What's Math Got to Do with It?: Helping Children Learn to Love Their Most Hated Subjectand why It's Important for AmericaA recent assessment of mathematics performance around the world ranked the United States twentyeighth out of forty countries in the study. When the level of spending was taken into account, we sank to the very bottom of the list. According to Jo Boaler, who was a professor of mathematics education at Stanford University for nine years, statistics like these are becoming all too commonwe have reached the point of crisis, and a new course of action is crucial. In this straightforward and inspiring book, Boaler outlines the nature of the problem by following the progress of students in middle and high schools over a number of years, to find out which teaching methods are exciting students and getting results. Based on her research, she presents concrete solutions that will help reverse the trend, including classroom approaches, essential strategies for students, advice for parents on how to help children enjoy mathematics, and ways to work with teachers in schools. The United States is continuing to fall rapidly behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to math education, and the future of our economy depends on the quality of teaching that our children receive today. In What's Math Got to Do with It?, Jo Boaler offers us a new way forward, making this book in dispensable for all parents and educators, as well as anyone interested in the mathematical and scientific future of our society. 
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Review: What's Math Got to Do with It?: Helping Children Learn to Love Their Least Favorite Subjectand Why It's Important for America
User Review  GoodreadsI teach middle school math. This was a very interesting readalthough at times it got a bit repetitive. There was interesting information about gender and tracking. I also liked the sample math ... Read full review
Review: What's Math Got to Do with It?: Helping Children Learn to Love Their Least Favorite Subjectand Why It's Important for America
User Review  Elisa  GoodreadsI teach middle school math. This was a very interesting readalthough at times it got a bit repetitive. There was interesting information about gender and tracking. I also liked the sample math ... Read full review
Contents
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  106 
How Girls  123 
7 Key Strategies and Ways of Working  145 
Other editions  View all
What's Math Got to Do with It?: How Teachers and Parents Can Transform ... Jo Boaler Limited preview  2015 
What's Math Got to Do with It?: How Parents and Teachers Can Help Children ... Jo Boaler Limited preview  2008 
The Elephant in the Classroom: Helping Children Learn and Love Maths Jo Boaler No preview available  2015 