Publications: Teaching and Learning Maths

Boaler, J. (2013). Ability and Mathematics: the mindset revolution that is reshaping education. FORUM, 55, 1, 143-152.

Plenary Talk, ICME 12, July 2012, COEX, Seoul, Korea.

Boaler, J., Altendorff, L. & Kent, G. (2011). Mathematics and Science in the United Kingdom: Inequities in Participation and Performance. Oxford Review of Education.

Boaler, J. (2009). When Politics Took the Place of Inquiry: A Response to the National Mathematics Advisory Panel’s Review of Instructional Practices. Educational Researcher.

Boaler, J. (2008). Promoting ‘Relational Equity’ and High Mathematics Achievement Through an Innovative Mixed Ability Approach. British Educational Research Journal. 34 (2), 167-194

Boaler, J & Staples, M. (2008). Creating Mathematical Futures through an Equitable Teaching Approach: The Case of Railside School. Teachers’ College Record. 110 (3), 608-645. Cited in the “Supreme Court of the United States” in the case of parents vs the Seattle Court District, (Nos 05-908 & 05-915)

Boaler, J. (2006). Opening Their Ideas: How a de-tracked math approach promoted respect, responsibility and high achievement. Theory into Practice. Winter 2006, Vol. 45, No. 1, 40-46.

Boaler, J. (2006). Urban Success. A Multidimensional mathematics approach with equitable outcomes. Phi Delta Kappan, 87, 5.

Boaler, Jo & Sengupta-Irving, Tesha (2006). Nature, Neglect and Nuance: Changing Accounts of Sex, Gender and Mathematics. in Chris Skelton & Lisa Smulyan (eds). Handbook of Gender and Education. Sage Publications (pp 207-220).

Boaler (2005). The ‘Psychological Prison’ from which they never escaped: The role of ability grouping in reproducing social class inequalities. FORUM, 47, 2&3, 135-144.

Boaler, J. (2003) When Learning no Longer Matters – standardized testing and the creation of inequality. Phi Delta Kappan, 84, 7, 502-506.

Boaler, J. (2002). Exploring the Nature of Mathematical Activity: Using theory, research and ‘working hypotheses’ to broaden conceptions of mathematics knowing. Invited Paper. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 51(1-2), 3-21.

Boaler, J. (2002). Learning from Teaching: Exploring the Relationship Between Reform Curriculum and Equity. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 33(4), 239-258.

Boaler, J. (2002). Paying the Price for “Sugar and Spice”: Shifting the Analytical Lens in Equity Research. Mathematical Thinking and Learning. 4(2&3), 127-144.

Boaler, J. (2002). The Development of Disciplinary Relationships: Knowledge, Practice and Identity in Mathematics Classrooms. For the Learning of Mathematics, 22(1), 42-47.

Boaler, J (2001). Mathematical Modeling and New Theories of Learning. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications. 20 (3), 121-127

Boaler, J., Wiliam, D., & Brown, M. (2000). Students’ experiences of ability grouping – disaffection, polarization and the construction of failure. British Educational Research Journal, 26, 5, 631-648.

10 thoughts on “Publications: Teaching and Learning Maths

  1. Hi Ms. Boaler,

    Currently, I am enrolled in your “How to learn math” online course. It’s fantastic. What I need to know; do you have any book or website that can help me in teaching math to my 1st grade son? I couldn’t find any material that supports your technique.


  2. I am currently enrolled in an Ed.D program and am interested in pursuing a research project in elementary mathematics. As a researcher of maths and a teacher, what guidance or advice could you give regarding possible research topics? What needs further study? Any pointing in the right direction would be great.

  3. Jo Boaler–You rock! Thank you for making math fun for me! Thank you for taking time to make “How to Learn Math.” It has been a great growing process for me!

  4. I am currently enrolled in your How To Learn Math Course. This class has been an incredible experience for me, opening up possibilities I have never imagined.
    Are there currently any US textbooks that support this approach to math?

  5. I too have been taking How To Learn Math and loving it. I have learned so much, and I am so appreciative of all your hard work. I am really hoping you will have other courses in the future. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  6. I took your course “How to Learn Math” and that changed the way I speak to my daughter about Math. Please keep doing research and teaching in the US. Our kids really need a new approach to Math.

  7. I teach an online mathematical concepts and development for student teachers who will teach math to k through grade three. I am so impressed with your ideas and will be purchasing your materials.
    Is there anyway that you could advise some of your books or articles that would be most appropriate for helping write and add to my course.
    Much appreciated.
    Thanks so much.

  8. Ms Boaler, I am a primary teacher researcher currently working on a research project that involves problem solving and metacognition. I would like to know if you have written anything in relation to these topics. I need to know what you think about the metacognitive awareness in problem solving and what are the best methods to measure metacognition in problem solving.

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