youcubed, a Stanford University center that provides research-based resources for teaching and learning mathematics, has released a series of free lessons in time for back to school. The Week of Inspirational Math (WiM) lesson series for teachers, parents, and students includes five lessons accompanied by five motivational videos created by Stanford professor Jo Boaler and her undergraduate students.
The lessons encourage creative mathematical thinking, as well as visual mathematics incorporating fingers, manipulatives, and motion in teaching and learning various concepts, as suggested by the latest brain science. The lessons provide opportunities for students to draw, visualize, discuss ideas, and work with models in mathematics – teaching mathematical ideas visually through pattern study and generalization.
To learn more about Week of Inspirational Math and to access the lessons, visit https://www.youcubed.org/week-of-inspirational-math-2/.