Recently, Professor Jo Boaler released her new book What’s Math Got to Do with It?: How Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathematics Learning and Inspire Success.
The minute it came out, it became an instant best seller on Amazon. Currently, there are some issues on Math education in the United States, due to the very controversial syllabus called Common Core. Professor Jo Boaler attempts to address these controversies and give suggestions and advice to parents.
I totally agree with Professor Jo’s viewpoint that the first step to engage students in math learning is via practical means and showing them how mathematics is useful and relevant to their lives. Next is to always adopt a “growth mindset”, that no matter how weak or strong a child is in math, it is always possible to improve. Just having this mindset makes a huge difference. I took Prof. Jo Boaler’s online course on “How to Learn Math“, and what she said actually makes perfect sense. Hope a new generation appreciative of math will emerge due to new research on how to best learn Math, which Prof. Jo Boaler (PhD in Math Education) is an expert in.
Without further ado, I will link Prof. Jo Boaler’s introduction to her own book:
I wanted you to be the first to know that my new book: What’s Math Got to Do With It:? How Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathematics Learning and Inspire Success has just hit the bookstores and of course Amazon and other online outlets.
You can now get a copy here: What’s Math Got to Do with It?: How Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathematics Learning and Inspire Success
The changes from the original book include:
2 new chapters
A focus on mindset
Ideas for the Common Core
An infusion of new research through the book
Why not buy the book for your principal? Or your colleagues? your family? your students’ parents? or others who you think may need to understand the nature of good mathematics teaching? You may need people to know the research evidence behind what you are doing, as well as get some new ideas yourself.
For youcubers in the UK there will be a new edition of The Elephant in the Classroom coming out in the Autumn, we will let you know when, of course.
I also wanted you to know about some book signings that are planned:
Friday April 3 Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Exeter High School Auditorium 7-8.30pm talk followed by book signing. See:
Monday April 13th Boston, NCSM Following Jo’s keynote talk
Thursday April 16th, 11.30 After Jo’s networking session.
We will also be arranging a book signing in the San Francisco bay area soon too.
I hope to see you at one of them. Below is our youcubed team reading the book yesterday 🙂
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