Math for Visual Learners

 

Muggins math board games and manipulatives are not only educational but make learning FUN! Built the old fashioned way with wooden boards and marbles, the games are great for family game night as well as for the classroom and after-school programs. Check out their products.

 

 

Mathematical Mindset Course

Stanford Mathematical Mindset

In this webinar, Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, will share the latest neuroscience findings that explain why brain connections are so important in learning.

She’ll explore ways to encourage these connections in students and she’ll provide strategies that you can immediately put to work in your classroom. Jo will demonstrate these methods by sharing classroom video from her own teaching of 6th and 7th graders.

You’ll learn strategies to encourage your students’ brain connections by:
  • Re-designing math activities
  • Adapting your conversation with students
  • Teaching open, creative mathematics
This webinar, intended for math educators of any grade level (K-16), will give you a glimpse into Jo Boaler’s Stanford University Mathematical Mindsets course.

Mindset Mathematics

How to Teach Mindset Mathematics? Pre-register to Jo Boaler’s upcoming online course detailing how to teach mindset mathematics. The course includes over 30 classroom videos, it is completely self-paced and can be taken anytime. The cost is $99 per person but discounts are offered for groups.

Teaching Mindset Mathematics

Join Jo Boaler and learn how to teach math with a growth mindset on Stanford University campus.  Teaching Mindset Mathematics

If you’re unable to attend you can always sign up to one of her great online courses.               How to learn math: For Teachers

     

 

 

 

Word problems in Math

I know quite a few kids and adults  who despise word problems in math and probably you do too. 🙂 Watch this  video of mathematician Brandon Smith from Mind Research …

Math apps

Math-Academy-THE-APP-GATE-INC.1Here are some of the math apps and  games recommended by Jo Boaler:

https://www.youcubed.org/category/teaching-ideas/math-apps/

I would also recommend DragonBox Numbers app. It’s a little pricey $7.99 but an excellent app especially for children in  K-2.    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragonbox-numbers/id1005050125?mt=8

New brain research on visual math

Jo Boaler recently released a new paper she has written with a Stanford neuroscientist, that “could – and should – transform maths classrooms and homes.”

I am a huge fan of her work and  completed some of the courses offered on her website to help my daughter in math.

You can read her new research here:  https://www.youcubed.org/visual-math-network/