This is a space for articles and video clips that illuminate and deepen mathematics instruction.
Graham Fletcher's Progression Video Series





Growth Mindset Videos and Articles
Professor Jo Boaler discusses Growth Mindset as it relates to mathematics.

Fluency Without Fear: Research Evidence on the Best Ways to Learn Math Facts By Jo Boaler Professor of Mathematics Education is a ground breaking article that emphasizes the importance of math fluency via math reasoning as opposed to memorization. Well worth the read.
Graham Fletcher explains the progression of addition and subtraction.

Professor Jo Boaler of Stanford University discusses how mistakes make you smarter. This is the last of a series of 5 video clips aimed at students from Boaler's Week of Inspirational Math on her site youcubed. Great resource for explaining Growth Mindset to students and parents.
Professor Jo Boaler from Stanford University introduces Number Talks. Nice overview and example for those unfamiliar with the concept. Example comes from Kathy Humphreys.

Really interesting clip featuring a Berkeley middle school teacher who uses highlighters to grade papers. In a nutshell, students do not receive a grade on their assessments. Rather, the teacher highlights where they made a mistake and the students then work together to revise their work. Great example of growth mindset in action.
Carol Dweck, Stanford professor of psychology and originator of the cognitive concept Growth Mindset discusses the power of "yet". When students learn to say, I don't understand this ... "yet" they are recognizing that they are fully capable of learning and will get there at their own pace.

Math Pedagogy Articles and Videos
Dan Meyer is a former middle and high school math teacher who has made it mission to change how we teach math. This talk, Math Class Needs a Makeover, points out how we overly scaffold student problems and inadvertently eliminate the opportunity for students to engage in deep mathematical thinking. His blog, which has lots of cool math talk and tasks, can be found here.

Annie Fetter, Math Forum contributor and Sense Making guru talks about the connection between math and literacy.
