The Elephant in the Classroom (By: Jo Boaler)
Following the progress of pupils at various schools in the USA and UK and into adult life, Jo Boaler outlines the crisis in maths education and proposes ways to give children the best possible mathematical experience.
Based on her own award-winning research, Jo Boaler offers concrete solutions: including classroom approaches, strategies for pupils, advice for parents and ways that parents can work with teachers. This revised edition is updated with new research on the brain and mathematics that revolutionises scientist’s understanding of learning and potential.
About the Author
Dr Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Sussex, England, a mathematics teacher in London comprehensive schools and a researcher at King's College, London. Her PhD won the national award for educational research in the UK and her book: Experiencing School Mathematics won the 'Outstanding Book of the Year' award for education in Britain. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), and a former president of the International Organisation for Women and Mathematics Education (IOWME).
At Stanford University she won an 'Early Career Award'; from the National Science Foundation. Her latest book What's Math Got To Do With It? (2008/ 2009) published by Penguin, aims to increase public understanding of the importance of mathematics, and the nature of effective teaching approaches.
- ISBN: 9780285643185
- For Ages: General
- Format: Paperback
- Number Of Pages: 288
- Published: 24th September 2015 (2nd Edition)
- Publisher: Profile Books
- Country of Publication: GB
- Dimensions (cm): 13.1 x 21.6 x 1.8