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This review is from: The Elephant in the Classroom: Helping Children Learn and Love Maths (Paperback)
I am a father and this book has proved an inspiration.
There is a very interesting chapter on the female brain and that females want a deeper understanding of maths and not just the rules (the difference being that girls want to know why it is solved a certain way and not just rote learning. I was taught just to memorize formula's because all the hard work of formulating the formula has already been done by mathematicians in bygone ages, we just have to do the work.
This is the first type of book like this that I've read. I'm a big fan of puzzle books, especially the authors Ian Stewart and Martin Gardner, so it was great that Jo recommends these type of books as a good way of generating an interest in maths. Read this book, you won't regret it.