Mathematical Mindsets

The Mathematical Mindsets course helps educators inspire and boost math achievement. You’ll learn the latest neuroscientific research on the best methods by which students learn math, as well as the specific methods and approaches you can use to successfully help your students develop a growth mindset.

In this class, Dr. Jo Boaler will provide visual examples of how she taught mathematics to 6th and 7th grade students using these effective techniques. The teaching intervention, which was 18 lessons long, raised the students' test scores by an average of 50%.

Participants will also hear from thought leaders such as Carol Dweck and Steve Strogatz.

You Will Learn

  • Methods to start math class off right
  • Messages and praise we give students
  • Teaching visual mathematics
  • Approaches to designing and choosing good tasks
  • Techniques to encourage productive class and group discussions
  • Ways to encourage a mistakes-friendly environment
  • Methods of inspiring mathematical problem solving and investigation

Course Format

Mathematical Mindsets is an online course, consisting of approximately 30 classroom videos. It will take approximately 30 hours to complete. The course includes an online community where teachers are invited to discuss the videos and topics with other participants. It is completely aligned with the Common Core standards.


  • $149 per person
  • Group enrollment is available at $149/person by purchase order, company check, credit card, or wire transfer by emailing [email protected].
  • A discounted rate is available for groups of 150 or more, at $119 per person.  Please contact [email protected] for more information on groups of 150 people or more

Continuing Education Units

By completing this course, you’ll earn 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

Record of Completion

When you complete the course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 1 week of course completion.

Extending Access

If you are interested in extending access to your course for another year, please re-enroll and then send your confirmation email to [email protected].


Please contact [email protected]

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Online, self-paced
30 hours
Stanford Graduate School of Education