Dr. Chao’s Teacher Talk: All Kids Are Math People

Professor Theodore Chao presents his research and scholarship about how to talk about math with children to increase their confidence in their own mathematical thinking. Dr. Chao’s five points: (1) There is no such thing as a math person or a non-math person. (2) Everyone has math anxiety. And usually it’s not about math. (3) […]

Not Your Model Minority Podcast

Dr. Chao is featured in the “Not Your Model Minority” episode of the OSU Inspire Podcast. This episode is a wonderful, brief history of 150 years of oppression against Asian Americans leading up to the current attacks. Also featured Dr. Chao’s doctoral student, Ho-Chieh Lin. Listen to the podcast here:

Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Chao has been awarded a 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Scholar – ASEAN Research Program award to Vietnam and Indonesia for “Digital Mathematics Storytelling in Southeast Asia.” Read more here.

MERDS Lecture, October 13, 2017

A 1-hour talk I gave as part of the University of Missouri (Mathematics Education Research and Doctoral Students) Early Career Lecture. This talk was focused to pre-service teachers and featured the Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott work that DeAndrea Jones and I developed.


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My name is Theodore Chao. I am a mathematics education researcher at The Ohio State University.

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