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 groupwork 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.
An NSF study on the effectiveness of Jo’s student online class, working with over 150 teachers across the US. Various studies on mathematics and mindset with Carol Dweck and Greg Walton. Studies on the effectiveness of math apps and games.
PhD (Mathematics Education) King's College, London University. (1996)
MA (Mathematics Education) King's College, London University (1991)
BSc (Psychology) Liverpool University (1985)
Time at Stanford
Assistant Professor, 1998-2000
Associate Professor 2000-2006
Professor 2010 - present
Teacher of Mathematics, Inner London comprehensive schools (ages 11-18)
Deputy Director Mathematics Assessment Team, King's College, London
Lecturer, Mathematics Education, King's College London
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (2004-2005)
Marie Curie Professor, The University of Sussex
263 A, B & C Curriculum & Instruction Mathematics
232C The Study of Teaching
359 Research in Mathematics and Science
115 How to Learn Math
Boaler, J. What’s Math Got To Do With It - new edition, Spring 2015. Penguin.
Boaler, J. Mathematical Mindsets - summer 2015, Wiley Press. Foreward by Carol Dweck.
Boaler, J. (2009) What’s Math Got To Do With It? How Parents and Teachers Can Help Children Learn to Love Their Least Favorite Subject. Penguin: New York.
Boaler, J. (2010). The Elephant in the Classroom. Helping Children Learn & Love Maths. Souvenir Press: London. UK Edition of What’s Math Got To Do With It.
Boaler, J. & Humphreys, C. (2005). Connecting Mathematical Ideas: Middle School Cases of Teaching & Learning. Heinneman: Portsmouth.
Boaler, J. (2002). Experiencing School Mathematics: Traditional and Reform Approaches to Teaching and their Impact on Student Learning. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, New Jersey.
Boaler, J. (ed) (2000). Multiple Perspectives on Mathematics Teaching & Learning. Ablex Publishing: Westport, CT.
Boaler, J. (1997). Experiencing School Mathematics: Teaching Styles, Sex and Setting. Open University Press:Buckingham, England.
Boaler, J. (2000). Exploring Situated Insights into Research and Learning.Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 39 (1), 113-119
Boaler, J. (2000). Mathematics from another World: Traditional Communities and the Alienation of Learners. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 18 (4), 1-19.
Boaler, J. (1999). Participation, Knowledge and Beliefs: A Community Perspective on Mathematics Learning. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 40, 259-281.
Boaler, J. (1998). Open and Closed Mathematics Approaches: Student Experiences and Understandings Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. 29 (1) 41-62.
Boaler, J. (1998). Mathematical Equity: Under Achieving Boys or Sacrificial Girls? Journal of Inclusive Education, 2 (2).
Boaler, J. (1998). Alternative Approaches to Teaching, Learning and Assessing Mathematics. Evaluation and Program Planning, 21, 129-141.
Boaler, J. (1997). Equity, Empowerment and Different Ways of Knowing.Mathematics Education Research Journal., 9(3), 325-342.
Boaler, J. (1997). Setting, Social Class and Survival of the Quickest.British Educational Research Journal. 23 (5) 575-595.
Boaler, J. (1997). Reclaiming School Mathematics: The Girls Fight Back. Gender and Education. 9 (3) 285-306.
Boaler, J. (1997). When Even the Winners are Losers: Evaluating the Experience of ‘top set’ students. Journal of Curriculum Studies,29 (2) 165-182.
Boaler, J. (1996). Learning to Lose in the Mathematics Classroom: a critique of traditional schooling practices. Qualitative Studies in Education, 9 (1) 17-34.
Boaler, J. (1994). When do girls prefer football to fashion? An analysis of female under achievement in relation to realistic mathematics contexts. British Educational Research Journal, 20 (5), 551- 564.
Boaler, J. (1993). Encouraging the Transfer of ‘School’ Mathematics to the ‘Real World’ through the Integration of Process and Content, Context and Culture. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 25, 341 - 373.
Boaler, J. (1993). The Role of Contexts in the Mathematics Classroom: do they make mathematics more real? For the learning of Mathematics, 13 (2) 12 - 17.
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