Highly accessible and enjoyable for readers who love and loathe math BooklistA 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 revise Highly accessible and enjoyable for readers who love and loathe math BooklistA 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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This book bummed me out, big time. The more it went on, the more depressed I got. The state of math education in the United States is beyond broken, and even if a handful of us teachers out there recognize it and try to do something about it, it feels like an impossible battle to fight.So let's start with the basics. Inquiry-based learning. This is something I've been trying to work into my curriculum since I started teaching. It's hard (really hard) to figure out how to do it well, but that's t [...]
As a math educator I found this book riveting. The recommendations were very practical and applicable. I appreciated the research analyzed in this book. However, there were multiple points in the book where I thought that the author was expressing her opinion instead of the results of research. There were also points where I felt that she had introduced a topic but did not complete it. For example, she discussed the importance of teaching students how to ask good questions but did not discuss th [...]
Although a little repetitive at parts, I did enjoy the over all message in this book. I found the ideas and research intriguing. While I felt that teachers would definitely benefit more from this book, I did find some practices as a parent that I can use in helping my kids achieve a better understanding and desire for math. And it's helpful in achieving my own personal better math mindset that is important for success.
This book made me realize how guilty I was in making my kid associate negative thoughts with math. Must remember to approach math in a fun way and not mention how I did poorly at math! I came away with more insight on how to engage/ speak to my kid about her math homework. The author made a strong case on how the new math teaching methodologies are better than the traditional. It made me appreciate how math is being taught at my kids’ school.
Davvero un libro valido! Avrei apprezzato più spunti concreti, ma d'altra parte c'è Youcubed, che viene super promosso nel libro, che dovrebbe fornirli (a pagamento).
Rating: 4 out of 5 starsAlthough I had to read this book for a math class for teachers, I think it is a definite must for all parents and teachers. This book doesn't really talk about the steps to teaching math so much as it talks about the best ways children learn and how best to foster their learning. It discusses several important aspects about school math that lead to many Americans, and especially girls, to drop the subject. Some of the topics discussed, such as ability grouping and teachin [...]
"Never time children or encourage faster work." If only more teachers and schools would understand that speed does not improve math in any way, shape, or form. Dr. Jo Boaler is an absolutely incredible professor of mathematics education. This book speaks the obvious and is such an incredible read. To truly understand mathematics and what our children need isn't sitting in rows, drill and practice, or silence. They need to be developing the ability to think about math, learn strategies, talk math [...]
I read this book because I am working with homeschoolers in math. While they loved it in the earlier grades, they seem to dread it now. I was hoping to get some ideas of how to help them.It was a very interesting book, but most of it dealt with higher grades, junior high and high school. A lot had to do with algebra which is more advanced than where these children currently are. The main thing I learned is that mathematicians work is not usually solitary and that a great deal has to do with seei [...]
Said almost exactly what I've been thinking about teaching math. With on exception: I've routinely told my students - and my own children - that they are smart. This book says that is actually damaging: it creates the wrong "mind-set" in our kids, a "fixed" mind-set rather than a growth mind-set. Boaler says we should instead praise their work or their approach or their effort. Filled with lots of good examples - rich mathematical activities and puzzles - that you can use in a classroom or even [...]
Much of our current math education labels students, shuts them down, and leaves them hating math and feeling like failures. It seems the harder teachers try, the more they drill and assign problems, the worse the problem becomes.Spoiler Alert: It doesn't have to be this way.I heard Jo Boaler speak last fall and was fascinated by the way she put words to what I intuitively knew, that math can be fun, engaging, challenging, and satisfying for all children. She uses research and her own observation [...]
Jo Boaler is a professor of maths education at Stanford and was named by the BBC as one of 8 people changing education today.I was inspired to read her book during a session at a recent international schools conference, where it was frequently referenced. I was blown away by demonstrations of how maths can be taught in ways which make it interesting and communicative, requiring critical thinking rather than rote memorization and repetition of procedure. This book expands on those ideas. It tells [...]
Great Book! Some key points from the book1) Math is being taught incorrectly in most american classrooms2) Math is a study of shapes and patterns.t memorizing formulas3) Math should be taught visually and in collaboration with classmates4) Ideas should be discussed among classmates5) Students should be in mixed ability groups. Allowing those that understand a little better to teach those that are a little behind. Explaining and teaching deepens the lessons.6) Girls want to explore the ideas in m [...]
What seems like a straightforward book about mathematics curricula is actually a call-to-arms for professional educators to get to the work of educating children in the way that the professionals know best. She as much as says "given that you'd never ask your best girlfriend tennis partner what she thinks of the technique your surgeon is going to use to take out your appendix, why are you second-guessing professional educators?" A good question in 2016e classroom of 1986 or 1956 is not needed. L [...]
I was hoping to get some solid ideas about teaching math. She had a few but this book was more about numeracy pedagogy. She talked about many studies she conducted in different socioeconomic schools and the traditional vs more "progressive" method of teaching math and the apparent outcomes for the different groups of learners.She does reference her website - youcubed and her psych partner at Stanford about Mindset (attitudes toward learning).
This is an excellent book for math educators and special educators alike - she really goes into the benefits and pitfalls of certain types of classroom environments and "tracking" students - it definitely made me think about how to do grouping in my math classroom this year. She also offers ideas and online resources for how to improve your math teaching practice. I highly recommend the book.
Excellent resource for parents and teachers; time to break away from the days of "drill & kill" math and teach kids to think. Nurturing their natural curiosity from a young age and building number sense, along with exploring open questions is much more effective than fact fluency and memorizing formulas. Highly recommended!!!!
Definitely what math instruction needs to look like! And, for you parents, things you can do to help your kids be more successful with math and like it, even if you don't. Truly, everyone who has regular contact with kids and cares about their development should read this!
Finished this book as a part of a teacher book study. A great book to read for any teacher who teaches math, as well as parents who want to support their children with math. Jo Boaler is my new hero, and her website is fantastic! I use it a lot in my instruction of 6th grade mathematics.
On the right trackAs one who is taking a deep look at what I do as a math teacher (after 43 years), I found affirmation and a direction for improvement for my students. I am already reinforcing those things I do and incorporating change.
Read for a book study with staff. Good ideas for number talks and number sense in kinder. Frustrating to read about all the wrong ways America is teaching math and of course the topic of U.S. over testingSome good points and some biased.
Easy-to-read book on the importance of problem solving, smarter testing, strategic grouping, and label avoidance in mathematics instruction. Nothing radically different from what's been pouring from the education reform world recently, especially since Common Core.
Well intentioned, obviously, but, in the end not overly helpful. There's a lot of prescription about what is wrong with our math education, but not enough solid prescriptions for improving it beyond more discussion while learning math.
Have taken her online course. Lots of resources listed and things to think about when teach mathematics. Backed by data on what we should do.
Fantastic book. Should be a must-read for anyone in the field of education, and anyone who has a school-age child.
Good, nothing revolutionary. Vibes well with how I teach, didn't push me a whole lot.
Leído en inglés. Inspirador y apasionado. Una descripción de cómo debería ser la educación matemática y por qué.