What's Math Got to Do with It?: How Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathematics Learning and Inspire Success

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Penguin, 2015 - Education - 246 pages
"Highly accessible and enjoyable for readers who love and loathe math." --Booklist

A critical read for teachers and parents who want to improve children's mathematics learning, What's Math Got to Do with It? is "an inspiring resource" (Publishers Weekly). Featuring all the important advice and suggestions in the original edition of What's Math Got to Do with It?, this revised edition is now updated with new research on the brain and mathematics that is revolutionizing scientists' understanding of learning and potential.

As always Jo Boaler presents research findings through practical ideas that can be used in classrooms and homes. The new What's Math Got to Do with It? prepares teachers and parents for the Common Core, shares Boaler's work on ways to teach mathematics for a "growth mindset," and includes a range of advice to inspire teachers and parents to give their students the best mathematical experience possible.
 

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Contents

Understanding the Urgency
1
What Is Math? And Why Do We All Need It?
15
Whats Going Wrong in Classrooms? Identifying
31
Effective Classroom
57
New Forms of Testing That
84
How American Grouping
103
6 Paying the Price for Sugar and Spice How Girls
120
Key Strategies and Ways of Working
138
Moving to a More Positive Future
184
Solutions to the Mathematics Problems
197
Appendix B Recommended Curriculum
217
Index
235
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About the author (2015)

DR. JO BOALER is a professor of mathematics education at Stanford University. The author of seven books and numerous research articles, she serves as an advisor to several Silicon Valley companies and is a White House presenter on girls and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). She recently formed youcubed.org to give teachers and parents the resources and ideas they need to inspire and excite students about mathematics.

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