The Elephant in the Classroom

Helping Children Learn and Love Maths

Jo Boaler
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A revised and updated edition of the original bestseller: Why do millions struggle with mathematics, and what can be done to change that for the next generation?

In The Elephant in the Classroom, Jo Boaler outlines what has gone wrong in mathematics education, identifying the problems facing children in classrooms today. How can children be prepared for the mathematics they will need in the future? They need to be taught to be quantitatively literate, to think flexibly and creatively and how to problem solve.
In this revised and updated edition of the original best-selling The Elephant in the Classroom, which has been reprinted 10 times, Jo Boaler offers more concrete solutions for parents and teachers that will revolutionise children's experiences with maths.

'We have the research knowledge to change this and for classrooms to become places where all students are inspired by mathematics.' - Jo Boaler

This indispensable guide is a resource for parents, teachers and educationalists, which inspires and enthuses as much as it teaches.

Jo Boaler outlines what has gone wrong in mathematics education, identifying the problems facing children in classrooms today. How can children be prepared for the mathematics they will need in the future? They need to be taught to be quantitatively literate, to think flexibly and creatively and how to problem solve. Jo Boaler offers concrete solutions for parents and teachers that will revolutionise children's experiences with maths.

Drawing on Jo Boaler's work with Carol Dweck, demonstrating how teachers and parents can give children a growth mindset, while investigating changes to the National Curriculum, The Elephant in the Classroom shows where we are in mathematics education. Along with practical teaching activities, strategies and questions that can transform a child's mathematical future, Jo Boaler shares a range of free and accessible online resources.

Author bio:

Jo Boaler is Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and was recently chosen by the BBC as one of the eight people 'whose ideas are challenging the future of education'. She has previously taught at King's College, London, the University of Sussex and London comprehensive schools. She is the co-founder of Youcubed.org, which provides mathematics education resources to parents and teachers.

Category: Education
ISBN: 9780285643185
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Souvenir Press
Pub Date: September 2015
Page Extent: 288
Format: Paperback
Subject: Educational: Mathematics & numeracy

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