This is an interview with Jo Boaler, a Professor of Mathematics, about how current teaching of maths is doing the subject a huge disservice.
Teachers need to let students discover maths like mathematicians - ask questions, make mistakes, collaborate. Currently, thinking that you are either good or bad at maths pervades. But this is wrong. The brains plasticity enables anyone to be good at maths, anyone can excel. This does not mean fast recalling of basic facts, or memorising formulas. It means a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and how to apply them.
BBC Educators series: Jo Boaler
(listen to the clip)
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