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:

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.

OSU Teacher Talk: All Kids are Math People

My Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University helped put together this fun Teacher Talk on how 5 practices that teaches can use to engage their students in math.

Preparing Teachers to Teach Online

Dr. Chao is quoted in this Columbus Dispatch article about teacher education programs shifting to preparing teachers to teach online: Theodore Chao, an assistant professor of mathematics education at Ohio State, said most teacher education colleges are doing a poor job of preparing future teachers for virtual education.  “Structurally, we’re designed to prepare teachers for a classroom […]

Story Collider spoken story: Jacala

Here’s the video of the OSU STEAM Factory / Story Collider session in 2020, hosted by Katherine Wu and Maryam Zaringhalam. I tell the story of Jacala, an 8th-grade student I worked with when I was a middle school math teacher at I.S. 318. I pop up at 24:29 and come off at 38:09.

OSU Inspired Podcast

This is my origin story, the reason I ended up becoming a mathematics teacher and then a critical mathematics educator. Really loved the way Robin Chenoweth and Carol Delgrosso of The Ohio State University Inspire Podcast team made this story happen. Check out the story that’s connected to this podcast as well!

Story Collider – Nov 18, 2020

I am honored to be a part of Story Collider! Title: The Story Collider presents Stories from Ohio State’s STEAM Factory Date: November 18th Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.  Location: Virtual, via CrowdCast The STEAM Factory is pleased to partner with The Story Collider to bring you Stories from Ohio State’s STEAM Factory, a live (virtual) storytelling show […]