The Elephant in the Classroom: Helping Children Learn and Love Maths

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Souvenir Press Limited, 2010 - Mathematics - 256 pages
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Following the progress of pupils at various schools and into adult life, Jo Boaler outlines the crisis in maths education and proposes ways to motivate pupils about the subject. She offers concrete solutions, including classroom approaches, strategies for pupils, advice for parents and ways that parents can work with teachers.

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What's Math Go To Do With It? and The Elephant in the Classroom by Jo Boaler are different versions of the same book. The first focuses on American classrooms, while the second takes a United Kingdom ... Read full review

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Amazing book that opens your eyes about how we learn, and how we can encourage children to enjoy maths.
Jo writes about the setting systems in schools and how children would learn better if they were
taught in mixed ability groups and collaboratively.
I have learnt so much reading this - I recommend it highly - to parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles, and to teachers and TAs.
A must read.
 

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About the author (2010)

Jo Boaler is associate professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, where she researches the impact of different teaching approaches on learning, identity, and equity. She is a former president of the International Association of Women and Mathematics. Her Ph.D. and first book - Experiencing School Mathematics (2002)-won national awards in England. She lives with her husband and daughter in California.

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