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Math Musings: An Adult Numeracy Blog

A Revolution in Math Education – Why It’s Different This Time
by Sarah Lonberg-Lew At the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC, we are big fans of the work of Stanford Professor Dr. Jo Boaler. Dr. Boaler has taken the groundbreaking work of psychologist Carol Dweck on “mindset” and built an organization aimed at revolutionizing the way math is taught. Her organization,, promotes teaching math as … Continue reading A Revolution in Math Education – Why It’s Different This Time


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