Month: August 2018
Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths – out September 25! International pre-orders open now.
For the last two years, I’ve been writing a book. It’s about all the awesome stuff I’ve encountered that helped me see the beauty of mathematics – and appreciate how it truly is all around us!
I’ve held back from saying anything up until now because I feel like my generation is super-obsessed with posting on social media about doing things… without actually getting out there and doing something. So now that this thing is almost ready to hit shelves thanks to my publisher Pan Macmillan, I thought it was time to get excited about it!
Some of my friends have had the opportunity to read Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths and this is what they’ve said about it:
“Not just a great teacher Woo’s Wonderful World shows Eddie to be a storyteller too. Is there anything the Woo cannot do?” – Adam Spencer, Ambassador for Mathematics, University of Sydney
“Maths is just another “language” – and Eddie Woo makes it so easy and fun.” – Karl Kruszelnicki, Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, The University of Sydney
“A sweeping tour de force of how to engage people with mathematics.” – Matt Parker, author, comedian and maths communicator
“I never thought I’d read a maths book cover to cover, let alone sing its praises. Eddie Woo makes maths fun, accessible and relevant. Now we can all benefit from his extraordinary skill as a teacher.” – Jenny Brockie, journalist and TV host
“Eddie Woo’s gift is in using stories to help us see the way maths breathes life, colour, shape, and rhythm into the world around us. He’s transformed the lives of countless students in his classroom and on Wootube. Now he’s here to change how you see numbers too – whether you think you have a mathematical mind or not!” – Natasha Mitchell, science journalist and radio host
“Eddie Woo is an inspirational maths teacher. Why? Because he can also communicate, connect and write.” – Jane Caro, author
“Learning mathematics is like climbing the stairs of a skyscraper. It’s difficult and can seem utterly pointless. Some educators scream at us from a 10th story window as we look up at them in confusion. Eddie greets you at the foyer and is there beside you while you take each and every step. And once at the observation deck, he’s admiring the beautiful vista with you. Eddie is more than just the maths teacher we all wanted. Eddie is the maths teacher we all need.” – Simon Pampena, Australian Numeracy Ambassador, Numberphile Star
“For a mathematician, Eddie Woo is one helluva storyteller. An excellent and important read from beginning to end.” – Maxine McKew, Honorary Enterprise Professor University of Melbourne
“You probably know acclaimed math teacher Eddie Woo through watching his excellent videos on his WooTube channel. Well, now there is a book, and it’s a winner. A compendium of short essays where Mr. Woo shows how mathematics lies just beneath the surface in practically every aspect of our lives. What makes it sing is that his engaging personality shines through on every page, just as much as it does on video when he is in front of a class.” – Keith Devlin, Stanford university mathematician and author of many popular mathematics books
“Enthusiastic, energetic Eddie Woo explores mathematics in ways that reveal how human and beautiful it is.” – Nalini Joshi, mathematician, University of Sydney