The Elephant in the Classroom

Helping Children Learn and Love Maths

Jo Boaler
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Practical solutions to the question: Why do millions struggle with mathematics, and what can be done to change that for the next generation?


'Well-researched and provides positive solutions' - Times Educational Supplement

In The Elephant in the Classroom, Jo Boaler outlines what has gone wrong in mathematics education, identifying the problems facing children in classrooms today. How can children be prepared for the mathematics they will need in the future? They need to be taught to be quantitatively literate, to think flexibly and creatively and how to problem solve.

Jo Boaler offers concrete solutions for parents and teachers that will revolutionise children's experience with maths. Along with practical teaching activities, strategies and questions that can transform a child's mathematical future, she shares a range of free and accessible online resources.

'Has attracted an enthusiastic and vocal fan club among mums, dads and professionals' - Daily Telegraph

Author bio:

Jo Boaler is Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and is a regular expert voice on the subject of education in the media. She has previously taught at King's College, London, the University of Sussex and London comprehensive schools. She is the co-founder of, which provides mathematics education resources to parents and teachers.

Category: Education
ISBN: 9781788169349
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Souvenir Press
Pub Date: July 2022
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Educational: Mathematics & numeracy