# Noah Smith: Nurture Counts as Much as Nature in Success →

The title of this post links to an excellent Bloomberg column by Noah Smith subtitled "More years of schooling and growing up around smart people makes a huge difference." In relation to our coauthored column "There's One Key Difference Between Kids Who Excel at Math and Those Who Don't" that Noah mentioned, let me mention that I wrote a follow-up column "How to Turn Every Child into a "Math Person" that gives links to some of the reactions to "There's One Key Difference Between Kids Who Excel at Math and Those Who Don't" and many resources for math learning. Here are some links to posts on math learning that didn't make it into that column:

- Math Camp in a Barn
- Fields Medal Winner Maryam Mirzakhani's Slow-Cooked Math
- Barbara Oakley: How We Should Be Teaching Math
- Jessica Lahey: Teaching Math to People Who Think They Hate It
- My Advice to Qatar: Make Math Education a Research Grand Challenge
- Laura Overdeck: Math for Pleasure
- Jethra Spector: Using Miles and Noah's Math Column in the Classroom
- Warren Henning: A Software Engineer’s Adventures In Learning Mathematics (link)
- Laura Overdeck: Street Math
- 21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts | IFLScience (link)
- Muhammed Chaudhry: College Success Starts in Math Class (link)
- Evidence that Bedtime Math Boosts Kids’ Math Performance
- Examining the Statistics in “Math at Home Adds Up to Achievement in School” by Talia Berkowitz, Marjorie Schaeffer, Erin Maloney, Lori Peterson, Courtney Gregor, Susan Levine and Sian Beilock
- Gabrielle Emanuel: Houman Harouni's New Book on the History of Math Education (link)
- Jenny Anderson: Teaching Kids Philosophy Makes Them Smarter in Math and English (link)
- Jenny Anderson: The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively (link)
- Calculus is Hard. Women Are More Likely to Think That Means They’re Not Smart Enough for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
- A Mathematician Has Created a Teaching Method That’s Proving There’s No Such Thing as a Bad Math Student (link)
- You, Too, Are a Math Person; When Race Comes Into the Picture, That Has to Be Reiterated
- Math Learning for Kids Who Have a Tough Time
- Jo Boaler and Lang Chen: Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class

Also, here are some Twitter discussions on math learning: