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Myths, Mindsets, and Deep Learning in Higher Education: Better Ways for All to Succeed in Learning Mathematics

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Stanford students, despite their high achievement in many areas, experience varying degrees of “math anxiety.” New research has found that the highest-achieving students have the most striking negative relationship between math anxiety and performance. Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education in the Graduate School of Education, investigates causes and remedies of students’ negative experiences with mathematics at all levels. This talk and discussion will consider how students’ mathematics pathways can change dramatically, and how important new brain science can change students’ ideas and approaches to mathematics, and promote equity in mathematics classrooms. We will hear from Jo Boaler and from some of her students in her undergraduate “How to Learn Mathematics” seminar.

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Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning, and WISE Ventures
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