Mindset in Mathematics

2016 Workshop

Featuring Dr. Jo Boaler
Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University
Co-founder of youcubed.org

Recent scientific studies have demonstrated that student and teacher mindsets have a profound impact on learning. Students with a growth mindset (Dweck, 2006) who believe that intelligence and smartness can be learned and that the brain can grow from exerciselearn more effectively, displaying a desire for challenge and showing resilience in the face of failure. Such behaviors encourage greater math persistence, engagement and high achievement.

This workshop focuses on mathematics teachers, who play a critical role in the development of mindsets, and will review ways to teach for a growth mindset, including attention to classroom norms, math tasks, questions and other aspects of the math classroom. The sessions will also review the latest brain science and what that means for math learning.

Monday – Tuesday, August 8 – 9, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Omidyar K – 1 Neighborhood Community Room
Punahou School

Cost $300

Includes light breakfast and lunch

Register by July 15, 2016


Dr. Jo Boaler is a professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and co-founder of youcubed.org. Boaler has done extensive research on mathematics teaching and learning, including how different instructional strategies impact student learning, promote equity in mathematics classrooms, and increase opportunities for students to develop active relationships with mathematics. The strategies that Boaler researches and promotes make math enjoyable for learners and allow students to see how math can help them in their work and lives, including the role of group work and mathematical discussion in the development of understanding. She is the author of eight books including "What’s Math Got To Do With It?" (2015) and "Mathematical Mindsets" (2016).