How to Learn Math: For Students

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Stanford Lagunita offers a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments. We also offer an array of free online courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide. We foster collaboration with other education organizations by sharing course material, data-driven research, and source code for enhancements to our open-source platform Stanford Lagunita. We continually experiment to improve what we do throu...
Stanford Lagunita offers a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments. We also offer an array of free online courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide. We foster collaboration with other education organizations by sharing course material, data-driven research, and source code for enhancements to our open-source platform Stanford Lagunita. We continually experiment to improve what we do through creative use of technology, and we share what we learn with the rest of the world.

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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 engagem...

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. The course will open in mid June and stay open indefinitely.

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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
I loved everything about this course. It gave me a few additional insights, but having it confirm what I know about learning was more than enough. It also showed my son that people learn differently and helped him feel included in his ability to do math. Even though our approach not the typical classroom approach, it is widely used and accepted.
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5 years, 4 months ago
The course was very well layed out. I got to learn more about what's behind the brain and also math.
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2/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
liked that they asked the public but other wise it was really repetitive, pointless and nothing to do with what's going to be on the GCSE tests. it was really repetitive 'no such thing as a math person' 'you can do math' 'math is is fun, math is everywhere' improve- dont talk to us like we are 5 years old decide what age group you are going for
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7/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
As a teacher of a recovery credit summer course, I used 'How to Learn Math' with a group of students who had faced math failure over many years. The curriculum was presented in easy to watch segments that engaged my students during our warm up. Many good discussions about everyone having the potential to learn new skills was a benefit. Lynda Betts, Southridge High School, Beaverton, Or.
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8/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
I expected to learn math and i liked how i learned it
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
I expected to learn everything I knew and some new things. I liked the teaching method I did not like how sometimes the videos did not work. Nothing
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8/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
i expected to learn about math, i liked how they had examples but i didnt like the questions that they chose. something i would improve would be that they have someoen else do the talking because i didnt really like the person who was talking during hte video
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
This was the first online course that I have ever completed (and I have started quite a few!). It was very engaging and the material was well presented and reinforced. I learnt a lot of surprising and inspiring things and can only highly recommend this course to anyone!
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5 years, 4 months ago
I was expecting to read a list of tips that I would then try to implement, but I I realised I needed to change my whole attitude to maths and this is so much better than reading a list of study techniques!! The video that talked about number sense really helped me understand my maths. I realised I had been doing it mechanically all these years. Thankyou so much for this amazing course!! I liked everything about the course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
This was a great course and far exceeded my expectations! So much good information! Thanks!
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
I expected that the course would be about relating mathematics to the real world. I have read Experiencing School Mathematics and already see benefit in children learning mathematics in real-world applications, or in ways that move beyond rote learning of skills and procedures. I really liked the videos where mathematicians were interviewed. What a great idea to pick the CEO of Google. If I wanted to show this to my students then it would be an up-to-date reference that is relevant and topical in a world where high expectations are placed on students to achieve at school. I love the further communications I get such as this, and opportunities to contribute to the course in general. Youcubed is a wonderful resource which I share with the pre-service teachers I teach, and I love to use the resources with my Year 5s at school. Thanks for the great opportunity to provide further feedback.
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8/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
Good material, well presented. Forget about contacting them, they don't respond. If you're an urban, high poverty school teacher and don't have ipads, don't expect much/anything from their resources.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
I took this course together with my math-averse fifth-grade daughter while we were on vacation last year, hoping to change our view of math to be more positive. Watching the videos together was painless: they're just the right length, and they are a nice mix of elements so my daughter didn't have a chance to get bored. At the beginning, she was very resistant to hearing the messages in the course and insisted that she "hated" math and was she herself was "stupid and no good at math." However, by the end of the course she had absorbed enough to tolerate the possibility that math is something she could work at and improve in. And now, almost a year on and halfway through sixth grade Common Core I, she still adamantly says she "hates math," but a subtle shift has occurred. She no longer thinks that being slow to answer a problem equates stupidity. She knows that working on hard problems feels like her brain is hurting, but that it means... I took this course together with my math-averse fifth-grade daughter while we were on vacation last year, hoping to change our view of math to be more positive. Watching the videos together was painless: they're just the right length, and they are a nice mix of elements so my daughter didn't have a chance to get bored. At the beginning, she was very resistant to hearing the messages in the course and insisted that she "hated" math and was she herself was "stupid and no good at math." However, by the end of the course she had absorbed enough to tolerate the possibility that math is something she could work at and improve in. And now, almost a year on and halfway through sixth grade Common Core I, she still adamantly says she "hates math," but a subtle shift has occurred. She no longer thinks that being slow to answer a problem equates stupidity. She knows that working on hard problems feels like her brain is hurting, but that it means her brain is growing and so long as she keeps at it, she will eventually learn how to solve them. She knows that there are several ways to answer questions, and is less afraid of making mistakes. Watching the videos helped me clarify my own approach to math learning and support my daughter in developing a patient, resilient outlook toward problems that she might not at first be able to solve.
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9/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
This was a great course. It actually did help my attitudes, behaviors, and outlook on math. I really recommend it for those who are struggling with math and have a negative approach to it!
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
Overall, this course surpassed my expectations! Students were engaged and truly believe they can learn math when they finished the course. I gave this course to students that are in an intervention math class, so many had low and negative expectations regarding math. After this course, I received notes from students about "growth mindset" and saw an increase in participation and positive attitudes in their Pre-Algebra math class. This course truly empowered my students to believe that they can learn anything. Students know that if they make mistakes, it is because they have not learned it YET, but can! They also felt empowered as they were taking a "college" course and this is something that many students did not see possible in their future. Thanks for providing this amazing opportunities for my students!
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5 years, 4 months ago
This course is an amazing resource for teachers, parents, and students alike to become aware of the impact our attitudes and approach to mathematics has on ourselves and others. I took the original "How to Learn Math" class prior to the release of this one, and this made certain aspects of the research much more palatable. I have shared this class with my colleagues and even used some of the videos during my own trainings with teachers regarding mindset and its influence on the decisions teachers make in their classrooms every day.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
Although I had studied this content a great deal before taking this course, I learned even more. The course was nicely designed in that learners of all levels could gain something.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
The audio needs to be improved, I played this for my middle and high school students and there were videos where certain speakers could not be heard. Thank you so much, important topics to absorb and bring into future learning!
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5 years, 4 months ago
Math Nothing Mian page and how to find the corse
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8/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
I expected more math content. I was pleased to find the amount increase toward end, but more would still have been welcome.
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7/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
the points about how to learn maths were excellent I was expecting the maths examples to be a bit more substantial, than it would have been a bit more convincing I guess you thought making it more difficult you might lose some audience, making it too shallow on the other hand would patronise them, it is question of balance I guess.
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5 years, 4 months ago
I expected to learn better ways on how to solve problems in math. I liked how we had a detailed explanation but, I disliked how some videos were just repeating what the previous video already stated. I improved by taking my time instead of rushing during math problems.
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5 years, 4 months ago
I have to be honest I took it to see if there was anything I could learn and if I should recommend this course to others. I love how the important features of how math should be taught were emphasized. Love sharing growth mindset with students... love telling them their brain gets bigger every time they make a mistake.
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5 years, 4 months ago
Brilliant. This was a well executed course that really understood many of the barriers and impediments put in the way of mathematical learners, both by the system in which they learn it and themselves
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