Research and Resources
Winnetka Parents Institute
- February 10, 2016: Developing Mathematicians from Kindergarten to High School: What District 36 Parents Should Know About Their Child’s Progression in Math Through the Years
- Why Math Education in the U.S. Doesn't Add Up
by Jo Boaler & Pablo Zoido . Scientific American, November 2016. Research shows that an emphasis on memorization, rote procedures, and speed impairs learning and achievement.
- 100 Percent is Overrated
In this article, Carol Dweck and Jo Boaler’s research surrounding growth mindsets and fixed mindsets is explained.
- Computational Fluency, Algorithms, and Mathematical Proficiency: One Mathematician’s Perspective
by Hyman Bass, professor of mathematics and mathematics education at University of Michigan.
- Growth Mindset Guru Carol Dweck Says Teachers and Parents Often Use Her Research Incorrectly
by Jill Barshay, from the weekly column, Education By The Numbers, about education data and research.
- Mindsets and Math/Science Achievement
This is a presentation given by Carol Dweck that summarizes her research about the power of growth mindsets.
- The Math Class Paradox
Mastering math has become less about learning and more about performance; why so many students hate math, fear it, or both.
- Twelve Steps to Increase Your Child’s Math Achievement and Make Math Fun
by Jo Boaler
- Many Parents Hated Common Core Math at First, Before Figuring It Out
by Jay Mathews, Columnist for the Washington Post
- Common Core State Standards for Dummies
- Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents
- Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching
- Smarter Than We Think: More Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century
- What’s Math Got to Do With It?: How teachers and parents can transform mathematics learning and inspire succes
- How To Learn Math
How to Learn Math is a free online course for learners of all levels of mathematics.
- Teaching and Learning Math With the Common Core
NCTM and The Hunt Institute have produced a series of videos to enhance understanding of the mathematics that students need to succeed in college, life, and careers. Beginning in the primary grades, the videos address the importance of developing a solid foundation for algebra, as well as laying the groundwork for calculus and other postsecondary mathematics coursework. The series also covers the Standards for Mathematical Practice elaborated in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and examines why developing conceptual understanding requires a different approach to teaching and learning.
Figure This! Family Corner
Math Site for families published by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
NCTM Position Statements
NCTM position statements define a particular problem, issue, or need and describe its relevance to mathematics education. These statements address important and timely policy issues relevant to mathematics education. They rest on the foundation provided by Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, Principles to Actions and research, and address issues that extend beyond the classroom. Each one defines the Council’s position or answers a question central to the issue. Position statements are approved by the NCTM Board of Directors.
This website is dedicated to helping parents support their children's mathematical development. We need to read with our kids every day, but what should we do for math? Answer: Talk about math with them as we and they encounter numbers and shapes in our everyday lives.
This website, created by Jo Boaler of Stanford University, contains a plethora of resources, including research related to brain science, math achievement, and mindset.