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

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Techniques and strategies for teachers to use in interesting their pupils in mathematics.

Hardcover, 288 pages

Published
May 4th 2009
by Souvenir Press
(first published January 1st 2009)

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Sep 03, 2012
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I love this book. It is a guiding light. The author's writing and research is very insightful. Every parent of a school-aged child should read this.
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I was increasing ...more

Jo boaler is brilliant and she's written a very accessible book.
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Boaler sees this as a manifesto for a new way of teaching m ...more

“Mathematics is a performance, a living act, a way of interpreting the world. Imagine music lessons in which students worked through hundreds of hours of sheet music, adjusting the notes on the page, receiving ticks and crosses from the teachers, but never playing the music. Students would not continue with the subject because they would never experience what music was. Yet this is the situation that continues in mathematics classes, seemingly unabated.

Those who use mathe ...more

Very easy read but a good one none the less.

Recommended for anyone who is interested in Maths/education or learning. 4*

I would have appreciated more practical ways that I could transfer this to my classroom practice, although my pupils have benefited from her 'number talks' ideas.

An excellent read, Boaler's work is very important. ...more

But hey ho. Doesn't mean it shouldn't have been written. Some of the research projects are great. ...more

My first read of the holiday and it's a book about work. Interesting, though.
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Really interesting and enlightening - challenged a number of preconceptions I had about maths teaching.

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Dr Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and co-founder of www.youcubed.org. Formerly the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education for England, a mathematics teacher in London comprehensive schools and a researcher at King's College, London. She is the author of eight books including What's Math Got To Do With It? (2015) and Mathematical Mindsets (2016). Sh
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