How to Learn Math for Teachers


Stanford Graduate School of Education

  • Fee:
    Fee may apply



Explore the new research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Whether you are a teacher preparing to implement the new Common Core State Standards, a parent wanting to give your children the best math start in life, an administrator wanting to know ways to encourage math teachers or another helper of math learners, this course will help you. The sessions are all interactive and include various thinking tasks to promote active engagement - such as reflecting on videos, designing lessons, and discussing ideas with peers.

What you will learn

  • New pedagogical strategies
  • An understanding of high quality math tasks
  • Questions to promote understanding
  • Messages to give students
  • Inspirational messages from educational thought-leaders

    Who Should Enroll?

    Teachers of math (K-12) or other helpers of students, such as parents. An accompanying course for students is also available here.

    Course Structure

    The course comprises 8 sessions, each with videos and activities that require approximately 1.5 to 3 hours to complete.

    What is the course pace?

    The course will be self-paced, you can start and end the course at any time in the months it is open.


    • $99 per person
    • Group enrollment is available at $99/person by purchase order, company check, or wire transfer by emailing
    • A discounted rate is available for groups of 150 or more, at $75 per person.  Please contact for more information on groups of 150 people or more

    Record of Completion

    Students will receive a Record of Completion upon finishing the course requirements within 7-10 business days. Please note that Stanford University makes no representation that participation in the course, including participation leading to a statement of accomplishment, will be accepted by any school district or other entity as evidence of professional development. Participants are solely responsible for determining whether participation in the course, including obtaining a record of completion, will be accepted by a school district, or any other entity, as evidence of professional development coursework.

    Professional Development Hours

    Districts can give approximately 30 professional development hours to individuals who complete the course and gain a Statement of Accomplishment. If necessary, we can also provide documentation on Stanford letterhead providing this information.


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    Delivery Option:
    Online Course $99.00 ?


    Online registration is for individual enrollment (available by credit card only). For group enrollment information, go here.

    This course is not available to individuals in Alabama and Wyoming at this time.

    In certain cases, course access may not be available until 1 business day after enrollment.