Stanford YouCubed Mathematics Program

Inspire Students with Open, Creative Mindset Mathematics
Stanford Quad

Stanford YouCubed Mathematics Program

This program offers a two-week, tuition-free, residential program for local, low-income and underrepresented middle
school girls. Students engage with mathematics through games and activities.
Stanford Main Campus
August 4 - August 16, 2019
Program Highlights
YouCubed uses open, creative mathematics through games, activities, and hands-on learning
Who is Eligible
We partner with local school districts to identify students for the summer program

Join us for Summer 2019

The Stanford YouCubed Mathematics Program serves middle school girls from low-income, underrepresented backgrounds, to succeed and excel in mathematics.

This is a tuition-free program. Housing, dining, field trips, and all supplies are provided.

Faculty Director Jo Boaler

Dr Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and the faculty director of youcubed. She is the author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education in England, a mathematics teacher in London comprehensive schools and a lecturer and researcher at King’s College, London. Her PhD won the national award for educational research in the UK. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), and a former president of the International Organization for Women and Mathematics Education (IOWME). She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ‘Early Career Award,' the NCSM Kay Gilliland Equity Award (2014) and the CMC Walter Denham Mathematics Leadership award (2015). She is the author of nine books and numerous research articles. She formed youcubed to give teachers, parents and students the resources and ideas they need to inspire and excite students about mathematics. Her work has been published in the New York Times, TIME magazine, The Telegraph, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and many other news outlets. She was named by the BBC as one of the 8 "people whose ideas are challenging the future of education.”

Program Overview

Participants of Stanford YouCubed live and learn on campus for two weeks. Students engage in dynamic, hands-on, and activity-based classes with instructors and faculty from the Graduate School of Education during the mornings. 

In the afternoons, students are mentored by college undergraduate students through games and activities in mathematics. 

Our team of residential counselors supervise recreational activities in the evenings, coordinate field trips and excursions on the weekends, and chaperone all students to the dining hall for meals. 

Parents join us for an Opening Lunch Reception, Weekend BBQ, and Closing Dinner and Certificate Ceremony at the end of the program. 

Impact on Students

Students at previous YouCubed summer camp, whose test scores improved by an average of 50% of mindset math, progress equivalent to 2.7 years of school, gave many reasons for their changed achievement:  the power of seeing math visually, of knowing that mistakes and struggle are good for brain growth and feeling really liberated by that.  In addition, 2 words were repeated by student after student – they felt “mathematically free”.

Sponsors and Supporters 

A partnership with Graduate School of Education YouCubed, and Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies


Work for Stanford YouCubed!

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies seeks motivated Stanford students to join our Summer 2019 team. Now hiring Counselors with instructional
and residential responsibilities. Live and work at Stanford while empowering underrepresented, middle school girls to excel in mathematics.

All majors are welcome. Coursework in math or education preferred.