The elephant in the classroom: helping children learn and love maths (2009)

With effort and support, everyone can be numerate.

‘The Elephant in the Classroom’ is a key text for National Numeracy. We constantly strive to fight negative attitudes towards maths, and the stereotype that maths is a ‘can or can’t do’ exercise. Challenging attitudes to maths is a core part of our work and the research within this book informs our approach.


Boaler, Jo. 2010. The Elephant in the Classroom: Helping Children Learn and Love Maths. Souvenir Press Limited.