Tagged: Jo Boaler

Books: The Elephant In The Classroom (Jo Boaler)

Helping Children Learn and Love Maths

This book is a true reflection of how I think teaching should be approached.

“A teacher of mathematics has a great opportunity. If he fills his allotted time with drilling his students in routine operations he kills their interest, hampers their intellectual development, and misuses his opportunity. But if he challenges the curiosity of his students by setting them problems proportionate to their knowledge, and helps them to solve their problems with stimulating questions, he may give them a taste for, and some means of, independent thinking.” – Polya (The Elephant in the Classroom)

I strongly recommend this book to any maths teacher who needs to feel re-energised, and reminded of why we do this!