The Elephant in the Classroom
The Elephant in the Classroom : Helping Children Learn and Love Maths
- For ages: 12-17
- Format: Paperback | 272 pages
- Dimensions: 130 x 200 x 18mm | 225g
- Publication date: 01 Sep 2015
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Imprint: Souvenir Press Ltd
- Publication City/Country: United Kingdom
- Language: English
- Edition Statement: Main
- Illustrations note: Black and white illustrations
- ISBN10: 0285643185
- ISBN13: 9780285643185
- Bestsellers rank: 76,991
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.
Jo Boaler offers concrete solutions for parents and teachers that will revolutionise children's experience with maths. Along with practical teaching activities, strategies and questions that can transform a child's mathematical future, she shares a range of free and accessible online resources.
'We have the research knowledge to make classrooms places where all students are inspired by mathematics' Jo Boaler