Jo Boaler on How to Learn Math | Lex Fridman Podcast #226

Given the increasing importance of mathematics in the world, it may be as crucial to success as literacy.

Jo Boaler is a professor of mathematics education at Stanford and the co-founder of youcubed. In this video, she sits down with Lex Fridman to talk about learning math.


  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:23 – What is beautiful about mathematics?
  • 9:12 – How difficult should math really be?
  • 17:31 – Students giving up on math
  • 28:52 – Improving math education in schools
  • 38:49 – Inspiring mathematical creativity
  • 56:35 – youcubed
  • 1:00:55 – Best methods for studying math
  • 1:21:29 – Advice for young people


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