    May 15, 2013 - 4:19 am -

    Signed up yesterday. I wonder how many people who really need this class will sign up for it?

  3. Signed up, even though just a nerd mom who wants to spread the math bug to the kiddos. (The AI-Class 2 years ago was a revelation! Love this way to learn, and keep learning)

  4. Liz padilla

    May 20, 2013 - 6:22 am -

    Thanks for the heads up. I registered today. Excited to attend. It will be helpful with my masters program I am in as well. Liz

  5. Austin James

    May 27, 2013 - 1:35 pm -

    I’m in. First summer I am not working…looking forward to taking this course to stay engaged. @ajamesdotcom

  6. Already signed up! And, I like Mr. K’s idea of a collaborative group. Maybe a weekly Twitter chat facilitated via a hash-tag? #learnmath115 ?

  7. Dawn Johnson

    June 12, 2013 - 7:55 am -

    Signed up. Thanks for mentioning it. You have no idea how excited I am – Elephant in the Classroom is one of my favourite teaching books. So the opportunity to learn from Ms Boaler – Wow!!

  8. So…are you really taking the course?…because earlier today I posted a link to your tedx in one of my responses. You are truly inspirational! Thanks for your amazing insight!

  9. I’m in. Just haven’t found a moment to dig into the first sessions. This next week I’ll get caught up. Thanks for linking me into the conversation until then, Elizabeth.

  10. I’m signed up and engaged in the course. I just went through almost all of the first unit and it is very interesting and stimulating! I think that if you enjoy teaching math or learn about other ways to approach math, this is the course for you.

    Math is like Wine, not Beer,
    Please sip, not gulp!


  11. This course was recommended during my CPM week long training. I signed up and look forward to watching the videos and joining the discussion.

  12. This course was recommended to me during my week long CPM training. I signed up and look forward to watching the videos and joining the discussion. I’ll come back to this thread and talk about how it went.

  13. Loving the course. Really eye opening and research based. So many implications for teachers and parents and opportunities for making things happen in the classroom that can have a real impact.

  14. Mary Ann Shimer

    August 14, 2013 - 8:58 am -

    This will change the way I teach and also change the messages I give the students. This course was trans-formative!