Unit 1 - How to Learn Math: for Students

You will need to go to the following website and register for the course (click "Register" in the upper right-hand corner),

How to Learn Math: For Students, ED115-S

This is a free course, offered through Stanford University, by Jo Boaler.

From the course description -
How to Learn Math is a free self-paced class for learners of all levels of mathematics. It combines really important information on the brain and learning with new evidence on the best ways to approach and learn math effectively. Many people have had negative experiences with math, and end up disliking math or failing. This class will give learners of math the information they need to become powerful math learners, it will correct any misconceptions they have about what math is, and it will teach them about their own potential to succeed and the strategies needed to approach math effectively. If you have had past negative experiences with math this will help change your relationship to one that is positive and powerful.
The course will feature Jo and a team of undergraduates, as well as videos of math in action - in dance, juggling, snowflakes, soccer and many other applications. It is designed with a pedagogy of active engagement.

How the course is set-up -

This unit is divided into six sessions. They are designed to give you a positive relationship with mathematics and to teach you powerful learning strategies.
The first 3 sessions are short, they average about 10 minutes of watching time, and they teach important information on the brain and learning. The last 3 sessions are about 20 minutes of video time, as they teach important math strategies. The course includes quizzes that combine opportunities to write, work on math, and reflect.

When you complete the course, you will receive a 'Statement of Accomplishment'. To receive a Statement of Accomplishment you need to have completed 80% of the course questions/quizzes. Make sure you complete the surveys in the first and last lessons.

Send a copy of your Statement of Accomplishment to your math specialist to show that you have completed this unit.

Kim Clark make sure to send to this address:
kclark+ed641@tiegapps.net for all classwork sent to Kim

Bailey Kowalski, make sure to send to this address:
bkowalski+ed641@tiegapps.net for all classwork sent to Bailey

Watch this short video and then register for the course to get started: