How to learn math: Online course for teachers, parents

Explore the new research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Whether you are a teacher preparing to implement the new Common Core State Standards, a parent wanting to give your children the best math start in life, an administrator wanting to know ways to encourage math teachers or another helper of math learners, this course online (MOOC) through Stanford University can help. The sessions are all interactive and include various thinking tasks to promote active engagement such as reflecting on videos, designing lessons, and discussing ideas with peers. With the help of instructor Jo Boaler, a professor of mathematics education at Stanford University, you will learn about effective pedagogical ideas and practices and how to apply them. Some of the ideas and practices covered include:

New pedagogical strategies
The study of high-quality math tasks
How to ask questions to promote student understanding
How to convey beneficial messages to promote student learning
Inspirational messages from educational thought-leaders

The online course starts June 16, 2014. Sign up here: